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  • Give definition for each type of publication
  • Add e-journals a-to-z list? Demo – how to find a journal article (Bond, T. (2004) ‘Ethical guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy’ in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research vol.4 issue 2 pp10-19 Explain about not typing author/title of article in library catalogue. Look for journal title first
  • To determine whether a journal is peer-reviewed, you can refer to the journal itself or check the publisher’s website. Look at the instructions for authors’ page where you can see whether the submission process involves review by peers or the editorial board. In some databases, it is possible to search for peer-reviewed journals
  • Set task
  • Databases provide information in specific subject areas They allow you to find different types of material on your research topic Databases are regularly updated Databases’ contents are not limited to library holdings
  • Demonstrate Mention future sessions on EndNote and Current Awareness (Alerts)
  • IE Self published or unpublished
  • Training courses and drop-in sessions run by Library to help you find and manage information Includes database searching and EndNote reference management courses
  • general database – refine type e.g. “meetings”) Ethos (via Theses tab under e-resources)
  • The key to using JRUL eResources is your University Computer username and password. In the Library you will need to input it to be able to use the computers. If you are off campus at home or at your school placement you will be asked to input it at the point where you enter the journal, database or digitised course readings that you want to use. Some e-resources have special requirements. These are listed on a protected webpage which you can access with your university sign-on. To find this page first find the e-Resources page – and look on the right hand side

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  • Types of research information
    • Journals - Scholarly / Peer reviewed
    • Theses
    • Conference proceedings
    • Official reports / working papers
    • What is the difference?
  • Scholarly journals @ JRUL
    • Via the Catalogue
      • Shows both print and electronic journal holdings
    • Via the E-journals a-to-z list
    • Via our Databases
    View slide
  • Peer-Reviewed Journals
    • Means of validation prior to publication
    • Scholars (referees) in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. This is to ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields by checking for significance, originality and clarity
        • Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed journals) are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have successfully passed through this review process
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  • Searching for Peer-Reviewed Journals
    • Specialist database (eg PsycInfo )
    • Publisher’s website (eg European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy )
  • Your turn!
    • Are the following journals peer-reviewed?
    • Counselling & Psychotherapy Research
    • The Economist
    • World Development
  • Finding up-to-date information on your research topic….
    • (Any of) our Subject Information pages
    • Databases (relevant ones!)
    • Central username and password required off-campus
    • Useful Websites
    • Education / IDPM webpage
    • Library Homepage – see SUBJECT pages
    • Click SUBJECT pages for links to your Faculty…. Website to change in Jan 2011
  • More than just journal articles…
    • Databases may also include ‘grey’ literature (material not formally published)
    • Conference papers / proceedings
    • Reports (from governments
    • and organisations)
    • Theses / Dissertations
  • Examples of refined searches
    • ‘ Counselling and children’ in Scopus – limited to conference papers
    • ‘ Educational Research’ in Web of Knowledge – limited to Conference Proceedings
  • Search results
    • Viewing and selecting
    • Finding
    • Saving
  • What is Grey (Gray) Literature?
    • Officially defined as
      • “ Information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body ”
        • Luxembourg 1997, expanded New York 2004
  • Characteristics
    • It is not normally produced for commercial publication
      • Often self-published or unpublished
    • It may not be easy to get hold of (often unindexed)
    • Not peer reviewed
    • Tend to be short-lived, transient
    • Little in the way of bibliographical information
  • Examples of Grey Literature
    • Preprints
    • Unpublished research, research proposals
    • Technical and research reports
    • Theses and dissertations
    • Internal documents
    • Conference documents
    • Meeting abstracts
    • Government reports (unpublished)
    • Policy briefs
    • Many items are intended for limited distribution within an organisation or for limited circulation between people
  • Recent Developments… new forms….
    • Web 2.0 Material
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Twitter
    • Discussion lists
    • PowerPoint slides
  • Dedicated space for Researchers on the Library website
  • Explore the Links via the Researchers page Huge range of resources
  • Keeping Up to Date…… Web2.0 – Blogs and Feeds
  • Networking…… Local and National contacts
  • Searching for Grey Literature
    • Specialist databases (eg Conference Papers Index )
    • General databases (egs Web of Knowledge and Scopus )
    • Google Scholar
    • Institutional websites (egs Dept. of Health / Fade )
    • Theses (eg EThOS )
    • Open Access Repositories (eg OpenDOAR )
  • Via the E-Resources page! Information overload! Suggestions where to start….
    • Look for documents specific to your research interests using some of the resources listed in the “Searching for Grey Literature” slide
    Your turn again!
    • Any questions?
    • Click here