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FREE Citation Management Software
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- Key points:
- Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
- Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
- Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!
- Library Footnotes, Bibliographies, RefWorks page
Logging in from Home
- Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
- Information here on logging in
- Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login
- Try this: Coolest thing ever Firefox extension call Libx
- a cool way to search Scholarsportal article database
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism site and quiz.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — fantastic resource !
- Encyclopedia Britannica — best general resource
- Oxford Reference Online — lots of online dictionaries in science & other fields
My notable science people:
- Isaac Asimov
- Edward O. Wilson
- Norman Bethune
- Aldous Huxley
Hint: use Wikipedia to get ideas about what their main issues/themes are in relation to science & society
Do a search in The York Catalogue:
- by title: The citizen-powered energy handbook : community solutions to a global crisis
- by author: pahl greg
- by journal title: Scientific American
- by keyword:
- isaac asimov and laws of robotics
- asimov and society
- bethune and china
- bethune and communism
- Google Books Search — good choice to find books by more obscure people, also lots of older material is public domain
- RACER to get books we don’t have. It usually only takes a couple of days to get the book if another ON university has it.
- Scholars Portal eBooks — a great big pile of ebooks
Note: Some good article strategies:
- Look for articles both by and about your person
- could be magazine, newspaper or journal articles
- If you find one good book or journal article source about your person but are having trouble find something by her, you should check out the references/bibliography section of the sources you do have
- The Wikepedia article may also have good sources
All the article databases are similar. Try searches like those above.
A list of the best databases for general science/development topics
- Scholar’s Portal Journals: full text, good general source of articles
- Web of Science –Good selection of science articles, most with links to full text
- Scopus — similar to web of science
- IEEE Xplore — full text engineering database
- JSTOR — good full text, better for historical topics
- Remember: don’t use basic search, advanced only!
- Canadian Periodical Index — good source for contemporary Canadian figures as well as for magazine & journal articles
- Expanded Academic and Academic Onefile — good general sources for journals & magazines
- Canadian Newsstand — Canadian newspaper articles
- Lexis Nexis Academic — good international newspaper coverage
- New York Times deep archives 1851 – 2003.
- London Times Digital archives 1785-1985.
- Factiva: has deep archive for Globe and Mail from late 1970s, may be easier to search
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