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Edited presentation given at a workshop for the North Wales Libraries Partnership (NWLP) on June 19th, 2013. Held in the John Spalding Library, Wrexham.

Edited presentation given at a workshop for the North Wales Libraries Partnership (NWLP) on June 19th, 2013. Held in the John Spalding Library, Wrexham.

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  • Buzzfeed traffic referrals to over 200 publishers in the Buzzfeed Network Traffic from Google dropped 30% from August 2012 through to March 2013 Change in user behaviour? Change in the way the publishers are pushing their information (more apps/social)? 20/06/13 (c) Karen Blakeman 2013 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
  • 20/06/13 (c) Karen Blakeman 2013 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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  • 1. Search is more than just GoogleUsing the Internet for Research in a DigitallyLiterate AgeKaren BlakemanRBA Information Services, UKKaren.Blakeman@rba.co.ukhttp://www.rba.co.uk/as/NWLP, Wrexham19thJune 2013This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
  • 2. Fact sheetsFact sheets and articles on search strategies are available athttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/Fact sheets are free of charge– Search Strategies - Top Search Tipshttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/TopSearchTips.shtml– Search Strategies - Selected Google Commandshttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/SelectedGoogleCommands.shtml– Search Strategies - Google Search Tipshttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/GoogleSearchTips.shtml– Search Strategies - Search Tools Summary and Comparisonhttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/compare.shtml20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 2
  • 3. Garys Social Media Count | PERSONALIZE MEDIAhttp://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 3
  • 4. Where Did All The Search Traffic Gohttp://www.buzzfeed.com/aswini/where-did-all-the-search-traffic-20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 4Referrals from Facebook and Google to publishers on the BuzzFeed NetworkImage by Aswini Anburajan
  • 5. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 5“Traditional search engines are becoming less important. IfI want images Ill go to Pinterest or Flickr rather thanGoogle or Bing. If Im on Facebook Ill do a search there tofind what I need and go straight off to it .....if its news, Illget that directly from Twitter and jump straight to a sitethats linked, if I need to see what is happening in theprofession Ill get that data pulled up for me by one of mytablet based news curation tools, and if I want most ofanything else, Ill search for it using an app if Im out andabout.”Phil Bradleys weblog: Is search traffic dropping?http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/05/is-search-traffic-droppin
  • 6. Depends what you want and where you are physicallyand digitallyPick up news on multiple platforms - Twitter, Facebook, RSS -all depends on whether I am in the office or on theI want to know about a local community festival – Facebookfriends, groups and pagesOn the move – use mobile apps, voice searchMobile for quick questions – next train, nearest pub, weatherLaptop/desktop for more in depth research? [Discussions atPrague INFORUM]20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 6
  • 7. Depends on the topic20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 7http://www.business2communitIs Google+ Really The2nd Most Popular SocialNetwork?Google+ probably notintentionally used bysearchers. Reviews ofhotels found via GoogleMaps are on Google+
  • 8. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 8http://searchengineland.com/4-mobile-search-trends-tackled-at-smx-west-2013-1516574 Mobile Search Trends Tackled At SMX West 2013“mobile search has grown to a quarter (25%) of all search….predictthat by the end of 2013, a mobile device will be behind 1 out of every 3searches.”Desktop Search Activity Hits All-Time High In March:20+ Billion Searches [comScore] – US datahttp://searchengineland.com/desktop-search-activity-hits-all-time-high-in-march-20-bil
  • 9. Voice search getting better20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 9
  • 10. Google Now http://www.google.co.uk/landing/now/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 10Google Now: Taking the Search Out of Search - Search Engine Watchhttp://searchenginewatch.com/article/2273399/Google-Now-Taking-the-Search-Out-of
  • 11. Apple Makes Bing The "Default Search Engine" For Sirihttp://searchengineland.com/apple-makes-bing-the-default-search-engine-for-siri20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 11
  • 12. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 12
  • 13. In the “cloud”20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 13Federated search enginesIntegration of institutional collections & external servicese.g. Google Scholar and repository searchesLearning resources accessible both on and off siteInternal documents, communications, personal files andsearchesEverything!“Bring your own device” - BYOD
  • 14. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 14http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/1947315Users more technologically savvyMore powerful, affordable mobile devicesEver available self-service cloud
  • 15. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 15Whatever, whenever and wherever you want
  • 16. Desktop/laptop vs mobile20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 16
  • 17. Different positioning of search options and menusSome search features may not be present20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 17
  • 18. http://theknowledgecore.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/are-we-right-to-be-concerned-about-millenni/– “Don’t confuse tech savvy, tethering to mobile technology and anintimate relationship with Facebook, with transferable knowledgeand skills around social networking and communication”– Twitter, Wikis and blogging not necessarily second nature– Lack of communications skills– Lack of analytical skills & critical thinking[Millennials – millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000,“Generation Y”]20/06/13 18www.rba.co.uk
  • 19. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 19
  • 20. Emphasis on the personal20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 20
  • 21. Bing gets personal20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 21
  • 22. DUEDIL http://www.duedil.com/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 22
  • 23. Social is everywhere20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 23
  • 24. Five things you need to know about Google1. Google personalises your search based on– location– past searches– past browsing activity– activity in other areas of Google e.g. YouTube, image search,news– content from contacts in your personal networks may be givenpriority– what you and others have ‘liked’, g+1– the device you are using
  • 25. Five things you need to know about Google1. Google personalises your searchNon-personalised search Personalised search
  • 26. How to “un-personalise” your searchChrome - New Incognito window– Ctrl+Shift+NFireFox - File, New Private Window– Ctrl+Shift+PInternet Explorer – Tools, InPrivate Browsing [location variesdepending on which version you have]– Ctrl+Shift+POpera – File, New Private Window– Ctrl+Shift+NSafari – click on Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar, select Private Browsing and then click on OK.Will not remove country “personalisation”
  • 27. Five things you need to know about Google2. Google automatically looks for variations on your searchterms and sometimes drops terms from your search– Google does not tell you it has ignored some of your terms– “..” around terms, phrases, titles of documents does notalways work– Use Verbatim – runs your search exactly as you have typedit in– To force an exact match and inclusion of a term in a searchprefix it with ‘intext:’• UK public transport intext:biodiesel
  • 28. Five things you need to know about Google3. Google web search does not search everything it has in itsdatabase– two indexes: main, default index and the supplemental index– supplemental index may contain less popular, unusual, specialistmaterial– supplemental index comes into play when Google thinks yoursearch has returned too few results– using Verbatim and advanced search commands seems totrigger a search in the supplemental index
  • 29. Five things you need to know about Google“Normal” search1,555,500Search after Verbatim is applied35,500,000
  • 30. Five things you need to know about Google4. Google changes its algorithms several hundredtimes a year– How Google makes improvements to its searchalgorithm - YouTube http://youtu.be/J5RZOU6vK4Q
  • 31. Five things you need to know about Google5. We are all Google’s lab rats– Google constantly tests changes on users in “live experiments”– Just Testing: Google Users May See Up To A DozenExperiments• http://searchengineland.com/just-testing-google-searchers-may-se– Mostly minor effects on search but sometimes totally bizarreresults• Google decides that coots are really lionshttp://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/12/google-decides-that-c• Update on coots vs. lionshttp://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/21/update-on-coots-vs-lio
  • 32. What I see on my screen may not be whatyou see on your screen, may not be whatyour colleagues see on theirs, may not bewhat your users see.
  • 33. Choosing your search termsGoogle automatically looks for synonyms and variations on yourterms– biofuels will find biodiesel, biogas, bio-ethanol etc.– but do not get the same results if you use biodiesel instead ofbiofuels– run separate searches using alternative terms– no information on how the synonyms are identified orimplementedThe terms you use can radically change results– copper mining north wales vs. copper extraction north wales– organ donation vs human transplantation20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 33
  • 34. Changing your search terms20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 34
  • 35. Changing your search terms20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 35
  • 36. Two interesting tricksBoth of these often change the results and the order in whichthey are presentedRepeat important search terms in your search strategyrenewable energy biofuels wave wind wind windChange the order of your termsrenewable energy biofuels wave windwind renewable wave biofuels energy20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 36
  • 37. Google commands" " around phrases"Metadata mega mess in Google Scholar"- to exclude a term Caversham –otago* to stand in for one or more wordsmacular * degenerationPicks up:macular degenerationmacula lutea degenerationmacular disciform degenerationmacular choroidal degeneration20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 37
  • 38. SynonymsGoogle automatically looks for variations of your termsSwitch it off using Verbatim but may want synonyms and relatedterms for just one of your termsUse the tilde ~ before a term to look for what Google considersare synonyms– ~energy will pick up oil, fuel, gas, electricityNo information/documentation on how synonyms are createdVery general, consumer focussed rather than scientific20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 38
  • 39. Google commandsThink file format– PDF for research documents, government reports, industrypapers– ppt or pptx for presentations, tracking down an expert on a topic– xls or xlsx for spreadsheets containing dataUse the advanced search screen or the filetype: commandzeolites environmental remediation filetype:pdfdangerous dogs legislation wales filetype:pptdangerous dogs legislation wales filetype:pptxannual average global temperature 1960..2012filetype:xlsannual average global temperature 1960..2012filetype:xlsx20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 39
  • 40. Google commandsSite searchFor searching large websites, or groups of sites by type forexample government, NHS, academicCan exclude sites using -site:Use advanced search screen or site: commandorgan donation statistics Wales site:nhs.ukorgan donation statistics Wales site:ac.ukorgan donation statistics site:wales.gov.ukorgan donation statistics Wales -site:au20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 40
  • 41. Google commandsNumeric range searchAnything to do with numbers and quantities: years,temperatures, weights, distances, prices etcUse the advanced search screen or type in your two numbersseparated by two full stops as part of your searchworld oil demand forecasts 2015..2030world oil demand forecasts 80..100 mb/d2015..2030toblerone 1..5 kg20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 41
  • 42. Google commandsWords in the title – can be single words or phrasesEnsures subject is the main focus of the articleUse advanced search screen or intitle:intitle:”organ donation”intitle:organ intitle:donationallintitle:organ donation [unreliable]Words in the URL – can be single words or phrasesUse advanced search screen or inurl:inurl:”organ donation”inurl:organ inurl:donationallinurl:organ donation [unreliable]20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 42
  • 43. Google Reading levelChanges the type of material that is returnedNothing to do with publishers assigned reading ageRun the search and from the menu above the results selectSearch tools, All results, Reading level20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 43
  • 44. Google Reading level20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 44Basic Advanced
  • 45. Exclusive to Google.com – recipes!20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 45
  • 46. Nutrition facts20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 46Information from Wikipedia and USDA
  • 47. DateRestrict your results to information that has been publishedwithin the last hour, day, week, month, year or your own daterangeSearch tools, Any time and select an option20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 47
  • 48. daterange:Date restriction does not work with VerbatimUse daterange: command insteadUses Julian date format (fractions omitted)Julian Date Converterhttp://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php/Easier to use third party, for examplehttp://gmacker.com/web/content/gDateRange/gdr.htm, for thedaterange: search and then Verbatim to the results20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 48
  • 49. Google alternatives – Yahoo and BingYahoo now uses Bing’s database, commands and ranking algorithmsBing advanced search screen minimalist - use commands.List at Advanced Operator Referencehttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff795620.aspxfiletype: site: inbody: inurl:AND, NOT, OR parentheses for complex Boolean searchesNEAR:n where n is a number, specifies that the terms must be withinthat number of words of each other and in any order- banana NEAR:3 toffee20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 49
  • 50. Google alternativesDuckDuckGo – does not track, does not personalisehttp://duckduckgo.com/site: inbody: intitle: filetype:sort:date to sort by date (uses results from Blekko)region:cc (e.g. de) to boost a countryDuckDuckGo Syntaxhttp://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/portal/articles/300304Blekko http://www.blekko.com/Million Short – omits the most "popular" sites from resultshttp://www.millionshort.com/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 50
  • 51. Wolframalphahttp://www.wolframalpha.com/Computational knowledge engine, curated dataClick Examples, Random, or an image in the homepagebackground to get an idea of what it covers20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 51
  • 52. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk52
  • 53. Where is information shared and discussed?“Conventional” web publishingInstitutional repositoriesComments section on articlesLinkedin (professional issues)Facebook (personal and consumer focussed)Twitter (great for following conferences)Google+ (personal, business and communities)Blogs and blog commentsYouTubeFlickrPinterestDiscussion boards…. everywhere….20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 53
  • 54. Which ones should you considerDepends on the nature of your “business” and type of enquiryWhere do you, organisations similar to you , or your competitorshave a presence?Some search tools for searching across multiple networks– Not very reliable– Networks may restrict access via APIsBetter results searching direct- may need to sign up for an account20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 54
  • 55. Topsy.com20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 55
  • 56. whostalkin.com20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 56
  • 57. Icerocket.com20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 57
  • 58. Talkwalker http://www.talkwalker.com/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 58
  • 59. Blogs– Google Blogsearch http://www.google.com/blogsearch/Twitter– Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/– Advanced Twitter Search http://twitter.com/search-advancedDiscussion boards, forums– Run your search in Google, click on More in the menu at the topof the results page and from the drop down menu selectDiscussions20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 59
  • 60. Paper.lihttp://paper.li/Create a “newspaper” from your Twitterstream, Google+account, Facebook, or for a hashtag or keywordSign in with your Twitter or Facebook account– set up a separate account if you prefer for use withPaper.li, a “nom de plume”Automatically identifies articles, videos, photos from links inpostingsAll papers are public20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 60
  • 61. Paper.lihttp://paper.li/karenblakeman20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 61
  • 62. Paper.lihttp://paper.li/karenblakeman/132144761420/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 62
  • 63. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 63
  • 64. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 64
  • 65. 20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 65
  • 66. General starting points for business informationBusiness Sources on the Net http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/BL - Business Essentials on the Webhttp://bl-business-essentials.wikispaces.com/– “a one-stop shop for website listings for entrepreneurs and SMEscovering.... ‘business planning’, ‘grants and finance’, ‘marketingand PR’ as well as industry specific pages.”British Library Business & IP Centre in London Industry guideshttp://www.bl.uk/bipc/dbandpubs/Industry%20guides/industry.htmlLibrary & Information Service ICAEWhttp://www.icaew.com/en/library20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 66
  • 67. Starting points for statisticsOfficial Statistics on the Webhttp://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nzUK National Statistics Publication Hubhttp://www.statistics.gov.uk/Office for National Statisticshttp://www.ons.gov.uk/Welsh Government | Statisticshttp://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/?lang=enWelsh Assembly Government StatsWaleshttp://statswales.wales.gov.uk/data.gov.ukhttp://data.gov.uk/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 67
  • 68. European Union - Open Data Portalhttp://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/EU launches public beta of its open data portal– http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2013/01/08/eu-launches-public-beta-o20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 68
  • 69. Guardian Data Store http://www.guardian.co.uk/data20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 69Data and analysis on topics that are in the newsSome data sets created from information obtained via FoILinks to the original datasets are provided
  • 70. Dog bites data: how likely are you to get bitten?http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/mar/27/dog-bites-data20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 70
  • 71. Google Public Data Explorerhttp://www.google.com/publicdata/One of Googles best kept secrets!20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 71
  • 72. UK Government Web Archive | The National Archiveshttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/Browse by category or choose your organisation from an A-Z listChoose the date of the archived version of the website you wantto view20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 72
  • 73. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 73
  • 74. Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 74
  • 75. Research information and open access20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 75
  • 76. Mandated open accessUSAll research publications resulting from work funded by the USNational Institutes of Health are expected to be deposited inPubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/)– some material embargoed for up to 12 or 24 months (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/)– Europe PubMed Central (http://europepmc.org/) part of PMCnetwork of international repositoriesUK1st of April 2013 - researchers at UK Research Institutions areexpected to publish as open access any peer reviewed research‐papers and conference proceedings that acknowledge ResearchCouncil UK funding20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 76
  • 77. Gold versus Green OAGold OA– researchers publish their articles in journals that offer openaccess publishing (can be established “conventional” publishers)– articles can be made available free of charge to readersimmediately– author or institution/department pays article processing feeGreen OA– researchers deposit copies of articles in an institutional orsubject-based repository, subject to copyright/licensepermissions– repository makes copies available to the public eitherimmediately or embargoed (more common)– period of embargo varies (for examplehttp://cdn.elsevier.com/assets/pdf_file/0018/121293/external-embargo-)20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 77
  • 78. ProblemsDifferent types of open access with different embargo periodsDifferent licenses– CC-BY (UK Gold)– CC-BY-NC (UK Green)Gold open access– lack of funds to pay for publication in publication of first choice– assessors and administrators may use Gold as a measure ofimpact– Why UK Open Access Threatens Academic Freedomhttp://www.chasingdragons.org/2013/05/why-uk-open-access-provisionNot all journals have an open access optionNon peer reviewed “open access” journals and articles20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 78
  • 79. Grey literatureLiterature that has been “peer reviewed” or assessed/approved insome way by colleagues or subject experts but is not easy to find oraccessPrint run may have been small, possibly never published electronicallyPublished on the web but page or site is no longer available. (Use webarchives e.g. http://www.archive.org/).Research & technical papers, government reports, pre-prints, marketsurveys, press releases, committee papers, conference papers,presentationsUse advanced search commands to try and track down informationGreyNet International, Grey Literature Network Service– http://www.greynet.org/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 79
  • 80. OpenGrey http://www.opengrey.eu/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 80
  • 81. Google Scholarhttp://scholar.google.com/“Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarlyliterature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines andsources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, fromacademic publishers, professional societies, online repositories,universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you findrelevant work across the world of scholarly research”.• Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place• Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications• Locate the complete document through your library or on the web• Keep up with recent developments in any area of research• Check whos citing your publications, create a public author profile20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 81
  • 82. Google ScholarDoes not cover all key journals in all subjects – no source listTop publications for subjects and languages under Metrics linkon home page orhttp://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=enScholar indexes the full text but you may have to pay to view thewhole articleGroups different versions of an article together20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 82
  • 83. Google ScholarIncludes open access material, pre-prints, institutional repositories(but not necessarily author self archived repositories)Includes material that is NOT peer reviewed but is structured andlooks like an academic article (title in large font, authors, affiliations,abstract, keywords, citations)Pre-prints and IR copies may differ from final published version –charts and images may be redacted because of copyrightrestrictionsIf you can’t find a free version of an article in Scholar or in anInstitutional repository (see later) search on the title in Google webor ask the author20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 83
  • 84. Jacsó, Péter. “Metadata mega mess in Google Scholar.” Online InformationReview 34.1 (2010): 175-191.Jacsó, Péter. Newswire Analysis: Google Scholar’s Ghost Authors, LostAuthors, and Other Problemshttp://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6698580.htmlJacsó, Péter. “Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker: is it too little, too late?“Online Information Review 36.1 (2012): 126-141.Jacsó, Péter. “Using Google Scholar for journal impact factors and the h-indexin nationwide publishing assessments in academia–siren songs and air-raidsirens.” Online Information Review 36.3 (2012): 462-478.Jacso – Savvy Searching Columns, Online Information Reviewhttp://www2.hawaii.edu/~jacso/savvy-mcb.htm20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 84
  • 85. Gray, Jerry E., et al. Scholarish: Google Scholar and its Value to the Sciences.Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Summer 2012http://www.istl.org/12-summer/article1.htmlHamilton, Michelle C, Janz, Margaret M and Hauser, Alexandra. Can librarianstrust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no. Impact of SocialSciences: Maximizing the impact of academic research .17 September 2012.http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/09/17/can-science-students-and-reKramer, Bianca and Sieverts, Eric. Beyond coverage #ili2012. Slideshare. 27October 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/bmkramer/beyond-coverage-ili2012HLWIKI International. Google scholar bibliography. UBC HealthLib Wiki - AKnowledge-Base for Health Librarians.http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Google_scholar_bibliography20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 85
  • 86. Google Scholar advanced search commandsUse advanced search screen or commands as follows:+ sign before a search term to force an exact match“....” around phrasesintitle: to search for a single word in the titleallintitle: to search for all of your terms in the titleauthor: to search on an author’s namesite: to limit your search to specific institutionCommands can be combined for a precise search20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 86
  • 87. Microsoft Academic Searchhttp://academic.research.microsoft.com/Journal articles, pre-prints, post-prints, conference proceedings,reports and white papersFree to use but the full text of some papers can only be viewedon payment of a fee to the original journal publisherAuthor may have several different profiles and articles may beassigned to wrong author20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 87
  • 88. Microsoft Academic Search20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 88Note: G and H index have nowdisappeared
  • 89. Microsoft Academic Search20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 89
  • 90. Institutional repositories and open accessBASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine http://www.base-search.net/CORE (COnnecting Repositories) http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/searchDART-Europe E-theses Portalhttp://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.phpInstitutional Repository Search (IRS) http://irs.mimas.ac.uk/Open DOAR http://opendoar.org/RIAN - Pathways to Irish Research http://rian.ieROAR - Registry of Open Access Repositories http://roar.eprints.org/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 90
  • 91. Specialist search tools for research informationA selection can be found athttp://www.rba.co.uk/search/links.shtml#researchArXiv http://arxiv.org/BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/Chemistry Central http://www.chemistrycentral.com/ChemSpider http://www.chemspider.com/Deep Web TechnologiesMednar http://mednar.com/Science.gov http://www.science.gov/Science Research http://scienceresearch.com/WorldWideScience http://worldwidescience.org/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 91
  • 92. Specialist search tools for research informationEurope PubMed Central http://europepmc.org/Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/Open Biology http://rsob.royalsocietypublishing.org/PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy http://philpapers.org/PubMed Central http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/Scirus http://www.scirus.com/TechXtra http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 92
  • 93. Article may be OA but public access outside of theinstitution may be difficult20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 93Walk-in Access Wales http://walkinaccesswales.wordpress.com/
  • 94. JSTOR http://ww.jstor.org/20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 94
  • 95. Author/researcher IDBring Your Own Identity (BYOI)ResearcherID http://wokinfo.com/researcherid/Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier - ORCID http://orcid.org/– Why Every Researcher Should Sign Up For Their ORCID ID– http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/why-every-researcher-should-sign-up-for-their-orcid-id/ResearchGate http://www.researchgate.net/– Why I’m Evaluating ResearchGate– http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/why-im-evaluating-researchgate......and there are more!Is a prolific researcher going to sign up to Google Scholar and all of these?20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 95
  • 96. Keeping up to dateSearch Engine Land http://searchengineland.com/Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/Karen Blakeman’s Blog http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/Phil Bradleys weblog http://philbradley.typepad.com/Digital Developments at LSE Libraryhttp://lselibrarydigidev.blogspot.co.uk/LSE Blogs http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ for example– http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/healthandsocialcare/– http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/clt/ (Centre for Learning Technology)20/06/13 www.rba.co.uk 96