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  • 1. Finding Literature 3rd year PSY
  • 2. Our Search Tools: Searches the library catalogue (physical books and journals) AND searches across journal databases to bring back relevant journal articles.a Lists all our individual databases by subject group, so you can go straight to them. Will show you which electronic journals we have, and link you to full text whenever possible.
  • 3. Finding literature on a topic: Where can you go? • • • • Search in Primo Search an individual database (MetaLib) Search an individual journal (SFX) Search using a search engine (e.g. Google Scholar)
  • 4. Searching in Primo Search by topic e.g. “Child Psychology” fear Use options on the left to refine your search: Find books in the library Ebooks Peer-reviewed journal articles Narrow by date Narrow by database Narrow by author
  • 5. Databases • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) (Social and Psychological articles relating to the health professions) • Credo Reference (online scholarly encyclopaedia) • Medline/Pub Med (US health database) • PsycARTICLES (full text journal databases of APA journals) • PsycINFO (leading index of articles relating to psychology) • PsychSource http://psychsource.bps.org.uk/view/index.html bespoke search for the journals of the British Psychological Society. You can also search Wiley Online Library more widely. • Social Sciences Citation Index (web of science)
  • 6. Finding a journal article Examples: • Owen et al. (2010). Putting brain training to the test. Nature, 465, 775-778 • Chopin & Mamassian (2012) Predictive Properties of Visual Adaptation. Current Biology, 22, 622-626
  • 7. Off campus? Sign in via ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’ and follow the links to the UEA login screen
  • 8. Google Scholar
  • 9. Expanding beyond our collections • Request books for purchase • Interlending: http://www.uea.ac.uk/is/interlending • Using other libraries – SCONUL Access: http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/ • Google • Web tools – RSS Feeds, blogs, Twitter, email alerting services
  • 10. Help! Carly Sharples Room 17, Floor 1 01603 591712 c.sharples@uea.ac.uk