Help on Searching the Publications Database
More detail about the data fields used in the publications database is given below including, where appropriate, examples of text strings that can be used to refine searches for bibliographic references.
There are 14 different document types defined and these are all listed below.
ANY - default document type, which searches for all 14 document types.
JOURNAL ARTICLE - searches for articles published in academic journals, professional journals and the Department's in-house journal Information Research.
BOOK - searches for authored books, edited books, contributions (chapters/sections) in books and book series.
CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTION - searches for contributions in refereed and non-refereed conference proceedings.
REPORT - searches for official published reports.
NEWSLETTER - searches for articles/contributions in newsletters.
MANUAL - searches for published manuals.
REVIEW - searches for published book or software reviews.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE - searches for published computer software.
RESEARCH THESIS/DISSERTATION - searches for PhD/MPhil theses, and MA/MSc Research dissertations.
DISSERTATION - searches for MA/MSc taught programme dissertations.
OCCASIONAL PUBLICATION - searches for publications in the Department's in-house Occasional Publications Series.
CRUS - searches for publications produced by the Department of Information Studies Centre for User Studies (this Centre is no longer operational). It includes CRUS Guides, CRUS Working Papers, CRUS News, and CRUS Occasional Publications.
PG SLIS REPORT - searches for early publications produced by the University of Sheffield Postgraduate School of Librarianship and Information Studies.
WWW SITE PAGE - searches for electronic publications on WWW sites.
Input a single author name to search for the incidence of this name in any part of the AUTHOR NAME field.
e.g. Wood, F.E.
Input a keyword or keyword phrase to search for its incidence in any part of the TITLE KEYWORD field. Note that the keyword searching facility in this field is fairly simple.
e.g. public librar
Enter a year or range of years using the FROM and TO boxes. If the TO box is empty a single year will be searched.
e.g. FROM 1990
e.g. FROM 1997
To locate a journal/periodical, input a relevant word or phrase to search for its incidence in any part of the JOURNAL NAME field.
e.g. Journal of
This field is for use where DOCUMENT TYPE has been selected as RESEARCH THESIS/DISSERTATION or DISSERTATION. It allows you to specify which degree programme to search for. There are a number of different degree programme types and these are all listed below.
ANY - default degree programme, which searches for all degree programme types listed below, along with all degree programmes that are no longer offered by the Department.
PhD - theses
MPhil - theses
MA in Librarianship - dissertations
MSc in Information Management - dissertations
MA in Library and Information Management - dissertations
MSc in Information Systems - dissertations
MSc in Health Information Management - dissertations
MA in Information Technology Management - dissertations
MSc in Chemoinformatics - dissertations
Search results can be restricted to those which have a link to the source of a full text version of the document by choosing the YES radio button. There are not many such records in the database, and these generally include some recent masters level dissertations produced by students in the Department, and a number of journal articles and conference papers.
Search results can be listed in one of two different styles: Bibliographic Style output or Field Listed output.
If you notice any errors in any of the database entries or you have any comments about the searching facilities provided, please contact:
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