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  1. 1. SESSION TWO: FINDING INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESEARCH FRANCOISE SULLIVAN IAN FISHWICK Humanities Information Skills PGR Module Lorraine
  2. 2. Types of research information <ul><li>Journals - Scholarly / Peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Official reports / working papers </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scholarly journals @ JRUL <ul><li>Via the Catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows both print and electronic journal holdings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Via the E-journals a-to-z list </li></ul><ul><li>Via our Databases </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peer-Reviewed Journals <ul><li>Means of validation prior to publication </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars (referees) in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. This is to ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields by checking for significance, originality and clarity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed journals) are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have successfully passed through this review process </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Searching for Peer-Reviewed Journals <ul><li>Specialist database (eg PsycInfo ) </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher’s website (eg European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your turn! <ul><li>Are the following journals peer-reviewed? </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling & Psychotherapy Research </li></ul><ul><li>The Economist </li></ul><ul><li>World Development </li></ul>
  7. 7. Finding up-to-date information on your research topic…. <ul><li>(Any of) our Subject Information pages </li></ul><ul><li>Databases (relevant ones!) </li></ul><ul><li>Central username and password required off-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Education / IDPM webpage </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Library Homepage – see SUBJECT pages </li></ul><ul><li>Click SUBJECT pages for links to your Faculty…. </li></ul>www.manchester.ac.uk/library Website to change in Jan 2011
  9. 9. More than just journal articles… <ul><li>Databases may also include ‘grey’ literature (material not formally published) </li></ul><ul><li>Conference papers / proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Reports (from governments </li></ul><ul><li>and organisations) </li></ul><ul><li>Theses / Dissertations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of refined searches <ul><li>‘ Counselling and children’ in Scopus – limited to conference papers </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Educational Research’ in Web of Knowledge – limited to Conference Proceedings </li></ul>
  11. 11. Search results <ul><li>Viewing and selecting </li></ul><ul><li>Finding </li></ul><ul><li>Saving </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is Grey (Gray) Literature? <ul><li>Officially defined as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Luxembourg 1997, expanded New York 2004 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Characteristics <ul><li>It is not normally produced for commercial publication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often self-published or unpublished </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It may not be easy to get hold of (often unindexed) </li></ul><ul><li>Not peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to be short-lived, transient </li></ul><ul><li>Little in the way of bibliographical information </li></ul>
  14. 14. Examples of Grey Literature <ul><li>Preprints </li></ul><ul><li>Unpublished research, research proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and research reports </li></ul><ul><li>Theses and dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Internal documents </li></ul><ul><li>Conference documents </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Government reports (unpublished) </li></ul><ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Many items are intended for limited distribution within an organisation or for limited circulation between people </li></ul>
  15. 15. Recent Developments… new forms…. <ul><li>Web 2.0 Material </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion lists </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint slides </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dedicated space for Researchers on the Library website
  17. 17. Explore the Links via the Researchers page Huge range of resources
  18. 18. Keeping Up to Date…… Web2.0 – Blogs and Feeds
  19. 19. Networking…… Local and National contacts
  20. 20. Searching for Grey Literature <ul><li>Specialist databases (eg Conference Papers Index ) </li></ul><ul><li>General databases (egs Web of Knowledge and Scopus ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional websites (egs Dept. of Health / Fade ) </li></ul><ul><li>Theses (eg EThOS ) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access Repositories (eg OpenDOAR ) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Via the E-Resources page! Information overload! Suggestions where to start….
  22. 22. <ul><li>Look for documents specific to your research interests using some of the resources listed in the “Searching for Grey Literature” slide </li></ul>Your turn again!
  23. 23. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Click here </li></ul>

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