LATINA RESEARCHERS
NETWORK SUPERCHARGE
YOUR SEARCH 2015
Matthew Von Hendy MA/MLS
Green Heron Information Services
WELCOME!
 Owner—Green Heron
Information Services
 Professional Librarian
—National Academies
of Science, EPA,
NASA
 Bir...
SESSION GOALS
 Steps for effective literature search
 Discuss Google and other search engines;
searching tips and tools
...
LITERATURE SEARCH: THREE STEP
DANCE
STEPS IN THE PROCESS
 Major search engines and consult with experts
 Search major citation databases to see who is
citin...
SEARCHING GOOGLE AND
CONSULTING EXPERTS
 Google #1 tool that academic professionals used
to find research based informati...
BUILDING ON WHAT YOU
STARTED…
MAJOR CITATION DATABASES:
 Find out who is citing the works you have found
and what articles are most cited that are
rele...
STEP 3: SEARCHING SUBJECT
SPECIFIC DATABASES AND
OTHER SOURCES
 Each subject area has high quality research
database that...
SEARCH ENGINES
GOOGLE RULES!
 Google is the resource that professional
researchers use to find resources most often
 A few words of cau...
HOT SEARCHING TIP #1
 When searching Google…
 Use the site filter to limit to a particular website
or type of domain ( s...
GOOGLE SEARCHING TIP #2
 Once you have search results, choose ‘search
tools’ to filter them
 Filters include:
time (past...
ALTERNATE SEARCH ENGINES
 DuckDuckGo https://duckduckgo.com/
 Bing http://www.bing.com/
 Ixquick https://ixquick.com/
...
SEARCHING TOOLS
 Use ‘Advanced Search’ tools if available
 Boolean Operators – AND, OR, NOT
 Truncation symbol – ‘*’ fi...
FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLES
 Google Scholar scholar.google.com
Subset of Google that focus on ‘academic’ literature
 Mendele...
FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLES (CONT)
 High Wire Press
http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
More emphasis on scientifi...
HOT SEARCH TIP #2
 Tip:
For Google Scholar:
Use the Advanced Search by clicking on the
downward facing carat on the right...
FREE IMAGES
 Keep in mind copyright and attribution
 Pixabay http://pixabay.com/en/
 morgueFile http://www.morguefile.c...
RESEARCH DATABASES
 Frequently overlooked—reliance on search
engines
 Excellent sources of high quality information—
 A...
SOME EXAMPLES
 (Health Sciences) PubMed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
 (Education) ERIC http://eric.ed.gov/
 (Tran...
HOT SEARCH TIP #3
 Some publishers offer discounted rates for one-
time access to their research resources
 American Psy...
DO YOUR CITATIONS LOOK LIKE
THIS?
CITATION MANAGERS CAN
HELP…
 Organize your citations
 Citation information can be downloaded directly
from most search t...
FREE CITATION MANAGERS
 Endnote Web http://www.myendnoteweb.com/
(There is a full version of Endnote which requires a
sub...
TRACKING FEDERAL AND STATE
LEGISLATION
 Congress.gov New website developed by
Library of Congress to track federal legisl...
GOVERNMENT REPORTS
 Great sources for topical overviews, recent
resources and up to date statistics
 Government Accounta...
HOT SEARCH TIP #4
 When searching databases use the roots of these
5 action words to find evaluation related articles
on ...
GREY LITERATURE
 What is it?
 Essentially everything that is not a journal
article or a book
 Most research related wor...
GREY LITERATURE RESOURCES
 New York Academy of Medicine Grey Lit
Report-- http://www.greylit.org/
Health sciences, health...
GREY LITERATURE RESOURCES
(CONT)
 National Academies of Science Reports
http://www.nap.edu/
Reports produced by the Natio...
OTHER RESOURCES:
 Always happy to chat about research resources,
strategies etc.
 Monthly newsletter on research resourc...
CONNECT WITH ME
 Matthew Von Hendy
Green Heron Information Services
(240) 401-7433
info@greenheroninfo.com
www.greenheron...
QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU!
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  • 1. LATINA RESEARCHERS NETWORK SUPERCHARGE YOUR SEARCH 2015 Matthew Von Hendy MA/MLS Green Heron Information Services
  • 2. WELCOME!  Owner—Green Heron Information Services  Professional Librarian —National Academies of Science, EPA, NASA  Birder, cyclist, runner —recent Alaskan adventurer
  • 3. SESSION GOALS  Steps for effective literature search  Discuss Google and other search engines; searching tips and tools  Finding free full text journal articles and images  Look at high quality/low cost research databases  Peek at citation reference managers  Government reports, grey literature and tracking federal legislation  Questions and answers
  • 4. LITERATURE SEARCH: THREE STEP DANCE
  • 5. STEPS IN THE PROCESS  Major search engines and consult with experts  Search major citation databases to see who is citing those works  Look at major research databases that cover the particular fields that you are looking at
  • 6. SEARCHING GOOGLE AND CONSULTING EXPERTS  Google #1 tool that academic professionals used to find research based information and consulting experts #2 method  Be aware of limitations– Google filters results and with the flood of information no one person can keep up to date  Good place to start your research but not to end
  • 7. BUILDING ON WHAT YOU STARTED…
  • 8. MAJOR CITATION DATABASES:  Find out who is citing the works you have found and what articles are most cited that are relevant to your search  Scopus and Web of Knowledge (maybe called ‘Web of Science’)– two major citation databases  Searching both databases provides coverage of 90+ percent of peer-reviewed journal literature and some conference papers and grey literature  Expensive—many universities have access—if you don’t have access—alternatives do exist
  • 9. STEP 3: SEARCHING SUBJECT SPECIFIC DATABASES AND OTHER SOURCES  Each subject area has high quality research database that is free or low-cost  Examples: PubMed, Medline, PsycINFO, ERIC  Other resources: (grey literature), academic and non-profit think tanks
  • 10. SEARCH ENGINES
  • 11. GOOGLE RULES!  Google is the resource that professional researchers use to find resources most often  A few words of caution:  Google ‘filters’ results based on previous searches  Try searching in an alternate search engine to double check your google results
  • 12. HOT SEARCHING TIP #1  When searching Google…  Use the site filter to limit to a particular website or type of domain ( site:http://www.epa.gov) or site:edu  Use the filetype filter to limit your results to PDFs (filetype:PDFs)  More google searching tips can be found at: https:// support.google.com/websearch/answer/134479?hl=en
  • 13. GOOGLE SEARCHING TIP #2  Once you have search results, choose ‘search tools’ to filter them  Filters include: time (past hour, past 24 hours, past week etc.) location verbatim/reading level
  • 14. ALTERNATE SEARCH ENGINES  DuckDuckGo https://duckduckgo.com/  Bing http://www.bing.com/  Ixquick https://ixquick.com/  Baidu http://www.baidu.com  Try searching your name on Google vs. these 4
  • 15. SEARCHING TOOLS  Use ‘Advanced Search’ tools if available  Boolean Operators – AND, OR, NOT  Truncation symbol – ‘*’ finds anything that starts with the root of a word  Phrase searching – quotation marks “ “  Date limiters—allow you to specify dates of search
  • 16. FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLES  Google Scholar scholar.google.com Subset of Google that focus on ‘academic’ literature  Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/research-papers/ Crowd-sourcing site—many researchers have downloaded their work here  Directory of Open Access Journals http://doaj.org/ Somewhat of a ‘work in progress’ but does allow searching for articles
  • 17. FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLES (CONT)  High Wire Press http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl More emphasis on scientific/medical journals. Mostly free full text after embargo period—12-24 months
  • 18. HOT SEARCH TIP #2  Tip: For Google Scholar: Use the Advanced Search by clicking on the downward facing carat on the right side of the search box
  • 19. FREE IMAGES  Keep in mind copyright and attribution  Pixabay http://pixabay.com/en/  morgueFile http://www.morguefile.com/  Many photos on federal government websites are in the public domain (check to make sure copyright is not claimed); most photos on state and local government websites are NOT in the public domain
  • 20. RESEARCH DATABASES  Frequently overlooked—reliance on search engines  Excellent sources of high quality information—  Almost every field has a good/low-cost free research database  Articles/information is often abstracted and indexed aiding searching
  • 21. SOME EXAMPLES  (Health Sciences) PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed  (Education) ERIC http://eric.ed.gov/  (Transportation) TRID http://trid.trb.org/  For Science and Technology Resources see my article.. http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Articles/Fe
  • 22. HOT SEARCH TIP #3  Some publishers offer discounted rates for one- time access to their research resources  American Psychological Association (APA) offers a $11.95 24 hour pass to their 3 major databases including PsycINFO—  http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/access/direct.aspx
  • 23. DO YOUR CITATIONS LOOK LIKE THIS?
  • 24. CITATION MANAGERS CAN HELP…  Organize your citations  Citation information can be downloaded directly from most search tools into many citation managers  Allow for PDFs of articles to be attached to citation information  Can be shared between people if they are using the same program  Automatically creates in-text citations and reference lists in a specified citation format (APA 6th , MLA)
  • 25. FREE CITATION MANAGERS  Endnote Web http://www.myendnoteweb.com/ (There is a full version of Endnote which requires a subscription).  Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/  Zotero https://www.zotero.org/
  • 26. TRACKING FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION  Congress.gov New website developed by Library of Congress to track federal legislation http://www.congress.gov/  National Conference of State Legislature List of State Billing Tracking Sites http:// www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-info  Bill Track 50 – Search federal and state bills http://www.billtrack50.com/
  • 27. GOVERNMENT REPORTS  Great sources for topical overviews, recent resources and up to date statistics  Government Accountability Office http://www.gao.gov/  Congressional Research Service Open Access https://lib.law.washington.edu/content/guides/crs Guide to open access sources of CRS reports
  • 28. HOT SEARCH TIP #4  When searching databases use the roots of these 5 action words to find evaluation related articles on a particular topic  Assess, analyze, evaluate, measure, impact  (“youth violence”) and (assess* or analyz* or evalu* or measure* or impact*)
  • 29. GREY LITERATURE  What is it?  Essentially everything that is not a journal article or a book  Most research related works are grey literature resources  They are usually hard to find because they are typically not included in the major databases (Google will pick up some but not all of them)
  • 30. GREY LITERATURE RESOURCES  New York Academy of Medicine Grey Lit Report-- http://www.greylit.org/ Health sciences, health policy including evaluation  Popline -- http://www.popline.org/ Reproductive health and family planning  Defense Technical Information Center -- http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/ DOD sponsored publicly available research
  • 31. GREY LITERATURE RESOURCES (CONT)  National Academies of Science Reports http://www.nap.edu/ Reports produced by the National Academies; free to download.
  • 32. OTHER RESOURCES:  Always happy to chat about research resources, strategies etc.  Monthly newsletter on research resources: http://bit.ly/1PH41E5
  • 33. CONNECT WITH ME  Matthew Von Hendy Green Heron Information Services (240) 401-7433 info@greenheroninfo.com www.greenheroninfo.com LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/vonhendy Twitter @GreenHeronInfo
  • 34. QUESTIONS?
  • 35. THANK YOU!