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Geology Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop


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Geology/Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop (Sept 2008, by Dan Sich @ UWO)

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Geology Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop

  1. 1. Geology/Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop Dan Sich Earth Sciences, Physics & Astronomy Librarian Sept 16 th , 2008
  2. 2. I want you to be able to… <ul><li>find books using Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>find articles using databases </li></ul><ul><li>find articles that cite particular articles </li></ul><ul><li>build a list of references, bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>get article full text, print/paper copies </li></ul>
  3. 3. schedule <ul><li>RefWorks account set-up </li></ul><ul><li>overview: type of sources </li></ul><ul><li>library catalogue (find books) </li></ul><ul><li>GeoRef (find articles) </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science (citation database) </li></ul><ul><li>get article full text </li></ul><ul><li>exporting citations to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks (creating a bibliography) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & feedback </li></ul>
  4. 4. Register for RefWorks <ul><li>You’ll use your RefWorks account later in the session </li></ul>
  5. 7. email address works best
  6. 8. This diagram has been adapted from Evolution of Scientific Information . [From Allan Kent and Harold Lancour, eds., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (New York, 1979), s.v. ”Scientific Literature,” by K. Subramanyam, 394]. Available at (retrieved Sept 3, 2008). Thanks to Timken Science Library, College of Wooster.
  7. 9. Books are good for finding… <ul><li>introductions to topic </li></ul><ul><li>reliable information </li></ul><ul><li>lists of references </li></ul><ul><li>numerical data </li></ul>
  8. 10. Library Catalogue <ul><li>Where the books are, along with… </li></ul><ul><li>everything the library owns, including… </li></ul><ul><li>journals (not journal articles), conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword, author, publisher, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., United States Geological Society, Geological Society of America </li></ul>
  9. 12. Your turn <ul><li>2-3 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Find books on your topic in the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Ask us questions & help each other </li></ul>
  10. 13. Journal Articles & Databases <ul><li>Scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings articles, review articles </li></ul><ul><li>GeoRef (geology) </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science (citation searching) </li></ul><ul><li>SciFinder Scholar (chemistry) </li></ul>
  11. 14. Peer-review process <ul><li>author writes paper, sends to publisher </li></ul><ul><li>publisher sends to referees (experts) </li></ul><ul><li>referees send feedback to publisher </li></ul><ul><li>publisher decides to publish or not </li></ul><ul><li>paper is published </li></ul><ul><li>journal is distributed </li></ul>
  12. 15. Scholarly vs. popular pubs <ul><li>availability </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul><ul><li>aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>authors </li></ul><ul><li>topics </li></ul><ul><li>length </li></ul><ul><li>language </li></ul><ul><li>advertizing </li></ul><ul><li>Sources, credits </li></ul>
  13. 20. Search tips <ul><li>identify key words & concepts, synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>use AND, OR, NOT, * </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., mineral* AND (mars OR martian) AND soil* </li></ul><ul><li>mineral* = mineralogy, mineral, minerals, mineralogy… </li></ul><ul><li>limit by date, language, document type(s) </li></ul><ul><li>use Descriptors to refine your search </li></ul>
  14. 25. Interlibrary Loan (RACER) <ul><li>For articles (photocopies) and books (loans) that UWO doesn’t have </li></ul><ul><li>$5 per article </li></ul><ul><li>Takes 4-10 business days (on average) </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and theses are difficult to obtain through ILL </li></ul>
  15. 26. Your turn <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Find articles using GeoRef </li></ul><ul><li>Find article fulltext using Get it @ Western </li></ul><ul><li>Export article citations to RefWorks (instructions are linked from the Geology/Geophysics 9560 page) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions & help each other </li></ul>
  16. 28. <ul><li>Publication date? </li></ul><ul><li>Brand new articles = usually not yet cited </li></ul><ul><li>Read abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Refine Results </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  17. 29. <ul><li>Times cited? </li></ul><ul><li>The older the article, the longer it’s been around to be read & cited by others </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the most highly cited articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Create Citation Report </li></ul>
  18. 30. <ul><li>What are the most highly cited articles on this specific topic? </li></ul>
  19. 31. <ul><li>See who has cited this article (Times Cited) </li></ul><ul><li>See who this article has cited (References) </li></ul>
  20. 32. <ul><li>List of articles that have cited this article (and that have been indexed by Web of Science) </li></ul>
  21. 34. Your turn <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>View Cited References </li></ul><ul><li>Find highly cited, ‘classic’ articles </li></ul><ul><li>Find new articles (latest research) </li></ul><ul><li>Find relevant articles (any date) </li></ul><ul><li>Get article full text </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations to RefWorks (instructions are linked from the Geology/Geophysics 9560 page) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions & help each other </li></ul>
  22. 35. Other Databases <ul><li>SciFinder Scholar (chemistry) </li></ul><ul><li>Compendex (engineering) </li></ul><ul><li>GeoBase </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus (another citation index) </li></ul><ul><li>Find all of these under “Databases by Title” </li></ul>
  23. 36. RefWorks <ul><li>Web app for citation management </li></ul><ul><li>automatically formats notes, bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>works with many of our databases (not just GeoRef & Web of Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Database-specific export & import instructions are linked from my Geology/Geophysics 9560 page </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word; it’s linked under “Tools” in RefWorks </li></ul>
  24. 38. <ul><li>We want to make a Bibliography </li></ul>
  25. 39. <ul><li>We need to add a more appropriate style to our list of Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., American Geophysical Union, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, etc. </li></ul>
  26. 40. <ul><li>Choose the appropriate Output Style(s) from the list of the left, and Add to Favorites </li></ul>
  27. 41. <ul><li>Select Output Style from drop-down </li></ul><ul><li>Select References to Include (e.g., Last Imported folder or other folder, All References, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Bibliography </li></ul>
  28. 42. <ul><li>No need to worry about formatting (commas, spaces, italics, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>… but you should double-check for errors in the data </li></ul>
  29. 43. Your turn <ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bibliography using RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>What citation style did you use? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions & help each other </li></ul>
  30. 44. Questions & feedback <ul><li>On a piece of paper, briefly describe the one thing that you’re still confused about </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t have to be something I covered in the session </li></ul>
  31. 45. contact info <ul><li>Dan Sich, Earth Sciences Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>phone: 519.661.2111 ext. 80962 </li></ul><ul><li>eMail/MSN: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: Geology/Geophysics 9560 question </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: dansich </li></ul>