LIBRARY RESOURCES COMM 1180 MELANIE PARLETTE, ENGINEERING & IT LIAISON LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE CONESTOGA COLLEGE
TODAY YOU’LL LEARN . . . <ul><li>About the Library website and that you have an Research Guide (and that this is helpful) ...
PIN NUMBERS <ul><li>You can use your PIN to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access resources from Off-Campus </li></ul></ul></u...
LIBRARY HOMEPAGE <ul><li>www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LRC Hours </li></ul>...
LET’S GET STARTED
LIBRARY CATALOGUE Q: What can you find in the library catalogue? A: Anything that is  physically  housed in the library  (...
TYPES OF SOURCES What’s the Difference? Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals Conference Papers Technical Re...
DATABASES <ul><li>What is an electronic article database? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online / web-based collection of: </li></u...
DATABASES <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow by content type </li></ul><ul><li>(Journals) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Narrow ...
WHAT DO I SEARCH FOR? Civil  Engineering Design For  Roadside Safety Soil  Modeling Wooden Materials In Buildings Fluid  M...
GET HELP AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>By Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] ...
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  • Use the print examples you brought to explain what a student can find in a database. Emphasize variety of information, ease of use, scholarly holdings, quality of information and tools provided for organizing results
  • Use the print examples you brought to explain what a student can find in a database. Emphasize variety of information, ease of use, scholarly holdings, quality of information and tools provided for organizing results
  • Use the print examples you brought to explain what a student can find in a database. Emphasize variety of information, ease of use, scholarly holdings, quality of information and tools provided for organizing results
  • COMM 1180 - Civil Engineering

    1. 1. LIBRARY RESOURCES COMM 1180 MELANIE PARLETTE, ENGINEERING & IT LIAISON LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE CONESTOGA COLLEGE
    2. 2. TODAY YOU’LL LEARN . . . <ul><li>About the Library website and that you have an Research Guide (and that this is helpful) </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>What a database is, how to search it and why you need it for your assignment </li></ul><ul><li>How to use the database to make citing in IEEE more efficient </li></ul>
    3. 3. PIN NUMBERS <ul><li>You can use your PIN to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access resources from Off-Campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renew a book, place a hold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review your account </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. LIBRARY HOMEPAGE <ul><li>www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LRC Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AskON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Help </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. LET’S GET STARTED
    6. 6. LIBRARY CATALOGUE Q: What can you find in the library catalogue? A: Anything that is physically housed in the library (and more) ! Let’s take a look…
    7. 7. TYPES OF SOURCES What’s the Difference? Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals Conference Papers Technical Reports <ul><li>Scholarly research or projects.  </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations are usually charts and graphs. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors are authorities in their field. Often professors or researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review process is in place where the content of an article is reviewed by one or more experts in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials </li></ul><ul><li>General interest articles, entertainment, or information aimed at the consumer.  Usually colour photographs and illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles are usually written by magazine staff, freelance writers, or may be anonymous. </li></ul><ul><li>No peer review or refereeing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Business‎ </li></ul><ul><li>Industry related information, news and trends.  Some illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors are industry experts, professionals, or practitioners who are not always identified </li></ul><ul><li>Typically no peer review or refereeing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Author is scholar in field, academic or researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Conference papers tend to be more recent than journal articles, but may be considered less authoritative depending on the review and acceptance process </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Review Process may or may not be rigorous </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>New Developments on Metallurgy and Applications of High Strength Steels: Steel Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Author is often a scholar or a scientist, engineer, government contractor, or technical personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Published by a corporation or educational institution </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation is everything </li></ul><ul><li>Typically not peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Nippon Steel Technical Report No. 95 Special Issue on Welding Technology </li></ul>
    8. 8. DATABASES <ul><li>What is an electronic article database? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online / web-based collection of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes professional journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases are usually organized by major subject i.e. nursing, business, science, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You choose a database based on your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each database contains millions of articles, searchable by keyword </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. DATABASES <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow by content type </li></ul><ul><li>(Journals) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Narrow by publication year </li></ul><ul><li>3. Narrow by subject </li></ul><ul><li>4. Narrow by Full Text </li></ul>
    10. 10. WHAT DO I SEARCH FOR? Civil Engineering Design For Roadside Safety Soil Modeling Wooden Materials In Buildings Fluid Mechanics Road Construction Materials Project Management Rehabilitation of Buildings and Bridges
    11. 11. GET HELP AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>By Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IM Chat on the LRC Contact Us Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or in the: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering “Research Guide” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the LRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By Phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Desk @ 519-748-5220 x4526 </li></ul></ul>

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