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25 Tips in 50 Minutes- Biology Grad Student Edition Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library Fall 2011
Tip #1 http://library.syr.edu
 
 
Determine what you need: <ul><li>Book –  </li></ul><ul><li>Article </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Finding Books NetLibrary e-book In print:  QR1 .E6 v.327  In print:  TA418.9.N35 N48 2008
Tip #3 http://library.syr.edu Evolution Keyword (default) search
Narrow (make more specific) by choosing  facets on the left side of the screen.  Tip #4
Subject search yields different results… Tip #3
Tip #4
The catalog entry tells you where an item is  located and if it is available. Tip #4
Tip #4
Finding Articles
Databases! <ul><li>Do you have your own database? </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone address book </li></ul><ul><li>Online artic...
Recognize the difference between a magazine and a journal….. <ul><li>Peer review: </li></ul><ul><li>suitability for public...
Primary Sources & Peer Review <ul><li>Primary Source  - Original document containing firsthand information </li></ul><ul><...
Tip #7 Science Direct
Tip #7
Tip #7
Tip #7 Browse Databases to find an appropriate one…
Tip #7
Tip #7
Databases for Biology <ul><li>Browse the Databases to select the most appropriate ones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scopus </li>...
When searching databases… <ul><li>Remember:  RATS  </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li...
 
 
 
Search:  biotechnology Too many results!
Search:  biotechnology AND risk AND food Reasonable number of results…
 
Things I can do with this citation: <ul><li>Download the full text of the article </li></ul><ul><li>View (& download) the ...
Full text from a citation: <ul><li>Link from citation to .pdf OR “view at publisher” </li></ul><ul><li>Our “link resolver”...
If present, press GO button Next to the start page Tip #10
Tip #11 What’s an E-journal??
Use E-journals when you have a citation or wish to search/browse a particular title Tip #11
Dissertations and Theses <ul><li>Databases of Dissertations & Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@SU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Electronic Dissertations and Theses Tip #12
1979 – full text here! Tip #12
Web Resources <ul><li>Find good web resources using our catalog -  Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Other useful scientific reso...
 
Borrowing Items <ul><ul><li>SU Libraries: Graduate students – 16 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moon Library (SUNY-ESF) ...
Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Agreement SU Library has with libraries all over the world to provide items we don’t own. </li><...
Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Request books, journal articles, conference proceedings… </li></ul><ul><li>Books & conference pr...
Article to Go <ul><li>Articles from our  print  collection are scanned and sent to your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Pl...
Citation Management <ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Works seamlessly with most databases to directly export data </li><...
Use Subject Guides! Tip #18
Tip #18
Tip #18
From ScienceDirect Database – TOP 25 Articles  subscribe via RSS feed or email Tip #19 Use the free tools provided to keep...
Search alerts in the database, Scopus.  Create search and ‘Set alert’  for delivery of new articles to your email address....
Citation mapping in the database Web of Science: Link to articles cited  and  citing articles Tip #19
Library Spaces & Places Tip #20
Quiet Study Spaces <ul><li>Carnegie (Science & Technology) Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice & quiet with research help a...
Technology Available Can check availability of computers online http://surelock.syr.edu/LIB/?location=26   Tip #21
Available for loan at  Bird & Carnegie (SciTech Library) : Laptop Computers Graphing Calculators Additional items availabl...
Tip #22 http://library.syr.edu/find/reserves/index.php
Tip #23
Tip #24
Questions/Comments? <ul><li>Please fill out the quick evaluation form – if you would like a response, include your name & ...
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  1. 1. 25 Tips in 50 Minutes- Biology Grad Student Edition Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library Fall 2011
  2. 2. Tip #1 http://library.syr.edu
  3. 5. Determine what you need: <ul><li>Book – </li></ul><ul><li>Article </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed, scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Background information </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you search </li></ul>Tip #2
  4. 6. Finding Books NetLibrary e-book In print: QR1 .E6 v.327 In print: TA418.9.N35 N48 2008
  5. 7. Tip #3 http://library.syr.edu Evolution Keyword (default) search
  6. 8. Narrow (make more specific) by choosing facets on the left side of the screen. Tip #4
  7. 9. Subject search yields different results… Tip #3
  8. 10. Tip #4
  9. 11. The catalog entry tells you where an item is located and if it is available. Tip #4
  10. 12. Tip #4
  11. 13. Finding Articles
  12. 14. Databases! <ul><li>Do you have your own database? </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone address book </li></ul><ul><li>Online article collection </li></ul>Tip #5
  13. 15. Recognize the difference between a magazine and a journal….. <ul><li>Peer review: </li></ul><ul><li>suitability for publication </li></ul><ul><li>credibility </li></ul><ul><li>quality control </li></ul>Tip #6
  14. 16. Primary Sources & Peer Review <ul><li>Primary Source - Original document containing firsthand information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diaries, interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original research including journal articles and preprints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A peer reviewed primary source is a work that is evaluated by experts in the field of study prior to publication. Serves as a measure of quality. </li></ul>Tip #6
  15. 17. Tip #7 Science Direct
  16. 18. Tip #7
  17. 19. Tip #7
  18. 20. Tip #7 Browse Databases to find an appropriate one…
  19. 21. Tip #7
  20. 22. Tip #7
  21. 23. Databases for Biology <ul><li>Browse the Databases to select the most appropriate ones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>Tip #8
  22. 24. When searching databases… <ul><li>Remember: RATS </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested topics </li></ul><ul><li>Types of materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly Journals, Magazines, etc. </li></ul></ul>R ead A ll T he S creens! Tip #9
  23. 28. Search: biotechnology Too many results!
  24. 29. Search: biotechnology AND risk AND food Reasonable number of results…
  25. 31. Things I can do with this citation: <ul><li>Download the full text of the article </li></ul><ul><li>View (& download) the author’s bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>View (& download) the articles that cited this article. </li></ul><ul><li>View (& download) related articles </li></ul><ul><li>Modify my search based on keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Etc, etc. </li></ul>Tip #9
  26. 32. Full text from a citation: <ul><li>Link from citation to .pdf OR “view at publisher” </li></ul><ul><li>Our “link resolver” that attempts to locate full text. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Article title” in quotation marks in Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul>Tip #10
  27. 33. If present, press GO button Next to the start page Tip #10
  28. 34. Tip #11 What’s an E-journal??
  29. 35. Use E-journals when you have a citation or wish to search/browse a particular title Tip #11
  30. 36. Dissertations and Theses <ul><li>Databases of Dissertations & Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@SU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@SUNY-ESF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many of these (especially from 1997-on) available full text electronically </li></ul><ul><li>SU has microfilm copies available </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY-ESF has print copies in Moon Library </li></ul>Tip #12
  31. 37. Electronic Dissertations and Theses Tip #12
  32. 38. 1979 – full text here! Tip #12
  33. 39. Web Resources <ul><li>Find good web resources using our catalog - Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Other useful scientific resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scirus – science only search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.scirus.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Science Digital Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://nsdl.org </li></ul></ul></ul>Tip #13
  34. 41. Borrowing Items <ul><ul><li>SU Libraries: Graduate students – 16 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moon Library (SUNY-ESF) – entire semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your account, renew and place holds via ‘My Account’ </li></ul></ul>Tip #14
  35. 42. Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Agreement SU Library has with libraries all over the world to provide items we don’t own. </li></ul>Tip #15
  36. 43. Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Request books, journal articles, conference proceedings… </li></ul><ul><li>Books & conference proceedings may take up to 3 weeks for receipt </li></ul><ul><li>Articles are generally scanned and available sooner </li></ul><ul><li>https://illiad.syr.edu </li></ul>Tip #15
  37. 44. Article to Go <ul><li>Articles from our print collection are scanned and sent to your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Place request via ILLiad (interlibrary loan) </li></ul><ul><li>Most articles delivered within 2 business days. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to SU faculty, graduate students and staff </li></ul>Tip #16
  38. 45. Citation Management <ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Works seamlessly with most databases to directly export data </li></ul><ul><li>Cite while you write </li></ul><ul><li>Attach full text of articles to citation on server – then access from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>EndNote Web </li></ul><ul><li>Works better with Macs than RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Cite while you write </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot attach documents to citations </li></ul>http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/refworks Tip #17
  39. 46. Use Subject Guides! Tip #18
  40. 47. Tip #18
  41. 48. Tip #18
  42. 49. From ScienceDirect Database – TOP 25 Articles subscribe via RSS feed or email Tip #19 Use the free tools provided to keep current!
  43. 50. Search alerts in the database, Scopus. Create search and ‘Set alert’ for delivery of new articles to your email address. Tip #19
  44. 51. Citation mapping in the database Web of Science: Link to articles cited and citing articles Tip #19
  45. 52. Library Spaces & Places Tip #20
  46. 53. Quiet Study Spaces <ul><li>Carnegie (Science & Technology) Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice & quiet with research help available! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bird Library – several floors & many spaces are designated as “quiet” </li></ul><ul><li>Moon Library – lower level quiet space </li></ul>Tip #20
  47. 54. Technology Available Can check availability of computers online http://surelock.syr.edu/LIB/?location=26 Tip #21
  48. 55. Available for loan at Bird & Carnegie (SciTech Library) : Laptop Computers Graphing Calculators Additional items available at Bird: Chargers Cameras Voice Recorders Other items… http://library.syr.edu/services/technology/loaner/index.php Tip #21
  49. 56. Tip #22 http://library.syr.edu/find/reserves/index.php
  50. 57. Tip #23
  51. 58. Tip #24
  52. 59. Questions/Comments? <ul><li>Please fill out the quick evaluation form – if you would like a response, include your name & email address. </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Galloway </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>315-443-9766 </li></ul>Tip #25

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