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Library Researcher Series - Winter 2014

All sessions on Tuesdays from 1 - 2pm


Collaborative Learning Lab, Murray Library (1st floor)


Free! No registration necessary
All are welcome

Tues Feb 4: Keeping Current with Literature
Strategies for keeping up-to-date with the scholarly literature in your field: from email alerting services to rss feeds.
Session provided by DeDe Dawson, Science Liaison Librarian.

Tues Feb 11: Why and How to do a Comprehensive Literature Review
This session will explain what a literature review is, why they are conducted, and will demonstrate the steps of conducting a comprehensive literature review in a keyword, and a controlled vocabulary database.

Session provided by Vicky Duncan & Maha Kumaran, Health Sciences Liaison Librarians.

Tues Feb 25: Searching for Grey Literature
Grey Literature includes all the hard to find information that isn't published in the traditional manner. From conference proceedings, and powerpoint presentations on emerging trends in science and research to reports from leading researching institutions and government publications - this session will uncover the tips and tricks of uncovering this difficult to find information.

Session provided by Ella Westhaver, Health Sciences Liaison Librarian.

Tues Mar 4: Literature Searching For Systematic Reviews
This session describes how a systematic review differs from other types of reviews (e.g., narrative reviews), how the literature searching process is unique, essential search skills and how to document the search.

Session provided by Catherine Boden & Vicky Duncan, Health Sciences Liaison Librarians.

Tues Mar 11: 10 Government Research Tips You Need to Know
The sea change in the delivery and discovery of government information in the past decade has been profound.   On the one hand, digital publications and departmental and agency web sites are being deleted by government with the press of button while at the same time many have launched open access government initiatives to government information.  Libraries and other agencies have taken some bold steps to preserve government information.  Find out about new search engines for government information, special e-archives, mining the dark web for government information, newly digitized historical publications in this fast paced session touching on local, provincial, federal and international publications.

Session provided by Darlene Fichter, Government Publications Librarian.

Tues Mar 18: Finding Citation Data of Your Publications
Citation analysis is one of the assessment tools used in the academic environment. This session will introduce common citation indicators such as citation counting, h-index, and journal impact factor. The citation results from different resources such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar will be compared.

Session provided by Li Zhang, Science Liaison Librarian.

Tues Mar 25: Overview of Patent Searching
Patents include a wealth of technical and business information that is not available anywhere else. Attend this session for an overview of the different types of patents.  We will discuss the anatomy of a patent document, and review the main patent databases that are freely available online.  You will also learn helpful search strategies such as using classification systems that will enable you to retrieve relevant materials.

Session provided by Tasha Maddison & Li Zhang, Science Liaison Librarians.

Tues Apr 1: Research Data Management
Caring for your data - ideas for planning for, storing, & sharing the data from your research program.

Session provided by the experts from ICT.

If you wish to follow along with some of the sessions please bring your own laptop or borrow one from the Murray check-out desk.


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