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NATS 1560 — Understanding Food Research Session

This page: http://bit.ly/yorknats1560

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NATS 1700 Computers, Information and Society Research Session

This presentation is at: http://bit.ly/nats1700b2

FREE Citation Management Software

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
    • 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

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NATS 1810 Energy Research Session

Just for fun

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
  • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
  • 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!

Background Information

My topic: The Geysers geothermal project in California

Plan B: some information on waste-to-energy projects in Canada

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NATS 1745 History of Astronomy

Fun Stuff

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
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

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!

Background Information

My topic: Kepler Space Telescope

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as 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

Finding Books

  • Helps get up to speed on a topic
  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Cost-effective space mission operations
    • by author: Boden Daryl G.
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by keyword:
      • telescopes
      • observatories and history
      • telescopes and history
    • New Best Friend for finding information inside books: Googe Book Search
      • kepler and nasa and telescope
    • For ordering/borrowing books we don’t have: RACER.
  • Ebooks!

Articles

  • Journal & conference articles give cutting edge, peer reviewed information
    on most topics
  • Some searches:
  • telescopes
  • observatories and history
  • telescopes and history
  • kepler and telescope
  • kepler and nasa
  • kepler and nasa and mission

Websites

  • Wikipedia: a treasure trove of technical information, created by a community. Not edited or reviewed,so may not be complete or accurate. Tech topics tend to be pretty good.

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook

Don’t forget to become a fan of the Steacie Library or follow on Twitter.!


NATS 1760 Science, Technology and Society (Durant)

Just for fun

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!

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

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NATS 1760 — Science, Technology and Society (Slater)

Just for fun

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
    • 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

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NATS 1870 Understanding Colour Research Session

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
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

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!

Background Information

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as 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

Finding Books

  • My topic: drug interactions & colour vision
    • sildenafil citrate & parkinson’s drugs
  • Backup topic: colour blindness & traffic safety

Helps get up to speed on a topic

  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by keyword
      • colour vision or color vision
      • color deficiency
      • color vision or color deficiency
      • drug interactions
      • drug interactions and vision
      • parkinson’s and drug interactions
  • Best resource to find niche topic books: Google Book Search
    • find book in GBS & then check to see if York has it!
    • Use RACER if we don’t.
  • Ebooks!

Articles

  • Journal & conference articles give cutting edge, peer reviewed information on most topics
  • Pubmed — good for medical and health topics, but not as easy to find full text

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy

Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
MSN IM: john_dupuis@hotmail.com
You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook

Don’t forget to become a fan of the Steacie Library!


NATS 1880 Life Beyond Earth

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
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

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!

Background Information

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as 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

Finding Books

  • My topic: Mars mission
  • some important considerations
    • vehicle: type, fuel, return?
    • psychology of long trips
    • Martian environment
    • sustainable food production/biosphere considerations
      • trip & colony
    • physical effects of prolonged exposure to low gravity
    • what’s been learned from Mars analogue mission on Earth
    • Crew make-up
      • lessons from reality tv?
      • group dynamics/psychology
  • Helps get up to speed on a topic
  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Cost-effective space mission operations
    • by author: Boden Daryl G.
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by keyword
      • mars analog
      • mars and biosphere
      • earth and biosphere
      • mars and mission
      • mars and colony
      • mars and life
      • space and mission and design
      • space and vehicle
      • vehicle and mars and mission
      • space mission and psychology
      • space mission and group dynamics
      • isolation and (group dynamics or psychology)
      • space and mission and low gravity and effects
  • Best resource to find niche topic books: Google Book Search
    • find book in GBS & then check to see if York has it!
    • Use RACER if we don’t.
  • Ebooks!
    • Knovel — reference/property data.  Also has live equations and interative graphs

Articles

  • Journal & conference articles give cutting edge, peer reviewed information
    on most topics
  • Some searches:
    • mars analog
    • mars and biosphere
    • earth and biosphere
    • mars and mission
    • mars and colony
    • mars and life
    • space and mission and design
    • space and vehicle
    • vehicle and mars and mission
    • space mission and psychology
    • space mission and group dynamics
    • isolation and (group dynamics or psychology)
    • space and mission and low gravity and effects

Websites

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
MSN IM: john_dupuis@hotmail.com
You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook

Don’t forget to become a fan of the Steacie Library!


NATS 1840 Science, Technology & the Environment (Armour)

FREE Citation Management Software

My topic: Toronto incinerator project

Backup plan: shipping industry and recycling old ships

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as 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

Birth Month Assignment

  • Find 2 newspaper or magazine articles on wastewater management (i.e. incineration, landfilling or some other method of disposal but NOT recycling), published during your birth month. One each from the 2000-2010 and one from before 2000.
  • Search on terms like:
    • wastewater or waste water
    • water and sewage
    • waste and water
    • water and mining
    • sewers or sewage
    • pulp and water
    • industrial and water
    • water and filtration
    • sewage and filtration
    • Wikipedia article is a good source of vocabulary for searching
  • Cite them properly and give a short summary.
  • You will be submitting it through moodle as online text under the assignment ‘library presentation’. You should give the title of the article 1, the summary, then the citation of the article, then the same for article two.
  • Me: My birth month is October

Finding Books

  • All this information is also available in the various research guides here.Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Fuel cell power for transportation 2004
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by subject: fuel cells
    • by keyword:
      • incinerators
      • incinerator or incineration
      • waste and disposal
      • incineration and environmental
      • incineration and impact
    • Google Books Search is a great way to search inside the contents of books, many of which might be at York
      • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
    • Books 24×7 — 1000′s of technology & engineering ebooks, most environmental subjects are covered
    • Scholars Portal eBooks — more 1000s or ebooks.
      • Don’t forget to search with Full Text checked

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources
Quick Links or Search
boxes on the library home page.

All the info below is selected from the

Find Articles by Subject
page

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
    • waste to energy
    • incinerators
    • incinerator or incineration
    • waste and disposal
    • incineration and environmental
    • incineration and impact
    • toronto and incineration
    • toronto and waste and disposal
    • toronto and (incineration or incinerator) and (impact or consequences)
    • (incinerator or incineration) and waste and emissions and toronto
    • incineration and environmental impact
    • incineration and pollution

General Resources Useful for all Topics

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
MSN IM: john_dupuis@hotmail.com
You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook.

And on FriendFeed.

Steacie also has a page on Facebook — become a fan!


NATS 1820 Molecules and the Mind

Just for fun

FREE Citation Management Software

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

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