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STS 2411 — Introduction to Science and Technology Studies Research Session

FREE Citation Management Software

  • Landmark Citation Machine
  • 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
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • 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!

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

Background Information

My topic: String theory, quantum computing, cloning, acid rain

  • pick a topic that interests you

Finding Articles

All the article databases are similar. Try searches like those above.

A list of the best databases for general science/development topics

When looking for science articles, make sure that the article is written by scientists for other scientists and describes a piece of lab research, field work, project  or mathematical derivation.  The work must have been done by the people writing the article.

The article will often have sections such as:

  • Literature review
  • Materials & Methods
  • Equipment
  • Discussion
  • Results
  • Scholar’s Portal: millions of full text articles, good general source of articles
    • DON’T FORGET: use the facets on the right side to narrow to research artcle!
  • Web of Science –Good selection of science articles, most with links to full text
  • Scopus — similar to web of science

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