Information Searching: Essential Steps Chemical Engineering 100 Sept. 26, 2005 Anne Fullerton , Chemical Engineering Librarian [email protected] 5 Essential Steps to Finding Information Deciding what you are looking for Deciding where to look for information
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information literature in science and technology!”
UT Austin Engineering Library. 2002. Engineering: where science meets the economy.http://www.summaweb.com/teaching/index.htm Accessed Sept. 12, 2003
Finding information is problem solving.
This diagram has been adapted from Evolution of Scientific Information. [From Allan Kent and Harold Lancour, eds., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (New York, 1979), s.v. "Scientific Literature," by K. Subramanyam, 394].
Consult these Sources(see Reference, right hand menu)
Terms I found by searching an encyclopedia, book, websites, dictionary.Example:How can we remove the growing number of drugs which are appearing in our drinking water?
(drug* OR pharmaceutical* OR ibuprofen) AND (wastewater OR waste water) AND nanofiltration
TRELLIS - UW’s Library Catalogue
Complete TASK 1 now
e.g. CEP Magazine; Chemical and Engineering News
e.g. AIChE Journal; Journal of Polymer Research
or TRELLIS search.2. Where to look:Research Indexes for ChE 100
see Subject Guide - Chemical Engineering
Complete TASK 2 now.
government info, society & organizations (conferences, training etc.)
Evaluation criteria for websites
Complete TASK 3 now.
What Citation or Reference Style to Use?
Do a Google define search on plagiarism
-presenting someone else’s words and/or ideas as if they are your own
Protecting Yourself from it
Plagiarism is easy to spot with Google and special software.
Plagiarism can cost you your academic career.