April 20

April 18th, 2011

Usability and Review for Final Exam

  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 6.  References to 3 websites posted on your article.  I will not grade any more additions after April 20th.  Please be sure that your articles are complete.
  • Prep: Please bring your laptops!!  You will be participating in and conducting usability analysis.  Breakfast will be provided!

Your final exam is Wednesday, April 27th 8:30am – 11am in the Library classroom (225).

April 13

April 6th, 2011

We will discuss Digital Libraries and Collections

  • Due: Search Engine Exercise

Example of an article

April 5th, 2011

This is an example of the Wikipedia markup for an article showing all of the parts in bold where you will insert information from your articles. (Don’t really bold them in your article.) I am also showing a full record from Academic Search Complete.  This way you can see where to find each of the pieces.  If your article citation is missing any of the pieces, just delete that whole part.  For instance, if your article doesn’t have an issue number, take out | issue = 2.

<ref>{{Cite journal | last1 = Liu | first1 = W | last2 = Powles | first2 = T | doi = 10.2174/157018006775789676 | title = Cannabinoids: Do they have a Role in Cancer Therapy? | journal = Letters in Drug Design & Discovery | volume = 3 | issue = 2 | pages = 76-82 | year = 2006 }}</ref>

Title: Cannabinoids: Do they have a Role in Cancer Therapy?
Authors: Wai Man Liu
Powles, Thomas Bartholomew

Source: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery; Mar2006, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p76-82, 7p, 2 Diagrams, 1 Chart

Document Type: Article
Subject Terms:
*NEOPLASTIC endocrine-like syndromes
*CANCER — Treatment
*CLINICAL trials
Author-Supplied Keywords:

cyclo-oxygenase 2
signal transduction pathways
Abstract: Cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis plant, have merit as an anti-emetic and appetite stimulant in people with cancer. Recently, interest in cannabinoids has increased since reports that cannabinoids have anti-tumour activity. Although the mechanisms underlying these effects have yet to be fully elucidated, a broad spectrum of effects have been described, and cellular signalling pathways are known to be involved. There are currently two major cannabinoid receptors identified, whose roles in the activation of cell death remains controversial. Agonists to the type-2 receptor that do not have psychotropic effects have been used successfully in vitro, and we await the results of randomised trials using theses agents. The field of research into cannabinoids as anti-cancer agents is in its infancy, and more basic research is required before a good clinical agent can be realised. This article reviews the data currently available on this exciting group of potential anti-neoplastic agent. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Copyright of Letters in Drug Design & Discovery is the property of Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Author Affiliations: 1Department of Medical Oncology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK
DOI: 10.2174/157018006775789676
Accession Number:19718682
Database: Academic Search Complete

Template for articles

March 30th, 2011

As you all are now aware, there are many ways to do things in Wikipedia.  Up to this point, I think it has been fairly easy.  The website references will be easy too.  The periodicals part is a little more sophisticated.  It would be best if you all use the same formula.  I am posting the Wikipedia markup template for you to use with all of your articles.  They will populate in your ‘References’ section and make it easy for me to view and grade.  This is pretty self-explanatory.  Just replace the information after each = sign with the information from your article.  As always, let me know if you have any problems

<ref>{{Cite journal | last1 = Talebian | first1 = M | last2 = Jackson | first2 = J | doi = 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02092.x | title = A reappraisal of earthquake focal mechanisms and active shortening in the Zagros mountains of Iran | journal = Geophysical Journal International | volume = 156 | issue = 3 | pages = 506–526 | year = 2004 }}</ref>

April 6

March 30th, 2011

For this class we will discuss Evaluating Internet Resources.

Please make sure that you use the template for periodical resources when you add periodical information to your Wikipedia article.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 5.  References to 5 periodical articles posted on your article.

March 30

March 23rd, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Search Engines.

Due: Database Exercise

March 23

March 16th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Databases and ILL.

Mr. Bales will be your instructor for this lecture.  Bring your laptop if you have one and want to follow along.  Please do not Facebook, email, surf, etc. while Mr. Bales is taking his time to give your lecture.  You will be able to complete the database exercise easily if you pay attention.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 4.  References to 5 books and cited information posted on your article

March 16th

March 9th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Periodicals.  Please read the following article before coming to class so that you will be prepared to discuss it.

Broad, William J. (1983). Notorious Darsee Case Shakes Assumptions About Science. The New York Times, June 14.

REMINDER: Please make sure that you are signed into your Wikipedia Account when you are editing your Wikipedia article. All of your edits must be credited to you and that is the only way that I can track your edits!

March 9th

February 23rd, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Library Catalogs.

We are meeting in the classroom and it would be helpful if you brought your laptops to follow along.

Reminder: The Catalog Exercise is due on March 16th.

February 23rd

February 16th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about reference resources and search basics.

Reminder: Please be looking for book resources that will have relevant information for your Wikipedia page.  Come see me if you need help!

Reminder: Blackboard midterm is available now and is due by midnight on February 25th.  It appears in the Assignments section.