Information Search Guide 2nd Ed.

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 1999, 120 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-9808-1

Keywords: MBA

Last modified: Jan. 25, 2014, 3:28 p.m.
  1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Contents of This Guide
    • 1.2 Study Notes
      • Theoretical, academic problems
      • Business queries
      • General guidelines
    • 1.3 ‘Top 15’ Sources
    • 1.4 Getting Connected to databases: Passwords and Logging On
      • Getting passwords
      • Logging on
        • ABI/Inform Global
        • Anbar
        • BIDS
        • Business and Industry Database (via NISS)
        • EBSCO
        • EDINA
        • Emerald
        • Lawtel
        • OCLC First Search
    • 1.5 Worked Example: Finding Information on Knowledge Management
    • 1.6 Library Support on FirstClass
  2. Managing Your Information
    • Knowing what you want
    • Recognising diverse sources of information
    • Finance
    • Developing your evaluation skills
    • Recording your searches
    • Referencing/citations
      • Books
      • Journal articles
      • Reports
      • Conference papers
      • Electronic journal articles
      • World Wide Web site documents
      • Electronic mail messages
    • Knowing what you need to deliver
    • Bibliography
  3. Search Technique
    • 3.1 The Search Process
    • 3.2 Searching Databases
      • Using keywords and formulating a search
      • Finding journal articles via citation searching
        • Why do a citation search?
        • How to do a citation search
        • Rank citations
      • Assembling your bibliography
      • Transferring your bibliography to your own computer
      • Summary and tables of 'Hints'
  4. Libraries and How to Use Them
      • Using libraries
        • To find books on a given topic
    • 4.1 How to Obtain Material Not in Your Library
      • Photocopy material in an academic library
      • Display articles on your computer
      • Ask your public library to borrow from another library
      • Use the British Library Document Supply Centre's copyright fee paid photocopy service
      • Take advantage of membership of professional associations
      • Pay database services to deliver articles
  5. Sources of Information: ‘The Basics’
    • 5.1 Finding Books: Databases and Indexes
      • Dictionaries
      • Tracing books: databases and indexes
        • Printed indexes
        • Databases
        • For tracing books, whether in print or not, and identifying locations
        • For finding books in print (and buying them online)
        • For finding book reviews
    • 5.2 Finding References to Journal Articles: Databases, Abstracts and Indexes
      • The core databases
      • Other databases available online to OU students
      • Other databses and printed indexes
        • Citation indexes
      • Keeping up-to-date
    • 5.3 Journals — Printed and Online
      • Tracing journals
      • Journals online
        • ABI/Inform Global (Bell & Howell ProQuest Direct)
        • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)
        • Business and Industry (NISS)
        • Emerald (MCB University Press)
        • ingentaJournals (BIDS)
        • Tracing Electronic journals
    • 5.4 Newspapers
      • Newspapers on the Internet and CD-ROM
      • Indexes to newspapers
    • 5.5 Company Information
      • Directories (printed and CD-ROMs)
      • Financial data and news
      • Company information on the Internet
      • Trade associations and research associations
      • Chambers of Commerce
    • 5.6 The Internet: Search Engines and Gateways
      • Evaluating web resources
      • Search method
      • Search engines and gateways
      • Discussion lists
  6. Sources of Information: Specialized Areas
    • 6.1 Guides to Information Sources, Subject Bibliographies
      • Tracing bibliographies
    • 6.2 The UK Government and its Publications
      • Tracing official publications
    • 6.3 Standards and Patents
      • Standards
      • Tracing standards
      • Patents
        • Patents on the Internet
        • Search suggestion
    • 6.4 Country Information
      • Printed and CD-ROM sources
      • Internet sources
    • 6.5 Statistics and Market Data
      • Introduction
      • United Kingdom
        • General series
        • Energy, environment, transport
        • Science and technology policy
        • Industrial production and markets
      • Europe
      • International
      • Forecasts
      • Tracing statistics and market data
    • 6.6  Trade Literature and Product Data
    • 6.7 Reports
    • 6.8 Conference Papers
    • 6.9 Theses
    • 6.10 Case Studies
  7. Organizations
    • 7.1 Tracing Organizations (Directories)
      • Directories: general
      • Government departments
      • Companies
      • Professional societies
      • Universities
    • 7.2 Names and Addresses
      • European Commission
      • UK Department of State
      • UK Government Officies for the Regions
      • Professional Societies
  8. Worked Example: Finding Information on Knowledge Management
    • 8.1 Books
    • 8.2 Abstract and Indexes
    • 8.3 Computer Databases
      • Choosing the databses
      • Searching Anbar
        • Selecting the database
        • Entering the search
        • Entering a phrase on Anbar
        • Responding to initial search results
        • Introducing a second concept to the search
        • Assembling a bibliography
      • Searching Social Sciences Citation index on BIDS
        • Choosing the database
        • Setting dates
        • Entering search terms
        • Truncating search terms
        • Responding to initial search results
        • Assembling a bibliography
        • Output of results
        • Conclusions
    • 8.4 Electronic Journals
      • Responding to unsatisfactory initial search resulys
        • Relevance
        • Type of article
      • Re-entering the search
        • Results
    • 8.5 Newspapers
    • 8.6 Books
    • 8.7 Internet
      • NISS NetFirst
        • Entering a search on NetFirst
        • Search results on NetFirst
        • Business Research in Information and Technology

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Information Search Guide

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:06 a.m.

MBA material, what do you expect?

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