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Library Resources for Geology Field Trip Class

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For a geology field trip to Utah by University of Arkansas students.

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Library Resources for Geology Field Trip Class

  1. 1. Geology Field Trip – Information Resources Kate Dougherty Geosciences & Maps Librarian January 28, 2014
  2. 2. Overview • • • • About the Libraries Finding field guides Search tips Searching for articles in GeoRef • Interlibrary Loan • Searching for articles in Google Scholar • Article Finder
  3. 3. Mullins Library Layout & Services • Service Desks: – Reference desk – Circulation • reserve collection • laptop checkout – IT support • Computers (biggest GACL); scanners • Periodicals Room – Copying Room (Razorbuck$) • KIC Scanner • Study rooms & spaces
  4. 4. Search Tips • Find synonyms for your terms • Combine/organize your search terms by concept • Catalog search: – (guidebook* OR "field trip*" OR "guide book*" ) and utah and geolog*
  5. 5. Alpha order by number Alpha, then by number Sometimes a publication date appears at the end; by number
  6. 6. Exercise • Try searching for a field guide in the library catalog
  7. 7. GeoRef • Geology/Geosciences database • N. American publications from 1785; worldwide from 1933 • Journal articles, conference proceedings, government pubs., maps, books & more. • Citations & abstracts only!
  8. 8. Refine Results • • • • • By document type By subject By classification By date more
  9. 9. Exercise • Try searching for a field guide in GeoRef • Sign up for an ILL account
  10. 10. Google Scholar • Can search across (almost) everything, but: – Not-so-great interface – Can’t access most results • 2 ways to search: • Directly from Google Scholar • Through the Libraries’ website
  11. 11. Article Finder • For when you know the exact article you need. • Core, D. P., Kesler, S. E., & Essene, E. J. (2006). Unusually cu-rich magmas associated with giant porphyry copper deposits; evidence from bingham, utah. Geology (Boulder), 34(1), 41-44. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G21813.1
  12. 12. Wrap-Up • Use the library catalog to find book and journal titles (NOT individual journal articles) • Use databases such as GeoRef to find individual journal articles (and some field guides), when you don’t know exactly what you want • Use the Article Finder to locate a specific article you already have the info for
  13. 13. Questions? We’re here to help!

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