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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Foreword to the first edition
Acknowledgements The information gathering process
Making the most of a library
Finding information about existing research
The type and detail of information required
Discovering relevant materials
The online searching process
Citation searching
Obtaining the full text
Using the World Wide Web for research
Accessing materials
Evaluation of resources
Citing references
Keeping records
Intellectual property and plagiarism
The research community and keeping up to date
The changing landscape of research Summary checklist
Appendix 1: Using a library
Appendix 2: Formats of information sources
References and bibliography
Web addresses

About the Author

Sally Rumsey is leading the implementation of the Oxford University Research Archive, an institutional repository for research output at the University of Oxford. She was previously E-Services Librarian at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Academic Liaison Co-ordinator for the School of Arts at the University of Surrey Library, UK.

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