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HUMAN AND SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY: USING THE WEB FOR RESEARCH

Search Google Scholar

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,

Using Google Scholar

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

Data Sources

Data repositories allow researchers to deposit research outputs in a way that makes them available for other researchers to use.  You can use Re3 to search for repositoires in a suject area, while Google dataset search lets you search across repositories and the web for datasets.

There are a large number of repositories - ranging from multi-disciplinary ones (like those linked to below) to more targeted subject specific respoitories.  In addition there are governmental and organisational respoitories that collect data produced by those bodies.