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Bio 565 102011

  1. 1. BIO 565 – Cell Physiology Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library Fall 2011
  2. 2. http://library.syr.edu
  3. 3. http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/bio565
  4. 4. Determine what you need:• Book –• Article – General – Peer-reviewed, scientific – Review articles• Background information Think before you search
  5. 5. Types of Literature• Primary – Original, first hand reporting of new data or experience.• Secondary – Information taken from other sources and summarized. – Objective – multiple points of view (unbiased). – Subjective – single point of view (biased).• Tertiary – Refers to an information source (a bibliography)
  6. 6. When does information become literature?When recorded in a tangible medium such as a book, magazine or journal article or web site.
  7. 7. Literature Research• Scientific research builds on previous research.• Literature search will reveal seminal articles in a field.• Some databases link live to articles in bibliography.
  8. 8. Recognize the differencebetween a magazine and a journal….. Peer review:  suitability for publication  credibility  quality control  Often primary literature
  9. 9. Primary Sources & Peer ReviewA 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.Primary Source - Original document containing firsthand information – Diaries, interviews – Original research including journal articles and preprints
  10. 10. Secondary Source Information taken from other sources and summarized and evaluated• Important Secondary Sources – Annual Reviews of… CQ Researcher Plunkett Research Online
  11. 11. Finding Articles
  12. 12. Databases! Do you have your own database?• Cell phone address book• iTunes
  13. 13. Article Research1. Background information – Be able to talk about your topic for 5 minutes before you begin your research! – Annual Reviews2. Find your “classic paper” – Basis for or generated a great deal of research – A highly cited paper3. Current primary source articles
  14. 14. Sort by times cited…
  15. 15. Sort by times cited…
  16. 16. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)Database within the Web of Knowledge platform
  17. 17. Primary Research Articles
  18. 18. When searching databases…Remember: RATS Read All The Screens!• Key words• Synonyms• Subjects• Suggested topics• Types of materials – Scholarly Journals, Magazines, etc.
  19. 19. How to get help….• AskUs Service• R & R Clinics in LSC Atrium – Friday, 10/21, 9am-12pm – Wed, 10/26, 9am-12pm – Wed, 11/2, 9am-12pm – No clinic 11/9 – Wed, 11/16, 9am-12pm• Contact me! galloway@syr.edu
  20. 20. Questions???

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