BIO 181 <br />Danielle Carlock<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />480-425-6765<br />
The Scientific Literature<br />As a student of biology it is important to understand the scientific literature<br />Why an...
BY THE END OF TODAY’S SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO<br />Conduct a search for books in the library catalog<br />Determine jo...
PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES<br />Report the results of a single study or experiment<br />The author(s) is/are the person(s) ...
TYPICAL FORMAT OF A FULL LENGTH PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE<br />Abstract <br />Introduction<br />Methods<br />Results<br />D...
PRACTICE  <br />Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles<br />Look at the three primary articles<br />For ...
SECONDARY ARTICLES <br />Author(s) describe, summarize, or make comments on someone else’s research<br />Could come in the...
PRACTICE  <br />Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles<br />Look at the three secondary articles<br />Fo...
PEER REVIEW<br />Expert reviewers (peers) evaluate an article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to res...
NOTE: ALL OF THESE ARTICLE TYPES CAN APPEAR IN A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL<br />
Does the library have journal X????<br />Question 2… determining whether a library has a given journal <br />SCC-SCC perio...
Does the library have article X???<br />A library may have access to a particular journal, but not a particular article in...
NEXT STEPS<br />Now that you know how to find articles and how to distinguish between article types, work on question 4.<b...
FINDING ARTICLES<br />When you want to find articles use article databases available thru library<br />These search engine...
SUGGESTED DATABASES<br />Science Direct <br />PubMed (health/medical topics)<br />JSTOR <br />Wiley Online Library<br />
How to find books<br />Question 1<br />How to look up books in the library catalog<br />
GETTING HELP WITH RESEARCH<br />Call the library 480-423-6650<br />Use the 24/7 chat service<br />Visit the library inform...
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  1. 1. BIO 181 <br />Danielle Carlock<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />480-425-6765<br />
  2. 2. The Scientific Literature<br />As a student of biology it is important to understand the scientific literature<br />Why and how it is published<br />How to distinguish between different types of scientific literature<br />How to find it<br />Examples of types<br />
  3. 3. BY THE END OF TODAY’S SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO<br />Conduct a search for books in the library catalog<br />Determine journal holdings at various libraries<br />Determine the nature of an article<br />Conduct a search for peer reviewed articles<br />Complete the library lab assignment!<br />
  4. 4. PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES<br />Report the results of a single study or experiment<br />The author(s) is/are the person(s) who conducted the study or experiment; i.e. it is firsthand information<br />Components of a primary research article:<br /> Example: Morphological response of songbirds to 100 years of landscape change in North America<br />
  5. 5. TYPICAL FORMAT OF A FULL LENGTH PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE<br />Abstract <br />Introduction<br />Methods<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />Works cited<br />Not all primary research articles will follow this format. Some brief reports, etc do not. There are also non primary articles that use this format.<br />
  6. 6. PRACTICE <br />Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles<br />Look at the three primary articles<br />For each article come up with an explanation of how you can tell it’s primary<br />Groups will come up to front, show an article, and explain their rationale<br />
  7. 7. SECONDARY ARTICLES <br />Author(s) describe, summarize, or make comments on someone else’s research<br />Could come in the form of :<br />1. An editorial, commentary, magazine article, news article……<br />2. A review article or literature review-summarizes the results of several studies or experiments, often attempting to identify trends or draw broader conclusions<br />
  8. 8. PRACTICE <br />Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles<br />Look at the three secondary articles<br />For each article come up with an explanation of how you can tell it’s secondary<br />Decide what type of secondary article it is and how you know<br />Groups will come up to front, show an article, and explain their rationale<br />
  9. 9. PEER REVIEW<br />Expert reviewers (peers) evaluate an article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to research in a specific discipline PRIOR to publication<br />In the sciences and medicine, peer review is almost universal when it comes to primary research<br />Some types of secondary literature (review articles) are also peer reviewed <br />
  10. 10. NOTE: ALL OF THESE ARTICLE TYPES CAN APPEAR IN A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL<br />
  11. 11. Does the library have journal X????<br />Question 2… determining whether a library has a given journal <br />SCC-SCC periodical holdings<br />ASU-One Search (journals)<br />UA-Other Search Options (ejournals)<br />
  12. 12. Does the library have article X???<br />A library may have access to a particular journal, but not a particular article in that journal<br />Must look at the year the article was published & compare that to the range of years listed as the availability of that journal. <br />EX: SCC has access to the journal Evolution, but only in a certain date range. What is it?<br />
  13. 13. NEXT STEPS<br />Now that you know how to find articles and how to distinguish between article types, work on question 4.<br />
  14. 14. FINDING ARTICLES<br />When you want to find articles use article databases available thru library<br />These search engines are not available <br /> freely thru the web (ie. by googling)<br />For question 6 and your Research Assignment you will need to use article databases<br />
  15. 15. SUGGESTED DATABASES<br />Science Direct <br />PubMed (health/medical topics)<br />JSTOR <br />Wiley Online Library<br />
  16. 16. How to find books<br />Question 1<br />How to look up books in the library catalog<br />
  17. 17. GETTING HELP WITH RESEARCH<br />Call the library 480-423-6650<br />Use the 24/7 chat service<br />Visit the library information desk<br />Contact me at 480 425 6765 or d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />Refer to the BIO 181 libguide<br />
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