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MyResearch (Humanities) Module 3. Fall 2013 Natalie Colaiacovo Julie Jones Sharon Rankin. Welcome back!. Yesterday we went over… Constructing search strategies McGill WorldCat catalogue vs. Classic catalogue General academic databases Google search commands/maximizing Google Scholar. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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MyResearch (Humanities)Module 3Fall 2013

Natalie ColaiacovoJulie JonesSharon Rankin1Yesterday we went overConstructing search strategiesMcGill WorldCat catalogue vs. Classic catalogueGeneral academic databasesGoogle search commands/maximizing Google Scholar

Welcome back!2Locating theses and dissertationsFinding known citationsCREPUQ borrowing and interlibrary loansSubject guides and subject-specific databases Citation searching Alerts and current awarenessSpecial resources and collections

This weekTheses and dissertations:

Specialized ResourceseScholarshipProQuest Dissertations and Theses27 500+ full text McGill thesesAllows searching by faculty advisorMcGill theses from 1934 to present dayFull text 1997-Selected full text before 1997

Also contains: journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, book chapters written by McGill faculty and students

Also contains: theses written by students from North American and European universitiesUse for: McGill-specific search requirementsUse for: Broader scope of current researchConduct a keyword search in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses to find a thesis related to your research.Check the bibliography to see if any articles could be useful for your research

Search eScholarship to find a thesis supervised by your current supervisor, or by a professor in your department.

Specialized Resources

Finding known citationsSearch by journal title in the Library Catalogue Navigate to the issue that the journal is in.And:Search for the article by title in Google Scholar and use the Find it at McGill link. Search for the article by title in WorldCat Local.How to find a known journal articleBrooks, Christina. New Woman, Fallen Woman: the Crisis of Reputation in Turn- of-the-Century Novels by Pauline Hopkins and Edith Wharton. Legacy. 13.2 (1996): 91-112. Brooks, Christina. New Woman, Fallen Woman: the Crisis of Reputation in Turn- of-the-Century Novels by Pauline Hopkins and Edith Wharton. Legacy. 13.2 (1996): 91-112. Title of article Title of journalVolume, issue, year, and page numbers.AuthorLocate the full text of the following two articles:Tavoni, Massimo, et al. "The value of technology and of its evolution towards a low carbon economy." Climatic change 114.1 (2012): 39-57.Vivoni, Enrique R. "Spatial patterns, processes and predictions in ecohydrology: integrating technologies to meet the challenge." Ecohydrology 5.3 (2012): 235-241.Known article searching exerciseAllows you to borrow books from other universities in Quebec and Canada.Obtain a CREPUQ card at any Library Services Desk on campus.CREPUQ card: what is it?

Interlibrary loanUse when McGill and other local universities do not have an item.McGill will borrow or obtain a copy of what you require

Interlibrary loan: what is it?

Curated lists of resources (encyclopedias, databases, websites, etc.) key to a subject area.Created and maintained by librarians at McGill.Also known as Research Guides.Subject Guides: What are they? Subject guides

Your turn15What is a thesaurus?

predefined keyword terms = subject terms

A thesaurus provides a summary listing of the terms in a domain and the main relations between them.

a set of terms, a set of relationships, and a set of displays showing relationships between terms.

From Teach Yourself Thesaurus: Exercises, Readings, Resources. Thomas, Alan R. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Vol. 37, No. 3/4, 2004, pp. 24-25.

Databases with ThesauriImprove relevancy in your results sets

Learn the discipline specific vocabulary your area of study

Why use Thesaurus terms in your search?Broader NarrowerRelated

Explode" a search termThe "explode" concept is only available in databases that have a thesaurus. To "explode" a search term means to search a subject term and all its associated narrower terms.

Thesaurus terms

What is it? It is the locating of references that have cited a particular older work.Allows you to trace the works that are borne out of the ideas of a particular work.Is a useful way to examine how a theory or idea has evolved in the literature over time. Citation searchingCitation searching21Supplements standard subject searching.Cuts across disciplines.Use for discovery and also to confirm that your search strategy has been comprehensive.3 citation databases offer this functionality:ScopusGoogle Scholar Web of Science

21Scopus cited by

Web of Science cited by

Google Scholar cited by

Search for the following article in Scopus, Web of Knowledge, and Google Scholar:Domosh, Mona. "Those Gorgeous Incongruities: Polite Politics and Public Space on the Streets of Nineteenth-Century New York City." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 88.2 (1998): 209-226.Compare the Cited by numbers from each database.

ExerciseAlerts, RSS, and other current awareness strategiesSetting up a search alert in SCOPUS

What the search alert looks like in your inbox

Option 1: Go to the webpage for the journal and set alert.

Setting up a Table of Contents (TOC) alert

Option 2: Use an aggregator like Journal TOCs.

Setting up a Table of Contents (TOC) alertBrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines. Not all our journal subscriptions are available through BrowZine, but thousands are, and many more are being added. For example, journal aggregators such as Ovid, ProQuest, and EBSCO, will be added on October 31, 2013.BrowZine allows you to: Read complete scholarly journals in a browsable format on your tablet. Create a personal bookshelf of your favourite journals. Get alerts when new issues of journals are publishedBrowZine


BrowZine and other apps

McGill Archives: Rare Books & Special Collections: & geospatial data guide: GIC: Government / International organization documents:

Specialized ResourcesMcGill Rare Books & Special CollectionsSpecialized Resources FOR:Canadiana17th/18th C. PhilosophyBook history and print cultureSpecial collectionsBoy ScoutsOlympicsPuppets

McGill University ArchivesSpecialized Resources

http://archives.mcgill.caUSE FOR:Primary sourcesLettersAuthor notes/ manuscriptsMcGill historyGrowing online [email protected] Geographic Information CentreSpecialized ResourcesUSE FOR:One-on-one help from GIS/RS SpecialistsComputers equipped with GIS/RS softwareNEW GIS Introductory workshops

Electronic Data Resources ServicesSpecialized ResourcesUSE FOR:Finding data setsAssistance with data collectionIntroductory workshops using statistical software

StatisticsStatistics and Data Research Guide [email protected] InformationGovernment Information Research Guide [email protected] your feedback