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1 Information Services and Systems Welcome! Croeso! Your Librarians are: Elen Wyn Davies Sam Oakley Michele Davies Rebecca Kelleher Marie Bevan

2 Information Services and Systems Library research sessions “The work will involve a substantial amount of reading and critical engagement with academic and/or professional literatures derived from research papers and research monographs (for example) rather than simply reproducing information from textbooks.” EBP301 / EBP331 Module Outline

3 Information Services and Systems Library research sessions “It would be very unusual for a good project not to include references to academic work (such as academic books and journals rather than textbooks)” EBP301/EBP331 Project Guidance

4 Information Services and Systems What’s your topic?

5 Information Services and Systems Before we start searching....

6 Information Services and Systems How will you... Keep track of where you searched and what you searched for? Refine your search terms as you go? Save the results that you find? Store the PDFs of material that you use?

7 Information Services and Systems Search terms: worked example “Regenerating Welsh cities for independent traders”

8 Information Services and Systems Regenerating Welsh cities for independent traders Regenerating (urban) renewal Redevelopment reviving Welsh Wales (UK / United Kingdom) (Great Britain) Cities towns urban Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bangor etc. conurbations Independent traders Independent shop Sole trader Individual proprietor Retailer

9 Information Services and Systems Include alternate terms with ‘OR’ Cities OR towns OR urban OR conurbations will give you MORE results

10 Information Services and Systems Link topics with ‘AND’ Regeneration AND Welsh AND cities AND “independent traders” will give you LESS results

11 Information Services and Systems More search tips! “independent trader” (exact phrase in quotes) Wales NOT Australia (exclude a term) regenerat* (truncation symbol includes“regeneration”, “regenerating”, “regenerate” etc.)

12 Information Services and Systems

13 Searching for journal articles To look for a specific journal: use iFind Discover To look for a specific article: use iFind Research To look for some full text articles on your topic: use iFind Research For a more in-depth and focused search for all articles on your topic: use a bibliographic database such as EBSCO Business Source Complete

14 Information Services and Systems Free! Access via Library subscription (ATHENS) Access via Library subscription (ATHENS) Everything published on your topic Not everything will be available Full Text!

15 Information Services and Systems What is Athens? Username – Password – normal login IMPORTANT – set the ATHENS cookie first From Home.swan.ac.uk, click on Library, then click on set the Athens cookie (Quick Links)Home.swan.ac.uk

16 Information Services and Systems iFind Discover – Library catalogue Available through home.swan.ac.uk home.swan.ac.uk Searches books and journal titles Try searching for: Harvard Business Review

17 Information Services and Systems iFind Research Available through home.swan.ac.uk home.swan.ac.uk Searches bibliographic databases for journal articles & more Easy to see Full Text results Not so flexible to focus your search & refine results

18 Information Services and Systems iFind Research: finding an article Peng, M. W., Buck, T., & Filolatchev, I. (2003). Do outside directors and new managers help improve firm performance? An exploratory study in Russian privatization. Journal of World Business, 38(4), 348.

19 Information Services and Systems iFind Research for your topic Use “Business & Management” filter Assumes you want AND between each word Can use quotes for an exact phrase Use OR to include alternate terms Login (top right) to save results to a folder Have a go!

20 Information Services and Systems EBSCO Business Source Complete Access via iFind Research / Business & Management or the library cataloguethe library catalogue Needs an Athens login Big bibliographic database for business journal articles & more Easier to refine searches & narrow results down Thesaurus suggests terms

21 Information Services and Systems What next? More specialist business databases Searching advice tailored to your topics Help at any time:


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