- Web of Science Indexes over 7000 science journals and conference proceedings.
- more options for discipline-specific databases, see: Research Guides e.g. biology, chemistry, environmental studies/sciences, forestry, microbiology, nutrition, physics, etc.
RefWorks web-based citation management program that enables you to automatically format citations and bibliographies.
- RefWorks Guide Create a RefWorks account here.
- RefWorks videos Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes or less
HOW TO EVALUATE INFORMATION
Research & CItation HELP:
- Katherine Miller contact info
- Online Guides includes guides to how to cite
- Woodward Library Map > Information Desk hours (in-person or phone help from experts 7 days a week)
- AskAway (live ONLINE chat with a librarian, available most days until 9 PM)
SUMMARY OF TIPS FROM SEPT 16/13 LIBRARY RESEARCH CLASS
- “” phrase searching e.g. “climate change”
- Think of synonyms for your concepts and join them with the Boolean operators OR e.g. “climate change” OR “global warming”
- Broaden your search with Truncation/wild card * e.g. forest* = forest, forests, forestry, etc.
- Filters for content type: articles, books, review paper etc
- Snowballing- references list at bottom paper, following up those papers
- Search by the scientific name as well as the common name e.g. “pine beetles” OR “Dendroctonus ponderosae”
- Use Library Research Guides to familiarize yourself with discipline specific indexes & databases. e.g. http://guides.library.ubc.ca/forestry (by using the research guide you would also know about a core forestry database: CAB Direct)
- Ask your professor
- Ask your librarian
- UBC Library website: Summon
- Google Scholar
- Web of Science – try a Times cited sort
- UBC Library Indexes & Databases – more discipline specific databases