29/09/2011 Amar Nazir - Faculty Team Librarian for the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies Literature Searching and an Introduction to Resources in Translation and Interpreting Studies
Updates on new information in your research area. Information from a huge range of resources. Journals, books, conferences, websites, news, government publications and more. Different services cover different things. Will also include blogs, Twitter etc. Increasingly used within academia.
Emails - Register for services, set your search options, receive updates as new items are published. RSS feeds – dynamic updates. Can receive search alerts but also notifications of new online information.
Sometimes called “electronic mailing lists”. H-Net – Humanities and Social Sciences online discussions.
Skills and techniques for efficient searching
SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOREFFECTIVE LITERATURESEARCHING Amar Nazir
LEARNING OUTCOMESBy the end of this session, you will be able to: Use practical steps to formulate a logical and efficient search strategy Use advance search options to maximize the relevance of results Demonstrate an understanding of current awareness tools Use one such tool to receive recurring automated search results
GOOGLE SCHOLAR ALERTSAdvantages Disadvantages No need for an account Limited management Unlimited number of options without an alerts (WARNING!) account Results vary from full-text New innovations to abstract to basic Easy to cancel alerts reference