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Writing Across the Profession Part II Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa.

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1 Writing Across the Profession Part II Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa Instructional Services Librarian Al Harris Library

2 Quick Review: Define a Topic & Generate Keywords Using Catalogs/WorldCat/Ebrary Finding Databases –Browse and locate databases by subject –Locate more databases using the library's research guides ( LibGuides) Finding Articles in Library Databases –Identify a variety of articles appropriate to your topic –Locate articles based on a citation

3 Quick Review: Mix & Match Use keyword search in JSTOR to find Book Reviews Use WorldCat to locate books Use Cited References/Bibliographies Use Periodical List (or ILL) to locate article

4 Publishing Cycle

5 Between 1986 and 2006, journal expenditures of North American research libraries increased by a staggering 321%

6 $4360

7 $10,320

8 $15,428

9 Response: Open Access Directory of Open Access Journals PLOS OAIster/Open Thesis

10 Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 6195 journals in the directory. Currently 2639 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 511454 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

11 PLOS Public Library of Science: a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

12 OAIsterOAIster Open ThesisOpen Thesis Union catalog of digital resources Contains digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click. Repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents Boolean search, Collaborative tools.

13 Searching the Deep Web

14 Specialized Search Wolfram/Alpha –A computational knowledge engine: it generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links. Scrius –For scientific information only. A web based comprehensive scientific research tool. Ipl2 –Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). A directory.

15 Academic Search Engines and Databases Google Scholar. Find information among academic journals with this tool.Google Scholar getCITED. This database of academic journal articles and book chapters also includes a discussion forum.getCITED HighWire Press. From Stanford, use this tool to access thousands of peer-reviewed journals and full-text articles.HighWire Press Virtual Learning Resource Center. This tool provides links to thousands of academic research sites to help students at any level find the best information for their Internet research projects.Virtual Learning Resource Centerstudents MagBot. This search engine provides journal and magazine articles on topics relevant to students and their teachersMagBotstudents OpenJ-Gate. Access over 4500 open journals with this tool that allows you to restrict your search to peer-reviewed journals or professional and industry journals.OpenJ-Gate

16 Semantic Search Tools and Databases Hakia. This popular semantic search engine only accesses websites that are recommended by librarians.Hakia Freebase. This community-powered database includes information on millions of topics.Freebase Powerset. Enter a topic, phrase, or question to find information from Wikipedia with this semantic application.Powerset Kartoo. Enter any keyword to receive a visual map of the topics that pertain to your keyword. Hover your mouse over each to get a thumbnail of the website.Kartoo Quintura. Entering your search term will create a cloud of related terms as well as a list of links. Hover over one of the words or phrases in the cloud to get an entirely different list of links.Quintura Evri. This search engine provides you with highly relevant results from articles, papers, blogs, images, audio, and video on the Internet.Evri

17 Scientific Search Engines and Databases This search engine offers specific categories including agriculture and food, biology and nature, Earth and ocean sciences, health and medicine, and Search for science information with this connection to international science databases and CiteSeer.IST. This search engine and digital library will help you find information within scientific literature.CiteSeer.IST Scirus. This science search engine moves beyond journal articles and also includes searches among such resources as scientists’ webpages, courseware, patents, and more.Scirus Scopus. Find academic information among science, technology, medicine, and social science categories.Scopus GoPubMed. Search for biomedical texts with this search engine that accesses PubMed articles.GoPubMed PubFocus. This search engine searches Medline and PubMed for information on articles, authors, and publishing trends.PubFocus Scitopia. This "deep federated search" brings the best information from the fields of science and technology.Scitopia Scitation. Find over one million scientific papers from journals, conferences, magazines, and other sources with this tool.Scitation

18 Tips and Strategies: Don’t rely on old ways of searching. Become aware that most of the content on the Internet doesn’t show up on typical search engines, so think about other ways of searching i.e. Specialized Engines Search for databases. Using any search engine, enter your keyword alongside "database" to find any searchable databases (for example, "running database" or "woodworking database"). Searching the deep web should be done a bit differently, so use these strategies to help you get started on your deep web searching.

19 Tech Tools For Scholars RSS feeds Dropbox UNC Writing Center –Writing for Specific Fields

20 LibGuides librarian created portals to high quality research information.

21 Questions? Contact me: Frederic Murray 774-7113

22 Thanks!

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