Resource Access Practice sheet

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Feb 20, 2013 (4 years and 5 months ago)

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Resource access practice (algal biodiesel research)

Starting point:
UNH Library web site

(
http://www.library.unh.edu
)

From here, you can go to all the other sites
described below, including the:



UNH Library Catalog



Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Library

web site



Selected Online Resources for Engineering



U
NH Library
master list of databases



H
ere are some e
xercises in finding and using library resources
.


1.


C
atalog search (known item)
.
Look up:


Fermentation microbiology and

biotechnology

by E.M.T. El
-
Mansi

and others


[note: in library catalogs and bibliographic databases of all sorts,
authors are almost always
input with last name first]


a)
Wh
ere is this book located in

the UNH Library? (write the call number with year and/or the
edition)


b)
Is it available, or does it have a due date?


c
)
Click on the book’s title to see the detai
led record. Click on


Add to
Cart”
to save, and then
“My Cart”(at top of page)

to
see the book’s information
.
You can email it to yourself. With the
Cart, you can create a list of books you want to review and save the citations for future use.



Any
questions? _____________________________________________________



2.
Catalog search (
by topic
):


H
int:
use

both a subject search and a keyword search
.


a) Does the Library have
any
books on
biodiesel fuels
?



b)
Choose
book records

that look
useful

and put them on your Cart




c) Email the records that you like to yourself


d)
Are these journals, books, or other materials? Ask for help!


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3. Search an i
ndex

(database)

to look up articles by
author or
keywords.

You can go to the databases be
low from either page:



Selected Online Resources for Engineering



UNH Library
master list of databases


Suggested
databases and
keywords

(how can these be combined?)

(what does the * do?)
:


biodiesel OR biofuel*


algae OR microalgae


culture OR “culture medium”


Databases that mostly cover articles

(on your topic)
:


COMPENDEX

(Engineering Index)


Biosis

(Biological Abstracts)


Biotechnology and bioengineering abstracts


Web of Science

(
Science Citation Index
)

The Web of Science link takes you to “Web of Knowledge”, a broader product.

You can search
Web of Science
and/or Biosis.


You may want to use
Sc
iFinder Scholar

at some point.


For this, you need to
us
e special

software (library computers normally have this). C
lick on the

pink and blue icon on your desktop. It looks like this
:



The search options in SciFinder Scholar
different from other databases, because it covers
chemical information. We can do more on this individually if you are interested.


Databases for dissertations (control+click on links to access)


Digital Dissertations

(Dissertation Abstracts)

this
a subsc
ription resource that i
s in the Library
catalog & database list
; you can search for UNH dissertations and theses on this site or in the
Library Catalog.

ProQuest digital dissertations [electronic resource]

Full
-
text of UNH dissertations, 1997
-
; Citations and abstracts of UNH and other North
American and European dissertations and master's theses from 1861. Access r
estricted to UNH
users.


The following three are
free

international

dissertation s
ites

that are not

i
n the Library catalog:



Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations



Full text collection of over 800,000 dissertations from many disciplines. Users have a choice between two search
interfaces. For more advanced options, choose the Scirus search.


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OpenDOAR



Allows searches of the contents of institutional repositories which may contain dissertations that are not available
through the Digital Dissertations database. Repositories contents are not limited to dissertations; to limit your search
a
dd "dissertation" or "thesis" to your keywords in the search box.



TEL (thèses
-
EN
-
ligne)



Part of
HAL
,
this database is a multidisciplinary collection of self
-
submitted theses and dissertations.

4. How do you get something UNH does not have?



BLC Catalog

(for books)



fast! No limits.



InterLibrary Loan

(ILL)
/
Worldcat



for articles, books, and other mat
erials



check your
citations first! Undergrad limit is 6 requests per week.



Infotrieve

(
for articles;
grad students only)
. No limits.


ILL and Infotrieve are on the UNH Library home page under “Services.”


The Boston Library Consortium Catalog is under

“Research Tools.”

If you need something from UNH Manchester, check with desk staff.


For today,
create an InterLibrary Loan account for yourself.

When you need something UNH
does not have, let us help you to create an account and request it.

We will not

practice this
today, but when you need something, we can help you order it.



5.
Keep track of your references and cite them!

You can use software for this:


RefWorks (UNH site license), EndNote (own copy), or Zotero (free; does not format)


Sample
conference article citation:


Stampfl, J, Seyr, M.M., Luxner, M.H., Pettermann, H.E., Woesz, A., Fratzl, R. Regular, low
density cellular structures
-

rapid prototyping, numerical simulation, mechanical testing.

Biological and Bioinspired Materials and De
vices: symposium held 13
-
16 April 2004, San
Francisco, CA, USA (Materials Research Society Symposium Proc. Vol.823), 2004,

109
-
14.


[Note: In this citation, the conference article title begins “Regular, low density...” while the
conference
itself

is named


Biological and Bioinspired

Materials...


and it was published volume
823 of the

Materials Research Society Symposium Proc
eedings.


Searching takes imagination and persistence


keep track of your searches so that you don’t
repeat them. And, save time by

keeping electronic copies of citations whenever possible, by
emailing them or saving them to a file.


For
more assistance
, contact:


Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian, Emily Poworoznek,

at
(603)
862
-
4168 or
el@unh.edu




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Engr/Math/CS

Library
staff: 862
-
1196

Library As
sociate
:

Alan Bryce

Library Services Assistant: Barbara Morris