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Training and development opportunities for researchers on finding information

On this page: Search (Literature Search, Systematic Review, Citations), Keep up to date (Make research information come to you), and Further Reading (Social media, file sharing & Web 2.0)

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Literature search

Systematic Review

Find out how the Library Research Services Team can assist with different stages of your systematic review - from scoping searches to reference management.

Citations

Discover how you can use Scopus, Web of Science & Google Scholar to carry out citation searches and set up citation alerts.

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Social media, file sharing & Web 2.0

  • Academics are increasingly using using social media and file sharing sites to share resources and keep up to date. You can read more about using Web 2.0 technologies in your research in the Research Information Network’s guide for researchers. Bamboo DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. This is a great place to start if you are unsure which resource is suitable for your task.
  • Google Scholar is a search engine that finds and indexes full text journal articles available online. It is a useful resource that many people use to start their research and to accompany searches of specific journals and databases. As Google Scholar is not comprehensive and will not necessarily find all of the resources you need, you should use it with other databases. To find out about databases for your subject go to your Subject page or contact your Research Information Advisor. If you use Google Scholar on campus, you can choose to see which of the resources it finds are available from the Leicester University Library. Go to ‘Settings’ and find University of Leicester under ‘Library Links’.
  • Information feed: RSS allows you to create automatic downloads of updated content. RSS is useful for researchers because it means that you can stay up to date with new content from websites and databases in your subject area.

On this page: Search (Literature Search, Systematic Review, Citations), Keep up to date (Make research information come to you), and Further Reading (Social media, file sharing & Web 2.0)

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Lucy Ayre. Grant Denkinson, William Farrell, Selina Lock, Rob Melocha, Tom Moore, Radek Pajor, Laurian Williamson

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