Download
finding information in the atmospheric sciences n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences

Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences

375 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences • Overview of library services • MadCat, the library catalog • Searching • Finding journal articles • Finding government documents • Finding dissertations

  2. Schwerdtfeger Library Services • Project support, general and in-depth reference • Provide access to and instruction in use of library resources, e.g., Resources in Atmospheric Sciences • Find, recall, borrow, return books from/to campus libraries • Borrow books from libraries off campus • Get articles from journals not available on campus • Current Contents • Instructional support to faculty and graduate students • Create bibliographies/subject collections • Create image collections

  3. MadCat • The Library catalog, used to find books, government reports, journal titles and their locations on campus • Journal articles or contents of books (specific chapters) ARE NOT in MadCat -- find them in appropriate database, then search for journal or book title in MadCat • Schwerdtfeger Library holdings in MadCat

  4. MadCat Options • View your library record • Renew books • View course reserves • Place requests • Proxy service • Searching • E-mail search results • About electronic journals

  5. Search Strategies • Plan your search • Remember variant word endings, Boolean connectors and synonyms • Limit search terms to specific fields (title, subject heading), within a certain proximity to each other, year ranges • Note controlled vocabularies

  6. Finding Journal Articles • UW Madison Libraries have licensed many databases for your use • Emphasis is on finding literature related to the atmospheric sciences • After finding specific articles, search for the journal title in MadCat for location on campus • Some databases may have links to full-text

  7. Databases • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts • Oceanic Abstracts • Aerospace Database • Web of Science • INSPEC • GEOREF • NTIS

  8. Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts • Updated monthly, July 1974 - • MGA covers meteorology, climatology, oceanography, remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, etc. • Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, technical reports • Includes abstract for most entries • Pre-1974 literature can be found using print version of Met. Abstracts

  9. Search Met Abstracts • Select “Advanced Search” • Serials source list • Thesaurus -- subject terms • Author index • Search history • Search results -- retrieve full-text for AMS journals, e-mail or export results

  10. Oceanic Abstracts • Updated monthly, 1984 - • Premier database for marine resources • Covers biology, ecology, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry, oceanography, marine pollution, environmental protection • Search results • Same interface as Met Abstracts, Aerospace Database

  11. Aerospace Database • Updated quarterly, 1986 - • Journal articles, conferences, books, reports, theses and patents • Covers fields of aerospace engineering, technology, and space-related research, including meteorology • Same search interface as Met Abstracts, Oceanic Abstracts

  12. Web of Science • Updated weekly, 1982 - • Combination of three databases • Indexes peer-reviewed journal literature only -- does not include reports, conference proceedings, dissertations… • Known for its currency and meticulous indexing • Used to do general, cited reference or author searching • Pre-1981, use Science Citation Index in print

  13. Search Web of Science • Full Search • Select “Science Citation Index” and coverage • General search • Cited reference search • Search results

  14. Inspec: Information Services for the Physics & Engineering Communities • Updated monthly, 1969 - • Covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computers, etc. • Includes journal articles, conference papers, significant books, tech reports, dissertations • Includes abstracts • Pre-1969, consult Computer and Control Abstracts, Science Abstracts Series A: Physics and Science Abstracts Series B: Electrical, in print

  15. Georef • Updated bimonthly, 1785 - • Indexes earth sciences literature of the world • Includes journal articles, conference papers, reports, guidebooks, theses, monographs • Recommend using “search builder” and “indexes” • NTIS, Inspec and Georef have same search interface and can be searched simultaneously

  16. Government Documents, Gray Literature • What are they? • Why are they important? • Who publishes them? • What characteristics do they have? • Where can I find them? • How can I obtain them?

  17. NTIS Bibliographic Index • Updated quarterly, 1983 - • Contains descriptions of U.S. government sponsored sci/tech research from DOD, DOE, EPA, NASA, NOAA… • Covers astronomy, atmospheric science, biotechnology, computers, energy, engineering, etc. • Included are: reports on contracts/grants, tech memos, tech reports, dissertations, etc. • Pre-1983, consult Government Reports and Announcements Index in print

  18. Search NTIS • Advanced search • General index • Search history leads to search builder • Search results

  19. Other Gray Lit Databases • GrayLit Network • DOE Information Bridge • NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) • Air Force Master Catalog

  20. Finding Dissertations on Campus • Schwerdtfeger Library holds masters theses and doctoral dissertations for AOS • Memorial Library is the depository for all Ph.D. dissertations; not all masters theses are deposited in libraries • Search MadCat for location • Contact a library for interlibrary loan, to see if it was published in report form, or to purchase • Some dissertations published as journal articles, reports if funded by government contract

  21. Finding Dissertations: Databases • Proquest Digital Dissertations, 1861- • Current Research @ UW-Madison • Index to Theses…..Great Britain and Ireland • CRL’s Foreign Doctoral Dissertations Database

  22. Recap • Determine search criteria or what it is you’re searching for • Select database(s) to be searched • Check MadCat for availability and location • Questions? Check with a librarian • http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/library/e-resources.htm