Laurel Sammonds Crawford, MLISCVM LibrarianCVM LibraryCPC Research Guide
Online CPC Research GuideScan or click on the code to the left to go to theCPC Online Research Guideat http://guides.library.msstate.edu/cvmOn the Clinical Pathology Conference tab, you’llfind reference e-books, recommendeddatabases, and links to more resources.You may also want to check out the VeterinaryResearch Strategies tab and the Manage YourInformation tab.Get a QR Code reader at http://redlaser.com/
Agenda• Literature Search Basics• Citing Your Work• Get Help! CVM Library Details
A lit search? What’s the point?• What am I doing?!• How do I getstarted?!• I want to beprepared to answerhard questions!Photograph : Scary Cat Effects, 2006, by santanartist, is usedunder a Creative Commons Attribution licenseA literature search helps you answer all of these concerns!
Lit Review Basics• Keep a working bibliography!(using EndNote or Zotero canhelp). Don’t depend on the pdfcopy of an article to contain thewhole citation.• Find a few relevant recent articlesor books and follow thereferences to other related works.• Don’t cite anything you didn’tactually read.• Scholarly works add more weightto your research.Photograph : Writing, 2012, by Pascal Maramis, is used under aCreative Commons Attribution license
“Scholarly” means it’s published in apeer-reviewed, scientific journalPopular ScholarlyScholarly works add moreweight to your researchLewis cited Raditic
Following the breadcrumbs…Article__1976______________________Article__1999______________________Article__2000______________________Article__1989______________________Article__1999______________________Article__2001______________________Article__2001______________________Article__1988______________________Article__1961______________________Article_1995_______________________Article_2008_______________________Article__2008______________________Article__2009______________________Article_2012_______________________Article__2013______________________Article__2009______________________Article__2010______________________Article__1992______________________Main Article2006Citations showrelationshipsArticles the main articlecited: related, older articles.Articles that cite the mainarticle: related, newer articles.The databases Scopus and Google Scholar can show you who cited an article!
EBM Pyramid of EvidenceVINMessageBoards andtextbooksCriticalreviews ofresearch, ofeitherindividualstudies or asynthesis ofmanyOriginalresearchFind these specifictypes of evidence byentering their namesas search terms, orby using PubMedArticle Type filters
Lit Search StepsStep 1: Search the veterinary databases (see next slide) to find:• Journal articles, conference proceedings, and professionalmagazines• Results of recent experimental or exploratory research• Case studies• Explanation of controversies or debates• Focused information and news on specific pathologies
Which databases should I choose?Key Databases Tips ‘n’ TricksPubMedFree, comprehensive database ofmedical researchPubMed tutorialsPubMed Help ebookScopusA powerful scientific database withcomprehensive life sciencesinformationScopus trainingAgricolaThis agricultural database containshard-to-find veterinary informationSearches USDA documents, coreagricultural journals, and the NationalAgricultural LibraryProQuestSearch theses and dissertations bytopic, author, or schoolSearches unpublished, yet scientificliteratureGoogle ScholarLimits to scholarly work; also showswho cited a paperGoogle Scholar FAQGood supplemental database, seewhat you may have missed elsewhereRemember:start at MSULibraries’ vetdatabaseportal andthen clickthe “Find It”button to getonline accessto full-textPDF’s
Lit Search StepsStep 2: Search Veterinary Clinics of North America• See cheat sheet—most are now online!• Up-to-date information on diagnoses, techniques and therapy• Articles (chapters) grouped on a focused theme within a bookStep 3: Search the Online Catalog for Books• Broad, background supporting information• Diagrams, charts, anatomical drawings• Review specific pathologies, techniques• Useful for researching unfamiliar situations and species• Drug info and other reference
Search Tips ‘n’ TricksHow to find an incomplete citationIf you only have part of a medical citation, fill in this form with what you do know, andit will find the rest of the information:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/citmatchIf you know what article you’re looking forPaste the title into the “Discovery” box at library.msstate.edu to jump directly to itHow to use InterLibrary Loan (ILL)• If MSU Libraries doesn’t have something you need, you can borrow otherlibraries’ items—from around the world• Have it delivered to the CVM Library for pickup• Fill out the form at https://illiad.library.msstate.edu/illiad/To get off-campus access to online library resources• Go through MSU Libraries’ website and enter your NetID and password whenprompted
Search Tips ‘n’ TricksSearch Tip ExampleUse correct spelling—some databasesdon’t autocorrectophthalmologyTry different keywords, synonyms, andlarger or smaller category terms•pig: try swine, artiodactyla, ungulate•theriogenology = breedingEnclose phrases in quotes “blood brain barrier”Search in specific fields by using theAdvanced SearchDepending on the database, you cansearch by author, title, institutionalaffiliation, even journal title orpharmaceutical actionFilters are your friend! After searching, use filters to narrowresults by publication date, language,type of publication, and more.
Citing Your Work• Citing your work is crucial to maintaining your professionalreputation. You must cite everything that is not commonknowledge, including:– Free government publications (ex: CDC)– Websites– Unpublished works– Images, graphs, anatomical drawings from books or articles• This ebook tells you how to cite all types of materials:Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor. Citing Medicine: The NLM StyleGuide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-. Chapter 2,Books. 2007 Oct 10 [Updated 2011 Sep 15]. Available from:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7271/
Citing Your WorkFinding and citing free images is easy• Creative Commons licensing allowsfree image use• This blog post gives all the detailson how to format the citation (orsee this slideshow for examples)• Flickr makes it easy to findCreative Commons images ofalmost anything– Click here to find out more aboutthe licensing– Click here to search for freeimages that only requireattributionPhotograph : Cow, 2008, by JelleS, is used under a CreativeCommons Attribution license
Citation:New York Times Corrections[Internet]. New York City:New York Times; c2005.Editors’ Note; 2005 Dec 2[cited 2012 Jun 18]; [about ½screen]. Available fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/pageoneplus/corrections.html?_r=1A good example ofhow “accidentalplagiarism” occurs.Stay organized toavoid this situation.
Take-home points…• MSU Libraries can help you get information. Ifwe don’t have it, we can get it.• Searching well and staying organized isessential.• Be ethical! Cite anything and everything thatisn’t common knowledge.• Ask for help…that’s what we’re here for.
Get Help! CVM Library Details• Hours:• ContactMonday – Thursday 7 AM – 11 PMFriday 7 AM – 5 PMSaturday 10 AM – 6 PMSunday 2 PM – 10 PMLaurel Sammonds Crawford,Librarian662email@example.com/cvm•Call and ask for quick assistance•Schedule an appointment for in-depth searching help•Report problems•After hours, Ask A Librarian viachat•Reserve a room to practice yourtalkYour CVM Librarian is here to help with your CPC paper andpresentation…