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Finding and Managing Information (Session 2)

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Finding and Managing Information (Session 2)

  1. 1. Finding and managing information for your doctorate (including Endnote): part 2 David Heading and James Bisset
  2. 2. Part 2 overview• Using citations and references• Finding related material• Styles of referencing in Endnote• Break• Managing references - Endnote groups• Keeping up to date with new research
  3. 3. Citation searching and references• Demonstration of connections in academic debate both backwards (references) and forwards (citations)• May be a positive or negative connection to other literature• Give you a quality controlled list of material to consult if you establish the context in which it has been cited
  4. 4. Article E that Article F that Book 3 that Article G that Article H that refers to refers to refers to refers to refers to Paper A Paper A Paper A Paper A Paper A Citations Paper A – a journal article that you are interested in ReferencesArticle B that Book 1 that is Article C that Article D that Book 2 that isis referred to referred to by is referred to is referred to referred to by by Paper A Paper A by Paper A by Paper A Paper A
  5. 5. Article Article C E Article Paper ArticleBook 2 Book 3 B A G 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Book1 Book4 Article Article D F
  6. 6. Related material• Making connections between similar resources• Criteria vary significantly depending on the database or catalogue you are using• Sometimes the process is human, other times automated
  7. 7. Finding Information - Hands-on• Pick a key article and look for it in a database• Trace academic debate using citations and references• Find related material in – Databases – Catalogues
  8. 8. Referencing style in your department• Look at Durham e-Theses to find online examples of recently passed theses in your subject area.• The bibliography will give you an indication of the sort of referencing style that you could use. Durham e-Theses http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/
  9. 9. Keeping up to date• Automates the process of searching to save you time• Saved searches – For you to re-run at convenient time• Alert services – Brings material to you by email or RSS feed – Acquisitions, citations, articles matching search terms or tables of contents (ToCs)www.dur.ac.uk/library/research/keepuptodate/
  10. 10. Alert Services• Books – Durham University Library Catalogue: new books that match search terms• Articles – Citations: Web of Science and Google Scholar – Keywords: Google Scholar and ZETOC – Table of Contents: ZETOC
  11. 11. Summary• Features enable you to make connections between related research material• Endnote styles are important for controlling the look of in text citations and references• Groups help you manage your library• Keeping up to date with new research can be automated and so save you time

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