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Leaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You’ll be expert researchers after this workshop!
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library
Tuesday, October 25th
1:00 – 2:00 pm
GOLD Leadership Center,
MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Determining a source’s worth is more complicated than identifying whether or not it is scholarly or popular. All types of sources–even those that are scholarly–can potentially host biased stances and/or flawed conclusions. Workshop attendees will be empowered to evaluate all of their sources beyond the surface-level, enhancing the quality of their own scholarship.
Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence Librarian, Milne Library
Wednesday, October 5th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice. Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher Using Research Management Tools
Wednesday, September 21
2:30 – 3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Our ABI/INFORM database now has access to the Experian Commercial Risk Database, containing over 40 million credit data reports for both private and public companies, allowing researchers to see details such as contact information, size, industry, MSA, sales range, business type, bankruptcy information, credit risk, and more. These reports are full-text with coverage from December 10, 1980 to the present.
To find these reports, search ABI/INFORM for a company (e.g.“Ford Motor company”), then limit to reports (or limit further to just experian reports under publication title).
For more info on the new content, see the announcement on ProQuest’s blog.
This post was originally published on the Scientific American Blog, Information Culture, on September 29, 2014.
While there has been some high quality news reporting about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it is also easy to find vague, misleading or erroneous information about the disease and the outbreak. News related to the outbreak may also prompt more folks to explore the scholarly scientific literature on the subject. The list below contains some reliable information sources on the topic.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center released an excellent guide to Ebola information resources. Many of the links in this post are also available from the NLM guide.
General information about the disease
- WebMD (watch out for some confusing ad placement)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
News stories and collections
- Scientific American’s Ebola: What you need to know
- News about Ebola from the British Medical Journal
- News and Commentary from Nature News
The National Library of Medicine has initiated an Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for scholarly papers related to Ebola. The EAI is a partnership between the National Library of Medicine (the folks behind the PubMed biomedical research database) and the companies and organizations that publish scholarly articles. The EAI allows healthcare professionals, policy makes, librarians, and others involved in a health disaster event to temporarily access scholarly articles on the topic that would generally only be available to subscribers. Affected folks hoping to access the information need to login at the EAI site, then continue on to PubMed. Once you get to PubMed, you can limit your search to articles available for free through the program. The current EAI allows access until October 17, 2014.
Many publishers have put together collections of ebola related articles available for free on their websites, including:
- Science special collection
- Reports, perspectives and editorials from the New England Journal of Medicine
- Articles from Oxford University Press journals
- The PLOS Ebola Collection
Of particular interest is an interactive map and timeline of the outbreak, discussed in detail by Larry Greenemeier on the Scientific American website.
- World Health Organization Ebola Portal
- WHO Global Alert and Response: Ebola in West Africa
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Ebola information
- U.S. CDC Travelers information
- United Kingdom Topic: Ebola
- South African Department of Health Ebola information
This list is only a small portion of the high quality information sources available. Feel free to share your go-to high-quality information resources in the comments.
A Primary source is material created at the time of an historical event and provides a true account of that event or time period. They are a great way to expose students to multiple perspectives on past and present events and issues.
Identifying and finding primary sources can be a challenge, however, which may dissuade students from using them in their research. The video below, designed by librarians Sue Ann Brainard and Michelle Costello, introduces the plight of the Little Rock Nine and their integration struggles through the use of primary sources, such as images, oral histories, government documents and music.
Sue Ann Brainard – [email protected]
Michelle Costello – [email protected]