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Literature Searching and Databases for Social and Historical Sciences

This practical session explores the importance of searching for literature beyond Google Scholar, and looks at the range of library databases available within the Social and Historical Sciences, ranging from key bibliographic databases like SCOPUS, Web of Science and ProQuest resources, to

newspaper archives, theses repositories and using other academic libraries. Students will experience searching these resources themselves, using their own search topics.

This session will cover:

  • A brief overview of Explore and how to find material not held at UCL
  • Constructing a search strategy for finding relevant information for your research
  • How to use multidisciplinary bibliographic databases such as Web of Science and subject-specific sources in a proficient way, with demonstrations and practical time
  • Newspaper archives, particularly in seeking current content from Nexis UK and FT.com
  • Finding theses and keeping up-to-date with the latest research
  • Knowing what to do for further help and advice.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant databases for your subject area
  • Formulate a search strategy based on a research question
  • Utilise search techniques such as Boolean operators, phrase searching and truncation
  • Develop an effective literature search independently across a variety of resources
  • Output results and locate full text items
  • Save searches and alerts
  • Know how to seek further help and training in areas such as bibliometrics, RDM, copyright & reference management software.

This event will be held in the Chadwick Building, Room 2.23

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/chadwick-building

This session is also part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme. Postgraduate research students at UCL should book a place by logging in via the programme website.

Date:
Monday, November 4, 2019
Time:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Chadwick Cluster 2.23
Campus:
Bloomsbury
Audience:
  NHS staff     UCL research student     UCL staff     UCL taught course student  
Categories:
  Databases     Resources     Searching for information  

This session is also part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme. Postgraduate research students at UCL should book a place by logging in via the programme website.

Event Organizer

Zoe Thomas

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