Information Searching: Essential Steps Chemical Engineering 100 Sept. 26, 2005 Anne Fullerton , Chemical Engineering Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org 5 Essential Steps to Finding Information Deciding what you are looking for Deciding where to look for information
Chemical Engineering 100
Sept. 26, 2005
Anne Fullerton, Chemical Engineering Librarian
Monash University. 2003. http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/vl/skillind.htm
Library Online Tutorials. Essential Steps. [accessed Sept. 25, 2005].
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.
@ Davis Info Desk:
Tues. 5pm – 8pm; Thurs. 1-2pm; 3-5pm
Chemical Engineering & Biology Librarian
Complete TASK 4 before Friday Sept. 30