SAGE Research Methods is a database containing over 1,500 resources, dedicated to the subject area of Research Methods. It supports all stages of the research process from: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing the best research methods, analysing data, to writing up your results and thinking about publication.
This can be a really useful resource for both teaching purposes and for your own personal research.
It can be accessed via the library website and provides a whole range of peer reviewed material including handbooks, project plans and videos.
Why not take a look? The library research team are happy to answer any questions you might have about the resources available.
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Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. We have been subscribing to it for a year on 1st April and it seems that increasing numbers of you are accessing it! We’ve just had our latest statistics through and record views went from 538 last April to 15,673 in January 2018.
If you’ve not had a chance to use Scopus yet, why not give it a go.
You can use it to:
- Find peer reviewed literature on a range of subjects
- Look at the abstract and references for each article
- Export search results to Ref Works or your chosen reference management system
- View who is citing and talking about articles on social media
- View the performance data/ metrics on the journals listed
- Look at what UWE Bristol researchers are publishing
- Sign up for alerts to follow particular authors or searches.
If you would like more information on this resource, please contact the library research team
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A couple of months ago, Lisa went on holiday to New York and she couldn’t resist a visit to New York Public Library (the third largest public library in the world!). There had been a dusting of snow that day, so it looked really pretty from the outside!
It is also an incredible building inside, with large public reading rooms and grand hallways filled with amazing artwork.
Downstairs there is a children’s library with a Winnie the Pooh exhibit, containing Christopher Robin’s original teddies!
It’s free to have a look around, so I definitely recommend a visit next time you’re in the Big Apple!
Back in 2016, Charley was in Slovenia, not looking for libraries at all. You don’t normally expect to find libraries in a place like this:
Sure it looks beautiful but it was FREEZING when you tried to paddle in it
But even a lake can be a suitable place for a library – in this case a little free library in a lovingly crafted little house.
We thought it was a birdhouse at first
The library offered books for anyone to borrow and read while sitting in the sun around the lake. Books could then be returned, or you could add a book of your own to the collection.
All the photos in this post were created by Charley Vaughton and are licensed under a CC-BY 4.0 license
If you have ever wondered what happens after you click ‘Deposit item now’ and log out of the Research Repository…
If you have ever thought about what happens to your item before it appears on the Research Repository and your staff profile…
If you have pondered about the difference between checking archiving and copyright conditions for a journal article versus a conference item (or just how long it can take)…
Then you will be interested in our latest poster, showing all the steps that your item has to go through between ‘Deposit Item Now’ and you seeing it on the Research Repository. You can see a teaser of the the full poster created by Lisa, the Repository Administrator, above, and the full poster can be viewed online here.
Jane, one of the research librarians, spent some time in Australia this Christmas. She couldn’t resist visiting a couple of libraries!
The first one she visited was a little honesty library in a shopping mall in Melbourne. People can borrow the books and bring them back, or replace them with another book, and there is no formal checking out process.
The second library was slightly larger and grander – the state library of Victoria, complete with dedicated chess playing area!
You can see some pictures from Jane’s trip below – click to view them in full.