Plan how you will tackle the research. (Identify keywords, Boolean searches)Search possible resources to use such as: journal articles, books.Locate resources in the library and online.Evaluate the resources you have found critically. (is the information you are using relevant, current, authoritative and reliable?)Document the details of the resources you use. (Cite your sources and avoid plagiarism).
Single search across library catalogue, digital repository and subscribed contentDiscovery is:A search interface which allows quick and easy searching of high quality library resources, with the option of building more complex and advanced searches.It is a “fast track to full text” and allows you to search across many different resources at once, with easy access to full text where it is available. Discovery is does not replace the need to systematically search the native interfaces of relevant databases for researchers and higher degree students. Use Find database and Find e-journal to access these.
Do search with ‘Origin and Earth and Geology’ - show actual article.
Show how to use Google Scholar through Discovery.
Show what’s happens when you search ‘Life on Mars’ on Google.
Show how to access the ReCite website through Library page.
Show:Library Home Page ----- ‘Student IT Support’ ---- ‘Apps & goodies’ (under ‘Study)Also say link will be available under LibGuide
As per slide Go to their LibGuide and show all features. Explain contact detail, but also all librarians at desk will be able to help.
Introduction to the Library for ERTH10001 The Global Environment/ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth
School of Earth SciencesIntroduction to library resources. Guido Tresoldi Earth Sciences Librarian 1
What is the purpose of this presentation? To introduce main aspects of using the Library and its resources at the University of Melbourne. To show you how these resources can help you in your assignment.
Where is the Library?Eastern Resource Centre (ERC)Is the Physical Sciences Library. Collections compriseChemistryEarth SciencesEngineeringMathematics and StatisticsPhysics
Where is the Library? It’s only 5 minutes walk away from Mc Coy Building.
Planning Narrow or broaden your searchGeneral search operators narrow or broaden your search (called Boolean Operators) and, or, notAtmosphere and Ocean and EvolutionEvolution or Oceans or Atmosphere(Oceans or Atmosphere) and Evolution
PlanningAND - narrows your searchEvolution Oceans
Planning AND - narrows your searchEvolution AND Oceans
Planning OR - broadens your searchEvolution Oceans
Planning OR - broadens your searchEvolution OR Oceans
PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search ”Natural Evolution Selection”
PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search Evolution NOT ‘Natural Selection’
Planning TruncationHow to pick up both ‘Ocean’ and ‘Oceans’ in your search?Use ocean*Other examples: Mineral* for Mineral and MineralsVolcano* for VolcanoesEtc.
Searching Sources The Catalogue Discovery(Library Database)
Searching SourcesLibrary homepage - starting pointfor literature searching. • You can navigate to the Library homepage via the Student portal, or via the University homepage. • Access to the Catalogue. • Access to Discovery. • Information about opening hours, branch locations (maps), services, computer facilities, borrowing periods, overdue fines, skills classes you can attend, etc.
Searching Sources The catalogue• The catalogue lists printed and physical resources (books, print journal titles, reports, music scores, maps, pictures, CDs, DVDs, kits, e-books,etc. available within the University’s collection)• Covers all the university library Parkville branches and country campuses.
Searching Sources DiscoveryIt is one large unified database from many sources Journal articles Images Books
Searching Sources Doing a keyword search in the catalogueOrigin and earth 25
Evaluating Sources Options: What is a good one? GoogleWikipedia Google Scholar Library Specific DiscoveryCatalogue databasesAnd more...
Evaluating Sources Wikipedia Strengths Weaknesses Vandalism, biases and Easy to use, fast deliberate factual errors Omissions, oversights Updated quickly Lack of citations Covers many subjects Hard to judge the credibility Links to related material See the disclaimerGood for quick definitions, Should not cite overview, keywords
Evaluating Sources Strengths Weaknesses Easy to use, fast Web crawler: Search Internet search engine does not evaluate information on Web sites: engines: no quality control Google, Yahoo!,Broad coverage: covers Lots of results: information Bing etc. many topics overload, hard to refine the search Convenient Irrelevant information: ranking algorithm manipulation: Google bombing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) industry Updated quickly Internet sources can be unstable Free Advertisements
Evaluating Sources Google Scholar Strengths Weaknesses Lots of results, hard to judge Easy to use, fast relevanceBreadth of coverage: all disciplines Full-text not always available Scholarly information: Journal article abstracts, theses, No detailed records: often just thebooks, scientist homepages, public title patent records No source list: no way to know whatA good starting point (especially with is covered Discovery) Good for locating a specific item(especially with incomplete details) Sources are not expertly or selectively chosen for inclusion *
Evaluating SourcesChecklist for evaluating sources of information • Who is the author? Authority • What are his/her qualifications? • Is there bias? Objectivity • How are the claims justified? Intended • General public or scientific Audience community? • Facts/figures/dates cited and Accuracy references included? • How up to date is the Currency information?
Evaluating SourcesQuote from feedback from academic:“The issue in many assignments students have accessed the papers online, and very probably not through Discovery, but through a keyword search in Google. So they do not realise that it is available as a paper entity and reference it as an online accessed piece of material.”
Evaluating Sources Primary and secondary sourcesPrimary:• A journal article reporting NEW research or findingsSecondary:• Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias
Document and Citing Referencing - how, what, why? There are a number of In scientific and Failure to properly ways of referencing technical report writing acknowledge your other people’s work you will often want to sources may leave you (APA 6th; Harvard; refer to other work that open to accusations of Chicago) but they all is somehow related to plagiarism. share some features your own. A citation is inserted A full reference is at the appropriate point given separately for in your text to indicate each citation, to enable the existence of related the reader to trace the work. corresponding work.Creaney, N., 2008. How to Use the Harvard Style of Referencing [Online](Updated 13 March 2009) Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/ohlcv/how-to-use-the-harvard-style-of-referencing[Accessed 23 February 2012].
Document and Citing Examples in the Harvard style of citation Reference List Bryson, B 2005, A short history of nearly everything, Transworld, London In text citation Bryson (2005) has argued that ... OR ... as found in his analysis (Bryson 2005).Examples found on University’s ‘reCite’ website. Accessible through LibraryHome page and your LibGuide.
Got all your information – how the library can help you with your poster presentation?Library has software/hardware at yourdisposal such as:ScannersColour PrintersAdobe PhotoshopGIMPAnd more!
Libguides are your friend!• Summary of what we learnedtoday• Contains further explanationand tutorials (including video)• Has useful links• Contact the library details
So… to recapPlan how you will tackle the research. (Identify keywords, Booleansearches)Search possible resources to use such as: journal articles, books.Locate resources in the library and online.Evaluate the resources you have found critically. (is the informationyou are using relevant, current, authoritative and reliable?)Document the details of the resources you use. (Cite your sourcesand avoid plagiarism).
References: Lawrence University. 2011. Katy Cummings 11 at the 2011 Institute on Lake Superior Geology meeting, accessed 14 February 2012, <http://blogs.lawrence.edu/news/tag/marcia_bjornerud> State University of New York at New Paltz. 2007. Thomas Schramm Wins Award For Presentation at National Geology Meeting, accessed 14 February 2012, <http://www.newpaltz.edu/geology/story.php?id=3717>