COMM 1180 - Mechanical Techniques

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  • Structural Steel Design
  • 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 - Mechanical Techniques

    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>About RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use RefWorks 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>Soldering & Surface Mount Technology </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>Surface Fabrication‎ </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>Welding Design and Fabrication </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><ul><li>5. Export to RefWorks </li></ul>
    10. 10. WHAT DO I SEARCH FOR? Pneumatic Technology Welding Heat Exchangers Machine Tool Analysis Structural Steel Design Industrial Machinery Repair Hydraulics Vibration
    11. 11. REFWORKS Research Topic One Topic Two
    12. 12. REFWORKS & IEEE
    13. 13. IMPORTING TO REFWORKS <ul><li>Export database direct to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in to RefWorks if not already logged in </li></ul><ul><li>View last imported folder </li></ul><ul><li>*New Folder “Millwright” </li></ul><ul><li>Check new reference </li></ul><ul><li>Add to new folder </li></ul>
    14. 14. CREATING A BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Click “Create a bibliography” </li></ul><ul><li>Select Output style manager </li></ul><ul><li>Select “IEEE Communication Magazine” as Output Style </li></ul><ul><li>File Type “Word for Windows” </li></ul><ul><li>References to include “ITCT” </li></ul>
    15. 15. 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 Mechanical Techniques “Research Guide” </li></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 12:00 PM – 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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