LIS 530C: Fall 2006

Russian, East European & Eurasian

Bibliography & Research Methods:

Session 5:

Research Tools

Session Description    |    Session Requirements   |  Session Presentation  

~ Session 5 Description ~

An overview of new research tools: Current Awareness Options, RSS, Refworks, and Federated Searching

~ Session 5 Requirements & Other Materials ~

Required Reading  |  Additional Readings 

Required Reading

Author Date Title
    Refworks tutorial (


Additional Readings

Author Date Title
Cannon, Angela 2005 "Up-to-the-minute News from Eastern Europe: New Approaches to Media and Government Information via the Internet" (
[An overview of RSS feeds in the East European and Russian area]
RefWorks 2006 "Tutorial [of RefWorks]" (available online)
Search Assistant 2006

"Search Assistant" (available online)

Federated Searching 2006 "The Truth about Federated Searching" (available online)
Federated Searching 2006 "Google Scholar vs. Metasearch System" (available online)

Other Assignments



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