Thursday, 17 January 2013
Google Scholar augments subject-specific finding aids
Yes, we've got appropriate music and drama online resources. And of course, there's Zetoc. But for a small institution, unable to subscribe to all the resources and indices that big university libraries can offer, then sometimes you need to be more - well, resourceful.
Whittaker has blogged about Wikipedia before. Don't rule it out, but be aware of bias and potential inaccuracies.
So - everyone uses Google.
Here's another idea: Google Scholar. Find it here http://scholar.google.co.uk/ (or Google it!). A useful tip, if you're looking for material by or about a particular person, is to put your search term in inverted commas. For example, "Winston Churchill". It brings up more scholarly material than a bog-standard Google search.
Give it a go!