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Keeping your research up to date 2014


This presentation is aimed at students in HE in the UK, but can be useful to many people! We look at different tools to help keep up with research output and also how these tools can help us to feel …

This presentation is aimed at students in HE in the UK, but can be useful to many people! We look at different tools to help keep up with research output and also how these tools can help us to feel supported by, and contribute to, a global online community.

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  • JW 2014 Update: dropped “RSS”

  • DawsonEnter
  • Search Google for these: e.g. “Accounting Blog” “Business blog”

    Specific or professional/trade news sources, examples:

    Economia (Chartered Accountants Trade Journals)

    Insider HE
    Teacher Development Agency
    The Teacher
    Times Higher Education Supplement

    Nursing Times

    Cilip Updates
  • RSS now more complex option, so not keen to cover it any longer.


  • 1. Keeping up-to- date
  • 2. Today’s session will cover:  What does it mean?  Alerting services:  Book alerts  News alerts  Discover  Citation alerts  Create search alerts  Networking tools
  • 3. What does it mean?  The Internet is connecting everything up, including things like TVs, washing machines, shopping orders and heating systems.  Now we no longer need to visit individual web sites to check for new content, we can use tools for this.  News, Alerts, Networking and Social tools are all the same now, for example I use my Google+ account for all these things. This session will help you decide what tools you might use. How to start? All you need is an email address, but you can use any of these popular bookmarking tools too.
  • 4. But what do you mean?  Just use your email address to sign up and create alerts, or make a special, separate email account just for these things.  Set up a professional account, like Facebook, Wordpress, or Digg page. Then use this to collect your feeds. You can set these to private – so no one else can see anything.  Just remember to check this place when you want your feed.
  • 5. Alerting services “A service which a user can subscribe to which delivers electronic news on a regular basis, or whenever an event of interest to the user occurs.” Ince, D. alerting service. In A Dictionary of the Internet. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 12 May. 2014, from 9780191744150-e-86 .
  • 6. Alerting options  New book alerts - Alerts you to new books!  Table of contents Alerts you to the content of new issues of your favourite journals or magazines  Subject Alerts you when your specified search term/s appear  Citation Alerts you when an item is added to the database that cites a specified research article  Specialised alerts new patents, standards, etc.  Professional blogs that you can follow, or make your own!
  • 7. Book alerts Examples of tools to identify new books published on your topic:  Google Book Alerts  ACQWEB Directory of Publishers This directory may help you check individual publishers’ websites for new book alerts, such as  Cambridge University Press  Open University Press  Oxford University Press  Springer  Wiley Blackwell
  • 8. News Sources General news sources:  PressReader  Nexis Professional/trade news sources (all from Journals A-Z):  Economia  Nursing Times  Times Higher Education Supplement Remember you must log in through the University to access our subscription, then create a personal account.
  • 9. Create search alerts 1 If you create an individual profile in research databases/tools your searches can be stored on their system. You can then:  Visit the site to re-run the search periodically, or  Set up Email Alerts, or RSS feeds so that any updates that fit your search criteria are sent to you automatically. Many research tools / databases will allow you to set up alerts including, for example:  Emerald  Taylor & Francis Online  PubMed  IngentaConnect  Discover
  • 10. Create search alerts 2 Discover exercise: Create an EBSCOhost (EBSCO = Discover) account to save and create:  email alerts or  use the RSS option Discover
  • 11. Display  The left hand side of the page shows how many results have been found and has the ‘Refine your results’ tools.  The right hand side of the page includes Associated Press News and any Related Images associated with the search.  The middle column of the page shows the results with symbols for the item type e.g. an Academic Journal or a Book… Discover The top right has the Sign in option
  • 12. Results  Discover only shows results for resources held in the Library Catalogue or which are available online through the databases and journals we subscribe to.  If Discover is searching Full Text (including printed resources) and only the ‘Check for Full Text through Leedsmet’ is shown this takes you to the A-Z ejournals list on Library Online to access the article. Discover
  • 13. Refining The added value of Discover are the powerful search limiters. My favourites are: Off campus? Limit to ebooks and ejournals. Also great to limit to News sources and more. Discover
  • 14. Saving results  You can save search results to either a permanent or a temporary folder.  To save a search permanently, you must create an EBSCO account. Once you have saved a search this way, it can be accessed from any device or location. Discover
  • 15. Create search alerts 3 Google Scholar exercise Google Scholar offers email alerts.  Run a search, then look for the Create alert icon to send results to your email account.
  • 16. Create search alerts 4 ZETOC (British Library Table Of Contents) is one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases. You can set up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. Journal TOCs (Tables Of Content) allows you to save your TOCs in your MyTOCs account or export them to your feed reader.
  • 17. Citation alerts Set up an email alert or RSS feed to find out when someone cites research, using:  Scopus - Just to complicate things, Scopus require you to use your University log in!  Web of Science : A collection of databases including:  Science Citation Index,  Arts and Humanities Citation Index,  Social Science Citations Index, and  Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • 18. Citation alerts  Search for an article with Google Scholar. In the bottom left of the article's citation will be a Cited by field.  Once you view the articles that cite your original search you can create alert. It will confirm your Alert query and email address before you can create the alert.
  • 19. RSS?  The RSS (Rich Site Summary) reader is no more, because the other reader tools we use do the same job. Anywhere you see the RSS logo (top right) you can set up to push content out to your current tool…look for the other logos now…  My favourites, which you can use on your PC, Android or Apple device are  G+  Feedly  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Flipboard  Digg  You can even use a Blogger blog to remember professional resources you use…
  • 20. Networking tools Communicate with colleagues and other professionals using, for example:  JiscMail UK (and some international) academic email discussion lists  Expose your research to a global audience by including it in Leeds Metropolitan’s Institutional Repository   LinkedIn, a business-related social networking site, can help you connect with other researchers and colleagues across the world.
  • 21. Networking tools  Referencing software Some software allows you to collect, organise, cite, sync and collaborate all in one place. For example EndNote Online, Flow, Mozilla, Zotero  ResearcherID is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community. You can view an author’s citation metrics instantly. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.
  • 22. Networking tools  Blogs. Set up a research blog using a popular free blogger like Blogger, Tumblr and WordPress. You can share or store documents, images, hyperlinks, audio and video recordings. You can choose to keep it private or share with a community.  Google account apps such as: Hangouts, and Communities. These services can be powerful communities of practice, linking people far and wide, and enabling collaboration, support and even job opportunities.
  • 23. Today we have looked at:  What does it mean?  Alerting services:  Book alerts  News alerts  Discover  Citation alerts  Journal alerts (TOCs ): Zetoc  Networking tools
  • 24. Further Help  make an appointment with your Academic Librarian  Library Online Information for Researchers  Google account apps