information management

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) lets you see at a glance what’s new on your favourite websites. The websites feed information out to you and you choose whether to read or not. This saves time.

You can use RSS to keep track of whole websites, parts of websites, blogs or podcasts.

When you see a feed that looks interesting you subscribe to it by clicking on the icon (subscribe simply means add to my list - it doesn’t mean you have to pay).

First you need a feed reader. There are many to choose from and most are free, but there are three methods to chose from.

This short video offers a guide to who's who and who does what in the social services in Scotland. It highlights the key players - such as IRISS, NHS Education for Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council, Care Commission - and the services they provide.

An information literacy skills website for postgraduate researchers (i.e. students completing their masters thesis, MPhil, EdD or PhD qualifications). This website offers a framework for: auditing your current skills; developing new skills and improving existing skills; and planning future information literacy skills development.

An online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and others.

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals.

All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

A federated search engine harvesting 146 digital libraries and institutional repositories.

BASE is an open access repository service of the Bielefeld University Library that provides more than 36 million documents from more than 2,200 sources. It offers access to the full texts of about 75% of the indexed documents.

A Mimas project which was commissioned by JISC in partnership with UKOLN and SHERPA. The project was completed in July 2009, but the service has been running continuously since then.

The project has taken cross-search and aggregation to the next level, creating a visionary platform that pulls together disparate content, making it easier to search and discover in ways that meet personal or contextual needs.

Cross-repository search facility containing research on a wide range of topics. Includes its own collection and many other libraries worldwide.