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  1. 1. Finding and managing informationfor your final year projectMoira BentFaculty Liaison Librarian University Library
  2. 2. You asked about…. How the Library’s changed LibrarySearch – what’s that? Building up complex searches Which resources? EndNote University Library
  3. 3. We’ve changed…
  4. 4. The Robinson Library haschanged…
  5. 5. Literature review – essential for projects Inform your research Contextualise your work Identify gaps Summarise, synthesise, Track key critically evaluate issues/debates/peoplePic credit: Flickr Commons: US National Archives; Microsoft clipart
  6. 6. It needs to be thorough…. …but selective(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
  7. 7. A searchstrategy canhelp you getstarted University Library
  8. 8. Keywords and phrases? What kind of info? Which databases? Check keywords and revise Did you find what you need? Which are the best? In print? Online? Inter Library Loan? University LibraryImage from
  9. 9. Mindmapping University Library
  10. 10. Use search techniques Use a phrase • “environmental policy” Use AND, OR and NOT to make logical connections • conservation AND land • (Regeneration OR redevelopment) AND (UK OR Great Britain OR England) Use truncation • Conserv* finds conserve, conservation, conserving (and also conservatory!) University Library
  11. 11. Building up a search UK OR GB OR England Redevelopment OR Expansion Polic* OR OR legislation regeneration University Library
  12. 12. Books: print and electronic Journal Company articles andinformation conference Resources papers to help you Social Official media and information news
  13. 13. Library Search is a good place to start Includes data from the library catalogue and a range of electronic Full and mo resources Full & mobile views
  14. 14. Use Library Search To find printed books in the Library To find electronic books To get a general overview of a topic To find a few journal references for an essayDON’T rely on Library Search as the only source foryour literature review – not all our resources areincluded. University Library
  15. 15. Library Search is easy!Why use specific databases? CAB and Scopus – journal articles  Unique content not covered by Library Search  Index of search terms Lexis for newspapers Environment online for official documents To download results to EndNote University Library
  16. 16. Use your Library Guide to identify key resources:
  17. 17. 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)
  18. 18. • For books on loan • Place a “hold” on books which are on loan Reserve • Borrow when book is returned • For articles and conferences we don’t have • Apply for an Inter Library Loan Request • 25 requests @ £1.50 • New books to buy • ‘Books on Time service to recommendRecommend new books for the library to buy