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British Standards Online

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FAQs on how to search and access the full text of all current British Standards and many international standards (e.g. ISOs/IECs).

Bob National (Box of Broadcasts)

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A set of video guides which take you through the basics of using this off-air recording and media archive service.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

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Available through CINAHL's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. CINAHL provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, health education and other related subject areas

 

Citation searching

Duration: 8 mins Start Training

Find out how you can use citation searching to determine how many time a particular article has been cited.

 

Compendex

Duration: 4 Mins Start Training

Watch the 'Get started with Compendex' video for help with finding the latest engineering information across electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, mining and other cross-disciplinary areas. Also, take a look at the tutorials on using Engineering Village as this shares the same platform as Compendex.

 

Datastream

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Guides to help you find and download data. Datastream provides financial and economic data for countries and companies worldwide, including equities, market indices, company accounts, macroeconomics, bonds, foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities and derivatives. The earliest data is from 1950. Only covers publicly listed companies.

 

EMBASE

Duration: 22 mins Start Training

Online presentation which provides an introduction to using EMBASE, a leading clinical medicine and biomedical database. This is divided into sections so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn about without going through the whole presentation.

 

Endnote Essential Training

Duration: 1 hr 23 mins Start Training

This comprehensive course from Lynda.com  will get you up and running with the desktop version of EndNote X8 for Windows users.  

In addition to completing the above course we recommend that you watch the following videos for supplementary help 

Please note  - the videos below were recorded using Endnote X7.  The main difference is that the appearance of the icons  has changed. The icons have the same names and functions, and appear in the same order.  Hover over the icons to see their names. We will replace these with videos using EndNote X8 as they become available.

Creating and keeping an up to date back-up (01:03 mins) - this is essential!
Add references to your Endnote library by hand (03:23 mins) - further advice on entering author's names and what to do if the author is a corporate body.
Remove duplicate references  (02:09 mins)
Importing a single PDF or a folder of PDFs  (03:06 mins)
Find Reference Updates (05.32 mins)
Cite While You Write  (06:22 mins) - includes removing citations from Word; adding page numbers to a reference; removing the author(s) from the brackets; formatting the bibliography to remove indents and add line spacing. 

 

Endnote - exporting from databases

Duration: 8 mins Start Training

We recommend that you import references directly from your chosen database rather than using the online search with in EndNote. Here are some examples:

Export from Web of Science to Endnote  (03:06min)
Export from DelphiS or an EBSCOHost database (01:16)

Export from Google Scholar to Endnote (01:16min)
Export from COPAC to Endnote  (01:00min) - COPAC cross-searches the catalogues of major UK and Irish libraries including may universities, national libraries and specialist libraries. This would be more straight forward that the ISBN search suggested in the Lynda.com course

 

ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre)

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Introductory videos, search tips and other guidance on how to use this database. ERIC is the world's most widely used index to educational-related literature.

 

Evaluating information

Duration: 7 mins Start Training

By the end of  this activity you should be able to:

- recognise the difference between 'good' and 'bad' information
- think critically and understand how to find quality, reliable information
- know how to get more help if you need it

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Excel (for PC)

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This course will provide help with creating graphs and charts using Excel. Its divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Excel (for Mac)

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This course will provide help with creating graphs and charts using Excel. Its divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Finding journal articles and more

Duration: 5 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to: -recognise the differences between Delphis and WebCat -search for (e)resources, such as books and journal articles, using Delphis -limit and refine your search results

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IEEE Xplore (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

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A series of video tutorials which provide tips and techniques for using IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore provides full text access to all IET and IEEE journals and conferences since 1988 and all current IEEE standards.

 

Lexis Library

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PDF guides which describe how to use Lexis Library. In addition to reports and legislation, Lexis Library searches for journals, and the full-text of Halsbury’s Statutes and Halsbury’s Laws. We also subscribe to the Lexis Tax Reference Library, which contains a collection of specialist reports, journals and other materials. Access this via Lexis Library ‘Practice Areas’ tab.

 

Lynda.com

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Software and business skills instruction videos. This resource provides unlimited access to thousands of online courses covering IT software and business skills.

 

MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)

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Available through MEDLINE's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. MEDLINE covers literature from around the world since 1946. It has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms).

 

MEDLINE (Ovid)

Duration: 19 mins Start Training

Online presentation which provides an introduction to using MEDLINE, the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database, covering literature from around the world since 1946. Med has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms), you can find out more about these by looking at the Medline Special Techniques presentation.

 

MLA International Bibliography

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Introductory videos, search tips and other guidance on how to use this database which gives information about scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics.

 

Nexis

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Tutorials which show you how to use the key features of Nexis. Nexis offers Full text access to newspapers and current affairs publications from all over the world, including the Financial Times. Articles from 1970s to current. IMPORTANT: includes low quality newspapers, so we recommend you search specific publications (see help guide). Also includes company profiles, industry news, country reports, biographies and legal cases.

 

Nvivo

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Learn to use NVivo Starter 11 for qualitative data analysis. Find out how to import, organise, analyse and visualize text-based research data (University of Southampton login required).

 

Off-campus access to library resources

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Find how to access library resources from any location on any device

 

Passport

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User Guide which provides a detailed overview of how to use Passport, allowing you to find the information you need more efficiently. Also, see the Library's guide on Getting Started with Passport. Passport provides statistics and in depth reports on companies, industries and countries worldwide. Includes consumer trends, demographic data, socioeconomic data, macroeconomic data and global reports.

 

Powerpoint (for PC)

Duration: 3 hr 1 min Start Training

Learn how to create, edit and share presentations with Powerpoint. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Powerpoint (for Mac)

Duration: 1 hr 6 min Start Training

Learn how to create, edit and share presentations with Powerpoint. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

PsychINFO

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Available through PsychINFO's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. PsychINFO is the key database for psychology and related subjects. Contains references and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, some dating back to the 1600s.

 

Referencing

Duration: 5 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to:
•understand what referencing is and why it is important
•understand when you must reference
•find out which referencing style you must use

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Saving searches

Duration: 4 mins Start Training

Need help keeping up to date with information? By the end of this tutorial you should be able to save your searches and set alerts.

 

ScienceDirect

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Available through ScienceDirect's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. ScienceDirect provides full-text access to Elsevier published journal articles since 1995, selected journal backfiles and online books.

 

SciFinder

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Short, targeted training materials which demonstrate the features and capabilities of SciFinder. Special topics for advanced users are also available. SciFinder is the online version of Chemical Abstracts, the main database for chemistry. It provides easy access substance and reaction information, patent and journal references.

 

SCOPUS

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Learn about the features and tools of Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

 

Searching for library books and resources

Duration: 6 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to:

-recall how to search for and access books, e-books and individual journals using WebCat
-recall how to renew, reserve and transfer books
-recall how to search Course Collections

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Search strategies

Duration: 16 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should should be able to:

-explain what a search strategy is
-idenfity key concepts and key words in a search question
-use search tools and techniques, such as Boolean operators, phrase searching and wildcards

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Skills4Study Campus

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Skills4Study Campus offers an series of Interactive study skills modules, topics include:
- Getting ready for academic study
- Critical thinking skills
- Reading and note-making
- Writing skills
- Referencing and understanding plagiarism
- Groupwork and presentations
- Confidence with numbers

 

SPSS Statistics Essential Training

Duration: 4 hr 57 mins Start Training

Online learning course which shows you how to use SPSS to calculate statistics and more. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn about without going through the whole course.

 

Subject guides

Duration: 5 mins Start Training

Tutorial which shows you how to find library resources specifically aimed at your subject area using the subject guides on the Library's website.

 

Subject/thesaurus searching

Duration: 6 mins Start Training

This tutorial takes you through some additional tools which will help you to develop your searching skills. It covers subject heading, thesaurus searching and citation searching.

 

Understanding your reading lists

Duration: 8 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to identify the different resources on your reading lists and use tools and approaches to find resources on your reading lists

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University Thesis template using Word (PC)

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iSolutions staff provide specific guidance on using Word for formatting a thesis and in using the University thesis template. If you are a PGR student or a member of staff completing a research degree you can book to attend support sessions through Gradbook.

 

University Thesis template using Word (mac)

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iSolutions staff provide specific guidance on using Word for formatting a thesis and in using the University thesis template. If you are a PGR student or a member of staff completing a research degree you can book to attend support sessions through Gradbook.

 

Web of Science

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Video tutorials designed to provide training on using Web of Science (previously called the Web of Knowledge). Topics covered include search tips, setting up citation alerts and refining and analysing search results. Web of Science provides access to a number of databases including Web of Science Core Collection (covering engineering, science, health, social science, humanities, etc.), BIOSIS (biological & biomedical science) and Inspec (physics, computing, electrical & electronic engineering, etc.).

 

Westlaw

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A series of training videos and interactive lessons which introduce various aspects of using Westlaw. Westlaw holds a wide range of reports, legislation, journals and other publications. It offers various research tools, including ‘case analysis’ which shows the history and subsequent treatment of individual UK cases.

 

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

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Advice on registering, downloading data and getting further help from WRDS which provides access to a range of third party business intelligence data.

 

Word 2016 (for PC)

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This course will take you through the basics of Word from creating, editing, adding images, creating tables to formatting text and tracking changes. It is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Word 2016 (for Mac)

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This course will take you through the basics of Word from creating, editing, adding images, creating tables to formatting text and tracking changes. It is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.



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