+    Evaluating Databases and Keeping Track of    your Research                            John Pell                      ...
+    Overview    KeepingTrack of your    Research: Citation    Management    EvaluatingDatabases for    Public Health Re...
+    Keeping Track of your    Research    Citation Management
+    Citation Management in Word    Within the “References”    tab, you can “Manage           Sources.”          In the lo...
+    Keeping Track of your Research    with RefWorks                          Citation Managers like Refwork              ...
+    In Class Exercise 1: Create Your    Refworks Account and Set Up “RefGrab-    it.”       Open Internet Explorer (RefW...
+    Evaluating Databases for    Public Health Research    Scope, content, organization, and special features.
+    In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3    Research Databases    PubMed    Web   of Science    SocINDEX
+    In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3    Research Databases       What range of subjects is covered in the database?    ...
+    In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3    Research Databases                       PubMed    Scope?    Content?    Organiz...
+    In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3    Research Databases                    Web of Science    Scope?    Content?    Or...
+    In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3    Research Databases                      SocINDEX    Scope?    Content?    Organi...
+    Selected Database Features
+    Citation Tracking in Web of Science
+ Discovering Connections through MeSH  Terms and the Sociology Thesaurus
+    Collecting Resources in EBSCO                          Add articles to your                               “folder.”
+    Collecting Resources in Web of    Knowledge                          Add selected articles to                        ...
+    Collecting Resources in PubMed      Send selected articles to          the “clipboard” by       clicking on “Send to:...
+    Exporting from EBSCO               EBSCO supports direct                export to RefWorks
+    Exporting from EBSCO                 EBSCO offers a tool for                   retrieving formatted                  ...
+    Exporting from Web of Knowledge                                Direct export to                             RefWorks ...
+    Exporting from PubMed                              Direct export to                             RefWorks is not      ...
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Slides from a workshop on evaluating literature databases for research in public health for undergraduates in the urban public health program at Hunter College.

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Evaluating Databases

  1. 1. + Evaluating Databases and Keeping Track of your Research John Pell Assistant Professor Hunter College Libraries
  2. 2. + Overview KeepingTrack of your Research: Citation Management EvaluatingDatabases for Public Health Research
  3. 3. + Keeping Track of your Research Citation Management
  4. 4. + Citation Management in Word Within the “References” tab, you can “Manage Sources.” In the long run, it makes it easy to insert citations and create a bibliography, but you have to type out each source (and it doesn’t support AMA.)
  5. 5. + Keeping Track of your Research with RefWorks Citation Managers like Refwork offer tools for capturing information from the web, without any typing.
  6. 6. + In Class Exercise 1: Create Your Refworks Account and Set Up “RefGrab- it.”  Open Internet Explorer (RefWorks exhibits some glitches in Firefox.)  Go to RefWorks.com and create a your account.  To set up RefGrab-it:  Go to the “Tools” Menu  Select “RefGrab-it”  Save the “RefGrab-it Bookmarklet” in the favorites bar.  Test RefGrab-it in PubMed.
  7. 7. + Evaluating Databases for Public Health Research Scope, content, organization, and special features.
  8. 8. + In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3 Research Databases PubMed Web of Science SocINDEX
  9. 9. + In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3 Research Databases  What range of subjects is covered in the database?  What type of content is available in the database?  How is the database organized? Is there a controlled vocabulary?  What features are available for keeping track of research in the database? To get your group started, run a search on: Social determinants of health In your database.
  10. 10. + In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3 Research Databases PubMed Scope? Content? Organization? Features?
  11. 11. + In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3 Research Databases Web of Science Scope? Content? Organization? Features?
  12. 12. + In Class Exercise 2: Evaluating 3 Research Databases SocINDEX Scope? Content? Organization? Features?
  13. 13. + Selected Database Features
  14. 14. + Citation Tracking in Web of Science
  15. 15. + Discovering Connections through MeSH Terms and the Sociology Thesaurus
  16. 16. + Collecting Resources in EBSCO Add articles to your “folder.”
  17. 17. + Collecting Resources in Web of Knowledge Add selected articles to your “marked list.”
  18. 18. + Collecting Resources in PubMed Send selected articles to the “clipboard” by clicking on “Send to:” and then, “Add to Clipboard,”
  19. 19. + Exporting from EBSCO EBSCO supports direct export to RefWorks
  20. 20. + Exporting from EBSCO EBSCO offers a tool for retrieving formatted citations for individual records.
  21. 21. + Exporting from Web of Knowledge Direct export to RefWorks is supported.
  22. 22. + Exporting from PubMed Direct export to RefWorks is not supported, but RefGrab- It will work to capture records.

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