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BPK 801: Seminar on Research in BPK

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September 16, 2015: Workshop slides | Plagiarism tutorial

October 21, 2015: Workshop handout | Workshop slides

Services for grad students

Web of Science

Connect to Web of Science

Remember:

  • Articles aren’t stand-alone publications; they are part of an interconnected web. You can use Web of Science to identify who an author is in dialogue with by looking at the paper’s cited references and citing references.
  • Using Boolean operators helps you search more efficiently and thoroughly!
  • Knowing some advanced database search techniques can help you quickly adjust your search so that you are not overwhelmed by too many results, or disappointed by too few.
  • Use the Where can I get this? button to search the library’s holdings and locate the full-text article.

PubMed

​Connect to PubMed

Remember:

  • Using Boolean operators helps you search more efficiently and thoroughly!
  • Each article in MEDLINE is tagged with MeSH terms to indicate what the article is about. MeSH is a powerful tool that helps you pull together all the sources on that topic. 
  • Knowing some advanced database search techniques can help you quickly adjust your search so that you are not overwhelmed by too many results, or disappointed by too few.
  • Use the Where can I get this? button to search the library’s holdings and locate the full-text article.

Background information

Search the Library Catalogue.

Remember:

  • If you aren’t familiar with a term or idea you read about in a research paper, check out an encyclopedia or dictionary to get information at a more basic level!
  • To find background sources, include encyclopedia OR handbook OR dictionary OR manual in your search
  • You can find recommendations at the BPK Research Guide
  • If needed, check out the advanced tips on the Catalogue Search Guide