Textile Technology Index (TTI)

Textile Technology Index (TTI)


This video will demonstrate how to use the
Textile Technology Index database (or TTI for short)
This is the homepage for TTI. To carry out a search enter your search terms in the boxes
provided. Type in the first term you want to search for (sustainable), then type in
the next terms on the row below. I want to look for articles on sustainable clothing
in TTI. In order to search for the singular, plural
and other forms of a word use an asterisk at the stem of the word to truncate the search
term. For example, cloth with an asterisk will search for the words clothing, clothes
and clothed. I may also miss out on relevant articles because I’ve used the word clothing
instead of fashion. In order to find articles that could contain either word, I need to
type in both words and separate them with OR. Again, remember to truncate clothing.
When you are happy with the search keywords click on the search button.
For instruction on using searching techniques effectively, please see the video on the advanced
searching techniques page of the library website. Your results will appear. This search has
produced over 1000 results which is too many to look through. If we go back to the original
search boxes, TTI gives you options to help narrow down your search.
The default option is to search within all fields of TTI for your keywords, but if you
click on the down arrow, you can be more specific. In this case, I’m only going to look for
my keywords in the article title. Then click search.
This has reduced the number of results considerably. You can narrow your search even further by
choosing articles published between certain dates. I’m going to choose articles published
between 2010 and 2016. TTI automatically updates your results. By
narrowing the search, I have far fewer results to look through which are more relevant. If
you want a quick preview of the article, hover your mouse over the magnifying glass symbol.
For more detailed information, click on the title of the article to view the article abstract.
This page also contains all the information you will need to reference the article, including
the name of the journal in which the article is published, the author of the article, the
year, and the relevant volume, issue and page numbers. Use the find it! service to check
if we have a subscription to that journal. Find it! shows whether we have an electronic
copy available. If we don’t have an electronic copy check the library catalogue to see if
we subscribe to the printed version. To access the e-version of this journal article, click
on ‘Full text online’. For more help and information, please ask
a member of staff in the library, or visit the library website.

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