Hints for Searching


The IDRC Digital Library (IDL) contains a current and comprehensive collection of research outputs created by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supported projects. This document describes options for narrowing and improving your search results by searching in specific fields.


Contents


Document Group
Document Type
Language

Online Exists
Project Number
Access


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Document Group


The Document Group field categorizes outputs into one of six document groups:


IDRC Publication – content formally published by IDRC’s Communications department (includes ISBN or ISSN)

IDRC Personnel – content by or about an IDRC staff member while employed at IDRC

IDRC Supported – content resulting from or describing an activity funded by IDRC IDRC Document – content not formally published by or for IDRC (no ISBN or ISSN)

IDRC Governor – content authored by an IDRC governor during his/her term in office

IDRC Related – content related to an IDRC funded project or activity


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Document Type


The document type describes the output. For example, an output can be an article, a book or a final report. The language of document type description is determined by the language of the output content. Outputs written in English have an English document type description, outputs in French have a French document type description and outputs in Spanish and Portuguese have a Spanish document type description. Outputs in other languages have an English document type description.


Abstracts

Résumés

Resumenes Analíticos

Accessions List

Liste d’acquisitions

Catálogo de Adquisiciones

Annual Report

Rapport annuel

Informe Anual

Article (use for journal or media article)

Article

Artículo

Atlas

Atlas

Atlas

Bibliography

Bibliographie

Bibliográfía

Book

Livre

Libro

Book Chapter

Chapitre de livre

Capítulo del Libro

Book Review

Compte rendu de livre

Reseña Bibliográfica

Brochure (use for pamphlet)

Brochure

Folleto

Bulletin

Bulletin

Boletín

Case Study

Étude de cas

Estudio de Caso

Catalogue

Catalogue

Catálogo

Conference Paper

Document de réunion

Documento de Reunión

Conference Report (use for proceedings)

Rapport de réunion

Informe de Reunión

Consultant Report

Rapport de consultant

Informe de Consultor

Database

Base de données

Base de Datos

Dictionary

Dictionnaire

Diccionario

Directory

Répertoire

Directorio

Document (use for essay, paper or report)

Document

Documento

Glossary

Glossaire

Glosario

IDRC Evaluation Report

Rapport d’évaluation au CRDI

Informe de la Evaluación del CIID

IDRC Final Report

Rapport final au CRDI

Informe Final al CIID

Image (use for photograph)

Image

Imagen

Index

Index

Indice

Interview

Entrevue

Entrevista

Journal

Revue

Periódico

Literature Survey (use for literature review)

Revue de la litterature

Revisión de la Literatura

Manual (use for guide)

Manuel

Manual

Newsletter

Bulletin

Boletín de Noticias

Policy Brief

Dossier de politique

Escrito de la Política

Post-project Research Output

Extrant de recherche post- projet

Resultado de Investigación Después Proyecto


Presentation (use for speech, audio or slide)

Présentation

Presentación

Press Release

Communiqué de presse

Comunicado de Prensa

Project Brief

Dossier de projet

Escrito de Proyecto

Questionnaire

Questionnaire

Cuestionario

Scoping Study (use for exploratory study)

Étude exploratoire

Estudio Exploratorio

Statistical Data

Données statistiques

Datos Estadísticos

Synthesis Report (use also for analysis report)

Synthèse

Síntesis

Textbook

Manuel scolaire

Libro de Texto

Thesaurus

Thésaurus

Tesauro

Thesis (use for dissertation)

Thèse

Tesis

Training Material (use for curriculum)

Documentation sur formation

Documentación de Entrenamiento

Video (use for film)

Vidéo

Video

Workshop Report

Rapport de l’atelier

Informe del Taller


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Language


The Language field contains the ISO code identifying the language of the content of an IDL output. The ISO language code list is available at http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php.


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Online Exists


The Online Exists field can contain one of two values: Yes or No.


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Project Number


IDRC research projects are assigned a project number. When searching this field, key in six digits or the first known digits followed by an asterisk, e.g.


810189 or 8101*


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Access


The Access field can contain one of two values which determine how outputs can be accessed: Open Access or IDRC. Open access outputs are available open access to everyone. Outputs designated IDRC are not available open access for copyright reasons. However many outputs can be requested from the IDRC Library. Look for the Request a copy button. Note that outputs will be provided by the Library only for purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, or news reporting, education, parody or satire pursuant to the fair dealing provisions in the Copyright Act (Canada).


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April 2015