Advanced Library Research Methods/Journal Rankings Deconstructed

Take your Library research skills up to the next quantum level with Ryerson Librarian, Jay Wolofsky.

This workshop may be of interest to both graduate students (especially those students who are or will be working on a thesis or MRP) and also Ryerson faculty.

Using threshold concepts, this session will provide a contextual overview of traditional research databases, federated search engines to access the Deep Web, open access portals to mine research depositories, and concrete term searching as an alternative to standard Boolean.  Since all peer-reviewed journals are not equal but hierarchical, an overview of journal ranking in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be presented. Note that familiarity with journal ranking is recommended for graduate students who are planning to complete a thesis or MRP.

This advanced workshop is for graduate and 4th year undergraduate students only.  Familiarity with database searching techniques is a prerequisite.

 Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
Location: LIB 667A

NOTE:  This workshop cannot be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.

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