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BIOMEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: USING THE WEB FOR RESEARCH

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Google Scholar Search

For more details on how to search Google Scholar see Link to Google Scholar Search Tips

You can set Google Scholar to Findit@Brightonwhen you are off campus.

Select Scholar Settings. Under Library links type in 'University of Brighton', check box in results and click Save,

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

The short video introduces you to Google Scholar. For more guidance on how to search using Google Scholar visit the LinkedIn Learning tutorial:  https://www.linkedin.com/learning/google-apps-for-students

Key Websites

These links are to websites which are freely available and maybe of use when searching for biological information.  If you require access to resources the library subscribes to (eg Web of Science, Scopus, Science Direct) please see this page.

If you can't find what you are looking for or are unsure where best to start you can email aldrichpabs@brighton.ac.uk for help.

Google Advanced

Searching for Grey Literature

Grey Literature is written work, which is not commercially published. This includes a wide range of material such as: government publications; reports; statistical publications; conference proceedings and policy documents as well as newsletters; fact sheets and working papers.

There is an Aspire list of useful sources of Grey Literature available here.

 

You can also use Google's Advance Search to look for high quality grey literature.

Using Google Advanced Search you can;

Search specific internet domains using the site or domain: search box.
ac.uk UK academic websites such as universities and colleges.
co.uk UK based commercial and general websites.
gov.uk UK government website such as Department of Health or local government websites.
org.uk UK organisations. Often charities and non-profit organisations have this domain type
nhs.uk NHS web pages

Search using the file type: search box to find documents in a particular format;

.doc Microsoft Word.
.ppt Microsoft PowerPoint. Useful if you want to find an example of a presentation on a topic.
.xls Microsoft Excel. Useful if you want to find statistical information.
.pdf Adobe PDF. Many academic articles and reports are in this format.