HEFCE stated in 2012 that the four UK HE funding bodies will develop proposals for implementing a requirement that research outputs submitted to a REF or similar exercise after 2014 shall be as widely accessible as may be reasonably achievable at the time.
The Wellcome Trust has updated its funding policy so that now all grant holder research output must be published via open access. This means that the Wellcome Trust:
Sarah Molloy, the Research Support Librarian of QMUL, oversees and co-ordinates the project:
Phrase searching is supported by most databases and is a useful tool for refining and increasing the relevance of a search. To search for an exact phrase, enclose the phrase in quotation marks.
Example search: "energy conservation" will retrieve records that contain the exact phrase energy conservation.
In many databases you can save a search to run at a later date. This is particularly useful if your search statement is complex and lengthy to enter.
Olfactory Memory A Bridge between Humans and Animals in Models of Cognitive Aging
Break down into the following main concepts, search for each and combine the results :
- Olfactory memory
- Cognitive Aging
Selecting and using effective search terms
You will need to carry out precise and thorough searches for information about the subject of your research. To do this effectively you will need to identify search terms, often referred to as ‘keywords’, that accurately describe the subject of your research.
Consider the subject you are researching. How many words and short phrases can you find that describe the subject of your research from its broadest to narrowest context and focus?
Boolean Search Operators
Boolean operators are placed between search terms to narrow or broaden the coverage of a search. Always include Boolean operators when you use more than one word or phrase as search terms.
Helps to narrow and focus a search and increase the relevance of your results
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