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Literature searching for social scientists

If you can't make it along to one of our training sessions, here are some resources you might find useful:

Planning your literature search

Conducting your literature search


Tutorial and guides for social science databases:

All Social Sciences Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index) https://www.brainshark.com/thomsonscientific/searchtipswok5_v2 Scopus http://help.scopus.com/Content/tutorials/sc_menu.html Expanded Academic ASAP
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p34868643/ ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstract) http://blackboard.le.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/institution/Student%20Development/Online%20tutorials/Library/SearchingASSIA/engage.html PsycINFO http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/downloads/databases/psychinfo%2023.05.12.pdf
Criminology Criminal Justice Abstracts http://support.ebsco.com/help/index.php?help_id=DB:831 Economics EconLit http://support.ebsco.com/help/index.php?help_id=DB:355#A Education British Education Index (BEI)
http://proquest.libguides.com/bei

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Literature searching for arts and humanities

If you can't make it along to one of our training sessions, here are some resources you might find useful:

Planning your literature search

Conducting your literature search

Tutorial and guides for searching arts & humanities literature databases:

All arts & humanities

JSTOR
http://about.jstor.org/video-tutorials

Project Muse
http://muse.jhu.edu/about/tools/pdf/quick_search_guide.pdf

Expanded Academic ASAP
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p34868643/

SCOPUS
http://help.scopus.com/Content/tutorials/sc_menu.html

Web of Knowledge (Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
https://www.brainshark.com/thomsonscientific/searchtipswok5_v2


History
Historical Abstracts
https://connect.le.ac.uk/ahlha/

Bibliography of British and Irish History
http://apps.brepolis.net/bbih/manual/bbih_en/pages/bbih_en/bbih_1_en.html


Museum Studies/Art & Film
Art Full Text
http://support.ebsco.com/help/index.php?help_id=DB:874


English
ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature)
http://collections.chadwyck.…

Research Data Management Support

Some new research data management resources you might be interested in:

A short video looking at research data management needs at the University of Leicester


A range of data management planning documents have recently been published to help with general issues and funder-specific requirements. These are available in hard copy from the Graduate School Reading Room or in PDF format.


Thesis Forum - 27th November

*WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS*

The webinar will use Adobe Connect. You will not need any specific software, however, you will need speakers or a headset to hear the webinar, and you can participate in discussion by typed chat.

Adobe Connect works fine on Windows and Macs, and any browser. Use with a Linux computer may be possible but is not recommended due to uncertain results.

For best results, follow these steps:
1) Make sure any required equipment is physically plugged into your computer first, then launch your browser and go to: https://connect.le.ac.uk/novemberforum

2) Select Enter as Guest, type your name, and click Connect. It may take a minute or so for Adobe Connect to load up, and you will be in the meeting room.

3) Under 'Meeting' at the upper left, select Audio Setup Wizard. Go through the wizard, making sure everything works. Please note that Audio Setup Wizard should be done every time you come into a meeting.

It is a good idea to try these steps in advance of the webin…