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Politics, Philosophy and Religion: Using library resources for dissertation research. LORNA PIMPERTON, SUBJECT LIBRARIAN. Books. Use OneSearch – Lancaster collections to find books on your dissertation topic

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    1. Politics, Philosophy and Religion: Using library resources for dissertation research LORNA PIMPERTON, SUBJECT LIBRARIAN

    2. Books • Use OneSearch– Lancaster collections to find books on your dissertation topic • Remember to use synonyms and related terms – Judges/Judiciary; Church of England/Anglican • Check for other works by key author • Follow up footnotes or references in books you find useful

    3. Journal articles • Use OneSearch or • Individual databases, which offer • Material not indexed on OneSearch • More detailed search facility

    4. Journal articles • If you cannot find a reference on OneSearch by author and title, use the reference details and check the journal title and holdings, eg • Gies, L. ‘The burqa is just like a maxi dress’, Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2013, 5 (1) 125-152

    5. Journal articles Article not on OneSearch Can be accessed via journal

    6. Databases Use the Libguide for your area to locate databases – find it from the Library home page

    7. Databases

    8. Web of Science

    9. Web of Science

    10. Web of Science

    11. Newspapers • British and some international newspapers • Electronic, print and microtextformat • Indexes to find information in print/microtext • Electronic newspapers • British - Nexis, Times Digital Archive; British newspapers 1600-1900; Daily Mirror Archive 1900- • US – Nexis, Westlaw • World – Nexis, Westlaw • Use the libguide to find links to newspaper databases too

    12. Newspapers • Select a source and narrow the search using the options on the right

    13. Other media • BBC Monitoring Worldwide • On Nexis database • Material in English from range of media sources • Locate via Find sources

    14. BBC Worldwide mionitoring

    15. Government publications • The Library has extensive holdings of British official publications • Parliamentary publications • House of Commons and Lords papers and bills • Command papers • Hansard– parliamentary debates • Printed indexes available

    16. Government publications • Sessional papers and Hansard now available on line from 18th century to 2003/4– House of Commons Parliamentary Papers database • 2006/7 onwards – Public Information Online

    17. Material from other libraries • Your topic should largely be supported by the material here • You can visit other libraries – Sconul access scheme – link in Library A-Z list

    18. Material from other libraries • Borrow material through other libraries – Interlending and Document Supply • Contact your subject librarian to discuss access • Place requests via OneSearch

    19. Managing your references • Bibliographic software • EndNote Web – reference manager and writing solution

    20. EndNote Web • Create a library of references

    21. EndNote Web • Download Word link (CWYW) - tab in Word • Insert citations into your dissertation and watch your bibliography generate automatically

    22. EndNote Web • Use the Libguide

    23. Further help • If you have any problems finding resources, please get in touch: • l.pimperton@lancaster.ac.uk • telephone 01524 592539