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Searching for a topic work-life balance


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Presentation to accompany first year introductory search session

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Searching for a topic work-life balance

  1. 1. Library and Information Services Searching for a topic- Work life balance
  2. 2. Library catalogue <ul><li>Book </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard business review on work and life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul><ul><li>Paludi and Neidermeyer (2007) Work, life and family imbalance: how to level the playing field. </li></ul><ul><li>Try searching for the following subject su: work and family </li></ul>
  3. 3. Journals <ul><li>Use e-journal finder to link to a journal title and search within that journal </li></ul><ul><li>You can use this if you wish to search within one journal </li></ul><ul><li>Example of journal for this topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal title: Work and stress and then try searching on keywords work family conflict </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Academic OneFile / Infotrac <ul><li>Academic OneFile –scholarly journals, some peer-reviewed, magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Infotrac Custom newspapers– searches for newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>To search both these, go to Infotrac resources on databases page </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “Work life balance” or “flexible hours” </li></ul><ul><li>Subject heading: Flexible hours social aspects </li></ul><ul><li>You could try adding extra terms eg: name of company eg: McDonald’s </li></ul>
  5. 5. Emerald <ul><li>Finds the full text of journal articles for business and management topics </li></ul><ul><li>Use advanced search for better range of options </li></ul><ul><li>Work life balance as phrase in All fields excluding full text index or in article title index </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords found include flexible working, flexible working hours, hours of work, family-friendly organizations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marketline & annual reports <ul><li>Company and industry profiles worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Access Marketline link, then click on Library & education users button </li></ul><ul><li>Northcote annual reports database at via list of websites on Business and Management subject page </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mintel <ul><li>Work life balance or flexible working as search words </li></ul><ul><li>Key report for this topic – Balancing work and leisure UK (2008) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Useful links on our webpages <ul><li>Business and Management subject page </li></ul><ul><li>Off-campus access help </li></ul><ul><li>Lists of journals – overall list & Emerald list </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Emerald tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Academic OneFile </li></ul>