Compendex and INSPEC, along with GeoBase and Knovel, are part of Ei Village. They can be interrogated together or separately.
ACTIVITY 5: Using Compendex and INSPEC
This example takes you through the process of finding literature related to ‘Human Interface Technology’ and ‘Gaming’. (This is designed to show how to do a search by combining topics)
Combining searches (You now need to overlap the different parts of the search)
Saving your results
To save only the items you are interested in you will first need to create a Personal Account.
To save the items you can tick the boxes. Make your selections from the options offered in the Select: section of the screen. Then click on the Save to Folder icon . You will be prompted to log in. Once you have done this you will be asked to select either your existing folder or to create a new one.
You can also use the Select: section to download your results to your reference management software ie RefWorks using the Download option.
Web of Science - Science Citation Index is one of a number of databases that make up the Web of Science Core Collection andcovers more thatn 6,500 journals across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Material is covered from 1900 onwards.
ACTIVITY 6: Using Web of Science - Science Citation Index
This example takes you through the process of finding literature related to an essay entitled: “Investigate recent deep water oil spill modelling methods for the Atlantic"
Narrowing the number of results