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Finding info hips 1011

  1. 1. Finding online information:<br /> HIPS Research Skills<br />
  2. 2. Information search<br />
  3. 3. Stage 1. Plan <br />Think of idea, topic, title for project.<br />Define key elements, sub-topics.<br />Identify key words, phrases, people, spellings<br />Set limits: time, place<br />
  4. 4. Map your ideas<br />
  5. 5. Stage 2. Search<br /> Library<br />Lending books<br />Reference books<br />Magazines<br />Learning Centre<br /><ul><li>Internet</li></li></ul><li>Searching the web<br />Surface web: includes parts of the internet that<br />are easily found and indexed by search engines<br />Bing<br />Google<br />Yahoo<br />Deep web: information found within special databases<br />Credo<br />Scran<br />
  6. 6. Subscription databases<br />Type Title<br />eBooks ebrary<br />Reference works Credo, KnowUK, Oxford Reference Online<br />Journals/newspapers Gale<br />Journal archives Oxford Journals Archive, Periodicals Archives Online<br />Statistics Issues Online, FactFile, KnowUK (see Social Trends)<br />Images Scran, Newsfilm Online<br />Specialist subject Childlink, FBIS, Oxford Music Online, <br />Company information Marketline<br />
  7. 7. Heritage Online – library catalogue<br />All the databases that follow are listed on Heritage Online<br />Search Heritage by title of online database (ebrary, Gale)<br />Catalogue records show resource links to websites<br />
  8. 8. Athens: authentication for remote access<br />Go to MyAthens<br />Login with username: stexxxxxx<br />Enter password<br />Select resources<br />Click title of resource<br />***Apply at library for an Athens account ***<br />
  9. 9. Ebrary e-books<br />An online library of approx. 3000 books you can<br />read on screen covering many different subjects: <br />Algebra<br />Biology<br />Diversity<br />History<br />Immigration<br />Mathematics<br />Psychology<br />Statistics<br />
  10. 10. Oxford Reference Online<br />Browse or Search<br />(visual & written sources)<br /> e.g. OlaudahEquiano<br /> Subject and books including:<br /> Oxford companion to Black British History<br />
  11. 11. Credo<br />Search<br />basic or advanced search options<br /> e.g. Jane Austen, <br />Find a book<br />All topics including philosophy: titles include<br />e.g. Great thinkers A-Z<br /> Political philosophy A-Z<br />
  12. 12. KnowUK<br />Search, browse publications and life<br />events. <br />Search e.g. Andrea Levy<br />Advance search<br />e.g. options to search for an exact phrase<br />Local Information<br />e.g. Select an area, local links – politics, <br /> press & media <br />Publications<br />e.g. Chambers Biographical Dictionary<br />Debretts people of Today<br /> Social Trends – population statistics<br />
  13. 13. Gale: Magazine, newspaper, encyclopaedia articles<br />Search or browse subjects<br />e.g. <br /> dementia <br /> Dolly the sheep<br /> medical ethics<br />Browse publications<br />Look at individual volumes & issues, many full-text.<br />e.g. Biological Sciences Review<br /> Psychology Review<br /> Scotsman<br />
  14. 14. Periodicals Archive Online<br />Article search<br /> e.g. <br />DNA<br />Freud<br />Great War<br />William Wilberforce<br />Find journal<br /> e.g. <br />British Journal of Psychology (1904-1995)<br />History Today (1951-1995)<br />Philosophy Today (1957-1995<br />
  15. 15. Cambridge Journals Digital Archive<br />Contains<br />171 journals<br />Archive date range<br />1827-1996<br />Subject collections include:<br />Scientific, technical medicine<br />Humanities, social sciences<br />Economics, history, law, politics<br />Advanced search<br />Refine search by date. (end 1996)<br />
  16. 16. Oxford Journals Archive<br />ARCHIVE ONLY – pre-1996 articles full-text<br />Access Humanities/Law/ Life Sciences/Mathematics/Medicine/Social Science Archive articles, many full-text,1878-1995<br />Browse collection titles e.g. 20th century British History, Political Analysis, Social History of Medicine<br />Search articles: e.g. influenza, vaccination<br />
  17. 17. IOP Journal Archive<br />Access to many journals including:<br />Astronomical Journal<br />Journal of Physics<br />Physics in medicine and biology, 1956-1998<br />Physiological measurement, 1993-1998<br />Quantum Electronics<br />**** USE ATHENS LOGIN***<br />
  18. 18. ACS Legacy Archives<br />Access to ACS journals <br />Analytical chemistry<br />Biochemistry<br />Inorganic chemistry<br />Archive date range<br />journals published between 1879 and 1995<br />Advanced search<br />Enter keywords, author or title<br />Restrict by date range. End 1995<br />
  19. 19. The Scientific World Journal<br />Search<br />open access articles on variety topics<br /> e.g. forensics, osteoporosis<br />Table of contents<br />2001-date<br />Browse domains<br />e.g. Analytical chemistry<br /> motor processes<br /> neuroscience<br />Browse clusters<br />e.g. development & embryology<br /> environment<br /> holistic health & medicine<br />
  20. 20. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers<br />Over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.<br />Search e.g. immigration, race relations<br />Browse e.g. 18th, 19th, 20th century<br />
  21. 21. Other specialist databases<br />Newsbank FBIS<br /><br />Special reports<br /> - e.g. Infectious diseases<br />Oxford Music Online<br /><br />articles on composers, performers, conductors, <br /> e.g. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor <br />articles on instruments , notation, forms and genres,<br />
  22. 22. Other specialist databases<br />The John Johnson Collection<br /><br />An archive of printed ephemera:<br /> - advertising, book trade, crime, entertainment<br />ICE Virtual Library<br /><br />Institution of Civil Engineers<br />access to: full text papers <br />between: 1836-2001<br />
  23. 23. Issues<br />Issues Online<br />Citizenship & participation<br />Human rights,<br />Migration and population<br />Racial discrimination<br />Refugees<br />Discover<br />Topic articles<br />Key facts<br />Key statistics<br />***see also Research Guides***<br />
  24. 24. Fact File Online<br />***No remote access - only available in College***<br />Automatic login to PDFs for many topics<br />Britain & it’s citizens<br />Law & order<br />War & conflict<br />Wider world<br />
  25. 25. Scran<br />Images<br />- view<br /> -save<br /> - create posters<br />Pathfinder packs <br />e.g.<br />Citizenship - Global issues – slave trade<br />
  26. 26. NewsFilm Online<br />Search for news from the<br />ITN/Reuters archive.<br />1910s – 2000s<br />Browse subjects<br />e.g. Social Issues – minority group – national/ethnic group<br /> e.g. Politics - Human Rights, Migration, Refugee<br />Search<br /> e.g. Notting Hill Carnival<br />
  27. 27. Film and Sound<br />Search & view film segments<br />Browse subjects & collections<br />e.g. Social & human science<br /> - ethnic questions<br /> - ethnic groups<br />
  28. 28. Company information<br />Marketline<br /><br />Company information - browse by industry sector<br />Media - television broadcasting, television programme production<br />Industry profiles - browse<br />media – broadcasting<br />Products and services<br />SWOT analysis (often available)<br />
  29. 29. Stage 3. Evaluate <br />Think carefully about the information retrieved:<br />Is information up-to-date, relevant, objective?<br />Who supplied the information?<br />Apply the PROMPT framework to assess information retrieved from your search.<br />Presentation<br />Relevance<br />Objectivity<br />Method<br />Provenance<br />Timeliness<br />
  30. 30. Organising citations<br />Free tools to help you organise citations and references include: <br />Cite u Like<br />Connetea<br />WorldCat<br />Microsoft Office Word 7- select references tab<br /> - citations & bibliography tools<br />