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Information about Geology 380 Library Instruction

Published on June 13, 2008

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Using the IUP Libraries How to search for — and find — what you need GEOS380, Fall 2007

Using PILOT PILOT is the electronic catalog to the library’s collection, helping you search for and find the books, journals, and other materials you need. PILOT can be accessed from the IUP Libraries home page, http://www.lib.iup.edu PILOT offers a number of ways to search for information – here are some examples: Searching for books Searching for journal titles Finding dissertations, videorecordings, and microform

PILOT is the electronic catalog to the library’s collection, helping you search for and find the books, journals, and other materials you need.

PILOT can be accessed from the IUP Libraries home page, http://www.lib.iup.edu

PILOT offers a number of ways to search for information – here are some examples:

Searching for books

Searching for journal titles

Finding dissertations, videorecordings, and microform

Using the Electronic Resources Databases Typically, you’ll access the databases from the library home page http://www.lib.iup.edu under “Articles and more…” The “all-databases” page is organized alphabetically by title, with brief descriptions. The “databases by subject” page sorts out databases by the subjects they cover E-Journals We have an extensive collection of full-text “e-journals” which offer articles in electronic format. E-journals are usually (though not always) contained within one of the databases

Databases

Typically, you’ll access the databases from the library home page http://www.lib.iup.edu under “Articles and more…”

The “all-databases” page is organized alphabetically by title, with brief descriptions.

The “databases by subject” page sorts out databases by the subjects they cover

E-Journals

We have an extensive collection of full-text “e-journals” which offer articles in electronic format.

E-journals are usually (though not always) contained within one of the databases

Using the Electronic Resources Electronic Books IUP has access to thousands of electronic books via NetLibrary Access NetLibrary from the library home page: http://www.lib.iup.edu under “Books and more…” Web Guides IUP librarians assemble web guides to cover popular or critical topics They can be accessed from the library home page under “Research Guides” Guides you might be interested in: Science Research Guides : http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/libsci/resguides/sciguides.shtm Science Portal @ IUP : http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/libsci/portal/portal.html

Electronic Books

IUP has access to thousands of electronic books via NetLibrary

Access NetLibrary from the library home page: http://www.lib.iup.edu under “Books and more…”

Web Guides

IUP librarians assemble web guides to cover popular or critical topics

They can be accessed from the library home page under “Research Guides”

Guides you might be interested in:

Science Research Guides : http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/libsci/resguides/sciguides.shtm

Science Portal @ IUP : http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/libsci/portal/portal.html

What if we don’t have it? If we don’t have what you need…we can get it. PALCI Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. lets you request books from other Pennsylvania libraries. Books will be sent to the IUP Library for pickup by the requester. Allow 3-5 days to get the requested item PALCI only works for books. For journal articles, use ILLIAD. ILLIAD ILLIAD lets you request books (if they can’t be found in PALCI) or copies of journal articles, which will be sent either in paper or electronically. You will need to set up an account with ILLIAD Allow 4-7 days for delivery.

If we don’t have what you need…we can get it.

PALCI

Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. lets you request books from other Pennsylvania libraries.

Books will be sent to the IUP Library for pickup by the requester.

Allow 3-5 days to get the requested item

PALCI only works for books. For journal articles, use ILLIAD.

ILLIAD

ILLIAD lets you request books (if they can’t be found in PALCI) or copies of journal articles, which will be sent either in paper or electronically.

You will need to set up an account with ILLIAD

Allow 4-7 days for delivery.

Okay, so where do I look ? Books: use PILOT PILOT allows simple or advanced searching Stapleton Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize books by topic. Geosciences are split over two sections in the LC system: General Geology: QE1-996.5 Dynamic/Structural Geology: QE500-639.5 Stratigraphy: QE640-699 Geography: G1-922 Cartography: GA1-1776 Physical Geography: GB3-5030 Oceanography: GC1-1581 Environmental Science: GE1-350

Books: use PILOT

PILOT allows simple or advanced searching

Stapleton Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize books by topic. Geosciences are split over two sections in the LC system:

General Geology: QE1-996.5

Dynamic/Structural Geology: QE500-639.5

Stratigraphy: QE640-699

Geography: G1-922

Cartography: GA1-1776

Physical Geography: GB3-5030

Oceanography: GC1-1581

Environmental Science: GE1-350

Where to look, cont’d General Multidisciplinary Indexes to Articles*: Academic Search Premier Interdisciplinary database covering humanities, sciences, social sciences. Useful for almost any search. Google Scholar Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. InfoTrac OneFile Like Academic Search Premier, this is a broad database covering numerous topics. Includes both scholarly and “general” publications. Coverage is not identical with ASP. JSTOR JSTOR covers all areas of scholarly inquiry, and was designed to archive older journals to preserve them. In general, JSTOR will not have any journals newer than approximately 5 years ago. Ominifile Full Text Access 6 of Wilson’s full-text databases (each for a different subject area). Covers 3,900 journals across disciplines. Note: descriptive text for database entries paraphrased from Library’s “All Databases” page, http://www.lib.iup.edu/databases/databases.shtm . For more detail, including coverage, please visit the All Databases page.

General Multidisciplinary Indexes to Articles*:

Academic Search Premier

Interdisciplinary database covering humanities, sciences, social sciences. Useful for almost any search.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

InfoTrac OneFile

Like Academic Search Premier, this is a broad database covering numerous topics. Includes both scholarly and “general” publications. Coverage is not identical with ASP.

JSTOR

JSTOR covers all areas of scholarly inquiry, and was designed to archive older journals to preserve them. In general, JSTOR will not have any journals newer than approximately 5 years ago.

Ominifile Full Text

Access 6 of Wilson’s full-text databases (each for a different subject area). Covers 3,900 journals across disciplines.

“ First String” Article Databases in Geoscience GeoRef American Geological Institute's database containing over 1.9 million records of North America since 1785, and other areas of the world since 1933. It is equivalent to Bibliography of North American Geology, Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geophysical Abstracts, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology. GeoBase Indexes geoscience and related disciplines, including environmental science and ecology. Uses the OCLC interface (make sure to select “GEOBASE” as the database to search!) GeoBib Online Geographical Bibliography (GeoBib) is the online version of Current Geographical Publications.   It is a catalog of publications in the geosciences from 1985 to the present day. GeoData Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics. Where to look, cont’d

“ First String” Article Databases in Geoscience

GeoRef

American Geological Institute's database containing over 1.9 million records of North America since 1785, and other areas of the world since 1933. It is equivalent to Bibliography of North American Geology, Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geophysical Abstracts, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology.

GeoBase

Indexes geoscience and related disciplines, including environmental science and ecology. Uses the OCLC interface (make sure to select “GEOBASE” as the database to search!)

GeoBib

Online Geographical Bibliography (GeoBib) is the online version of Current Geographical Publications.   It is a catalog of publications in the geosciences from 1985 to the present day.

GeoData

Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics.

“ Second String” and Multidisciplinary Science Search Tools Agricola A major index of information on agriculture, plant & animal science, ecology, forestry, and allied sciences. Indexes journals, monographs, theses, patents, and software. Uses the EBSCO interface. Applied Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes articles across multiple disciplines. As the name implies, the focus is on applied science. Geosciences are included where the articles fit the “applied science” mold. Environmental Issues & Policy Index Covers nearly 1,000 journals in the earth and environmental sciences. Focus is more on environmental issues than basic geosciences. E-PRINT Network DOE-sponsored site collecting “e-prints” (preprints, articles submitted for dissemination among fellow researchers, and/or articles submitted prior to presentation at a conference; other types of information are included). This is a searchable site, covering many disciplines. Articles are available in full-text. Where to look, cont’d

“ Second String” and Multidisciplinary Science Search Tools

Agricola

A major index of information on agriculture, plant & animal science, ecology, forestry, and allied sciences. Indexes journals, monographs, theses, patents, and software. Uses the EBSCO interface.

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexes articles across multiple disciplines. As the name implies, the focus is on applied science. Geosciences are included where the articles fit the “applied science” mold.

Environmental Issues & Policy Index

Covers nearly 1,000 journals in the earth and environmental sciences. Focus is more on environmental issues than basic geosciences.

E-PRINT Network

DOE-sponsored site collecting “e-prints” (preprints, articles submitted for dissemination among fellow researchers, and/or articles submitted prior to presentation at a conference; other types of information are included). This is a searchable site, covering many disciplines. Articles are available in full-text.

Websites NASA National Aeronautic & Space Administration website, providing information about ongoing NASA missions as well as information for researchers. National Earthquake Information Center The NEIC is the world data center for earthquake information, and provides numerous links to earthquake data from around the world. NEIC also provides information on earthquake technology, a searchable catalog of earthquake data, and links to USGS research projects. National Geophysical Data Center Part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association, the NGDC provides maps, imagery, and downloadable. The site is organized into six broad areas: Earth observations from space; geomagnetic data and models; natural hazards; marine geology and geophysics; bathymetry and global relief; and space weather and solar events. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association The NOAA page provides access to extensive collections of information including, maps, coastal data, oceanic research, marine geology information, climate data, and many other areas. The data is accessible to the public, and can be downloaded as data sets. Where to look, cont’d

Websites

NASA

National Aeronautic & Space Administration website, providing information about ongoing NASA missions as well as information for researchers.

National Earthquake Information Center

The NEIC is the world data center for earthquake information, and provides numerous links to earthquake data from around the world. NEIC also provides information on earthquake technology, a searchable catalog of earthquake data, and links to USGS research projects.

National Geophysical Data Center

Part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association, the NGDC provides maps, imagery, and downloadable. The site is organized into six broad areas: Earth observations from space; geomagnetic data and models; natural hazards; marine geology and geophysics; bathymetry and global relief; and space weather and solar events.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association

The NOAA page provides access to extensive collections of information including, maps, coastal data, oceanic research, marine geology information, climate data, and many other areas. The data is accessible to the public, and can be downloaded as data sets.

Websites International Ocean Drilling Program The IODP is a research program that is studying the earth’s history as revealed in the composition of the ocean floor and sediments. The website provides a great deal of information on the program, as well as links to the ODP databases. These databases offers access to the collected (nonproprietary) information, such as core sample information, drilling logs, images, gathered by the drilling teams. Note: some information is restricted. United States Geological Survey The USGS website describes the organization’s mission and provides access to a wealth of information covering several geoscience areas. Information is accessible to the public, and can be browsed or searched. Where to look, cont’d

Websites

International Ocean Drilling Program

The IODP is a research program that is studying the earth’s history as revealed in the composition of the ocean floor and sediments. The website provides a great deal of information on the program, as well as links to the ODP databases. These databases offers access to the collected (nonproprietary) information, such as core sample information, drilling logs, images, gathered by the drilling teams. Note: some information is restricted.

United States Geological Survey

The USGS website describes the organization’s mission and provides access to a wealth of information covering several geoscience areas. Information is accessible to the public, and can be browsed or searched.

1. Access “All Databases” Page from the Library home page: Using GeoRef

1. Access “All Databases” Page from the Library home page:

1. Click on “G” in the alphabet to jump to the right area: Using GeoRef

1. Click on “G” in the alphabet to jump to the right area:

1. Scroll to the GeoRef entry, and click the link Using GeoRef

1. Scroll to the GeoRef entry, and click the link

1. Enter search terms, or select search options Using GeoRef

1. Enter search terms, or select search options

NOTE: To access GeoRef (and other IUP databases) using an off-campus computer, you must either have your I-Card available, or use the “Virtual Private Network (VPN)” tool. I-Cards work for most databases; you will be asked to enter the 16-digit number on the bottom of your card in order to prove that you’re an IUP student. The VPN tool connects you directly to the campus network, so you won’t need to enter any login numbers to access library resources. However, VPN is only supported for Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers. To find out how to set up the VPN, go to http://www.iup.edu/ats/sts/vpn/index.htm Using GeoRef

NOTE: To access GeoRef (and other IUP databases) using an off-campus computer, you must either have your I-Card available, or use the “Virtual Private Network (VPN)” tool.

I-Cards work for most databases; you will be asked to enter the 16-digit number on the bottom of your card in order to prove that you’re an IUP student.

The VPN tool connects you directly to the campus network, so you won’t need to enter any login numbers to access library resources. However, VPN is only supported for Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers.

To find out how to set up the VPN, go to http://www.iup.edu/ats/sts/vpn/index.htm

ILLIAD is the Interlibrary Loan system used to obtain copies of journal articles that IUP does not have in its own collections. Articles are usually sent as PDF’s via email; occasionally a photocopy is mailed. Turnaround time varies between 3 days and 2 weeks, depending on how obscure or difficult to find an article is. We’ve found that it’s usually around 3-4 days to receive an article. There is no cost for the ILLIAD service. ILLIAD

ILLIAD is the Interlibrary Loan system used to obtain copies of journal articles that IUP does not have in its own collections.

Articles are usually sent as PDF’s via email; occasionally a photocopy is mailed.

Turnaround time varies between 3 days and 2 weeks, depending on how obscure or difficult to find an article is. We’ve found that it’s usually around 3-4 days to receive an article.

There is no cost for the ILLIAD service.

1. Access the Interlibrary Loan page at http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/ill/ill_dept.html 2. Click on the ILLIAD link in the left column. Using ILLIAD

1. Access the Interlibrary Loan page at http://www.lib.iup.edu/depts/ill/ill_dept.html

2. Click on the ILLIAD link in the left column.

3. If you have no ILLIAD login, click “First Time Users.” Otherwise, log in to ILLIAD. Using ILLIAD

3. If you have no ILLIAD login, click “First Time Users.” Otherwise, log in to ILLIAD.

4. To request an article, click “request photocopy.” Using ILLIAD

4. To request an article, click “request photocopy.”

5. Enter article information (journal, title, author, etc.), and click “Submit Request” at bottom of screen. Using ILLIAD

5. Enter article information (journal, title, author, etc.), and click “Submit Request” at bottom of screen.

The journal Nature – considered the most “high impact” science journal out there - is available electronically via Nature Online . Nature Online can be accessed using the All Databases page, like GeoRef – just scroll to the title, and click. You will be taken to the Nature Online home page, which will let you browse the current issue, and search past issues. Full text downloadable articles (in PDF format) are available for the year 1997 onward. Articles published prior to 1997 do not have full text available to IUP (however, they are available in IUP’s print journal collection). Nature Online

The journal Nature – considered the most “high impact” science journal out there - is available electronically via Nature Online .

Nature Online can be accessed using the All Databases page, like GeoRef – just scroll to the title, and click.

You will be taken to the Nature Online home page, which will let you browse the current issue, and search past issues.

Full text downloadable articles (in PDF format) are available for the year 1997 onward. Articles published prior to 1997 do not have full text available to IUP (however, they are available in IUP’s print journal collection).

The journal Science is also available online, via the IUP E-Journal portal. Science Online

The journal Science is also available online, via the IUP E-Journal portal.

The E-Journal portal lists all journals that IUP has in electronic format Important information shown is what years are covered, and in which database (or website) the articles can be found. The entry below shows that we have full text access to Science from 1880 to 2004 (due to publisher restrictions, issues from 2004 – now are only available in IUP’s print journal collection) Science Online

The E-Journal portal lists all journals that IUP has in electronic format

Important information shown is what years are covered, and in which database (or website) the articles can be found.

The entry below shows that we have full text access to Science from 1880 to 2004 (due to publisher restrictions, issues from 2004 – now are only available in IUP’s print journal collection)

Most databases (and GeoRef in particular) offer the option to save citations as you search, and then export them to citation manager software, like EndNote or RefWorks. Exporting your searches to EndNote is simple, using the EBSCOHost databases. GeoRef and EndNote

Most databases (and GeoRef in particular) offer the option to save citations as you search, and then export them to citation manager software, like EndNote or RefWorks.

Exporting your searches to EndNote is simple, using the EBSCOHost databases.

1. Find and mark some good articles, by searching for a term and then clicking on the “Add” button to the right of the article. GeoRef and EndNote

1. Find and mark some good articles, by searching for a term and then clicking on the “Add” button to the right of the article.

2. Go to the Folder (click on “Folder has items”) to view your marked articles. GeoRef and EndNote

2. Go to the Folder (click on “Folder has items”) to view your marked articles.

3. Select the articles you want to export, and click on the Export link. GeoRef and EndNote

3. Select the articles you want to export, and click on the Export link.

4. Choose the “Direct Export to Endnote…” format from the list, and click “Save” 5. You’ll be prompted to save a file called “delivery.” You can rename this and choose where to save it. This file will contain references that can be opened by EndNote. GeoRef and EndNote

4. Choose the “Direct Export to Endnote…” format from the list, and click “Save”

5. You’ll be prompted to save a file called “delivery.” You can rename this and choose where to save it. This file will contain references that can be opened by EndNote.

Remember: if you have a question, ask a librarian ! Chris Clouser Science Librarian [email_address]

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