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1 MyResearch Module 3 – Search Strategies & Techniques Fall 2013 Giovanna Badia Tara Mawhinney Umma Tamima

2 Giovanna Badia, Liaison Librarian (Chemical Engineering, Mining and Materials Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences) Tara Mawhinney, Liaison Librarian (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) Umma Tamima, Graduate Student (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics) MyResearch for Science and Engineering: Teaching Team

3 Map out your research project Use alerting services to stay ahead Outline

4 Concept Mapping relationship concept 1 concept 2

5 Is bamboo a workable material for construction? Research Topic

6 Concept Mapping used for bamboo construction

7 Concept Mapping Exercise

8 Concept Mapping used for bamboo construction

9 The graduate researcher is investigating engineering considerations for Mars rover landing safety, including hazards, elevation, and latitude. Hazards the researcher is concentrating on are rocks and wind. Research Topic

10 Adapted from: electra.ihmc.us:80/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid= _ _1440&partName=htmltextelectra.ihmc.us:80/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid= _ _1440&partName=htmltext Mars Landing Safety

11 Umma’s Concept Map

12 “Evacuation time after a large earthquake in an urban area” Umma’s concept map: bit.ly/UmmaConceptMap Umma’s Research Topic

13 Step 1: Define your research topic. Step 2: Create a concept map with CmapTools. Step 3: Get feedback. Step 4: Save your concept map. Concept Mapping Exercise

14 Adapted from: electra.ihmc.us:80/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid= _ _1440&partName=htmltextelectra.ihmc.us:80/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid= _ _1440&partName=htmltext hazard* rock* wind* OR Mars Landing Safety

15 Mars AND land* AND hazard* OR rock* OR wind* Search Strategy

16 Mars AND land* AND (hazard* OR rock* OR wind*) Search Strategy – One Line

17 Use for phrase searching Example: “Mars land*” Quotation Marks

18 Multidisciplinary Web of Science Scopus Google Scholar Which Database Do I Choose? Subject specific Compendex/Inspec Aerospace Database Materials Research Database SciFinder GeoRef Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management

19 Break…

20 Map out your research project Use alerting services to stay ahead Outline

21 Staying Ahead: Alerting Services by Database DatabaseAlerting service (via ) Web of Science Scopus Compendex/ Inspec Google Scholar

22 Set up search alerts in two databases. Staying Ahead: Activity

23 Staying Ahead: Alerting Services for Journals

24 Survey (url is case sensitive): bit.ly/MyResearchMcGill Feedback


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