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Advanced Research Skills : Water Science, Policy & Management Autumn 2011. Sue Bird Bodleian Subject Librarian Geography. Elective Essay Assessment. Aims : Does the essay have a clear aim, question or perspective that is relevant to the literature or an issue?

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advanced research skills water science policy management autumn 2011

Advanced Research Skills :Water Science, Policy & ManagementAutumn 2011

Sue Bird

Bodleian Subject Librarian Geography

elective essay assessment
Elective Essay Assessment
  • Aims: Does the essay have a clear aim, question or perspective that is relevant to the literature or an issue?
  • Presentation: You are expected to know how to cite references
  • Literature: Does the essay address a range of relevant literature, and demonstrate a good level of understanding of the literature on the topic.
  • You need to conduct initial scoping lit review – key themes, etc.

Followed by a more focused & deeper literature review. Peer-reviewed literature acts as a form of substantiation

this session
This session
  • More on Bibliographic Databases
  • Searching techniques for journal articles, conference papers, book chapters etc
  • Keeping up to date
subject searching
Subject searching
  • Better to use specialist indexes covering the world’s literature to find articles
  • Access via OxLIP+ (http://oxlip-plus.bodleian.ox.ac.uk)
  • Use inter-library loan for items not held in Oxford and not online
e journals
E-Journals

“I didn't check for the hard copy

  • so used to getting online access!”

“I had just googled the article rather than using SOLO, so that was the issue & why I’d been asked to login, or use Athens”

newspapers
Newspapers

Electronic newspapers

  • Some are freely available. Alphabetic list on OxLIP+
  • Best source for the “Text Only” of huge range of newspapers and magazines is Nexis UK. Goes back approximately 10 yrs in most cases and is very current i.e. today’s daily news items
newspapers1
Newspapers

Electronic newspapers

  • Factiva - from Dow Jones & Reuters Company
  • Business news & challenges, market trends & info.
  • 14,000 + sources inc. local & global newspapers, newswires, trade journals, newsletters, etc.
  • Archive back to 1969 - 28 languages from 159 countries
  • Dun & Bradstreet company profiles, Reuters Fundamentals, etc.
newspapers2
Newspapers

Legal information, cases etc.

  • Lexis Library
  • WestLaw – both UK & US editions
  • But there are a lot more

(if necessary ask the Law Library for help)

databases vs search engines
Databases vs. Search engines
  • Contents are indexed by subject specialists
  • Subject headings
  • Limiting functions e.g. publication types, language

Allow you to

  • View Search history
  • Combine searches
  • Mark and sort results
  • Print/save/email/export
  • Save searches
  • Set up alerts
  • Searches done by automated “web crawlers”
  • No thesaurus / subject headings – just free text searching
  • No limiting functions
  • Usually none of these!
databases scopus or web of science enable you to
Databases (Scopus or Web of Science) enable you to:
  • Refine results overview to find the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.
  • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections.
  • Find out who is citing you or your supervisor, and how many citations an article or an author has received.
  • Use Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index
  • Use Journal Analyzer to provide quick insight into specific journal performance
  • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year.
  • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.
  • Use Alerts, RSS and HTML feeds to help you stay up-to-date
  • Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX
bibliographic databases
Bibliographic Databases
  • Abstracting and Indexing Services
  • Vast range.
  • SCOPUS (includes GEOBASE)
  • OVID SP
  • ProQuest
  • Web of Knowledge
search strategies
Search Strategies
  • Boolean logic
  • Truncation
  • Wild cards
  • Synonyms
  • Which language are you using?
boolean connectors
Boolean connectors
  • AND – combines terms to restrict results
  • OR – useful for covering synonyms
  • NOT – excludes unwanted areas of research
scopus

THE bibliographic database for the Earth, Geographical and Environmental Sciences

Scopus --

Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, including 325 book series.

47 million records:

26 million records with references back to 1996 (of which 78% include references).

21 million records pre-1996 which go back as far as 1823.

4.9 million conference papers from proceedings and journals.

SCOPUS
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eReader Formats

The eReader Formats application allows users to convert ScienceDirect articles as seen in the browser into ePUB or Mobipocket format, whichever is appropriate for the user's electronic reader device.

Interactive Map Viewer

Interactive Map Viewer displays supplementary geospatial data from Elsevier online articles as an interactive map.

Methods Search

Methods Search application helps you find the methods you need for your research.

bibliographic searching
Bibliographic Searching

Search Tip : 1

  • Important to remember that although each database covers thousands of journal titles no single database is ever comprehensive.
  • If you are having difficulty finding material on a topic use the keywords you find in any relevant reference and search again.
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Bibliographic Databases

ProQuest

  • Aqualine
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
  • Oceanic Abstracts (under ASFA)
  • Water Resources Abstracts (under ESPM)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts (under ESPM)
  • EconLit
bibliographic databases2
Bibliographic Databases

OVIDSP

  • CAB Abstracts – biogeography
  • Forest Science - biogeography
  • GeoRef – physical geography & geology
  • Zoological Abstracts (1864-2009 only)
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Web of Knowledge

Similar but not the same : a.k.a. Web of Science

  • WEB of Science: ISI citation indexes
  • Broad Coverage – all subject areas
  • (Journal Citation Reports – help choose the most effective title in your area)
bibliographic searching1
Bibliographic Searching

Search Tip : 2

Take time to explore the various databases & platforms available.

Some will be more useful to you than others.

  • Scopus
  • OvidSP
  • ProQuest
  • Web of Knowledge

http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser

bibliographic searching2
Bibliographic Searching

Search Tip : 3

Boolean Logical Operators AND, OR, NOT

Proximity operators

Adj (literally adjacent); Near(same sentence); With(same field)

Field descriptors: AU(author); TI(title); AB (abstract); SO(source or reference); DE (general descriptor) etc are likely to be specific to each database and won’t operate in ‘cross searches’

Combining searches: #1 and #2

other tricks
Other tricks:
  • Use symbols for wildcards and truncation
    • ? or $ for a single character

globali?ation / globali$ation (is it an ‘s’ or a ‘z’)

    • * for truncation or variant spellings

govern* for governance, governmentality, etc

  • use quotation marks for searching for phrases
  • e.g. “resource management”
synonyms language
Synonyms & Language
  • Topic = Personal energy use reduction
  • Search:
  • A) personal energy use
  • B) “personal energy use”
  • C) “energy use” OR “energy consumption” AND

personal OR private OR household

  • Context : “carbon footprint” OR “carbon neutral”

(including food mile* (i.e. miles or mileage)? )

bibliographic searching3
Bibliographic Searching

Search Tip : 4

  • Consider subject synonyms & British and US spellings.
  • Apply truncation, usually * to find plurals/alternative word endings and ? to replace a single character.
  • Expand search by following hypertext links esp. subject headings
  • Authors names: Check the online help for formats. Use the database index to find different forms of author’s name otherwise truncate first initial.
bibliographic searching4
Bibliographic Searching
  • Three ways to keep up to date:
  • E-mail alert – you can specify a search to be repeated and the results emailed to you at chosen intervals or Zetoc will tell you when the next issue of a journal is available.
  • Saving and rerunning searches – you save a search and run it again in the future.
  • Citation Alert – you will receive an email every time a particular article is cited in another WoK or Scopus indexed article.
bibliographic databases3
Bibliographic Databases

Search :Integrative water resources manangement (IWRM) (2011 only)

Scopus = 94 articles

ProQuest= 21 articles (after de-duplication of 23) (adds another 7 to the total)

Ovid = 29 after de-duplication of 30articles (overlap of 22 with Scopus of which 11 were also in Proquest giving a further 7)

Web of Science = 38 articles (35 overlap with Scopus and 1 or more databases - a further 3 unique items)

RefWorks de-duplication = 111 unique items!!

guide to resources
GUIDE to RESOURCES

http://ox.libguides.com/geography

keeping up with current research
Keeping up with Current Research

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