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BIOL 381 Spring 2011

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BIOL 381 Spring 2011

  1. 1. Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Research & Instruction/Science Librarian<br />BIOL 381 : Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library<br />
  2. 2. First…<br />Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Cook Library Reference:<br />410.704.2462.<br />IM/email<br />Phone: 410.704.3746.<br />Twitter: @LibrarianLaks<br />
  3. 3. Take Away…<br />Identify a current (since 2000) peer-reviewed, primary research report that relates to the topic of your paper<br />AKA - Finding articles using databases<br />
  4. 4. Getting Started<br />Background information – aka Gathering<br />Identify keywords<br />Find related references<br />Learn more about the topic<br />
  5. 5. Getting Started<br />Search Tip #1<br />Boolean “search connectors”<br />“cell membrane” AND “red blood cells”<br />Combining more than 1 topic<br />behavior ORbehaviour<br />Combining synonymous terms<br />
  6. 6. Getting Started<br />Search Tip #2<br />Truncation<br />technolog* finds… <br />technolog<br />technolog<br />technolog<br />technolog<br />technolog<br />y<br />ies<br />ists<br />ical<br />ically<br />…etc!<br />
  7. 7. A Quick Look at the Cook Library<br />Cook Library Website<br />Off Campus Login<br />Journal List<br />Catalog<br />Library Catalog<br />WorldCat TU<br />Subject Gateways<br />Research Databases<br />Ask for help<br />
  8. 8. Scholarly Articles<br />SciVerse – ScienceDirect<br />SciVerse – more expansive search<br />ScienceDirect – more scholarly<br />“Refine Results” on the left<br />References<br />Related Articles<br />Keywords<br />Export Citation – Ref Works<br />
  9. 9. Scholarly Articles<br />Science Citation Index – Web of Science<br />“Refine Results” on the left<br />Document types – Article vs Review<br />Add to Marked List<br />References<br />Related Records<br />Keywords<br />Export Citation - End Note<br />
  10. 10. Questions?<br />Feel free to contact me:<br />Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />410.704.3746.<br />Twitter: @LibrarianLaks<br />Or any reference librarian:<br />Visit Cook Library Reference Desk<br />410.704.2462.<br />IM – tucookchat<br />

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