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The STaffordshire University Online REpository is an Open Access institutional research repository designed to house the research and scholarly output of the University’s staff and researchers.

For more information visit http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/

Keeping up to date

A table of contents (TOCs) alert is an alert which will notify you by e-mail or by RSS feed of the articles included in each new issue of a particular journal title. 

You can usually set up a TOCs alert through the publisher's home page for a journal, or use the services listed below.

  • JournalTOCs
    A database of Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals and a convenient single "one stop shop" interface to these TOCs.
  • Zetoc
    Zetoc contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.

Manage your references

The Law School uses the OSCOLA system of referencing. Look at the links below for more information,

If you wish to use RefWorks and want to export references from Lexis Library and Westlaw you may find this guide produced by Solent University useful. It shows you how to export data to RefWorks but you MUST remember to change the referencing style in RefWorks from Harvard to OSCOLA. 

 

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Document Delivery Service

Sometimes when doing research you come across a book or an article in a journal that you are unable to access.  This is usually because the Library does not subscribe to that title.  In these cases you can opt to use our Document Delivery Service.

Using professional networks to keep in touch with like minded researchers.

JISCMail

The National Academic Mailing List Service is a service designed specifically for the further and higher education and research communities.

Linkedin

According to their website over 225 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities

 

 

Some recommended texts

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a very useful tool for alerting you to what has been published.  Please remember that not all output listed in Google Scholar is available free of charge so you may need to apply for a copy through our Document Delivery Service.  Sometimes it can be worth contacting the author who may be able to provide you with a free copy.