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New Education resources

Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, tells me that the British Education Index has just moved to the EBSCO platform.  In addition, we also now have access to three other resources as part of our subscription:

  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Education Abstracts
  • Educational Administration Abstracts

The new resources can be found in NELSON, or directly through the A-Z list of databases.

Researchers needing help with finding resources in Education subjects can contact Hannah directly; for other specialist subjects please contact your School’s Academic Librarian.

Finding journals and journal articles using NELSON

FAQ: How can I use NELSON to find journals and journal articles?

While researchers are often best served by accessing Library and Learning Services’ electronic journal collections directly (via our A-Z list), our research discovery tool NELSON can be a quick and convenient way to find articles and journals online. Read on for a short guide.

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Quick links for researcher induction

Here are some useful web links for new postgraduate students to visit during researcher induction in the library:

Checklist for new research students

NELSON (resource discovery tool): http://nelson.northampton.ac.uk

NILE (learning environment): http://nile.northampton.ac.uk

Library catalogue: http://libcat.northampton.ac.uk

Research Support Hub: http://researchsupporthub.northampton.ac.uk

Webmail: http:/www.northampton.ac.uk/mail

University account tools: http://northampton.ac.uk/user

SCONUL Access (access to other libraries): http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access

EThOS (UK theses): http://ethos.bl.uk

Updated: 25/10/2016

NELSON and RefWorks – capturing your references

FAQ: How can I save items from NELSON to my RefWorks account?

NELSON is Library and Learning Services’ new resource discovery tool.  It searches across a range of services including journals (full-text and abstract), ebooks and the library catalogue.

While researchers often benefit from searching databases directly, one advantage NELSON offers is a standard interface for several functions and services, including RefWorks, the University’s reference management software. RefWorks lets you collect, manage, share and annotate your references, and helps you cite them in Word. Whatever you find in NELSON, exporting it to RefWorks is quick and painless. In this post I’ll show you how to copy single and multiple items from NELSON into your RefWorks account.

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NELSON sets sail

FAQ: What is NELSON?

NELSON is the library’s new resource discovery tool, replacing Metalib as the primary portal for accessing electronic resources.

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