BIO 181 Danielle Carlock email@example.com 480-425-6765
BY THE END OF TODAY’S SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO Conduct a search for books in the library catalog Determine journal holdings at various libraries Determine the nature of an article Conduct a search for peer reviewed articles Complete the library lab assignment!
How to find books Question 1 How to look up books in the library catalog
Does the library have journal X???? Question 2… determining whether a library has a given journal SCC-SCC periodical holdings ASU-One Search (journals) UA-Other Search Options (ejournals)
Does the library have article X??? A library may have access to a particular journal, but not a particular article in that journal Must look at the year the article was published & compare that to the range of years listed as the availability of that journal. EX: SCC has access to the journal Evolution, but only in a certain date range. What is it?
PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES Purpose: to report the results of a single study or experiment The author(s) is/are the person(s) who conducted the study or experiment; i.e it is reported firsthand Example: Morphological response of songbirds to 100 years of landscape change in North America
TYPICAL FORMAT OF A FULL LENGTH PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion Works cited Not all primary research articles will follow this format. Some brief reports, etc do not.
Is this a primary research article? Wing assisted incline running and the evolution of flight
SECONDARY ARTICLES Author(s) describe, summarize, or make comments on someone else’s research Could come in the form of : 1. An editorial, commentary, magazine article, news article…… 2. A review article or literature review-summarizes the results of several studies or experiments, often attempting to identify trends or draw broader conclusions
Is this a primary or secondary article? Avian influenza: exploring all the avenues
PEER REVIEW Expert reviewers (peers) evaluate an article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to research in a specific discipline PRIOR to publication In the sciences and medicine, peer review is almost universal when it comes to primary research Some types of secondary literature (review articles) are also peer reviewed
NOTE: ALL OF THESE ARTICLE TYPES CAN APPEAR IN A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL
QUESTION 5-Finding a known citation Find the volume number and authors of an article called “The Hallmarks of Cancer” published in the journal Cell in 2000. Use the SCC Periodical list on the library homepage. It takes you to the database(s) where this journal is available electronically, which allows you to get the information you need.
FINDING ARTICLES When you want to find articles use article databases available thru library website These search engines are not available freely thru the web (ie. by googling) For question 6 and your Research Assignment you will need to use article databases
NEXT STEPS Complete Question 6 Begin Research Assignment if time remains
GETTING HELP WITH RESEARCH Call the library 480-423-6650 Use the 24/7 chat service Visit the library information desk Contact me at 480 425 6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org Refer to the BIO 181 libguide