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Unformatted text preview: I.1 Biol 206 2010 Module 1 Library MODULE I TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING EXPERIMENTAL METHODS : EFFICIENT USE OF THE LIBRARY Instructor Ms. Eleanor MacLean, Biology Liaison Librarian Objectives How to use the Library resources effectively How to use ISI Web of Science and other online databases. How to prepare a concise Oral Presentation of your research Work required 1 week in the Lab. W4/4 Individual work at home and in the library Preparation and delivery of an Oral Presentation week of Oct. 11th Procedures Go to the Lab. to meet your TA and Lab. group and attend in lab session on using the library catalog and online databases Select your technical question for library research (See Appendix 1) Discuss preparation of Oral Presentations Visit the Life Science Library with your TA In your own time, research in McGill University Libraries Complete Worksheet (Appendix 2) hand in one week after the lab Prepare and present your Oral Presentation week of Oct. 11 th METHOD OF EVALUATION Worksheet Due one week after lab 20% Oral Presentation Given during lab periods, the week of Oct. 19th 80% I.2 Biol 206 2010 Module 1 Library MODULE 1 TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING EXPERIMENTAL METHODS: EFFICIENT USE OF THE LIBRARY INTRODUCTION The modules in this course are designed to introduce you to a variety of methods and attempt to encourage a sense of independence and flexibility so that you will have the confidence and ability to apply these methods to unfamiliar situations. However, no single course can hope to introduce you to the variety of methods and procedures which you might someday require. Therefore, this module will teach you how to find procedures when you know what you want to do, but not how to do it. You will be required to work in the library and/or on various computer files, on your own time, to gain experience in using some of the many sources of information available. BACKGROUND A. Sources of Information Procedures and methods may be found in several sources: electronic databases, handbooks, lab manuals, journal articles, instruction manuals, and unpublished documents. Well established fields such as aquatic ecology, biometry, plant physiology and histology usually have handbooks or other guides which include the major techniques and provide an evaluation of alternative methods. Sometimes lab manuals designed for teaching courses in these fields are also useful. However, new advances are usually made available online and/or published in scientific periodicals (also known as journals or serials ) long before they appear in lab manuals and handbooks. In newer fields, methods may appear only in online resources or in journals. For some procedures, manu- facturers of scientific equipment publish detailed descriptions to accompany their equipment....
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- Fall '08
- Biology, TA, Library catalog, Life Sciences Library