Apsc 100 Clinic 3 C Fall 09

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Apsc 100 Clinic 3 C Fall 09

  1. 1. APSC 100 Module 1 Clinic 3C: Information Management Fall 2009 <ul><li>Engineering & Science Library </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise 1 : Do you know what you need to know? </li></ul><ul><li>Library website, QCAT, course guide and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise 2: Find resources for your project. </li></ul><ul><li>Some tips and how to write your report </li></ul><ul><li>Additional services </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ice Breaking <ul><li>Do you have any question about the library services? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you expect to learn in this session? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exercise 1 Project # or Title What’s the outcome/purpose of your project? What is your main research/ project question (s) ? Do you feel that you have background information about the project topic? If yes, please list the key concepts that you already know. What information do you need to answer those questions?
  5. 5. http://library.queensu.ca
  6. 6. Engineering and Science Library
  7. 7. QCAT
  8. 8. Searching QCAT <ul><li>You can search the library catalogue using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title (Exact, Keyword) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Title (Print, Electronic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and more advanced search tools! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. QCAT Record <ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author(s) or Editor(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title (complete) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place of publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year of publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. E-books at Queen’s <ul><li>Books24x7 - ITPro Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Safari Tech Books Online </li></ul><ul><li>Springer e-Books </li></ul><ul><li>And others …   </li></ul>
  11. 11. Knovel
  12. 12. Databases <ul><li>Use databases to locate articles by journal title, article title, subject, author, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Some databases will provide you with “what exists” but not necessarily “what’s in the library” </li></ul><ul><li>Databases would have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full text of the articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index and abstracts (summaries) of articles </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Databases/Articles <ul><li>How to find articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use an index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Federated/Meta Searching tools: Scholars Portal or Google Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow Get It!@Queen’s link for electronic or print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If Queen’s doesn’t own it– order it through ILL (RACER) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Example: Engineering Village Get it @ Queen’s Results Manager Refine your Search
  15. 15. Academic Search Complete
  16. 17. Get it @ Queen’s
  17. 18. Manage your resources <ul><li>You may come into many resources that are useful for your project and you may want to share them with your team members and use them for your project report. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use different tools including e-mailing the records, saving the full text of articles, or using some other software such as Qshare. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Team Assignment #2 <ul><li>Build a project plan for the term, including an economic analysis. This can be an outline, but you should consider all the factors pertaining to your project, and how or what you need to accomplish them. This plan can include a time line, or even a Gantt chart. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Provide a summary of the relevant information (background research) and an analysis of the sources your team used to find this information. You should provide an annotated bibliography that describes why the information you gathered is appropriate, relevant, authoritative, objective, and current. </li></ul>
  19. 20. APSC 100 Library Course Guide http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/apsc
  20. 21. APSC 100 Library Course Guide <ul><li>The library course guide provides you with many useful resources on how to discover: </li></ul><ul><li>Company and Product Information </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Books and Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>Team Assignment #2 </li></ul>
  21. 22. Demo <ul><li>Using QCAT </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of APSC 100 course guide </li></ul><ul><li>Using Academic Search Complete as an example of a database </li></ul>
  22. 23. Exercises II
  23. 24. Useful Hints
  24. 25. Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com Scholars Preference Define Preferences before you start your search to get the best results !!!
  25. 26. Connect from off-campus http://proxy.queensu.ca Start with this page if you’re not at Queen’s
  26. 27. Write your project report
  27. 28. Writing a report <ul><li>Follow the policy on academic integrity, the policy is posted on the course homepage and in APSC100 handbook. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a citation style, and why I need it? </li></ul><ul><li>For this course, you will use the IEEE citation style. </li></ul>
  28. 29. IEEE Citation Style <ul><li>Any citation style is set up to give the reader immediate information about sources cited in the text. </li></ul><ul><li>The IEEE Style is a number style with two key components: In-text citations and a reference list , at the end of the text. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Examples of IEEE Citation Style <ul><li>In-text citation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;...end of the line for my research [13].&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The theory was first put forward in 1987 [1].&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;For example, see [7].&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Several recent studies [3, 4, 15, 16] have suggested that...&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference list: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[1] W.K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems . Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1993, pp. 123-35. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[2] G. Pevere, “Infrared Nation,” The International Journal of Infrared Design , vol. 33, pp. 56-99, Jan. 1979. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information please visit the course guide. </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Save an unlimited number of citations from research databases or library catalogues. </li></ul><ul><li>Create personal or shared databases of citations. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically produce bibliographies and notes in dozens of predefined formats, e.g. Chicago, MLA, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Access your citations anytime, anyplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the library’s RefWorks page for more information about how to use and to attend a workshop. </li></ul>
  31. 32. Additional Services <ul><li>If you feel that your team needs any specific resource that we do not have in our collection, please email me as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>If your project needs more help in identifying/ locating more resources for your project, email me to schedule a meeting. </li></ul>
  32. 33. Questions ? Contact Information Web: http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/ <ul><li>Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 533-2610 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Circ/Reserve Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 533-6981 </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Learning Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>

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