Finding and managing information (including endnote OR zotero)

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Most recent version of slides from Durham "Finding and Managing Information" session.. Delivered as part of the Durham University Researcher Development Programme.

[These slides cover the content for the 'Finding Information' component of the session]

[Last Devlivered November 2014]

Further Training available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/research/training/

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  • Example in image: if you get the reference, it is far more likely that the little storm troopers will got lots of information telling them about what droids they are not looking for.

    Google does cope better with typing in a sentence or question than many academic databases, but as professional researchers it is not the best way of searching and you should be trying more appropriate techniques, and many of the databases you may need to, or should be using, will not work very well or at all if you search in this way.
  • Finally, this is about using those key sources you locate to work for you:-

    - providing you with a rich source of pre-selected earlier research from their own list of references
    - citation searching to see how the ideas and research in the key sources you have identified have been taken and developed further
  • - started to be commonly used in mid-20th century, replacing earlier terminology no longer perceived as acceptable.

    - Now itself perceived as not politically acceptable and being replaced by terms including “intellectual disability”.
    - Still in use in the United States and by the WHO sometime after the phrase became less commonly used in United Kingdom.
    - Changes in terminology and spelling especially important when searching historic sources such as newspapers, official publication and pamphlet collections.
  • So, if you only searched for “Donut” you are only missing 5.6% of results. But might these be some key articles?

    And how does this scale if you happened to be searching for “donut” AND “zebra” - (243 results on 14th October 2014) neuropsychology, ornithology, domestic abuse, how our brains work when translating as we read,
  • - Many publications have their own terminology and spelling style guide.

    I can only imagine the panic in newspaper offices around the globe as ISIS/ISIL/IS kept changing their name.

    Will return to alternative spellings in a minute…
  • You do need to check for each database what search tools are available and how to use them… these are just five examples used by some of our key databases which work in roughly the same way.
  • At this point, you also need to recognise that each of these ‘concepts’ could be described in multiple ways, be phrased in different ways or cover a broad range of more focussed topics or areas of interest…
  • Using various tools we have just mentioned:-

    Truncation tool
    Wildcard
    Phrase searching
  • chain growth, condensation reaction, copolymerisation, plastics, synthetics
    Polymerisation
    “polymer chains”
    Polymers
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26296445@N05/5917135851
  • chain growth, condensation reaction, copolymerisation, plastics, synthetics
    Polymerisation
    “polymer chains”
    Polymers
  • (Cranial OR head) NEAR/5 (trauma OR injury)

    AND

    medieval OR "middle ages"
  • You do need to check for each database what search tools are available and how to use them… these are just five examples used by some of our key databases which work in roughly the same way.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26296445@N05/5917135851
  • chain growth, condensation reaction, copolymerisation, plastics, synthetics
    Polymerisation
    “polymer chains”
    Polymers
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26296445@N05/5917135851
  • You do need to check for each database what search tools are available and how to use them… these are just five examples used by some of our key databases which work in roughly the same way.
  • Follow up with mention of access / download statistics from DRO as comparison (and plug for DRO/Open Access sessions).
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26296445@N05/5917135851
  • Plug ‘Historical Collections’ and ‘Beyond Academic Literature’ sessions
  • Additional assistance on subject specific databases from a team of Liaison Librarians
  • Check:

    Show how ConneXions works: use Library Catalogue to look for ‘Catholic Historical review’
    Show how doesn’t work with ‘Catholic Biblical Quarterly’
  • Re sconul how do know what is elsewhere – COPAC and Worldcat
  • Finding and managing information (including endnote OR zotero)

    1. 1. Finding & Managing Information Including an introduction to Zotero James Bisset james.bisset@durham.ac.uk Academic Liaison Librarian (Research Support) Dr David Heading david.heading@durham.ac.uk IT Specialist (Postgraduate training)
    2. 2. Session outline - Finding information (Basic Skills) Synonyms, Wildcards, Truncation tools, Proximity connectors - Introduction to Zotero Exporting references from catalogues and databases Break (15 minutes)
    3. 3. Session outline - Zotero and word Generating a bibliography/reference list in Word - Finding information (Additional Tools) Citation searching - Zotero – organising your references Groups and smart groups - Finding information – brick walls Access rights, document supply, Sconul Access,
    4. 4. Part 1 Finding Information (Basic Skills)
    5. 5. Intelligent Searching - Define your information need - Broaden your search - Narrow your search - Evaluate your results - Make your results work for you
    6. 6. Re-search
    7. 7. Broaden your search (1) Alternative terms
    8. 8. Broaden your search Synonyms: zebra OR Equus quagga
    9. 9. Broaden your search zebra OR Equus quagga zebra Equus quagga
    10. 10. Broaden your search Changes in terminology : Mental retardation OR Intellectual disability OR Cognitive disability
    11. 11. Broaden your search (2) Alternative spelling
    12. 12. Broaden your search Donut - 49,699 results in Discover (as at 14th Oct 2014) Doughnut - 51,192 results in Discover (as at 14th Oct 2014) - Either / Or = 52,486 results in Discover Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Pink Sherbert Photography. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/70873497@N02/6935006104/
    13. 13. Broaden your Search Think about Americanised and Francophone word spellings: • colour or color • centre or center • licence or license • organised or organized
    14. 14. Broaden your search Style guides: Guardian : al-Qaida Sunday Times : al-Qaeda
    15. 15. Broaden your search • Broadening your search – Alternative spellings (wildcard searching) – organi?ation will find: organisation and alternative letters organization – labo?r will find: labor and missing letters labour – d?nut will find: donut and multiple missing letters doughnut
    16. 16. Broaden your search (3) Word stems
    17. 17. Broaden your search • Broadening your search – Word stems (truncation searching) – negligen* will find: “PwC were accused of negligence” “PwC were accused of acting negligently” “PwC were accused of being negligent”
    18. 18. Broaden your search • Broadening your search - Summary – Alternative terms butterfly OR lepidoptera – Alternative spellings organi?ation labo?r – Word stems negligen* Terminology and symbols vary, depending on which database or catalogue you are using
    19. 19. Narrow your search (1) Focussing your search
    20. 20. Narrow your search Focussing: copyright AND photograph AND “copyright” photograph
    21. 21. Narrow your search (2) Proximity Connectors
    22. 22. Narrow your search Adding context… truth within # reconciliation Via Flickr Creative Commons, by the waving cat. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewavingcat/138657496/sizes/m/in/photostream/
    23. 23. Narrow your search • Narrowing your search – Proximity Truth within 3 reconciliation
    24. 24. Narrow your search (3) Phrase searching
    25. 25. Narrow your search • Narrowing your search – Phrase searching “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
    26. 26. Narrow your search (4) Excluding terms
    27. 27. Narrow your search • Narrowing your search – Excluding irrelevant results NOT South Africa
    28. 28. Narrow your search • Narrowing your search - Summary – Focussing copyright AND photographs – Proximity searching negligen* w/5 PwC – Phrase searching “duty of care” – Excluding terms property NOT intellectual Terminology and symbols vary, depending on which database or catalogue you are using
    29. 29. No standard language Truth within 5 words reconciliation Truth w/5 reconciliation Truth /5 reconciliation Truth N5 reconciliation Truth adj5 reconciliation
    30. 30. Example Examining the impact of crime enacted by teenagers in the inner city
    31. 31. teen* youth juvenile adolescen* crim* shoplift* “Anti-social behavio?r” theft “inner city” urban cities London
    32. 32. Example (teen* OR youth OR juvenile OR adolescen*) AND (crim* OR shoplift* OR “anti-social behavio?r” OR theft) AND (“inner city” OR urban OR cities OR London)
    33. 33. (teen* OR youth OR juvenile OR adolescen*) (“inner city”OR urban OR cities OR London) (crim* OR shoplift* OR “anti-social behavio?r” OR theft)
    34. 34. Exercise 1 • The third page of your hand-out has an example search grid. Think about your research topic and what search terms you might need to think about incorporating into a broader search strategy. • You can use this during the rest of the session when finding & exporting journal articles to Endnote
    35. 35. Part 2 Introduction to Zotero
    36. 36. Exercise 2 • Set up an Zotero account if you have not already done so • Try to export some records from the Library Catalogue in to your Zotero Library
    37. 37. Exercise 3 • Try to export some records from Web of Science, or you could try another online database. Examples might include:  Science Direct  Jstor  Business Source Complete  Lexis®Library or Nexis UK  COPAC
    38. 38. 15 minute Break
    39. 39. Part 3 Zotero and Word
    40. 40. Exercise 4 • Try creating a bibliography from the references you have already exported to your Zotero Library.
    41. 41. Part 4 Finding information (Advanced Tools)
    42. 42. Making your results work for you
    43. 43. Citation searching & References • Connection in academic debate both backwards (references) and forwards (citations) in time • May be a positive or negative connection to other literature • Give you a quality controlled list of material to consult if you establish the context in which it has been cited
    44. 44. Paper A Article B Article C 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Book1 Article D Book 2 Article G Article E Book4 Article F Book 3
    45. 45. Exercise 5 • Compare the number of citing articles for the paper below on both Web of Science and Google Scholar (or any other database you are familiar with): Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. (2003) 'A historical record of coastal floods in Britain : frequencies and associated storm tracks.', Natural hazards, 29 (1). pp. 13-36. • Or, explore citing articles for a paper you have already discovered / read.
    46. 46. Part 5 Zotero: Organising your references
    47. 47. Part 6 Finding Information: Brick Walls
    48. 48. Finding the right tool for the job • Overview of what available: Google Scholar • Manageable number of results: subject specific database such as IBSS, Westlaw UK, Econlit, PsycINFO, Embase • Full text journal articles: Jstor • Multi-disciplinary, up-to-date: Science Direct • Primary material: EEBO • Popular and Trade commentary: Nexis UK • Conference Proceedings: WoS Proceedings, Proceedings first
    49. 49. Durham University Library: Subject Support
    50. 50. Accessing Electronic Resources • Connexions links works to where you might find electronic or print full-text copies.
    51. 51. If we don’t have a copy… …. make use of Document Delivery Service or SCONUL Access if we don’t have what you need.
    52. 52. Accessing Resources • Borrow 40 books for up to 6 months • Renewals and recalls • Copy service and postal loans for p-t students • For resources not in stock – Ask if the library can purchase it – Use Document Delivery Service and check to see if your department covers costs – SCONUL Access allows you to visit and borrow from other institutions
    53. 53. Library Discover New
    54. 54. Library Discover New
    55. 55. Additional Image Credits [Slide 4] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Stefan. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/3951143570 [Slide 13] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Pink Sherbert Photography. Available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/70873497@N02/6935006104/ [Slide 12] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Didi. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/11356857@N08/4500234472 [Slide 22] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by the waving cat. Available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewavingcat/138657496/in/photostream/ [Slide 35] Endnote Logo © Thomson Reuters, 2013. 65739 [Slide 39] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Kirsty Andrews. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/47745961@N08/5169765739
    56. 56. Additional Image Credits [Slide 41] Via Flickr Creative Commons by JulyYu. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53953811@N00/311846814 [Slide 46] Via Flickr Creative Commons by Stephanie Booth. Available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/36521983709@N01/203863198/ [Slide 47] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by viZZZual.com. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22394551@N03/2226095398 [Slides 57-59] Vitae®, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited‘ Available at www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf [Slides 55-57]
    57. 57. Measuring Researcher Development
    58. 58. Measuring Researcher Development
    59. 59. Measuring Researcher Development

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