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  • Open Source Koichi Inoue Subject Librarian(Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia
  • Google Books
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Open Library
  • WorldCat
  • Google Scholar
  • Directory of open access journals
  • Zotero
  • Finding more open source
  • WikipediaPros: Good place to gather reference type of information (you can also check what the rest of the world already knows about your topic). Great place to find key information sources on your topic.Cons: Inconsistent, sometimes conflicting, information between pages. You cannot cite it in academic writing if you want to be taken seriously.
  • Glass Menagerie
  • Film and television adaptations
  • Key information sources
  • Disambiguation page
  • 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in Wikipedia.
  • WorldCatPros: World’s largest union catalogue (searches for books, magazines, DVDs, etc. held in libraries around the world). Uses thesauri (easier to collate material on the same topic). Personal account (can save records and searches, set up email alerts and RSS feeds, share you findings with others, etc.)/Cons: No full text available (but you can get them from our library). Keyword searching is weak (no full text
  • Search results
  • Item record
  • Find in a library
  • Similar items
  • Subject limits
  • Format limits
  • 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in WorldCat.
  • Google BooksPros: Searches through millions of digitised books available. Full text searching (picks up parts of books really well. Ex. book chapters and paragraphs).Cons: Returns a huge number of hits, but it is difficult to narrow down the results.
  • Related books
  • Find in a library & Bib info
  • Google ScholarPros: Searches through millions of journal articles and books across all disciples and databases. Great tool to find “gray literature” (i.e. Dissertations,theses, conference pagers, etc.). Also great at finding open source journal articles.Cons: Same issue as Google Books – too many hits, often irrelevant to your topic.
  • 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in Google Books and Google Scholar.
  • Borrow Direct
  • Borrow Direct libraries
  • Borrow Direct title search
  • Make a request
  • What if the Library doesn’t have it?