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Oxlip+. What is Oxlip+?. A tool for finding & linking to databases Online collections of (scholarly) materials Includes full text / indexes / range of formats Resources which the University pays for + free Primarily used to find databases e.g.

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Oxlip

Oxlip+


What is oxlip

What is Oxlip+?

  • A tool for finding & linking to databases

    • Online collections of (scholarly) materials

    • Includes full text / indexes / range of formats

    • Resources which the University pays for + free

  • Primarily used to find databases e.g.

    • Do we have Scopus?... How do I connect to it?

    • What biology databases do we have?

    • Do we have any databases on American history?

    • Which databases include statistics?

  • Once you’re found a database you’ll generally make your keyword search using the databases own search facility rather than Oxlip+


Oxlip logging in

For full functionality you must log in to Oxlip+ (especially important if you are off campus)

Oxlip+: logging in


Logging in

Logging in

  • For full functionality “Log in”

  • Gives you full “password free” access even if you are off campus

  • Allows you to save your favourite databases


Logging in1

Logging in

  • Enter your Oxford single sign on username and password.

  • same as your Oxford webmail


Logging in2

Logging in

Click!


Logging in complete

Logging in - complete

  • You are now logged in

  • If you are using a public computer you should log out before you leave the computer. If you remain logged in others will be able to access your details (including e-mail)


Oxlip finding databases

Finding databases by title and keywords and browsing by subject

Oxlip+ : Finding databases


Finding databases

Finding Databases

“Find Database” options

Find databases by entering keywords, database name, publisher...

Browse by subject

Find by title (by entering the database name or browsing the A-Z).


Find databases by name

Find databases : by name

e.g. Finding Scopus


Finding databases results

Finding databases: results

Information about the database

Add to quick sets –adds the databases to your favourites under “My Research”

Connect to database.


The information screen

The information screen


Finding databases by browsing

Finding databases by browsing

To browse databases by subject choose “subject”


Finding databases by browsing1

Finding databases by browsing

Multi-disciplinary resources

Subject specific resources


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Choose “Go”

Choose a subject

Choose a sub category (or ALL for all databases)


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Browsing results

Table view = A-Z of titles

Green arrow - Database requires “thin client software”. Follow the link to load the software. NOTE – you will only need to do this once.

Icons alerts you that there is something you need to know about the database (e.g. special software, password, registration). Check the “Legend” on the right for more info

Next page of databases


Browsing results

Browsing results

Brief view = A-Z of titles with brief description


The legend

The legend

Software required (follow the link to download/install)

Special username / password required. Follow the link to Weblearn (you will be prompted for your SSO) to collect the password

Padlock displays when you are of campus to show that you need to “log in” to Oxlip+ before you can access databases.

Yellow flag shows that you will need to log in using your Oxford single sign on – even if you have already logged into Oxlip+

Registration required


Find database by keywords or other options

Find database: by keywords or other options

  • Find databases by vendor (publisher), subject, keywords (any words) and/or type.

  • “Any word” searches the title, description and keywords assigned to each database (not the databases itself)

Enter keywords

Pick resource type (e.g. Full text, journal, web site etc)


A quick look at web of science

A quick look at Web of Science

Includes:

Social Science Citation Index

Science Citation Index

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Sciences)


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  • Web of Science - allows you to limit your search to one or more of:

  • Social Science Citation Index

  • Science Citation Index

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Sciences)

Searches the whole of Web of Knowledge


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To restrict your search to one or more index


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Searching

Enter your search terms using connectors between them:

OR – one term or the other (synonyms)

AND – both terms

SAME – both terms in the same sentence

“ “ - phrase

To search by subject choose “Topic” from the drop down. Other options include Author, Title, publication, etc

Restrict your search to Social Sciences


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Refine options: Narrow your results by entering more keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

Your results: sorting, refining, viewing

Sort by date, times cited etc

Bibliographic details – you will need these to find the full article in print.

Title links to more information including keywords, abstract, bibliography and citing articles

Number of articles which have cited this article

Checks to see if full text is available online


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Printing and emailing your results

Add to marked list option is good if you want to make several searches and collect up references as you go. At the end choose “Marked list” and then print / email etc.

To print, e-mail or save items check the boxes and then use “Print”, “E-mail”, “Add to marked list” options.


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Viewing more information: abstract, cited by, references


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Refine options: Narrow your results by entering more keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

Your results: sorting, refining, viewing


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Finding full text

1. Click “Find it @ Oxford” to locate full text

2. The dialogue shows it is available from two databases (HeinOnline and JSTOR)

3. Following the link from “Find it at Oxford” takes you to the correct database but not to the article. Find the article by choosing the correct vol and page number

4. Full text


Oxlip cross search

Oxlip+: cross search


Crosssearch what is it

CrossSearch: What is it?

  • Allows you to run a keyword search in up to 5 databases without leaving Oxlip+

    How does it work?

  • You choose up to five databases

  • You enter your search terms into Oxlip+

  • Oxlip+ passes your search terms to your chosen databases

  • The databases send the results back to Oxlip+

  • You browse and view the results


Cross search

Pros

You can search without leaving Oxlip+

You can search up to 5 databases at once

Oxlip+ gives you one list of results and removes duplicates

Cons

Most databases can not be cross searched

Oxlip+ search options are more limited than using the databases’ own interface

Cross Search


Crosssearch

CrossSearch

CrossSearch automatically opens the “new databases” folder on Oxlip+.

To change this choose a subject from the “drop down menu”


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Enter search terms

Choose up to 5 databases by checking the search boxes. Databases without tick boxes can not be cross searched.


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Options for narrowing your search

Link to full text if available

Add to your personal “eshelf” within Oxlip+

BEWARE - Cross search results are generally not as good as results from the “native interface” (i.e. results gained by searching each databases own interface)


Oxlip my research

Oxlip+ “my research”


My research personal storage area

My Research – personal storage area

Search history (from CrossSearch)

Selected records from “CrossSearch” session

  • Favourite databases.

  • Databases can be stored here as favourites.

  • Create “quick sets” of your favourite databases that you can then search using “Cross Search”.


My research my databases

My Research : My databases

My databases – shows databases you’ve added to Quicksets

Databases can be organised into folders


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