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ASC: Searching for Rare Books in Archives and Special Collections
These slides introduce readers to the rare books collection held at Archives and Special Collections at the University of Glasgow. The slides tell readers how to get support when looking for rare books for teaching and research and include tips on how to make your searches most effective when using our databases.

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Arts dissertation Library help
A collection of guides designed to help you find the information you need for your Arts dissertation.

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Arts: finding books on your topic
Library Search should be your starting point when you need to find a range of books on your topic, but there are lots of other options. This guide will suggest other places to search.

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Arts: using subject databases
This guide explains how to use subject databases in the Arts and Humanities. It explains how to search effectively and how to save your results.

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Dissertation toolkit for business students
A collection of guides to support your business dissertation research, including how to get started, effective search techniques, selecting the best databases and search tools for the types of information you need, finding secondary data, and evaluating information sources for relevance and quality.

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Dissertation toolkit for education students
A collection of guides to support your dissertation research including getting started, effective search techniques, selecting the best databases and search tools, finding secondary data and evaluating sources for quality and relevance.

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Education_getting started with literature searching
A guide for students doing a dissertation or research project. Guide includes information on: -The literature review – how it contributes to planning your literature search/search strategy - How searching works – how records are retrieved with different search techniques - Generating search terms (keywords) - ways to identify relevant search terms - Where to start…Library Search (and how it compares to Google Scholar) - Some search examples – how to create a search string - Useful features of Library Search – value added features to help with evaluating search results and finding related literature (research hacks to find papers) - Locating previous dissertations

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Effective searching: Boolean, search operators and complementary search techniques.
A guide to searching, including: ~ How searching works ~ Boolean operators ~ Phrase searching and proximity searching ~ Truncation and wildcards ~ Field searching – how to use it ~ Using controlled vocabulary and database thesauri ~ Complementary search techniques – citation searching

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Finding eBooks
How to search for eBooks using Library Search, the main Library search tool. It explains how the book search works on Library Search (what is searched). Provides guidance on searching for specific books; searching for books on a topic and searching for books by specific authors. Explains what information is included in book search results, including summaries and tables of contents. Provides guidance on how to create a book list in a reference format (e.g. Harvard).

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Finding music in complete and collected editions
This guide explains how to find out whether an individual piece of music is found within the complete works of a composer or within a thematic collected edition.

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Findng audio-visual material
This guide explains how to find audio-visual resources in the Library. This includes CDs, DVDs, streamed music and film.

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Getting started with your Arts Dissertation
Starting an Arts dissertation for the first time can be a daunting process. It may be the first time that you have not had a reading list to help you know which sources to look at. This guide will help you to come up with a strategy for finding the relevant publications on your dissertation topic.

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Google Scholar Settings
How to set Google Scholar to show links to full-text articles provided by the University of Glasgow

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Help with your Arts Dissertation.
This collection of guides will help you use Library resources to find publications in order to write your Arts dissertation.

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Library Search Guide
Guide to using Library Search

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Library Search Guide
Guide to using Library Search

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Searching - keywords and controlled vocabulary
This is an introduction to using keywords and controlled vocabulary for searching. It gives advice on how to generate relevant keywords - using your existing knowledge; from key textbooks, handbooks and research monographs and from published journal articles. It includes screenshots as examples. The guide introduces controlled vocabulary and its advantages in searching.

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Searching - tips for effective searching
A guide to searching. Explains the main search operators to use for effective searching: Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT; phrase and proximity searching; truncation and wildcards. Introduces field searching and provides screenshots as examples. Gives advice on how to build a search using operators and keywords with examples. Provides advice on using citation networks (reference lists and citing literature) to find relevant material.

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Searching Google and Google Scholar settings for UofG students and staff
A guide on searching Google and Google Scholar settings for students and staff, including: ~the Google index and how Google searching works ~Using search operators for more focused searching – from the basic search screen and the advanced search screen ~Site searches for targeted searches to find government, charities, organization or academic documents ~File type searches to find policies, reports, journal articles, statistics and data ~Filtering Google search results ~Google Scholar settings – linking to full text ~Citation settings for EndNote Desktop and EndNote online users ~Saving items for export from Google Scholar to EndNote ~The Google Scholar button

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Searching library databases
This guide provides information on searching key library databases in Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. The searches performed in the videos take you beyond simple textword (keyword) searching and introduce a level of rigour with the addition of subject headings to a search. The processes illustrated are relevant to all types of literature review, although systematic-type searches will need to be a lot more exhaustive in the use of synonyms, acronyms and additionally searching and browsing for relevant subject headings. Refer to the database help text for detailed search guidance for each database.

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Systematic Literature Reviews in the Health and Social Sciences: Tools, Techniques and Tips
This interactive guide presents an accessible overview of the key principles, techniques and tools for a successful systematic literature review in the health and social sciences. Printable reading lists are included at the end of each main section, together with note-taking exercises, good practice tips and a recap quiz. This resource aims to empower undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake literature review projects confidently and rigorously – following the most recent methodological guidance.

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TEAP - Finding ebooks
How to find ebooks for TEAP students

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Tips for selecting appropriate databases for your research
A short guide with some quick tips for selecting appropriate databases for your research.

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Using Library Search
A guide on using Library Search, the main search tool on the Library homepage. The guide gives you information on what Library Search is, what information it indexes and how to use it effectively. You can use the contents pages to jump to the information you need, including searching, understanding search results and useful features like previews, citing literature and saving and exporting results.

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