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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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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 important if you are off campus)

  • 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 important if you are off campus)

  • Enter your Oxford single sign on username and password.

  • same as your Oxford webmail


Logging in2
Logging in important if you are off campus)

Click!


Logging in complete
Logging in - complete important if you are off campus)

  • 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)



Finding databases
Finding Databases subject

“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 subject

e.g. Finding Scopus


Finding databases results
Finding databases: results subject

Information about the database

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

Connect to database.



Finding databases by browsing
Finding databases by browsing subject

To browse databases by subject choose “subject”


Finding databases by browsing1
Finding databases by browsing subject

Multi-disciplinary resources

Subject specific resources


Oxlip

Choose “Go” subject

Choose a subject

Choose a sub category (or ALL for all databases)


Oxlip

Browsing results subject

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 subject

Brief view = A-Z of titles with brief description


The legend
The legend subject

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 subject

  • 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 subject

Includes:

Social Science Citation Index

Science Citation Index

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Sciences)


Oxlip

Searches the whole of Web of Knowledge



Oxlip

Searching more of:

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


Oxlip

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


Oxlip

Printing and emailing your results keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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.


Oxlip

Viewing more information: abstract, cited by, references keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc


Oxlip

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

Your results: sorting, refining, viewing


Oxlip

Finding full text keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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 keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc


Crosssearch what is it
CrossSearch: What is it? keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

  • 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 keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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 keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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

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


Oxlip

Enter search terms keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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


Oxlip

Options for narrowing your search keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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” keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc


My research personal storage area
My Research – personal storage area keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

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 keywords or by choosing results from a particular subject etc

My databases – shows databases you’ve added to Quicksets

Databases can be organised into folders