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Date/Time: May 30, 2007
Title: Staying Current with Science News
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


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  1. Staying Current with Science News -- Searching and Sources Online Patricia F. Anderson <pfa@umich.edu> © 2007 Regents of Taubman Health Sciences Library, UM the University of Michigan. All rights May 30, 2007 reserved.
  2. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Think of a group of terms that describe your topic, and gather them in a single search statement using the Boolean OR. Test your search for a few days, refine. Then use the RSS feed from the search in your RSS feed reader, or create an e-mail alert. SEE EXAMPLES -->
  3. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Examples: Search in Google for news: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\") (news OR \"press release\") Search in Google: News: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\")
  4. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies (dental OR dentistry OR dentist OR dentists OR orthodontics OR endodontics OR periodontics OR maxillofacial OR caries OR cariology OR \"bite-mark”) metastasis OR angiogenesis OR ((tumor OR tumour) (suppression OR inhibition))
  5. News Alerts from Google
  6. News via RSS Feeds RSS session coming next week. In the meantime, look for this symbol in the location box of your browser.
  7. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory
  8. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory: http://www.medstory.com/
  9. Science News from Major News Providers Advantages: Almost always have RSS feed for specific topic Topics will include both Science, Health or Medicine, and Technology (in various combinations) Major names have reputation to protect, so accuracy review is fairly tight. Always have something Disadvantages: Not as precisely focused on your specific topic Usually not reported by scientists, so quality may vary
  10. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Health: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/default.stm
  11. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Science / Nature: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/default.stm
  12. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: CNN CNN: Science: http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space
  13. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Health: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html
  14. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Science: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
  15. Science News from Governments & NGOs Examples European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/ NATO: http://www.nato.int/ Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  16. Governments & NGOs: Examples: NSF National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/
  17. Governments & NGOs: Examples: ESA European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int
  18. Governments & NGOs: Examples: RSOC Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  19. News from Popular Science Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Written for popular audience Usually written by science writers, but not necessarily trained as scientists Likely to be broader than your own topic interests Reports what is of interest to public, not what is of interest to scientists
  20. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Discover Discover Magazine: http://www.discovermagazine.com/
  21. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Popular Science Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/
  22. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Scientific American Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/
  23. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News Science News: http://www.sciencesnews.org/
  24. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News: Article Screenshot of example article from Science News (“Hurt Knees Rx”) Note: graphics from professional artists.
  25. News from General Science Research Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Not many Perhaps still broader than your own topic interests
  26. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Nature Nature: http://www.nature.com/
  27. General Science Research Journals: Examples: New Scientist New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/
  28. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Science (AAAS) Science (AAAS): http://www.sciencemag.org/
  29. News from Associations Advantages Topical Targeted Organizations with small groups or narrow focus tend to have few announcements and focus on their own press releases. Best with organizations broad in scope or focused on rapidly changing topics.
  30. News From Associations: Example: AAAS EurekAlert! EurekAlert: http://www.eurekalert.org/
  31. Science News Services Advantages Can provide high-quality brief snapshots of what is going on in science Focused Disadvantages Sometimes low budget Can be out-dated or under-supported
  32. Science News Services: Examples: Bright Surf http://www.brightsurf.com/
  33. Science News Services: Examples: FirstScience http://www.firstscience.com/
  34. Science News Services: Examples: SciCentral http://www.scicentral.com/
  35. Science News Services: Examples: ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com
  36. Science News Services: Examples: SciTechDaily http://www.scitechdaily.com/
  37. Science News Services: Examples: Others Science.bio.org Science & Spirit: http://www.science-spirit.org
  38. One Stop Specialty Shops Advantages Highly focused on relevant topics Cutting edge Selected by and/or written with experts in the topic area Disadvantages More difficult to find Can be ephemeral Sometimes not as well supported financially, thus may lack some bells and whistles
  39. Specialty News: Examples: Regional - European EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com AlphaGalileo: http://www.alphagalileo.org
  40. Specialty News: Examples: Genome News Network http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/
  41. Specialty News: Examples: Nanotechnology Foresight Nanotech Institute: http://www.foresight.org Nanotechnology: http://www.nanotechnology.com NanotechnologyNow: http://www.nanotechnologynow.com Small Times: http://www.smalltimes.com
  42. Specialty News: Examples: Medicine & Health MedicalNewsToday: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ Reuters Health: http://www.reutershealth.com/ Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs: http://www.ivanhoe.com/ Medscape: http://www.medscape.com
  43. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Medical News Today
  44. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Dental News: http://www. dentalnews. com
  45. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry ADA News Today: http://www. ada.org/prof /resources/p ubs/adanew s/index.asp
  46. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/med/dentis try Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/business/d ental/
  47. Also Rans: Finding Current News Images Google Use the word “pictures” in your topic search Or use: (pictures OR images) Google: Images Blocks many images from commercial news services Flickr Images from people on the scene Groups collecting images of current events Web 2.0 and Citizen Journalism NowPublic, Snaparazzi, OhMyNews, WikiNews
  48. Also Rans: Finding Reports from Conferences Slideshare.net
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