We have lots of ways of doing interdisciplinary library research available to us: Summon, Google Scholar, Social Sciences Full Text... but have you considered using Web of Science? Don't let the name deter you; social science is a science, too. On the Library's databases page (W for Web of Science), if you click on the … Continue reading Getting to know Web of Science
Have you ever checked out this database? If not you are in for a treat. I was reminded of it this evening when I came across a report about Madonna's speech as the Billboard's Woman of the Year. Madonna, for me, has always been about self-discovery, self-definition, agency, and some catchy tunes. She spoke about … Continue reading Rock’s Backpages
This fund helps researchers fund the fee that is charged for publishing in an open access journal. Changes have been made as to how the fund is allocated, so please read the criteria with care. The first deadline for funding is November 30, 2016. Details can be found in the web pages for scholarly … Continue reading CURIE funding is back!
What's a MADGIC? It's an acronym which stands for Maps, Data, and Government Information Centre. The department is located on the first floor of the Library (that is, one floor down from the main level). Many of the materials in their collection are important to Women's and Gender Studies. Two important reasons come to mind: … Continue reading Why MADGIC is your friend
The word is beginning to trickle out about the heavy budget reduction that the libraries at the University of Ottawa are experiencing. For any librarian this is heartbreaking. For a student or researcher, this is a cause for concern. It is a common refrain across the Canadian higher education landscape. We at Carleton have fared better … Continue reading Use it, don’t lose it
Some of you may have wondered why there has been so little activity on this blog for a while; did something happen? Is it dead? I guess the answers are yes, and no. I have been thinking -- incubating -- in terms of things that I have been reading in blogs and elsewhere, and trying … Continue reading Finding my way
Perhaps you are in the middle of conducting your qualitative research project. Have you considered how you will analyze your data? You might want to use NVivo. It is free to use for Faculty of Arts and Social Science students, and $12 for people in all other faculties. NVivo cannot tell you what your data … Continue reading Doing Qualitative Research