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Finding and managing information for your doctorate including endnote part 1

Finding and managing information for your doctorate (including Endnote): part 1

David Heading and Richard Pears


Part 1 overview

Part 1 overview

  • Keyword searching

  • Managing information - Introduction to Endnote

  • Advanced searching and limiting options

  • Break

  • Endnote and Word

  • Accessing information


Finding and managing information for your doctorate including endnote part 1

Find resources on researcher behaviour in higher education


What is the first thing you would do

What is the first thing you would do?

Ask:

  • What is it for?

  • What do you want me to do with it?

  • How much information do I need?


Define your information need

Define your information need

  • Background

  • Basic facts/ definition

  • In depth secondary information

  • Critical responses

  • Data

  • Primary material


How to search

How to search

  • Effective searching should

    • Reduce the time spent looking for information

    • Maximise the quality and appropriateness of results

  • Keyword – Part 1

  • Advanced search options – Part 1

  • Related material – Part 2

  • Citations and references – Part 2


Keyword searching

Keyword searching

  • Narrowing your search

    • Phrase searching“Truth and Reconciliation Commission”

    • ProximityTruth within # reconciliation

    • Additional keywords AND Chile

    • Excluding irrelevant resultsNOT South Africa


Keyword searching1

Keyword searching

  • Opening up your search

    • Synonymsbutterfly OR lepidoptera

    • Alternative spellingsorgani?ation will find organisation and organization

    • Word stemseducat* will find education, educational, educationalist, educating

  • Terminology and symbols vary, depending on which database or catalogue you are using


Finding and managing information for your doctorate including endnote part 1

Examining the impact of teenage crime in the inner city

Examining the impact of teenagecrime in the inner city

OR

OR

OR

youth juvenile adolescen*

youth

adolescen*

teen*

( theft OR “anti-social shoplift*

thief) behavio?r”

“anti-social

behavio?r”

crim*

crim*

AND

AND

“inner city”

cit* London

cit*

London

AND

NOT

truan*


Keyword strategy hands on

Keyword strategy hands-on

  • write a research question connected to your subject in the box at the top

  • identify the keywords within your title / questionand write these at the start of the rows

  • write synonyms next to each keyword

  • Use wildcards, truncation symbols where possible


Advanced search options

Advanced search options

  • Narrow results either before or after you search

  • Limit to location, format, subject area, date range, document type etc.

  • Database or catalogue specific


Advanced searching hands on

Advanced Searching Hands-on

  • Choose a database or catalogue

  • Enter your search strategy

  • Try and limit your results before and after you search


Which resource

Which resource?

  • known item OR resource discovery

  • introductoryOR in-depth

  • subscription OR freely available

  • full text OR bibliographic

  • current OR historic/non-recent

  • generic OR subject-specific

  • primary OR secondary


Finding the right tool for the job

Finding the right tool for the job

  • Thorough assessment of what available: Google Scholar

  • Manageable number of results: subject specific database such as IBSS

  • Full text journal articles: Jstor

  • Most up to date research: Science Direct

  • Primary material: EEBO

  • Popular commentary: Nexis UK


Accessing print resources

Accessing Print Resources

  • Borrow 40 books for up to 6 months

  • Renewals and recalls

  • Copy service and postal loans for p-t students

    • For print not in stock

    • Ask if the library can purchase it

    • Use Document Delivery Service and check to see if your department covers costs

    • SCONUL Access allows you to visit and borrow from other institutions


Accessing electronic resources

Accessing Electronic Resources

  • Use library web pages and catalogue

  • Need to sign in when off campus

  • Full text may require use of resources in tandem

  • For bibliographic databases use to find out if we have access

  • Double check the catalogue if nothing found, or if ConneXions not available

  • Find a print version - make use of Document Delivery Service or SCONUL Access if we don’t have what you need.


Accessing resources hands on

Accessing Resources Hands-on

  • Look at what is available at other institutions in print using COPAC or WorldCat

  • Try accessing e-resources from references-only database using ConneXions

  • Look at Document Delivery options for your department

  • Look at the information about SCONUL Access if you are not already a member


Summary

Summary

  • Spend a little time thinking about

    • what sort of information you need and how you are going to search

    • what sort of resources you want and how you will access them

  • and you will save time by having a more relevant and useful set of results

  • Endnote saves you time and improves quality and consistency of citations and references


Part 2

Part 2

  • Using citations and references

  • Finding related material

  • Styles of referencing in Endnote

  • Keeping up to date with new research

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