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  1. 1. MSc Tropical Coastal Management Finding and managing academic information MST8011: Finding and Managing academic information Julia Robinson Assistant Librarian, SAgE
  2. 2. Programme Finding Information/ Search strategy  Library Search  Academic internet  Databases and EJs for quality information  Keeping up to date Managing Information  Academic integrity  EndNote
  3. 3. Library Service at NewcastleRobinson Library• Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanitie s, Social SciencesWalton Library• Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical ScienceLaw LibraryDigital Library• http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
  4. 4. Information overload? Experimental data Maps Books Internet E-BooksGovernment reports Chemic Informatio al and n physical resources data JournalCommercial material Theses articles Conferenc e papers Digital images Statistical data
  5. 5. Don’t sinkunder theweight of alltheinformation!
  6. 6. Having a search strategy keeps youafloat • Logical • Broad and connectors narrow terms (AND, OR, N • Related terms OT) • Synonyms • Truncation • Spellings (conserv*, w HOW WHAT om?n) Search Keywords techniques WHERE WHEN Appropriate Limits • By date sources • By language • Books • By type • Journals • Maps • Stats • Official docs
  7. 7. Search techniques Use AND, OR and NOT to make logical connections  biodiversity AND fish  sea OR ocean OR marine Use truncation  Conserv* finds conserve, conservation, conserving (and also conservatory!)  Wom?n finds woman and women
  8. 8. Improved searching with LibrarySearchhttp://libsearch.ncl.ac.uk Includes data from the Library catalogue and a range of electronic resources Full and mo Full & mobile views Warning! Not all our resources are covered by Library Search
  9. 9. Journal articles Report original academic research Published in academic (high-quality) journals – published regularly Up to date More detailed than books – can be very technical Peer-reviewed for quality (by other academics / experts in the field) Available in Print and / or Electronic formats Types of regular publication • Academic / trade / magazines / newspapers / professional
  10. 10. Use databases to trace journal articlesDatabases are: Collections of references and full text articles International in scope Multi-publisher Subject specific Essential for academic research Expensive resources
  11. 11. Databases and EJ Collections DATABASE EJ COLLE CTION EJ collectio n EJ COLLECTION EJ COLLECTI ON
  12. 12. Databases and EJ Collections DATABASE- DATABASE - EJ COLLECTIONS GENERAL Subject specific ASFA Scopus Biological ScienceDirect Web of Knowledge Sciences (both Springer ProQuest) Many subjects Specialised Full-text terminology Often only one References + References + publisher some full text some full text Look for the Look for the button button
  13. 13. Marine Science Databases and EJCollections Databases Electronic Journals collections  ProQuest  ASFA (Plus Oceanic Abstracts)  BioMed Central  Science Direct  Biological Sciences  Wiley  Environmental Sciences and  Swetswise Pollution Management  EIS (Environmental Impact Statements)  Science Citation Index (Web of Use your Library Guide Science) for quick links and Scopus  further information  Environmental Management
  14. 14. http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/marihttp://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/reflenex
  15. 15. Theses Newcastle University PhD Theses • Library catalogue -Local Collections • E-Theses repository https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/ UK Theses • ETHOS - http://ethos.bl.uk/ • Some available online (free), many require payment • Index to Theses http://www.theses.com/ (abs – not full-text) International Theses • Various databases available to help you find out about other research degrees • Usually difficult to obtain • http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/resin/finding_information/theses/international.php
  16. 16. Google‟s always worked for me…
  17. 17. Web : good and bad Easy Quick I think I know what I‟m doing I can find lots of information I can‟t be bothered to look any further Too much information Too much poor quality information Some of it is wrong It‟s not academic enough It doesn‟t really give me what I need There‟s a lot of information missing
  18. 18. Open Access resources Institutional repositories :  ePrints - http://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/ Subject-specific repositories:  Open DOAR - http://www.opendoar.org/ Open Access journals:  DOAJ - http://www.doaj.org/For further information and quick links see our Open Access and ePrints Library guide:http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/openaccesseprints
  19. 19. Now you haveall the info youneed – relax!
  20. 20. How to keep up to date with what‟snew? The web is full of information – news sites, publications, blogs, etc How do you know what‟s new? Databases and EJs (and news sites, etc) are updated every day YOU have to go back and check Overwhelming, time-consuming, inefficient, relies on you rememberingInstead... Save your search strategy as an email alerts (available in many e- resources) Use RSS feeds to make new information come to you instead
  21. 21. Email alerts Save your search strategy as an email alert Get alerts for your favourite journals too Receive an email every time a new article is added to the resource which matches your search Receive an email every time a new issue of the journal is published You can usually determine the frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, etc...)
  22. 22. Keeping up to date: Email alerts Individual databases – for topics • Scopus, ASFA, Science Direct Zetoc – for journal TOCs • http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/ • British Librarys TOC for journal articles & conference proceedings. • search 1993 = • 28,000 journals & 45m articles & conference proceedings • email alerts by subject / journal TOC • set up RSS feeds for journals
  23. 23. Keeping up to date: RSS feeds For web based content – web pages, EJs Information sent to a “reader” – your personal web page Relies on you checking your reader regularly – you may need to change your work practices Easy links to original information
  24. 24. Getting started • Find an RSS reader/viewer e.g. Google Reader Reader, Netvibes • Find a site with an RSS feed Feed • Click on and paste the link into your Link chosen RSS reader • Go back to your RSS viewer at regular intervals for your „news‟ – it‟ll be there waiting Read for you
  25. 25. Marine Digimap Charted Raster  Scanned and geocoded images of the Admiralty Chart series, ideal for general reference and backdrop mapping but are NOT for navigational use.  Variety of scales Hydrospatial  Bathymetry and Elevation - The nature and shape of the Earths surface on land (elevation) and under the sea (bathymetry).  Natural and Physical Features - The natural topography of the coastal and marine environment including the biological, physical and chemical features within it.  Structures and Obstructions - Man-made physical structures and obstructions.  Socio Economic and Marine Use - Specified areas where one or more activities have been designated, are known to occur or are restricted.  Conservation and Environmental Protection - Designated boundaries for the purposes of conservation and environmental protection of natural and cultural heritage.  Climate and Oceanography - Climate and weather information, tides and currents or locations where measurement and monitoring is or has been know to occur.
  26. 26. Our electronic RAS – Remote Applicationresources are Service https://ras.ncl.ac.uk/available anytime, anywhere Use Library Resources folder Library Web pages & Library Guide for Marine
  27. 27. Inter-Library Loans (ILL) 50 requests (@£1.50) per year Distance access, use Web ILL • Credit your account – in person, by post, by phone. • Login to the Library catalogue (link in Library Search) • Select Inter Library Loan tab
  28. 28. Using other libraries SCONUL Access • http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/about/access/joining/sconul/extra.php • Access and borrowing Check which libraries participate • http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/members • Borrowing rules vary Register here first • http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/users_info • Collect SCONUL Access card
  29. 29. Next sessionManaging Information EndNote – for managing your research and citation Academic integrity issues
  30. 30. Hands on… • Open your Library Guide http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/marine • Click on the Activities tab • Experiment with finding materials, using Library Search, databases and Open Access resources • Set up alerts/RSS feeds using the Journal articles/Newsfeeds tabs • Ask me any specific questions about your studies