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Maritime

Subject Websites

Subject-focussed websites

Seafarers International Research Centre. The Seafarers International Research Centre is part of the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.  Free downloadable resources.

UK Chamber of Shipping Work closely with Government, Parliament, policy makers and other parties to gain recognition of shipping’s contribution to the UK economy and employment.

International Maritime Organisation Information on safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans.

MAIB safety digests Department for Transport Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) detailing lessons from marine accident reports.

MAIB Annual Reports Department for Transport Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

Merchant Shipping Notices and Statutory Instruments MSNs are a complete reference collection of current notices; these include regulations for merchant seaman issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Statutory instruments are a collection relating to Merchant Shipping.

Google Search Tips

 Google Searching Tips
 

  

Try some modifiers to type in your Google search box to refine your searches and get better results

  • Exact phrase searches - use " " around phrases to get results that include the exact phrase

  • Looking to define a word or phrase - type define: and you will get links to definitions to your word or phase

  • Type Allintext: then your word(s) to search for word(s) in the text only

  • Allintitle: to search for multiple words in the title

  • Intitle: to search for single word in the title 

Google Scholar Search Tips

 Google Scholar Search Tips
 

  
 

Google Scholar is a search engine that allows you to search for more academic content on the web.  You can use it to track down journal articles, book details and more.  You can set it up to show you which results you can access via a Solent University library subscription.
 

Link to full text content from Solent University Library
This will tell you if the Library has a copy of the article for you to read or not.  To set this up on your device:

  • In Scholar, click on the icon in the top left corner:  
  • Select Settings and then select 'Library Links'.  Enter 'Solent' in the search box then select Southampton Solent University - Full text @ SSU and Save. 
  • Any results available via Solent will now show this link to give you access: ​​
  • OFF CAMPUS: You must check the access information for each article via the Full Text @ SSU screens and login to view. 
     

Send reference details to RefWorks

Set up a link to 'Import into RefWorks' for each result in your list.  To set this up, go into the  menu, select Settings and in the 'Bibliography Manager' section, select RefWorks and save.
 

Basic and Advanced search
Enter your search terms into the Basic search box.  If you want more control over your search, you can access the Advanced search via the  icon.

 

Results list
Your results list will include a number of options for each result where you can view other items that might be of interest, mark the item to read later and send the reference to RefWorks etc.

  • Select the  to add the article to your 'My library'.
  • Cited by: links you to other resources which have referenced (cited) that document.
  • Related articles: see a list of other articles you may be interested in.
  • Import into RefWorks: send the reference details into RefWorks (or use the option under the  to send to RefWorks).
     

My Library
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