Introducing Intute Social Sciences


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Introducing Intute Social Sciences

  1. 1. Introducing Intute: Social Sciences Your Guide to the Best of the Web
  2. 2. Solving the Frustrations of the Internet <ul><li>Internet can be a powerful tool for education and research, offering a huge range of resources and services </li></ul><ul><li>However issues of trust, quality and poor search skills are very real and significant concerns – particularly in education and research contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Intute: Social Sciences is a FREE, national Internet service to provide you with access to the very best web resources for education and research </li></ul>
  3. 3. Network of Specialists <ul><li>Arts and Humanities (based at Oxford University and Manchester Metropolitan University) </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Life Sciences (based at Nottingham University) </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Engineering and Technology (based at The University of Manchester and Heriot-Watt University) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (based at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Training Suite (based at the University of Bristol) </li></ul><ul><li>Executive (based at The University of Manchester) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Network of Specialists <ul><li>Intute Network is made up of: </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium of seven universities </li></ul><ul><li>Over 70 partner institutions providing subject expertise and advice </li></ul><ul><li>By the community for the community </li></ul>
  5. 5. Intute: Social Sciences Partners <ul><li>Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies (Hospitality and Tourism) </li></ul><ul><li>British Library of Political and Economic Science (Politics and Government) </li></ul><ul><li>British Society for Sports History (Sport and Leisure Practice) </li></ul><ul><li>The Psychology Network, University of York (Psychology) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Law) </li></ul><ul><li>National Women’s Library (Women’s Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotherham College (Hospitality, Sports and Leisure Practice, Tourism) </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield Hallam University (Hospitality, Sport & Leisure Practice & Tourism) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Bradford Library (Social Welfare) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh Data Library (Statistics) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Exeter Library (Social Science General) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Manchester Library (Anthropology) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Newcastle Library (Business) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Surrey, Department of Sociology (Sociology) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Finding the Best of the Web <ul><li>Search the catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 records, each one selected and described by a subject specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Simple keyword or phrase searching </li></ul><ul><li>Refine search by field name or type of resource </li></ul><ul><li>Use controlled vocabularies to look for alternative terms </li></ul>
  7. 9. Finding the Best of the Web <ul><li>Harvester to broaden your searches </li></ul><ul><li>Searches over 300,000 social science related pages </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically generated from the web addresses in the main Internet Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Updated monthly </li></ul>
  8. 10. Finding the Best of the Web <ul><li>Browse the catalogue by subject </li></ul><ul><li>1500 subject headings in 19 top level subject sections </li></ul><ul><li>Link from each subject to research tools and methods section </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered by title or date added to the catalogue </li></ul>
  9. 11. We Also Recommend <ul><li>Additional services </li></ul><ul><li>Find conferences and events </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts for UK University Departments </li></ul><ul><li>News aggregation service </li></ul><ul><li>Current awareness service (Editors Blog) </li></ul>
  10. 12. Personalise <ul><li>MyIntute </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own account </li></ul><ul><li>Save searches and records </li></ul><ul><li>Tag records with your own keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly email alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Export data into your systems and sites </li></ul>
  11. 13. Supporting Internet Training <ul><li>Virtual Training Suite </li></ul><ul><li>FREE online Internet training tutorials for over 65 subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Internet search and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teach yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes and interactive exercises </li></ul>
  12. 14. Supporting Internet Training <ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of the Web for research and education </li></ul><ul><li>An insight into leading Internet services for the subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on sessions with plenty of help at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets and ideas to take away and use for teaching Internet research skills or for developing your own skills </li></ul>
  13. 15. Supporting Internet Training <ul><li>FREE support materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaflet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best of the Web booklets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Welcome to adapt and reuse in your own institution </li></ul>
  14. 16. Content for the Community <ul><li>Integrate Intute content </li></ul><ul><li>Intute: Social Sciences content and services are available for use in your own institution or website </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on how to use our content available from: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 17. Intute: Social Sciences We welcome feedback from the subject community, please feel free to contact us:
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