How do I find information for my TFG / TFM

When drawing up a TFG, it is essential to look for the right way existing bibliography about him work topic.

A good one search strategy will allow you to successfully query the information retrieval tools to obtain relevant results. First, it identifies the keywords that represent the topic, and then uses the corresponding elements to relate these terms (Boolean operators, proximity operators, truncation symbols, etc.).

Aquest tutorial will help you formulate your search strategy correctly.

Library catalogs will be useful for a first approach to the topic of work.

These tutorials will help you check the library catalog of the UPC:

DiscoveryUPC is the content search engine of the libraries of the UPC that will allow you to search from a single search box the contents of the Catalog, the Digital Library and the institutional repository UPCommons.

If you are interested in electronic books, this page will be useful for you. 

El Collective Catalog of the Universities of Catalonia (CCUC) will allow you to search together all the catalogs of the member institutions of the Consortium of University Services of Catalonia.

You can also search together in the catalogs of the Spanish universities: Catalog of the Network of University Libraries (REBIUN).

The databases they will allow you to delve deeper into the search for specialized bibliography. You will have to choose the most relevant one according to your need. To find out what databases are available in the libraries of the UPC, you will have to consult DiscoveryUPC.

Please note that, if you wish to consult the electronic resources subscribed by the Libraries of the UPC, you will need to do this through the servei eBIB. This tutorial shows you how to use it.

The Internet offers access to many quality scientific information: academic search engines, themed portals, e-prints, etc.

The academic search engines they work just like general search engines. They are multidisciplinary and tend to incorporate open access information sources. The most outstanding are:

Aquest tutorial will allow you to see how it works:

The e-print repositories they allow to consult, in open access, scientific documents generated by researchers. Some are thematic (ArXiv -mathematics, physics-, RePEc -economy-, etc.) and others that are institutional (generated by a university or entity).

A UPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC, you will find the teaching and research production of the UPC: journal articles, conference papers, academic papers, etc.

Evaluate the information resources used and the results you have obtained in your search. To do this, you should follow some criteria in order to assess whether the results you have obtained will be useful or not.

Last update: 31 / 01 / 2020