Library Database searching & Zotero

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Coca subject Librarians

Craig – c.cherrie@massey.ac.nz (see for methodologies)

Paul – p.d.orsman@massey.ac.nz

 

What is research?

Process of repreated search for patterns – Pieter.J,Stappers

+ Rigorous

Knowledge…? what is evidenced, how si it contructed?

Information is all around the place, knowledge is structured.

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examples: search MRO in Massey Website

Clair Hacon 2011

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_______* – if you dont know what suffix to use

eg Design Biophilo or Biophilic = Design Biophili*

no and’s: biophili*(behaviour OR connect* OR sustainab*)

“______” – Keeps structure

Kellert “Biophilia hypothesis” – searches those words in that order

OR

Search PDF:

Google Advance Search > file type > PDF

 

DISCOVERY

Through networking

World of Science

Scopas

Google Scholars – Go to massey library > search google scholar > then connect to this resource.

 

You have to make sure you have covered all the material, identified whats out there & also where your boundaries are. Some people really struggle to see their boundaries.

 

Knowledge Curation is about maintaining awareness & using search tools.

Create Allert in Google schollar. Allerts are good practice.

  • Set broader
  • review & tweak
  • develop screening criteria & evaluate as they arrive.

Word2010+

endnote

Zotero > Firefox > Plugin for word.

Google scholar > Bibliography setting > select Endnote (But its actually going to Zotoro)

In discover click add to folder > then export > & it drops it into Zotera.

word > view > zotera biographical management.

 

 

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