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Graduate orientation may 28 30 2014 dan sich jamie goodfellow allyn betty taylor library

Graduate Orientation

May 28 & 30, 2014

Dan Sich / Jamie Goodfellow

Allyn & Betty Taylor Library

Allyn & Betty Taylor Library


Graduate orientation may 28 30 2014 dan sich jamie goodfellow allyn betty taylor library

  • Agenda

  • Your Librarian(s)

  • Library website overview

  • Information sources

  • Literature searching tips

  • Citing sources, RefWorks

  • InterLibrary Loans

  • Getting Help

  • Library tour

Taylor Library - Graduate Orientation


Your librarians

Your Librarians

  • Dan Sich: Earth Science, Physics & Astronomy

  • Jamie Goodfellow: CEE, MME

  • QinqinZhang: Applied Math, Computer Science, ECE, Math, Statistics & Actuarial Science


Library website overview

Library website overview

  • Off-Campus Access

  • My Library Account

  • Tutorials

  • Databases

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Library website overview1

Library website overview

  • Program Guides

  • Orientation session pagewww.lib.uwo.ca/programs/engineeringscience/orientation.html

  • Recommend a Purchase

  • Shared Library Catalogue…

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Shared library catalogue

Shared Library Catalogue

  • Title

  • Author

  • Subject

  • (Advanced) Keyword

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Primary and secondary information sources

Primary and Secondary Information Sources

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Primary sources

PrimarySources

Source types:

  • Journal articles

  • Conference proceedings

  • Dissertations & theses

  • Patents

    Search tools:

  • Subject-specific databases

  • Interdisciplinary databases

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Databases

Databases

Subject-specific databases:

  • Engineering: EI Compendex, Inspec

  • Earth Sciences: GeoRef

  • Chemistry/CBE: SciFinder, Reaxys

  • CS/ECE: IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library

  • Maths: MathSciNet

  • Physics/Astronomy: arXiv

    Interdisciplinary databases:

  • Web of Science, Scopus

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Database d emo

Databasedemo

  • Engineering Village (EI Compendex, Inspec & Geobase)

  • Web of Knowledge (Web of Science)

  • Get it @ Western

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Dissertations theses

Dissertations & Theses

  • Theses page

  • Western graduates’ dissertations and theses

    Keyword: dissertations academic uwo [dept]

  • “Dissertations and Theses” databases

  • NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)http://www.ndltd.org/(no full text, but helps you find)

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Patents

Patents

  • Grant exclusive rights to inventions, procedures

  • Contain technical information rarely found elsewhere

  • Contain drawings, diagrams

  • Are sometimes available free online

  • ...but can be tricky to find

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Patents1

Patents

  • Patents page

  • Google Patents

  • US Patent and Trademark Office

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

  • [email protected]

  • Scopus, IEEE Xplore, SciFinder Web, Reaxys

  • Queen’s U Library’s patents tutorials

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Recap

Recap

  • Primary sources

    • Journal articles & Conference proceedings

    • Dissertations & theses

    • Patents


Secondary sources

Secondary Sources

Source types:

  • Monographs/Books

  • Encyclopaedias

  • Handbooks/Manuals

  • Review articles

    Search tools:

  • Library catalogue

  • Program guides (links to eBook collections)

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Engineering handbooks

EngineeringHandbooks

  • CRC ENGnetBASE

    • Online engineering handbooks

    • Full text available

      Quick Demo


Standards

Standards

  • Guidelines, procedures, design codes

  • Details on ways of doing things

  • Expensive

  • Sometimes available through the library

  • Standards page

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Literature searching tips 1

Literature searching tips (1)

  • Break down your topics into concepts

  • Identify alternate search terms

  • Use AND, OR, *

  • Use search limits

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Literature searching tips 2

Literature searching tips (2)

  • Analyse your search results

  • Modify your search

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Literature searching tips 3

Literature searching tips (3)

E.g., the impact of hybrid cars on gas consumption

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Citing sources

Citing sources


Citing sources properly

Citing sources properly

  • helps other researchers find papers

  • gives credit where credit is due

  • helps you avoid plagiarism

  • Citing & Writing page


Is this plagiarism

Is this plagiarism?

Case studies:

  • Cutting and pasting from Wikipedia into your essay

  • Submitting an essay that you have used in the past for another course

  • Using the same paper for a conference presentation and then for a journal article submission

  • Building on an idea from your professor to write your paper

  • Using someone else’s images or diagrams in your paper


Refworks

RefWorks

  • Online citation management tool

  • Export/import from databases

  • Register for account

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Racer

RACER

  • InterLibrary Loans

  • Free (usually)

  • Register: Click “First Time Users”

  • Help

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Need help

Need Help?

Email, Phone, In-person, ChatTaylor Research Help

[email protected]

519-661-3167

“Ask a Librarian” Chat Reference Service

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Graduate orientation may 28 30 2014 dan sich jamie goodfellow allyn betty taylor library

  • Agenda

  • Your Librarian(s)

  • Library website overview

  • Information sources

  • Literature searching tips

  • Citing sources, RefWorks

  • InterLibrary Loans

  • Getting Help

  • Library tour

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Thank you

Thank you!

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