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Searching: Resources

Detailed guide to searching tips and tricks

Introduction

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU TO SEARCH EFFECTIVELY

This page is a working draft that I've left visible so you can access the resources here.        Some of the resources may appear   in more than one place

Searching Tuition

Learn about Boolean terms

Find out all about complex searching

FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Guides from Oxford Health Well worth a look

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW SEARCHING

Systematic reviews are very thorough and developing a search strategies reflect this complexity.

Detailed guidance from King's College London

Resources for Courses

Always take note of resources  available from your course provider.  - Like  full text access or referencing styles.

Search Tools

 

See Twitter for information and updates: @DaveEHL or  #SearchWhiteboard 

 

1: Search Planning Sheet

     Plan your search. Example and form to use

2:  Search Tool

The 'Search WhiteBoard 

For quick, accurate and wide ranging searches

Assemble:  Assemble your terms on a spreadsheet, look up alternatives.  

Select:        Highlight  single or multiple terms in any combination

Search:      Click buttons to search website(s)   Uni  Libraries included - ask if not listed -

                  Selected terms  automatically combined with AND and OR as appropriate

Store:          All searches are recorded

                   This is an Excel Sheet

                    You must save it on your computer before using it - otherwise you'll lose it

INSTRUCTIONS   are on first tab and also HERE -

                              They are work in progress.
                              There is a link on the front page which will also get you the most
                               recent version without needing to come here

WHEN LOADED : 

Whiteboard Yellow buttons

                                Whiteboard Simple

Referencing, Writing and Posters

Referencing Resources:

Full Harvard Guide

Quick Harvard Guide

More on Referencing

Easy referencing with Word

See Example Document

(More Word Guides from Reading Uni.)

Essay Writing

Helpful Guide to Essay Writing - Anglia Ruskin

More help

Microsoft Office Cheat Sheets:  

Word:      PowerPoint     Excel      More

Poster Resources - see below 

Critical Appraisal Resource

Casp Sheets