• 1. Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    Research & Instruction Librarian
    IDNM 101: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
  • 2. First…
    Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    Cook Library Reference:
    410.704.2462.
    IM/email
    Phone: 410.704.3746.
    Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
  • 3. Take away…
    Search strategies and Search tips
    Finding books/articles in the Cook Library
    Evaluate the information
    Cite your sources
    Get started
  • 4. Where do you start your search?
  • 5. Preparing to Search
    Articulate your topic
    Choose important ideas
    Identify keywords
    Find background information
    Reference books
    Websites
    Gather, organize and narrow it down
  • 6. Preparing to Search
    Brainstorm
    Synonyms
    More specific terms
    Broader concepts
    Use broader terms for Books
    Use narrower terms for Articles
    Example: Encyclopedia of Earth
  • 7. Search Tips
    Boolean “search connectors”
    Mammals AND Evolution
    Climate Change OR Global warming
  • 8. Search Tips
    Truncation
    Technolog*
    Technolog-y
    Technolog-ist
    Technolog-ical
    Technolog-ically
  • 9. Searching the Catalog
    Cook Library
    Research
    Library Catalogs
    Advanced Search Options
    Location
    Call number
    Library Map
    Other locations
    Interlibrary loan (Illiad)
    Request
  • 10. Searching Databases
    Cook Library
    Subject Gateways
    Biology
    Peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals
    Journals
    Towson: 235 journals with the word Biology in the title
    Databases
    Science Citation Index: 6,650 journals on a variety of scientific disciplines
    Research vs Review
  • 11. Evaluate
    Authority
    Currency
    Objectivity
    Scope
    Usability
    Examples
    Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
    RYT Hospital
  • 12. Writing and Citing Resources
    Cook Library
    Quick Tools
    Citing Sources
    Allows your readers to verify and identify where the information and ideas in your paper originated
    Gives credit to the owners of the ideas (avoiding plagiarism)
    Provides a connection between your research and the research of related sources
  • 13. Remember …
    Search strategies and Search tips
    Finding books/articles in the Cook Library
    Evaluate the information
    Cite your sources
    Get started
  • 14. Questions?
    Feel free to contact me:
    Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    410.704.3746.
    Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
    Or any reference librarian:
    Visit Cook Library Reference Desk
    410.704.2462.
    IM – tucookchat
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    • 1. Laksamee Putnam
      lputnam@towson.edu
      Research & Instruction Librarian
      IDNM 101: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
  • 2. First…
    Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    Cook Library Reference:
    410.704.2462.
    IM/email
    Phone: 410.704.3746.
    Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
  • 3. Take away…
    Search strategies and Search tips
    Finding books/articles in the Cook Library
    Evaluate the information
    Cite your sources
    Get started
  • 4. Where do you start your search?
  • 5. Preparing to Search
    Articulate your topic
    Choose important ideas
    Identify keywords
    Find background information
    Reference books
    Websites
    Gather, organize and narrow it down
  • 6. Preparing to Search
    Brainstorm
    Synonyms
    More specific terms
    Broader concepts
    Use broader terms for Books
    Use narrower terms for Articles
    Example: Encyclopedia of Earth
  • 7. Search Tips
    Boolean “search connectors”
    Mammals AND Evolution
    Climate Change OR Global warming
  • 8. Search Tips
    Truncation
    Technolog*
    Technolog-y
    Technolog-ist
    Technolog-ical
    Technolog-ically
  • 9. Searching the Catalog
    Cook Library
    Research
    Library Catalogs
    Advanced Search Options
    Location
    Call number
    Library Map
    Other locations
    Interlibrary loan (Illiad)
    Request
  • 10. Searching Databases
    Cook Library
    Subject Gateways
    Biology
    Peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals
    Journals
    Towson: 235 journals with the word Biology in the title
    Databases
    Science Citation Index: 6,650 journals on a variety of scientific disciplines
    Research vs Review
  • 11. Evaluate
    Authority
    Currency
    Objectivity
    Scope
    Usability
    Examples
    Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
    RYT Hospital
  • 12. Writing and Citing Resources
    Cook Library
    Quick Tools
    Citing Sources
    Allows your readers to verify and identify where the information and ideas in your paper originated
    Gives credit to the owners of the ideas (avoiding plagiarism)
    Provides a connection between your research and the research of related sources
  • 13. Remember …
    Search strategies and Search tips
    Finding books/articles in the Cook Library
    Evaluate the information
    Cite your sources
    Get started
  • 14. Questions?
    Feel free to contact me:
    Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    410.704.3746.
    Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
    Or any reference librarian:
    Visit Cook Library Reference Desk
    410.704.2462.
    IM – tucookchat
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