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  • Go to Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Show them that Gale Virtual Reference Library contains multiple books, but we want to focus our search to just the one relevant to us.Search Primatology. Choose Dian FosseyThis is a book in e-format. It does show you where the pages are. You can see a pdf version of the pages.Check the bibliography for additional information! Note there are items written by her AND about her.There is a Source Citation – double check it!
  • Show name search for Biography in contextPage is full of various sources of information. The main body of text is the biographical information.Additional information from various sources can be found. Some of the information is in the database. Others you will have to look up seperatly.Sometimes there will be less information than this.
  • Example search – From Course Gate way click USMAI CatalogSearch Charles Babbage and/or Rachel Carson as an authorOnce an item is found you can click the author name to see other items by that same personMust click through to availability to see the Request button
  • Example Search –Search for Stephen HawkingNote the Physics set is most likely and the time frame worksNote the database says there are 149 records, but when you click to see them you only get 43, this is because we don’t subscribe to everythingThis will also allow you to see what way the author is publishing his/her name so you can take this and search in other databasesClick Full Text button or yellow Find It buttonIf we do not have the article request it through Interlibrary LoanArticles that another USMAI library has usually only take a few days to get to you, articles no one has can take a week or longer
  • Example Search –S.W. HawkingPDF link to full text or click the yellow Find It button
  • WRIT312 Fall 2011

    1. 1. Comics Studio with Ellen Forney<br />Thursday October 13th, 2011<br />2-3:30PM<br />Cook Library 507 – Towson room<br />Cartoonist Ellen Forney, the mind behind the comics and artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art, including text and illustration. Attendance is limited to 25 students; please contact Patricia MacDonald, Cook Library, pmacdonald@towson.edu to register.<br />
    2. 2. Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures<br />Thursday October 13th, 2011<br />7-8:30PM<br />University Union - Potomac Lounge<br />Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.<br />
    3. 3. Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Research & Instruction Librarian<br />WRIT 312:Finding information using Cook Library Resources<br />
    4. 4. 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 />Albert S. Cook facebook profile!<br />
    5. 5. Take away…<br />Introduction to library resources<br />Finding biography information<br />Finding scientific publications<br />Requesting items<br />Get started!<br />
    6. 6. Library Homepage<br />Main website<br />Off campus login<br />Journal List<br />Catalogs<br />Citing Sources<br />Need help/Ask a Librarian<br />Course Gateway<br />Research -> Course Gateways -> Select a Course (WRIT 312)<br />
    7. 7. Biography information<br />Check the Course Gateway<br />Don’t know who? <br />Browse some of the books<br />Already have someone in mind?<br />Start looking them up!<br />
    8. 8. Biography Information<br />Browse through ‘Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography’<br />You are inside Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />Think of subjects which interest you<br />Examples: Primatology<br />
    9. 9. Biography Information<br />Search through: Biography in Context<br />This is a database pooling biographical information from multiple sources<br />Search for a specific person<br />Example: Dian Fossey<br />
    10. 10. Scientific Publications<br />Search the USMAI catalog<br />You are searching Towson AND all the Maryland library systems we are connected to<br />You are searching for books written by your person<br />Search for the Author <br />Last Name, First Name or Initial<br />Babbage, Charles<br />If the item is not at Towson, request it<br />
    11. 11. Scientific Publications<br />Search Web of Science – Author Finder<br />Warning: there is a limit to simultaneous users<br />You are searching for articles written by your person<br />Easier for more recent scientists<br />Click Author Finder<br />Last Name, First Initial<br />Hawking S<br />Click the most likely Author Set<br />
    12. 12. Scientific Publications<br />Search in ScienceDirect<br />Use the author name you found from Author Finder<br />S.W. Hawking<br />Search in the “Specific Author” category<br />
    13. 13. Worksheet!<br />Answer the various questions as you:<br />Do the guided search<br />Find a scholarly publication byyour scientist<br />Ask if you have questions!<br />
    14. 14. 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 />