Literature searching handout (informatics)

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Literature searching handout (informatics)

  1. 1. ISS Literature Search Training Session Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department of Informatics Useful Resources Unless a web address is provided, all resources in this information sheet can be accessed from the log-in page for the University Portal, Onespace: http://onespace.kcl.ac.uk (Click the link for Databases on the right hand side of the screen). ATHENS Athens is a system to access databases, e-journals and other ISS resources on or off campus. It is NOT a resource on its own, simply a gateway. To use Athens you need your Athens Username and Password Passwords can be reset by the ISS Enquiry Desks (or by contacting us by telephone: 020 7848 2430 or e-mail: issenquiry@kcl.ac.uk) ISS databases (For searching for journal articles) • Web of Knowledge • Sciverse / Scopus • IEEE Xplore • ACM Portal • Lecture Notes in Computer Science • MathSciNet Information Services & Systems
  2. 2. • Zetoc (British Library Table of Contents Database) • OCLC FirstSearch Free databases (For searching for journal articles) • Scitopia (http://www.scitopia.org) • Scitation (http://scitation.aip.org/) • Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.co.uk/) Online journal packages / archives • Science Direct (search for Sciverse and click on the link at the top of the screen) • Wiley Online Library • InformaWorld • Springer Link • Cambridge Journals Online Pre-prints / E-prints / Open Access • Computing Research Repository (http://arxiv.org/corr/home) • arXiv.org (http://arxiv.org/) • Directory of Open Access (http://www.doaj.org/) Searching for books & using other libraries • King’s College ISS Catalogue (http://library.kcl.ac.uk/ or from the OneSpace log-in page) • Senate House Library Catalogue (http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/) • Access other London University Libraries (see the access agreement & information regarding the colleges and institutes) (http://www.london.ac.uk/libraries_agreement.html) • British Library (http://searchbeta.bl.uk/) (and reader registration information http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/stp/register/stpregister.html) • COPAC (http://copac.ac.uk/) • M25 Catalogue (http://www.inform25.ac.uk/Link/) • Google Books (sometimes useful) (http://books.google.co.uk/)
  3. 3. Need help with ISS Resources? Your Information Specialist is Jamie Halstead E-Mail: jamie.halstead@kcl.ac.uk

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