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Social Sciences Information Flow

Timeline Where it's reported How to find that information
Research begins
  • Funding agency's records and (if any) publications
  • Newspaper articles
Library or agency special collections for records, brochures, and annual reports; GALILEO and print newspaper indexes
Three years
  • Preliminary findings reported at conference
Published conference proceedings in GIL; GALILEO and print conference proceeding indexes; contact the author directly
Four years
  • Scholarly article
GALILEO and print journal indexes
Five years
  • Citing article
GALILEO and print journal indexes, citation indexes
Six years-present
  • Scholarly articles and book chapters
GALILEO and print journal indexes
Twenty years
  • Literature review article
GALILEO and print journal indexes
Twenty-six years
  • Longitudinal study preliminary findings
GALILEO and print conference proceedings and periodical indexes
Twenty-nine years
  • Full longitudinal study published in book
  • Popular press stories about the book
  • Newspapers and magazine reviews of the book

GIL Library Catalog

GALILEO and print magazine indexes

GALILEO and print magazine and newspaper indexes

Thirty years
  • Reviews of book published in scholarly journals
GALILEO and print periodical indexes
Today, forward
  • Web sites and reference books

Search engines and directories

GIL Library Catalog


> Unit 5 > The Great GALILEO

> Unit 6 > GIL

NEED HELP getting a focus for your topic?
> Unit 2 > Starting Your Search

Adapted from (link will open in a new window) UCLA College Library (accessed April 4, 2001) which was adapted from Sharon Hogan's original  Flow of Information  conceptual approach to library instruction 1980 by Diane Zwemer, Instructional Services Coordinator, UCLA College Library.

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