Plan of lecture Introduction. The idea of today’s presentation and the following workshops is to take you through the search process of searching for literature and using electronic resources such as SportDiscus to help prepare you for the literature review assignment. This morning I will be showing a short powerpoint presentation about the searching process. Then I’ll show you a couple of search examples using SportDiscus and the Firstsearch databases. I’ll finish by talking briefly about how to make requests on interlibrary loan. There is a link to a leaflet about searching on the Sport and physical education subject guide which accompanies this presentation.
Emerald - business and management related Academic OneFile – general subject coverage and PsycINFO – indexing and abstracting but will link to the full text where we have subscription to the journal. Useful for topics such as motivation, leadership styles, charisma etc.
PsycINFO search. Exclude dissertations option as well. Useful articles are A critical examination of the relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership. Lindebaum, Dirk; Cartwright, Susan; Journal of Management Studies, Vol 47(7), Nov, 2010. pp. 1317-1342. [Journal Article] Leadership, affect and emotions: A state of the science review. Gooty, Janaki; Connelly, Shane; Griffith, Jennifer; Gupta, Alka; The Leadership Quarterly, Vol 21(6), Dec, 2010. pp. 979-1004. [Journal Article]
Searching techniquesLibrary and Information Services
EbooksSearching for ebooks on the catalogue(if accessing offsite the URL is http://library.yorksj.ac.uk)– Use the library catalogue to find the followingebook and go to the full text:Gower handbook of leadership and managementdevelopment– You may wish to watch the online demonstration
The searching process Step one - Spend some time thinking about your topic Step two – Considering your search terms Step three - Linking your search terms together Step four - Choosing your databases Step five - Searching and modifying your search online Step six - Relevant results retrieved! Next steps
Step one Spend some time thinking about your topic todefine and clarify your research question Break down search topic into sections Think of keywords to describe the topic
Step twoThink about the search words Generic words can be omitted eg: discuss,assess, importance Consider alternative terms- look at OxfordReference online business dictionaries Alternative spellings such as organis/zation orbehavio(u)r: use asterisk eg: behavio*r Search for different word endings such asleader, leaders and leadership: truncate usingasterisks eg: leader*
Step threeLinking search words together AND search – combining two different subjectstogether OR search – alternative words, often crucial tosuccess of the search eg: workplace OR organization Words as a phrase eg: “transformational leadership”.May be a phrase search option, or use quotationmarks.
Step fourChoosing your database For articles– Emerald full text– Academic OneFile– PsycINFO and possibly Greenfile (EBSCO) Business and market data– Marketline– Mintel (only accessible once registered with a YSJ emailaddress)
Step fiveSearching and modifying online Different databases will use different search terms to describesame subject Check what subject terms (called keywords in Emerald) areused for your topic and modify the search if necessary Limit to searching within different indexes eg: subject, articletitle, author Limit to years of publication Limit to type of document eg: books, book chapters, journalarticles, conference papers, reports.
Step sixRelevant results retrieved! Item is full text – go direct to article, linking via adatabase or via library catalogue Item has abstract only – can you access or requestthe full article via your local library?
Leadership styles and employeeengagement Emerald– Leader* (all except full text)AND “employee involvement” (phrase all except fulltext) PsycINFO– Leadership style (subjects)AND employee involvement or employee motivation(subjects)
Emotional intelligence and leadership Emerald– Emotional intelligence (keyword phrase) andleader* (keywords) Academic OneFile– Try browse subjects option: emotionalintelligence, then search in results for leadership PsycINFO– Emotional intelligence and leadership (subjects)and link to article in Journal of management studies
Summary of useful links Ebooks - online demonstration Emerald - online demonstration Business subject page How to plan a search strategy Search techniques