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  • Scopus Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstracting database with content taken from over 14,000 peer reviewed periodicals. There is comprehensive coverage of all Sciences including Health and Environmental Science as well as Engineering, Maths, Economics and Psychology. There is also significant coverage of Social Sciences. Abstracts are provided for all articles published since 1966 and all articles published after 1996 have a list of references used in the article. Citations are all active links enabling users to quickly find related material. The service also offers a Web search via the Scirus search engine which indexes over 145 million pages of scientific information. Web of Science Web of Science is a large index of scientific, technical, social sciences, arts and humanities journal articles and conference papers. It can be used to find articles on a subject or to search for citations to a paper of interest. Links to full text, where available, are provided through SHULinks. Other Databases Some use a more limited pool of data - for comprehensive coverage use a range of services
  • How alerts can help Alerts can help you to find new information by bringing you details of new resources of interest to your email inbox. This can save you time in repeatedly searching information databases and web sites.   How to subscribe to an alert When you are using an information database or website look for a link like: " Alerts", "Sign up for Alerts" or "Create Alert" and click on the link.   You may be asked to register and you will need to indicate the email address you would like the alerts to be sent to. This is usually free and only takes a few moments.   You can then select which new resources you would like to receive alerts about: new resources matching search keywords of your choice new resources by an author of interest new issues of a journal or magazine of interest new articles which cite a resource of interest (information databases which offer citation searching will often offer this type of citation alert)   Services that offer alerts   Many of the Information Databases available via LitSearch have an option to set up alerts. These let you know if any new articles or resources of interest are added to the database.   The websites for journals and magazines will often offer an option for you to sign up to alerts containing the contents pages of new issues.
  • How feeds can help Feeds can save you time and help you to find new information by bringing you updates from websites, information databases, blogs and news sources without the need for you to go and check each site.   What the jargon means Feeds are also called web feeds or RSS feeds. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is the technology used in creating feeds. You may also come across Atom feeds which use an alternative technology to RSS, but provide the same service.   How to subscribe to and view a feed On a web site or information database look for the feeds symbol or a link to "Feed" or "RSS feed". Click on the symbol or link and if multiple feeds are available, select the feed you would like.   If you are using Internet Explorer you will then see a Subscribe to this feed link. Click on this link to subscribe. To view your feeds in Internet Explorer, click the Favorites Center button (the yellow star) and then click Feeds .   Instead of using Internet Explorer, you can use a program called a feed reader or feed aggregator to see any new updates from all your feeds. An example of a popular, free feed reader is Bloglines , but there are many others available.   To add a feed to a feed reader, you will need to copy the URL for the feed and add it to the reader. To do this, right click on the feed symbol and then choose Copy shortcut or Copy Link Location. Follow the instructions in your chosen feed reader for adding the feed. Most feed readers also offer quick ways of adding feeds, so have a look for other ways of doing this.
  • Discussion groups and distribution lists , e.g., Jiscmail CORDIS (information on EU research and development). Index to Theses now includes
  • Alerting services: Most databases have an option to alert you to any new articles on a search of your choice Discussion groups and distribution lists , e.g., Jiscmail Higher Education Academy subject groups CORDIS (information on EU research and development). Index to Theses now includes
  • Research Students2009

    1. 1. Library Resources & LIS for Researchers LIS (Learning & Information Service s)
    2. 2. <ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 Electronic Journals in full-text (all subject areas) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent information database collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal access agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How we can help </li></ul><ul><li>Example searches: Encore, LitSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Citation searching </li></ul><ul><li>Current Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul>Library Resources Overview
    3. 3. How LIS staff can help researchers <ul><li>Advice on which databases to use </li></ul><ul><li>We can suggest different approaches and use of databases outside the normal academic discipline of the researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Consider requests for additional learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Consider access to the DLSS for researchers based outside of Sheffield </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range </li></ul><ul><ul><li>includes facilities for citation searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>most use to link to full text if available from other sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free to use for Hallam staff & students </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible off-campus </li></ul>
    5. 5. Example search <ul><li>Library Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue & LitSeacth for internal resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>inequalities & planning </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Citation Searching <ul><li>Scopus - example search </li></ul><ul><li>Range of disciplines, 14,000 peer reviewed periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Citations are all active links </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>see &quot;cited by&quot; may not be so useful for older papers </li></ul><ul><li>Other databases </li></ul><ul><li>some use a more limited pool of data </li></ul>
    7. 7. Alerts <ul><li>What is an alert? </li></ul><ul><li>How to set one up </li></ul><ul><li>Services that offer alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Example with ASSIA </li></ul>
    8. 8. Feeds <ul><li>What is a feed </li></ul><ul><li>How to subscribe to and view a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Example with Scopus </li></ul>
    9. 9. Current Awareness & Research in Progress <ul><li>Subject Guide to Theses (SHU) via LitSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EtHOS service - access to electronic PhD theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index to Theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repositories/ SHURA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Dissertations In Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups, e.g., </li></ul><ul><li>CORDIS </li></ul>
    10. 10. Web resources <ul><li>Web resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTUTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web resources for education and research (formerly the Resource Discovery Network) includes research project webpages and research centres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar includes SHULinks </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Import and enter records into a personal database </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bibliography in a wide variety of formats </li></ul><ul><li>Share a database with research group </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing guides </li></ul>Personal Bibliographic Software
    12. 12. Document Supply Service Loans and Copyright <ul><li>Document Supply Service </li></ul><ul><li>Request cards available online </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Electronic Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you will get an email which contains a hyperlink to your article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>write 'English translation only' on the request card </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Access to other libraries <ul><li>Reciprocal borrowing schemes </li></ul><ul><li>SCONUL Access : (part-time students, full-time postgraduates & postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification) </li></ul><ul><li>Local scheme: Huddersfield, Lincoln, Leeds Met </li></ul><ul><li>Access to library catalogues via Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>British Library </li></ul><ul><li>COPAC merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland , including the British Library </li></ul><ul><li>SUNCAT (Serials union catalogue for the UK research community) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Online tutorials <ul><li>LitSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you are in LitSearch links to tutorials appear at the bottom of your screen. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Any questions <ul><li>Learning centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helpdesks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one-to-one advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tel: 0114 225 3333 </li></ul></ul>