ENVS 798 Spring 2011

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ENVS 798 Spring 2011

  1. 1. Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Research & Instruction Librarian<br />ENVS 798 :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 />Get started<br />Background<br />Search strategies & search tips<br />Finding articles using databases<br />Finding government information<br />
  4. 4. The Research Process<br />Interpreting the <br />Assignment<br />Selecting a Topic<br />Identifying & Listing Vocabulary<br />Reading Background Information<br />Refining a Topic<br />Using Online Databases<br />& Indexes<br />Citing Sources<br />Evaluating Sources<br />Gathering Sources<br />Drafting Paper, Report, or Presentation<br />The Research Process<br />
  5. 5. Getting Started<br />Background information – aka Gathering<br />Identify keywords<br />Find related references<br />Learn more about the topic<br />Where? – Reference Books such as Encyclopedias!<br />Course Gateway<br />Subject Gateway<br />Sage Reference Online<br />
  6. 6. Getting Started<br />Search Tip #1<br />Boolean “search connectors”<br />nanotechnology AND environment<br />Combining more than 1 topic<br />“persistent organic pollutants” OR POP<br />Combining synonymous terms<br />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. 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/Give us feedback<br />
  9. 9. Scholarly Articles<br />SciVerse – ScienceDirect<br />SciVerse – more expansive search<br />ScienceDirect – more scholarly<br />“Refine Results” on the left<br />RSS<br />References<br />Related Articles<br />Keywords<br />Export Citation – Ref Works<br />
  10. 10. 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 />Citation Map<br />Related Records<br />Keywords<br />End Note<br />
  11. 11. Government Information<br />Policy<br />Course/Subject Gateway<br />Scirus<br />Science Accelerator<br />GreenFILE<br />Google: site.gov<br />Environmental Policy<br />
  12. 12. RefWorks<br />Bibliographic management software<br />Towson University subscription<br />Off campus: RWTowsonU<br />Organize citations<br />Create bibliographies<br />Import records<br />
  13. 13. 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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