Research searching for Civil 3rd pros 2012

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Research searching for Civil 3rd pros 2012

  1. 1. How not to reinvent the wheel for ENCI 3rd pro 2012
  2. 2. Our mission is…  Find self-motivation  Find out how to use databases  Research  References  Portray knowledge in a written manner
  3. 3. We already know...  Libraries are a good source of information  How to get physical books and textbooks  Masters theses  Journals  Have used some databases (but don’t know by name)  Mostly have used readings given by supervisors  To avoid plagiarism and how to reference  It’s difficult to find stuff
  4. 4. We need to know...  Technical knowledge  Where to look for information  How to source good information  What’s been done in the past in that area of work  Related studies  Literature reviews  Integrate information into research  Information management
  5. 5. The Literature You
  6. 6. The Research ProcessDefine your topic What information do you need? Who would have written about it? Where? Find information Judge it – is it reliable? relevant? – does it point in new directions? – is it enough? or do you still need more? Analyse and synthesise Cite all sources!
  7. 7. Subject guide
  8. 8. Databases aka Compendex aka Web of Science
  9. 9. Open Access © $
  10. 10. Open Access Sources journals individual articles, papers, the ses, etc aggregates research repostitories
  11. 11. Evaluating ResourcesIs it… and... relevant? Who is it written for? basic/advanced? What kind of research is it? up-to-date? How far along is the research? What questions haven’t they answered yet? accurate?
  12. 12. Citing
  13. 13. Using Endnote - 1
  14. 14. Using Endnote - 2
  15. 15. Using Endnote - 3 My Grand Chemical Engineering Research Project Thing
  16. 16. Slides and tipshttp://library.canterbury.ac.nz/enci
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