iCat and Business Databases

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A walk-through aimed at students for Kingston University's new resource discovery tool and database A-Z list with federated search. Delivered 2012.

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iCat and Business Databases

  1. 1. iCat and business databases 28th April 2012
  2. 2. Finding iCat: from MyKingston
  3. 3. Finding iCat: type in icat.kingston.ac.uk
  4. 4. Using iCat (1)• Log in first: staff and students with K numbers click on ‘Kingston’• Search for books, journals, e-journals, e-books – make sure you choose ‘library catalogue’ and not ‘all resources’• Search for articles – make sure you choose ‘all resources’
  5. 5. Using iCat (2)• Database list for searching at database level (some are cross-searchable)• E-journals list for browsing through all our e- journals• Can also restrict by site or date
  6. 6. Accessing a database
  7. 7. Accessing a database: example, ABI Global Complete
  8. 8. Accessing a database: example, Business Source Premier
  9. 9. Search tips for databases• Choose which fields you would like to search• Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)• Search within full text where appropriate• Many services default to ‘advanced search’• ‘Peer reviewed’ option restricts search to scholarly journals
  10. 10. Cross-searching and subject categories

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