Find Information for your Dissertation
Find Information for your Dissertation (workshop links)
We recently held a skills workshop called ‘Find Information for your Dissertation‘. We’ve collated some links we mentione din the workshop along with the powerpoint we used for those who were unable to attend.
Help using Library Search Tools:
- Tips and Tricks for Advanced Searching
- Evaluating Information Checklist
- Discover and Library Catalogue screencasts
- Current awareness and saving a search that works!
Help using Google/Google Scholar:
- Linking Google Scholar to University of Sunderland
- Get more out of Google (Infographic from HackCollege)
How to find out about Conferences/Conference proceedings:
- You can search for Conferences and proceedings on Zetoc
- Conference Alerts – search for conferences in your subject. You will usually be linked to the conferences official website which may include details of proceedings, or even provide papers after the event for free. Sometimes conference papers are published in a journal volume or in a book so you may try a combination of Google Scholar, Discover and the Library Catalogue.
Help using subject databases:
- Find out which databases are best for you on your subject pages
- Use the help sections within databases for guides & videos
Using other libraries:
If a journal article or book you require is not available with Sunderland Subscriptions, or freely online you can check other libraries.
- Search the Access to Research website to see if the article you want is available at a public library
- Check other university catalogues to see if the book you need is available elsewhere
- To use another university library join Sconul Access
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