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Senior designmech2013t

  1. 1. ME Senior Design I November 14, 16, 19, 2012 Jim Clasper Asst. Engineering & Applied Science Librarian
  2. 2. Overview of Today’s Presentation • Tips for Conducting a Literature Search • Resources through the CEAS Library Webpage • Overview of Selected Resources (esp. Patents) • Locating the Full text
  3. 3. Tips for a successful and efficient literature search: 1. What is your topic? Be specific. Analyze your information need. 2. Select relevant databases and/or other information sources to consult in your search and understand the purpose, content and coverage of each. Remember that no source is comprehensive. 3 . Brainstorm search terms and generate a keyword list. Consider such things as controlled vocabulary, primary terms, related terms, synonyms, tenses, British spellings, plurals, acronyms and initials. 4. Select your search commands and define your search logic. 5. Write out your search statements including system commands and logical operators. 6. Choose strategies for narrowing or broadening your search. 7. Determine how to format and display the references you find.
  4. 4. TYPES OF ENGINEERING LITERATURE BOOKS JOURNAL ARTICLES CONFERENCE PAPERS GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS TECHNICAL REPORTS DISSERTATIONS AND THESES STANDARDS PATENTS WEBSITES
  5. 5. CEAS Library Webpage http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/ceas
  6. 6. CEAS Library Webpage Off-Campus Access Library Catalogs Databases Journals Online Books Online Reference Guides
  7. 7. Journal Articles/Confernce Papers Typical resources for locating articles: • COMPENDEX • SCOPUS • Google Scholar
  8. 8. Government Sources Typical resources for locating: • Science.gov • NTIS • DOE Information Bridge
  9. 9. DISSERTATIONS • Typical resources for locating: • Proquest Dissertations and Theses • OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  10. 10. Standards Typical resources for locating: • Reference guide on Standards
  11. 11. PATENTS Typical resources for locating patents: • USPTO • ESPACENET • Freepatentsonline
  12. 12. Obtaining Fulltext How to obtain fulltext: • OhioLINK • ILLIAD (Interlibrary loan) • Purchase by library
  13. 13. QUESTIONS ??? Copyright 2007-2008. BitInsight. All rights reserved.

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