Literature Search Training Session Handout (Physics 2nd Years)

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Literature Search Training Session Handout (Physics 2nd Years)

  1. 1. Information Services & SystemsISS Literature Search Training SessionNatural and Mathematical SciencesDepartment of PhysicsUseful ResourcesUnless a web address is provided, all resources in this information sheet can beaccessed from the log-in page for the University Portal, Onespace:http://onespace.kcl.ac.uk (Click the link for Databases on the right hand side of thescreen). ATHENS Athens is a system to access databases, e-journals and other ISS resources on or off campus. It is NOT a resource on its own, simply a gateway. To use Athens you need your Athens Username and Password Passwords can be reset by the ISS Enquiry Desks (or by contacting us by telephone: 020 7848 2430 or e-mail: issenquiry@kcl.ac.uk)ISS databases (For searching for journal articles)• Web of Knowledge (including INSPEC)• Sciverse / Scopus• IEEE Xplore• MathSciNet
  2. 2. • Zetoc (British Library Table of Contents Database)• OCLC FirstSearchFree databases (For searching for journal articles)• Scitopia (http://www.scitopia.org)• Scitation (http://scitation.aip.org/)• Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.co.uk/)Online journal packages / archives• Science Direct (search for Sciverse and click on the link at the top of the screen)• IOP Science (http://iopscience.iop.org/)• American Institute of Physics Journals (http://journals.aip.org/)• Wiley Online Library• InformaWorld• Springer Link• Cambridge Journals Online• JSTORPre-prints / E-prints / Open Access• arXiv.org (http://arxiv.org/)• INSPIRE (http://inspirebeta.net/)• Directory of Open Access (http://www.doaj.org/)Searching for books & using other libraries• King’s College ISS Catalogue (http://library.kcl.ac.uk/ or from the OneSpace log-in page)• Senate House Library Catalogue (http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/)• Access other London University Libraries (see the access agreement & information regarding the colleges and institutes) (http://www.london.ac.uk/libraries_agreement.html)• British Library (http://searchbeta.bl.uk/) (and reader registration information http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/stp/register/stpregister.html)• COPAC (http://copac.ac.uk/)• M25 Catalogue (http://www.inform25.ac.uk/Link/)• Google Books (sometimes useful) (http://books.google.co.uk/)
  3. 3. Need help with ISS Resources?Your Information Specialist is Jamie HalsteadE-Mail: jamie.halstead@kcl.ac.uk

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