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  • 1. Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & Instruction LibrarianIDNM 101: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
2. First…Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduCook Library Reference:410.704.2462.IM/emailPhone: 410.704.3746.Twitter: @LibrarianLaks 3. Take away…Search strategies and Search tipsFinding books/articles in the Cook LibraryEvaluate the informationCite your sourcesGet started 4. Where do you start your search? 5. Preparing to SearchArticulate your topicChoose important ideasIdentify keywordsFind background informationReference booksWebsitesGather, organize and narrow it down 6. Preparing to SearchBrainstormSynonymsMore specific termsBroader conceptsUse broader terms for BooksUse narrower terms for ArticlesExample: Encyclopedia of Earth 7. Search TipsBoolean “search connectors”Mammals AND EvolutionClimate Change OR Global warming 8. Search TipsTruncationTechnolog*Technolog-yTechnolog-istTechnolog-icalTechnolog-ically 9. Searching the CatalogCook LibraryResearchLibrary CatalogsAdvanced Search OptionsLocationCall numberLibrary MapOther locationsInterlibrary loan (Illiad)Request 10. Searching DatabasesCook LibrarySubject GatewaysBiologyPeer-reviewed articles in multiple journalsJournalsTowson: 235 journals with the word Biology in the titleDatabasesScience Citation Index: 6,650 journals on a variety of scientific disciplinesResearch vs Review 11. EvaluateAuthorityCurrencyObjectivityScopeUsabilityExamplesPacific Northwest Tree OctopusRYT Hospital 12. Writing and Citing ResourcesCook LibraryQuick ToolsCiting SourcesAllows your readers to verify and identify where the information and ideas in your paper originatedGives 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 tipsFinding books/articles in the Cook LibraryEvaluate the informationCite your sourcesGet started 14. Questions?Feel free to contact me:Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.edu410.704.3746.Twitter: @LibrarianLaksOr any reference librarian:Visit Cook Library Reference Desk410.704.2462.IM – tucookchat
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1. Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & Instruction LibrarianIDNM 101: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library 2. First…Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduCook…