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    1. 1. Search tips and advice for your dissertationLucy Keating, liaison librarian University Library
    2. 2. Recap Books: print and electronic Articles Texts and online papers Our resources Social Special media Collections
    3. 3. Help you choose the bestresources for your subject libguides.ncl.ac.uk
    4. 4. Purpose of a literature review Summarise, synthesise, critical Identify gaps Track key ly evaluate issues/debates/people Inform your research Contextualise your workPic credit: Flickr Commons: US National Archives; Microsoft clipart
    5. 5. It needs to be thorough…. …but selective(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) flickr.com/photos/sunlightfoundation/2385174105
    6. 6. Search a more specialised resource More Found Apply limitsspecificsearch too (date, genre etc) terms much? Combine terms with ‘AND’ Flickr Commons: LSE Library
    7. 7. Search a less specialised resource Use Can’t Truncatedifferent your search find search terms enough? terms Combine terms with ‘OR’
    8. 8. Start Narrow broad down Keep refiningRecipe for success!
    9. 9. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place altogether? Or perhaps it doesn’t exist at all?Flickr Commons/LSE Library and (CC BY 2.0) flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4812269151
    10. 10. Keeping ahead Alerts Citation searching Social mediaFlickr Commons: US National Archives; San Diego Air and Space Museum
    11. 11. Beyond our library….. SCONUL access scheme allows accessInter library loans to many other – for items we academic librariesdon’t have in stock Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil…Search other library catalogues online Flickr Commons/Nationaal Archief
    12. 12. How will you manage your references?Flickr: (CC-BY-2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/matski_98/2966538562/ and (CC -BY-2.0-NC-SA) http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/2772264591/
    13. 13. A better option…. Store and organise references ImportVarious styles references possible from databases Create Enterbibliographies referencesand footnotes manually Transfer references into Word
    14. 14. Endnote - need to know Where What Help• On campus • vX6 • Web pages clusters (compatible • Workshops and• Off-campus via with Word surgeries ras.ncl.ac.uk 2007 and 2010) • lib-endnote- help@ncl.ac.uk
    15. 15. Contact us.... lucy.keating@ncl.ac.uk jackie.dunn@ncl.ac.uk @nulibarts facebook.com/NULibraries libguides.ncl.ac.uk/sels Flickr the Commons: Smithsonian Institution
    16. 16. Things to do LiteratureEndnote searchworkbook proforma Online guidance and resources: SELS LibGuide

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