You can use NELSON to search the Library’s books, e-books, e-journals, videos & more. Login with your University username and password at the top right hand side of the page so you can access the full-text material and save your search results.
If the item is available electronically, you’ll see a link to the full-text online. If the content is available in print, you’ll see a shelfmark letting you know where to find the book on the shelf.
Google Scholar is a search engine that provides links to full-text articles to which the University Library System subscribes or to articles made freely available by the publisher. Scholar also provides articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and scholarly articles posted on the web.
Did you know that you can link Google Scholar to full-text e-book and e-journal articles available on NELSON?
Useful databases for Social and Community Development:
Multi-subject databases: the databases listed below cover more than one subject area and can be useful to broaden your search.
Science Direct is a full text database of over 1000 journal titles and is produced by Elsevier. It covers 1995 to the present and is a higher level database covering most subject areas. In order to view search results you will need to click on activate personalisation and complete the form the first time you log into Science Direct.
Web of Science Produced by Thomson ISI, Web of Science is an index to over 14,000 journal titles in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and Science subject fields (including abstracts) from 1900 to the present. A good starting point for most subject searches.
Zetoc A reference only database produced by the British Library, indexing over 20,000 research journals and 16,000 conference proceedings from 1993 onwards in all areas of academic study. A good starting point for most subjects.
Other subject databases:
Depending on your assignment, you may find it useful to look at other subject databases for specific information. Listed below are some databases that may be useful.
ABI Global Contains journal articles from a range of subject areas including business, economics, finance and information sciences. Many articles are in full, with some abstract only. A list of included publications is available.
Emerald Full articles from 120 business, accounting, marketing, health management, HRM and IS journals and abstracts of articles from many more.
Using images to illustrate or make clear the description and discussion in your text is useful, but it is important that you give due recognition to the work of other people that you present with your own. ‘IMAGE’ is used to refer to any visual resource such as a diagram, graph, illustration, design, photograph, or video. They may be found in books, journals, reports, web pages, online video, DVDs and other kinds of media. A ‘CREATOR’ of an image could be an illustrator, photographer, author or organisation. We have a video available for using images in your work.