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  • Finding online information:
    HIPS Research Skills
  • Information search
  • Stage 1. Plan
    Think of idea, topic, title for project.
    Define key elements, sub-topics.
    Identify key words, phrases, people, spellings
    Set limits: time, place
    View slide
  • Map your ideas
    View slide
  • Stage 2. Search
    Library
    Lending books
    Reference books
    Magazines
    Learning Centre
    • Internet
  • Searching the web
    Surface web: includes parts of the internet that
    are easily found and indexed by search engines
    Bing http://www.bing.com
    Google http://www.google.com
    Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com
    Deep web: information found within special databases
    Credo http://www.credoreference.com
    Scranhttp://www.scran.ac.uk
  • Subscription databases
    Type Title
    eBooks ebrary
    Reference works Credo, KnowUK, Oxford Reference Online
    Journals/newspapers Gale
    Journal archives Oxford Journals Archive, Periodicals Archives Online
    Statistics Issues Online, FactFile, KnowUK (see Social Trends)
    Images Scran, Newsfilm Online
    Specialist subject Childlink, FBIS, Oxford Music Online,
    Company information Marketline
  • Heritage Online – library cataloguehttp://www.stevenson.ac.uk/heritage
    All the databases that follow are listed on Heritage Online
    Search Heritage by title of online database (ebrary, Gale)
    Catalogue records show resource links to websites
  • Athens: authentication for remote accesshttp://www.athens.ac.uk
    Go to MyAthens
    Login with username: stexxxxxx
    Enter password
    Select resources
    Click title of resource
    ***Apply at library for an Athens account ***
  • Ebrary e-bookshttp://site.ebrary.com/lib/stevenson/home.action
    An online library of approx. 3000 books you can
    read on screen covering many different subjects:
    Algebra
    Biology
    Diversity
    History
    Immigration
    Mathematics
    Psychology
    Statistics
  • Oxford Reference Onlinehttp://www.oxfordreference.com
    Browse or Search
    (visual & written sources)
    e.g. OlaudahEquiano
    Subject and books including:
    Oxford companion to Black British History
  • Credohttp://www.credoreference.com
    Search
    basic or advanced search options
    e.g. Jane Austen,
    Find a book
    All topics including philosophy: titles include
    e.g. Great thinkers A-Z
    Political philosophy A-Z
  • KnowUKhttp://www.knowuk.co.uk
    Search, browse publications and life
    events.
    Search e.g. Andrea Levy
    Advance search
    e.g. options to search for an exact phrase
    Local Information
    e.g. Select an area, local links – politics,
    press & media
    Publications
    e.g. Chambers Biographical Dictionary
    Debretts people of Today
    Social Trends – population statistics
  • Gale: Magazine, newspaper, encyclopaedia articleshttp://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/stevensc
    Search or browse subjects
    e.g.
    dementia
    Dolly the sheep
    medical ethics
    Browse publications
    Look at individual volumes & issues, many full-text.
    e.g. Biological Sciences Review
    Psychology Review
    Scotsman
  • Periodicals Archive Onlinehttp://pao.chadwyck.co.uk
    Article search
    e.g.
    DNA
    Freud
    Great War
    William Wilberforce
    Find journal
    e.g.
    British Journal of Psychology (1904-1995)
    History Today (1951-1995)
    Philosophy Today (1957-1995
  • Cambridge Journals Digital Archivehttp://journals.cambridge.org
    Contains
    171 journals
    Archive date range
    1827-1996
    Subject collections include:
    Scientific, technical medicine
    Humanities, social sciences
    Economics, history, law, politics
    Advanced search
    Refine search by date. (end 1996)
  • Oxford Journals Archivehttp://www.oxfordjournals.org
    ARCHIVE ONLY – pre-1996 articles full-text
    Access Humanities/Law/ Life Sciences/Mathematics/Medicine/Social Science Archive articles, many full-text,1878-1995
    Browse collection titles e.g. 20th century British History, Political Analysis, Social History of Medicine
    Search articles: e.g. influenza, vaccination
  • IOP Journal Archivehttp://www.iop.org/EJ/welcome
    Access to many journals including:
    Astronomical Journal
    Journal of Physics
    Physics in medicine and biology, 1956-1998
    Physiological measurement, 1993-1998
    Quantum Electronics
    **** USE ATHENS LOGIN***
  • ACS Legacy Archiveshttp://pubs.acs.org
    Access to ACS journals
    Analytical chemistry
    Biochemistry
    Inorganic chemistry
    Archive date range
    journals published between 1879 and 1995
    Advanced search
    Enter keywords, author or title
    Restrict by date range. End 1995
  • The Scientific World Journalhttp://www.thescientificworld.co.uk
    Search
    open access articles on variety topics
    e.g. forensics, osteoporosis
    Table of contents
    2001-date
    Browse domains
    e.g. Analytical chemistry
    motor processes
    neuroscience
    Browse clusters
    e.g. development & embryology
    environment
    holistic health & medicine
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papershttp://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk
    Over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.
    Search e.g. immigration, race relations
    Browse e.g. 18th, 19th, 20th century
  • Other specialist databases
    Newsbank FBIS
    http://infoweb.newsbank.com
    Special reports
    - e.g. Infectious diseases
    Oxford Music Online
    http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com
    articles on composers, performers, conductors,
    e.g. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
    articles on instruments , notation, forms and genres,
  • Other specialist databases
    The John Johnson Collection
    http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk
    An archive of printed ephemera:
    - advertising, book trade, crime, entertainment
    ICE Virtual Library
    http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com
    Institution of Civil Engineers
    access to: full text papers
    between: 1836-2001
  • Issueshttp://www.independence.co.uk
    Issues Online
    Citizenship & participation
    Human rights,
    Migration and population
    Racial discrimination
    Refugees
    Discover
    Topic articles
    Key facts
    Key statistics
    ***see also Research Guides***
  • Fact File Onlinehttp://www.carelpress.co.uk
    ***No remote access - only available in College***
    Automatic login to PDFs for many topics
    Britain & it’s citizens
    Law & order
    War & conflict
    Wider world
  • Scranhttp://www.scran.ac.uk
    Images
    - view
    -save
    - create posters
    Pathfinder packs
    e.g.
    Citizenship - Global issues – slave trade
  • NewsFilm Onlinehttp://www.nfo.ac.uk
    Search for news from the
    ITN/Reuters archive.
    1910s – 2000s
    Browse subjects
    e.g. Social Issues – minority group – national/ethnic group
    e.g. Politics - Human Rights, Migration, Refugee
    Search
    e.g. Notting Hill Carnival
  • Film and Soundhttp://www.filmandsound.ac.uk
    Search & view film segments
    Browse subjects & collections
    e.g. Social & human science
    - ethnic questions
    - ethnic groups
  • Company information
    Marketline
    www.marketlineinfo.com/library/Default.aspx
    Company information - browse by industry sector
    Media - television broadcasting, television programme production
    Industry profiles - browse
    media – broadcasting
    Products and services
    SWOT analysis (often available)
  • Stage 3. Evaluate
    Think carefully about the information retrieved:
    Is information up-to-date, relevant, objective?
    Who supplied the information?
    Apply the PROMPT framework to assess information retrieved from your search.
    Presentation
    Relevance
    Objectivity
    Method
    Provenance
    Timeliness
  • Organising citations
    Free tools to help you organise citations and references include:
    Cite u Like http://www.citeulike.org
    Conneteahttp://www.connotea.org
    WorldCathttp://www.worldcat.org
    Microsoft Office Word 7- select references tab
    - citations & bibliography tools