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October 26, 2009

ISI Web of Knowledge – New Search Tools

Writing about web page http://apps.isiknowledge.com/UA_GeneralSearch_input.do?product=UA&search_mode=GeneralSearch&SID=P2jjBD4a9Gd@GDFljnJ&preferencesSaved=

New search tools have been added to ISI Web of Knowledge. These allow a user to conduct a Topic search across the ISI Web of Knowledge and easily perform an 'All Databases search'.

Web Browser search extension

The search extension allows a user to easily perform an 'All Databases search' directly from their browser's search bar (only FireFox 2 and IE 7 are supported.)

ISI Web of Knowledge Widget - Desktop

The widget is an icon that users can download directly to their desktop to perform a search of ISI Web of Knowledge. Search terms can be entered directly into the box.

Click here for Widget

Web Page insert - search box

Librarians and administrators can download this search box directly to their libraries’ web pages, so that users can take advantage of a more direct search of the resource. Please note there will be a check for authentication to access the resource when using these tools.

Click here for search box


July 03, 2009

Project Muse – New Features

Project MUSE has two new features that help users more easily locate articles relevant to their research.

The new features are:

- A 'Search this Journal' search box. This search box appears on each journal's home page, on the Table of Contents (TOC) of each issue, and on each article. The 'Search This Journal' feature enables a user to quickly check all issues of the journal in MUSE, with a single search, for all articles in that journal pertaining to a particular subject.

- Summaries (abstracts) for articles. MUSE now provides a link for the summary of each article.  The Summary links appear on the TOCs and in search results, next to the article format options of HTML and PDF.

To access thse services, click here

Muse logo


May 26, 2009

Google Book previews now available via the Library catalogue

Writing about web page http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/record=b2226307~S1

The Library Catalogue now provides a preview button for those titles that can be previewed in Google Books. Depending on copyright restrictions, you may only be able to see a few pages, but for older books no longer subject to copyright, you may be able to view the entire book online.

google button

Only some books have the Google Preview button (see left). There is also a search option inside Google Books to search inside the book for specific words, so you can find an exact quote, a chpater on a certain topic, or the sp[ecific pages which mention your area of interest. Again, this is subject to whatever copyright restrictions are in place for that title. 

An example of a book with the Google Preview button is  Cultural encounters between East and West, 1453-1699by Matthew Birchwood and Matthew Dimmock.


May 11, 2009

Beyond Google…Effective Academic Research

  • Want to get better results from your online searching?
  • Want to find the most reliable and relevant information online?
  • Want to learn how to more easily manage and organise your references?
  • Want to gain credits for the Warwick Skills Certificate?
  • Or maybe you’d like some relief from exam stresses, while getting a head start for next year?

You can achieve all of these by participating in the Beyond Google… Effective Academic Research module later this term, 1-5 pm on Monday 1st and 8th June 2009.

Aimed at meeting the research needs of undergraduates, previous attendees have said:

“The course was very helpful and useful for my academic success. It was useful to learn how to refine my Library searches, and get more familiar with the Library's website.” - undergraduate student (Sociology)

“The module was really useful and enjoyable; very enlightening. It helped me to discover millions of databases and how to use them effectively.” - undergraduate student (History)

For further information about how this module can help you and to book your place to go beyond Google, please visit the Undergraduate Skills Programme website. Module places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.


February 25, 2009

Library iGoogle Widget launched

The Library iGoogle application can now be added to your dashboard by clicking the google button below - or you can play with it directly from here. Simply click on the button to search the Library catalogue.  


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