‘Navigating the Information Jungle’ was an Academic Skills session we ran on 5th February. The slides and links to resources mentioned during the session are below, and we have written up the content of the session in a series of blog posts which are also linked to below.
Links to blog posts:
- Navigating the Information Jungle Part 1: Knowing What’s Out There
- Navigating the Information Jungle Part 2: Making Sense of Reading Lists
- Navigating the Information Jungle Part 3: Referencing and Plagiarism
- University of Cambridge Libraries Directory: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/libraries_directory/libraries_directory.cgi – a directory of all the libraries in Cambridge, with maps, opening hours, and contact details.
- Heritage: http://heritage.homerton.cam.ac.uk/ – use this catalogue to find books in Homerton College Library and e-books.
- LibrarySearch: http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk/ – use this catalogue to find books in other libraries across the University, e-books and journal titles.
- LibrarySearch+: http://searchplus.lib.cam.ac.uk/ – use this catalogue to find journal articles and abstracts.
- E-resources@Cambridge: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/eresources/index.php – subject-specific and alphabetical lists of e-resources subscribed to by the University (includes articles, e-journals, e-books, databases and DSpace).
- Journal Abbreviation Sources: http://www.abbreviations.com/jas.php – search for a journal title by its abbreviation.
- Research Central: http://researchcentral.wordpress.com/ – presentations, exercises and other resources for researchers, created by Emma Coonan.
- Cambridge University Library, Research Skills Courses: http://training.cam.ac.uk/cul – both general courses (e.g. ‘Academic Reading and Writing’) and more specific (e.g. ‘Finding Printed Music at the UL).