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Presentation to accompany first year introductory search session

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  • Plan of lecture Introduction.
  • Do the search for work life balance within the article title because more obvious to everyone why they are relevant. Examine either of the articles from Equality diversity and inclusion: an international journal eg: Discourse or reality?: “Work-life balance”, flexible working policies and the gendered organization Type: Research paper Author(s): Suzan Lewis, Laure Humbert Source: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal Volume: 29 Issue: 3 2010 Appears to be a special issue devoted to this topic. You can click on the journal title to browse the contents of this issue. Explain how to sort the results, look at the full record and where to find the keywords to modify your search in order to expand to other results.

Searching for a topic  work-life balance Searching for a topic work-life balance Presentation Transcript

  • Library and Information Services Searching for a topic- Work life balance
  • Library catalogue
    • Book
    • Harvard business review on work and life balance
    • Electronic book
    • Paludi and Neidermeyer (2007) Work, life and family imbalance: how to level the playing field.
    • Try searching for the following subject su: work and family
  • Journals
    • Use e-journal finder to link to a journal title and search within that journal
    • You can use this if you wish to search within one journal
    • Example of journal for this topic:
      • Journal title: Work and stress and then try searching on keywords work family conflict
  • Academic OneFile / Infotrac
    • Academic OneFile –scholarly journals, some peer-reviewed, magazines
    • Infotrac Custom newspapers– searches for newspaper articles
    • To search both these, go to Infotrac resources on databases page
    • Search for “Work life balance” or “flexible hours”
    • Subject heading: Flexible hours social aspects
    • You could try adding extra terms eg: name of company eg: McDonald’s
  • Emerald
    • Finds the full text of journal articles for business and management topics
    • Use advanced search for better range of options
    • Work life balance as phrase in All fields excluding full text index or in article title index
    • Keywords found include flexible working, flexible working hours, hours of work, family-friendly organizations
  • Marketline & annual reports
    • Company and industry profiles worldwide
    • Access Marketline link, then click on Library & education users button
    • Northcote annual reports database at via list of websites on Business and Management subject page
  • Mintel
    • Work life balance or flexible working as search words
    • Key report for this topic – Balancing work and leisure UK (2008)
  • Useful links on our webpages
    • Business and Management subject page
    • Off-campus access help
    • Lists of journals – overall list & Emerald list
    • Searching Emerald tutorial
    • Searching Academic OneFile