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Geography: Researching a Topic

Undergraduates

For undergraduates


Finding Journal Articles

Search for the journal by title in ejournals@cambridge.

If the relevant year is covered, click on the link to the journal and navigate to the article.

Where the relevant year is not covered by an ejournal, carry out a Basic Search on the journal title in Newton.

Use the abstract and indexing databases to carry out a general subject search. Most  Tripos students undertaking original research for their dissertation find Web of Science most useful (link below). Students will need their Raven password to log in to Web of Science.

 

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E-resource Help

For questions about e-resources, (journals, ebooks, databases)  see these Frequently Asked Questions. Please also feel free to get in touch with your subject specialist librarian.

Using journal articles

If you're looking for a specific item, the easiest way to track it down is by using the library catalogue, iDiscover. Type a few words from the article's title into the search box. If the article is available online (and many of them are) then you should be able to get to it directly by clicking 'Full text available'. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where copies of the print journal can be found.

If you're looking for articles on a given topic, add a few keywords to the search box on iDiscover. Be careful with your search terms, and try synonyms if you're not getting the results you hoped for.

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You can see the whole list of journals the university subscribes to on the ejournals website. Other useful ways to search for journal articless include Google Scholar, Project Muse and JStor.

Postgraduates

For graduates


Research Data Management and Issues

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Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication, which is based at the UL, can assist graduate researchers (as well as academic staff) with the process of researching, writing and disseminating theses. Their website has advice on managing and storing data, on tools to communicate research, on engagement and outreach, and publishing and open access.

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