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This page provides an overview of 1215 articles related to 'research', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Research can be defined as the search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, with an open mind, to establish novel facts, usually using a scientific method. The primary purpose for basic research (as opposed to applied research) is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Research)

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Metadata related to 'research' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'research': 1215 (69.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'research' across all Ariadne articles: 9776
  • Average number of references to 'research' per Ariadne article: 8.05
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'research': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'research': 386 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'research':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. marie-therese gramstadt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael a. fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Muhammad Rafiq takes a look at a work on the open source community and open source software.

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: Preparing Collections for Digitization

Michael Day reviews a recently published book on the selection and preparation of archive and library collections for digitisation.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: Presentation Zen - Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Marieke Guy gets in touch with her inner PowerPoint Zen.

January 2009, issue58, review

Book Review: Principles of Data Management

Pete Cliff takes a look at a new book from the British Computer Society that aims to help readers understand the importance, issues and benefits of data management across an enterprise.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups

Ralph LeVan looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Programming Collective Intelligence

Pete Cliff tries to remember A-level mathematics as he dives into the fascinating world of machine learning and statistics and how to apply these techniques to Web-accessible datasets.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: Sketching Tomorrow - The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

Emma Tonkin takes a look at an ambitious work on the relationship of modern society to information and communication technologies and observes more sins of omission than commission.

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography

Nigel Goldsmith reviews a new book on digital photography by the accomplished American landscape photographer Stephen Johnson.

January 2007, issue50, review

Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own

Lina Coelho looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Supporting Research Students

Brian Whalley reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Teaching Web Search Skills

Verity Brack takes a look at this book for Web trainers, teachers and instructors.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: The Accidental Systems Librarian

Eric Jukes takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of another book in the 'Accidental' series.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: The Accidental Taxonomist

Emma Tonkin takes a look at a book on the work of the taxonomist and notes both merits and disappointments.

October 2010, issue65, review

Book Review: The Art of Community - Building the New Age of Participation

Ed Bremner reviews a work on building and supporting online communities.

July 2010, issue64, review

Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Embedded Librarian

John Azzolini reviews a comprehensive overview of embedded librarianship, a new model of library service that promises to enhance the strategic value of contemporary knowledge work.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Expert Library

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book taking a hard look at academic libraries, how they are being redefined and what skills will be required of the staff who will move them forward.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: The Future of Archives and Recordkeeping

John Azzolini reviews an anthology of perceptive essays on the challenges presented to archival thought and practice by Web 2.0, postmodern perspectives, and cross-disciplinary interchanges.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at this series of personal and researched historical analyses of the history of computerised information retrieval systems, and finds it makes fascinating reading if you are interested in such things.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online

A book review by Pete Dowdell.

April 2002, issue31, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The Institutional Repository

Sally Rumsey recommends a new book about institutional repositories.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: The Invisible Web

Marieke Napier reviews the book: The Invisible Web.

January 2002, issue30, review

Book Review: The Library and Information Professional's Guide to Plug-ins and Other Web Browser Tools

Book review by Ruth Martin.

January 2003, issue34, review

Book Review: The Myths of Innovation

Lina Coelho takes a look at Scott Berkun's challenging view of what innovation and creativity really mean.

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: The New Digital Scholar - Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students

Julia Robinson reviews a substantial and timely collection of essays related to the research and writing practices of NextGen students. Expressing a call for change in the way educators approach Information Literacy teaching, this book invites the reader to redefine, re-evaluate and reflect on what we think we know about students’ research practices today.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The Successful Academic Librarian

Stephen Town finds this US multi-author work may not meet the needs of readers in the UK, and offers some ideas which a UK version might incorporate.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: The University of Google

Judy Reading reviews a work that may engender considerable debate in months to come.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: The Virtual Reference Desk

Lina Coelho feels that digital reference has come of age and that this work is one of its adornments where reference information professionals are concerned.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: Transformative Learning Support Models in Higher Education

Sarah Ward considers a work which brings together perspectives on learner support from academics, librarians and student support professionals.

January 2009, issue58, review

Book Review: Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics

Sheila Corrall reviews a new landmark book which explains and promotes a distinctive approach to information-related research spanning traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: Understanding Information and Computation

Martin White reviews a very individual perspective on the extent to which the growth and structure of the World Wide Web is governed by the fundamental laws of physics and mathematics.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

Hugh Murphy reviews a collection of essays which charts the development and impact of the physical library space and its use in our digital world.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: User Studies for Digital Library Development

Selenay Aytac reviews a collection of essays on user studies and digital library development that provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching

Wajeehah Aayeshah reviews a comprehensive book on educational games that highlights the attributes of effective games usage but which also identifies the potential problems when using them in a pedagogical context.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services

Fiona MacLellan reviews a practical guide to mobile technology and its use in delivering library services.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Visualizing Data

Pete Cliff considers a new book on data visualisation and hopes one day to implement some of the interesting ideas presented in this work.

July 2008, issue56, review

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