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Title: Literature searching in Economics


1
Literature searching in Economics
  • Susan Mowers
  • Data Librarian
  • Morisset 309B
  • May 21, 2014

2
Did you know?
  • Your Library provides
  • Scholarly databases for finding research journal
    literature
  • Help
  • with literature searching and finding that tricky
    reference?
  • with accessing and finding data
  • For an appointment with Susan, please contact
    smowers_at_uottawa.ca
  • Large collections of electronic books and
    journals as well as print books, also
    interlibrary loans
  • RefWorks for saving research time, research
    results and automatic bibliographies
  • Other services ensuring you can access your
    research information

3
Learning objectives
  • Learn what are the elements of an effective
    search for retrieving research
  • Learn how to save your research/search results
  • Open a RefWorks account
  • Introduction to creating a bibliography from
    RefWorks

4
Agenda
  • Library Survival basics
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Intro to doing a search (preparation)
  • Do a search to retrieve research
  • Citation style for
  • book, journal, paper, data

5
Library Survival basics
  • Access the Library from off campus Link
  • Databases to find scholarly journals by topic,
    All A-ZLink
  • All our e-journals Link
  • Search Find books and journals, reserve
    materials, renew your borrowed books moreLink
  • Library Resources 101 Link
  • RefWorks Link guide, webinars and more
  • Economics Research Guide Link Economics
    Dictionaries Link Working Papers important in
    Economics Link, Books Link, Databases Link
  • Data International Link Canadian Link
    Microdata . Odesi Link . RTRA ICPSR Link .
    COOL RDC Link

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Agenda
  • Library Survival basics
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Intro for doing a search (preparation)
  • Do a search to retrieve research
  • Citation style

We are here
7
Before we search for research literature
  • Lets create a RefWorks account for managing our
    library information!

8
Agenda
  • Library Survival basics
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Intro for doing a search (preparation)
  • Do a search to retrieve research
  • Citation style
  • What is this Book, journal, paper, data?
  • Topics for future consideration

We are here
9
Introduction to doing a search
  • Define your search from topic to search
  • Translate that search to your database

10
Define your search What is your broad topic?
  • When searching for books, you CAN search by broad
    topic, e.g.,
  • Energy economics
  • Search Economics books Link
  • Can you find one print book and one e-book on
    energy economics?
  • Dont forget economics e-books collections like
    OECD here on energy economics!!! theme
    energy
  • Working papers

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Define your search
  • (1) Define your research question
  • (2) Identify key concepts from your research
    question
  • (3) Identify synonyms
  • Use operators to put it all together
  • and, or, not, , , ()
  • Do your search, are your results to broad or
    narrow?

Refine your search broaden or narrow your search
12
Exercise
  • Topic energy economics
  • Pick a specific type of energy and develop your
    search strategy on the handout
  • Be sure to include the country or countries of
    your research

13
Introduction to doing a search
  • Define your search
  • Translate that search to your database
  • COMBINE WITH NEXT SCREEN

We are here
14
Agenda
  • Library Survival basics
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Intro for doing a search (preparation)
  • Do a search to retrieve research articles
  • Citation style

We are here
15
Economics Research Article Databases
  • Research guide Articles tab
  • http//uottawa.ca.libguides.com/content.php?pid14
    806sid2867048

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Article abstract
  • Re energy economics

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Database essentials
OPERATORS EconLit Web of Science Scopus
and oil AND economics oil AND economics oil AND economics
or oil OR petroleum oil OR petroleum oil OR petroleum
Both of the above (oil OR petroleum) AND economics (oil OR petroleum) AND economics (oil OR petroleum) AND economics
and not oil NOT shale oil NOT shale oil AND NOT shale
within 5 words energy NEAR/5 economics energy NEAR/5 economics energy w/5 economics
Truncation Left Right economics retrieves economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics econom retrieves economic, economics, economy economics retrieves economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics econom retrieves economic, economics, economy economics retrieves economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics econom retrieves economic, economics, economy
Phrase energy economics energy economics energy economics
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EconLit
  • Run your search in the advanced EconLit search
    screen
  • Link USE ROWS one per concept
  • Did you get relevant and manageable results?
  • Export 5 references to RefWorks
  • You may wish to expand to other databases

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Agenda
  • Library Survival basics
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Intro for doing a search (preparation)
  • Do a search to retrieve research articles
  • Citation style

We are here
20
Basics of CJE Chicago Books
Woodrow W. Clark (2013) The Next Economics Global
Cases in Energy, Environment, and Climate Change
(New York, NY Springer)
  • Author (Year) Title Subtitle (Place of
    publication Publisher)

Canadian Journal of Economics - style
guidelines for authors http//economics.ca/cje/en/
style.php Chicago Manual of Style
https//login.proxy.bib.uottawa.ca/login?urlhttp
//www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
21
Basics of CJE Chicago - Articles
Gabriel Chan et al. (2012). The Canadian oil
sands industry under carbon constraints? Energy
Policy 50, 540-550 doi 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.0
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Author (Year) Title of article. Title of
journal vol, pages. doi
22
Basics of CJE Chicago Working Papers
Y. Dissou and L. Karnizova (2014) Comovement of
oil prices with US economic indicators over the
business cycle facts and explanations
University of Ottawa Working Paper No. 1401E
  • Author (Year) Title Subtitle (Paper series No.)

23
Basics of CJE Chicago Data/Statistics
Statistics Canada (2014) CANSIM Table 134-001 -
Refinery supply of crude oil and equivalent,
monthly (cubic meters) http//www5.statcan.gc.ca/c
ansim/
Author (Year) Title of resource (Version if
relevant) Format, if not otherwise clear (Place
of publication/distribution Publisher/Distributor
if different from author) Retrieval information
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  • Questions?
  • A good starting point to developing a research
    question?

25
Literature searching continued
  • Who has cited your author?
  • Be sure to search both Web of Science and
    Scopus  Web of Science  
  • - Quick reference guide for Web of Science
  • Scopus  
  • - Video Introduction to Scopus
  • HOW-TO AT A GLANCE Link

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Thank you
  • smowers_at_uottawa.ca
  • Susan Mowers
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