Information Retrieval Assignment

Information Retrieval
Library Location: City Centre Campus
Aungier St. Library
Bolton St. Library
Grangegorman Campus
Finding textbooks from reading list
eBooks Access options
Library Catalogue
LibGuides
Print textbooks
Catalogue
Click & Collect
Library Support
LibGuides
How to Guide
Student Success module
Assignment Checklist
Questions to ask yourself
CRAAP Test
Currency
Relevance
Authority
Accuracy
Purpose
SIFT
Stop
Investigate the source
Find better coverage
Trace claims, quotes etc. to original context
Fact-checking
Check for previous work
What do I need to find out?
Where can I find the info?
Is the information academic?
Is the resource reliable?
Should I cite it in my list of references?
Go upstream for source
Read laterally
Circle back
Check your emotions
Types of Information at University
Formal,
Academic/Scholarly,
Paywall/Password
Books & eBooks
Journals
Databases & search engines
Standards/reports
Dissertations
Professional citations
VLE/lecture notes
Informal,
General,
Open
Messaging apps & groups
Groupwork
Peer support/tutoring
Class & lab notes
Email
Professional/industry
Magazines
Newspapers
Dictionaries
Search engines
Finding eJournals
Why use them?
Linkage
Subject specific
Research focus & author expertise
Peer reviewed
Current content
'Search within' option
Journal Structure & Citations
Year
Volume
Part/issue/month
Page numbers or doi
Article title & authors
Summary/abstract
References
Finding & Using eJournals
Need a specific journal title?
Library catalogue
Need an article from a journal citation/reference?
Search ALL or Google Scholar
A selection of journal articles by topic/subject
Subject database(s)
Subject Databases
Why use them?
1000s current
Subject specific
Peer reviewed
Linkage tools
Research focus
Alerts metrics
Search Strategy: Think...
Keywords
Time
Location
Synonyms
Acronyms
Truncation
Linkage
Science & Chemistry Databases
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Science Direct
Wiley Online Library
SciFinder Chemistry
USP & NF online
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