Tag Archives: research

More than just a number (Part 2): Making Administrative Memoranda discoverable

  Back in January I wrote a post  about the work that we have been doing to improve the discoverability of items within our Official Publications collection. That post demonstrated how we used digitisation techniques to unlock the content of some … Continue reading

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Ambiguities that need to be considered: primary and secondary sources

At my “Information and Literature” searching class last night, we looked at the mind maps (outlining concepts and keywords) which the MPhil/PhD students had worked on as part of their pre-search homework.  These were created so that the students could … Continue reading

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BBC archives for teaching and research

The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is currently working with Jisc and the BBC to establish which programmes and other items (e.g. documentation, photographs and sheet music) from the BBC archives would be of greatest value for the … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Google Reader

From 1st July 2013, Google Reader will no longer be available.  If you have been using Google Reader to save your RSS feeds (to keep current with research), you can export the feeds to other readers.  This post suggests a … Continue reading

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Demo of Mendeley at the IOE

The following message has been circulated, but in case you’ve missed it, here it is again: John Jardin and Simon Litt from Swets, who represent Mendeley Institutional in the UK, will come and give us a demo of this software … Continue reading

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Twitter for researchers (updated)

This Friday, on the ‘Information and Literature Searching’ course, we will be discussing ways in which the micro-blogging site Twitter can help PhD students keep abreast of research in their area.  It is for this reason that the blog post … Continue reading

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You are welcome at the Wellcome

The Wellcome Library, part of Wellcome Collection on Euston Road, provides “…insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present”. One of the world’s major sources for the study of the history … Continue reading

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