Skip to main content

Posts

Advanced Search Tip: Proximity (Adjacency) Searching

Proximity (Adjacency) Searching vs Phrase Searching When you're searching literature databases you might want to find a phrase. The easiest way to do this is to put the phrase in "speech marks". E.g. "heart disease" This will find that exact phrase - with the words next to each other in that order. BUT... You may be interested in variations on that phrase e.g. heart disease, disease of the heart, diseases of the heart, diseases of the human heart. In that case it might be better to use a proximity/adjacency search - this allows you to find one keyword next to another. Or one keyword within a specified number of words of the other keyword. When using a proximity search the keywords can be in any order. Different Databases Use Different Proximity OperatorsIn Ovid Medline: heart adj disease finds the word heart next to the word disease, in that order.(This is the same as searching for the phrase, of course) heart adj2 disease finds the word heart within two wor…
Recent posts

Learn more about Market Intelligence for finance and economics

Learn more about the Market Intelligence database in this informal session led by a product expert.
06 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Attenborough 211.

Market Intelligence (formally SNL) is one of the leading information sources for finance and economics. It holds:



company financials and analytics of banks and insurance companies from all around the worldMacroeconomic dataCredit ratings of banks and insurance companies.

If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew Dunn (ad158@le.ac.uk).


Shut Up & Write! over the Summer

Make a date with your writing and join us for distraction-free writing sessions in person or online.

Working on a thesis, journal article or book chapter? Need to set some time aside for writing?

Library Research Services are running Shut Up & Write! sessions for researchers and staff over the next few months. 
WHEN:
10am - 12noonThursdays - May 17th, June 14th & July 12thEvery Thursday in August – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
WHERE: Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library  

Session outline:

10am: Arrival & Prep 10.15am: Write 11am: Break & Refreshments 11.15am: Write 12noon: End There is no need to book, just bring your laptop, pad & pen, or preferred writing tools!

You can also borrow a library laptop.

Summer training: sign up now!

A reminder that our summer training program starts next week. Do take a look and sing up for anything that looks useful. Our sessions cover a range of areas, including: finding information and literature searching; managing research data, notes and references; copyright and open access; visualising and communicating research.    
Training for research students The following sessions are all available to book via PROSE

Planning your literature searchConducting your literature searchIntroduction to EndNoteIntroduction to RefWorksTools for note takingFinding grey literature (online/webinar)Copyright and your thesis (online/webinar)Advanced EndnoteWhat you need to know about Open Access publishingFinding images for researchTraining for research staff and students Advanced literature searchingMapping data with google fusion tablesIntroduction to Research Data ManagementCommunicating your research with comics
We are also happy to provide 1to1 tr…

New Resources for Medicine, Health, Law and more

Over the last few months we've gained access to a number of new resources that might be useful to researchers, so here's a round-up for you: BenchSci Built by a team of scientists, BenchSci was developed with one thing in mind: to quickly and easily identify published data that support the use of antibodies.
For more information about BenchSci: https://blog.benchsci.com/7-features-to-find-antibodies

Learn how to use BenchSci with this short video: https://youtu.be/EFaDwTtqlv4



Campbell Collaboration Online Library The Campbell Collaboration Online Library (Campbell Library) contains the full text of published systematic reviews and protocols in 
Crime and Justice Disability Education International Development  Knowledge Translation and Implementation  Nutrition Social Welfare  There is also a series of research methods papers.
CINAHLCINAHL indexes more than 5000 journals in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy,  operating department practice, health promotion and health librariansh…

Oral history at the University of Leicester

As announced recently, we will be hosting the CILIP Local Studies conference on July 9, which will be themed around oral history and sound collections. We choose oral history thanks to the University's, and the region's, strengths in this area.

East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA)

Based in the Centre for Urban History, East Midlands Oral History Archive is one of the largest regional collections of its kind. It was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish an archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland. It includes the collections of the Leicester Oral History Archive, the Mantle archive from North West Leicestershire, the Community History archive of Leicester City Libraries, the Market Harborough Museum collection, and the sound archive of BBC Radio Leicester, along with smaller collections donated by local organisations or individuals.




Following a major digitisation project, the Library's Special Collections Online provides p…

Staff & PGR Training in May

Library Research Services are running several training sessions for staff and PGRs in May:
PGR Training The following sessions are all available to book via PROSE

Planning your literature searchConducting your literature searchIntroduction to EndNoteIntroduction to RefWorksTools for note takingFinding grey literature (online/webinar)Copyright and your thesis (online/webinar)Advanced EndnoteWhat you need to know about Open Access publishingFinding images for research
Staff & PGR Training Click the links to book via Researcher Development:
Advanced literature searchingMapping data with google fusion tablesIntroduction to Research Data ManagementCommunicating your research with comics
We are also happy to provide 1to1 training and support in person, via webinar, via email or via telephone. Or bespoke group training sessions. Just contact us via librarians@le.ac.uk