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How not to reinvent the wheel - Literature Searching for ENCH400 2011

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How not to reinvent the wheel - Literature Searching for ENCH400 2011

  1. 1. How not to reinvent the wheel<br />or Literature Searching for ENCH400<br />2011<br />
  2. 2. Our mission is…<br />Designing various processing plants<br />Research about process, methods<br />Literature review - find books/journals<br />Find suppliers/costings<br />Compare alternatives<br />Summarise information<br />Design a process<br />
  3. 3. We already know...<br />Multisearch<br />Databases – Science Direct, Engineering Village, Web of Science<br />Springer Link<br />Wikipedia<br />Google<br />Info from lectures<br />
  4. 4. We need to know...<br />How to do a proper literature review<br />How to enter keywords into databases<br />What to look for<br />Decipher results – reliable / unreliable<br />Citations<br />
  5. 5. The Literature<br />You<br />
  6. 6. The Research Process<br />Define your topic<br /> What information do you need?<br /> Who would have written about it? Where?<br /> Find information<br /> Judge it – is it reliable? relevant?<br /> – does it point in new directions?<br /> – is it enough? or do you still need more?<br /> Analyse and synthesise<br /> Cite all sources!<br />
  7. 7. Subject guide<br />
  8. 8. Chemistry focus<br />journal articles,review articles,patents,who’s cited who<br />substances,reactions,prices<br />search by phraseor by structure<br />
  9. 9. aka Compendex<br />Engineering focus<br />who’s cited who<br />journal articles<br />search by topic and/or author<br />
  10. 10. General science<br />journal articles,review articles<br />who’s cited who<br />search by topic and/or author<br />
  11. 11. Evaluating Resources<br />Is it…<br />and...<br />relevant?<br />Who is it written for?<br />basic/advanced?<br />What kind of research is it?<br />How far along is the research?<br />up-to-date?<br />What questions haven’t they answered yet?<br />accurate?<br />
  12. 12. Citing<br />
  13. 13. Using Endnote - 1<br />
  14. 14. Using Endnote - 2<br />
  15. 15. Using Endnote - 3<br />My Grand Chemical Engineering Research Project Thing<br />
  16. 16. Slides and tips<br />http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ench<br />
  17. 17. Chat<br />Meet<br />Email<br />Contact me<br />

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