BEFORE NEXT SLIDE, ask them: If you are given an essay to write, where would you start to look for information?
Hold up a book and a journal.
BEFORE INTRODUCING THE ACTIVITY, say:In the Handbook you are asked to ‘read around the subject’ of the lectures and seminars. What type of resource is best for this?Put them in groups of 3, with table space
LINK: Countdowntheme tune (can start 25 seconds in)Please face the front again
ALSO good for: Edited for quality and accuracyALSO not so good for:May not be specific enough
ALSO good for:Can access anywhereAll subjects coveredALSO not so good for:Can be out-of-dateNo editorial controlMaterial can lack provenance
ALSO good for:EditedReadily available (latest copies especially)ALSO not so good for:Can be biased / unbalancedCan be sensationalistHard to get hold of/access (back issues)
ALSO goodfor:Up-to-dateSpecialist/focussedEdited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)Lots of referencesALSO not so good for:May be too specificMay be at wrong levelExpensive
THEN ASK THEM: What information will you need to find the book in the Library? (Theclassmark)ASK THEM: Who has already found some BMS books?
Note that: Theresources are spread around and you cannot browse!
Books are arranged by number, and then that alphabetically by letter part of shelf number (author/title)
DEMONSTRATE KEYWORD SEARCH AND A-Z SEARCH USING: Reed, R., Holmes, D. (2003). Practical skills in biomolecular sciences. (2nded). Harlow: Pearson.Hand out worksheet and explain Exercise 2.Everyone now log on to the Library Catalogue [Use Firefox] & do Exercise 2.
THEN FACE THE FRONT, TAKE FEEDBACK: Kaplan: 616.0756 CLIWalters: 616.0756 ESTAdams: 510 ADAANY QUESTIONS?
DO A LIVE DEMO: A beginner’s guide to blood cells, by Barbara Bain.
Show what the e-Book looks like (need to be logged in to MyUniHub!)
Their login is M000****** and DDMMYY (This is the onlyother username/password they will need.)Do a live demo (my login is S00070328 and 111111)
Mention charges for overdue requested books - £10 if not returned within 7 days of due date. Work co-operatively.
For renewing books.Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
Responsibility to renew books to avoid charges.Most reading list books are 7 days
Compareto book chapter – no publisher details.
We will be looking at how to find ‘Articles on a topic’ when you don’t know all the details, next time.
DEMONSTRATE KEYWORD SEARCH AND A-Z SEARCH USING: Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments in vegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (1-2), p. 217-226. Hand out worksheet and explain Exercise 3.
Point out:The sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under Information Skills)Contact detailsIf there’s time, ask the students to start exploring – e.g. Find the referencing guide or databases
Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
Types of informationExercise 1:1. Each group will be given a pack of cards2. The cards contain the names of 4 different resources3. Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for” Time: 5 mins
BooksWhat are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic.Good for: Clear overviewNot so good for: Up to date information
Web pagesWhat are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic.Good for: Very up to date informationNot so good for: Accurate and reliable information
NewspapersWhat are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic.Good for: Daily informationNot so good for: Balanced and well researched information
JournalsWhat are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research.Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by expertsNot so good for: Broad overview of a subject
BooksThis is a book reference from your reading list: Reed, R., Holmes, D. (2003). Practical skills in biomolecular sciences. (2nd ed). Harlow: Pearson.Can you identify the different parts of thereference?Author, Date, Book Title, Edition & Publisher
BooksAuthors Date Book Title Reed, R., Holmes, D., (2003). Practical skills in biomolecular sciences. (2nd ed). Harlow: Pearson. Edition Place of Publisher publication
Where are the BMS books?Biochemistry 572 Immunology 616.079Bioethics 174.2 Medicine 610Biology 570 Microbiology 579Biotechnology 660.6 Pathology 616.07Chemistry 540 Toxicology 615.9Genetics 576.5 Virology 579.2 1st floor, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor
Books on the shelf 610.73 BUR, 610.73 CLI, 610.7301 NUR
The Library Catalogue• Lists all the resources held at Hendon and Archway• You may request resources from Archway using the Catalogue.
Getting to the Library Catalogue• Standalone Catalogue PCs in the Library• Or online: MyUniHub (log in) My Study My Library Library Catalogue
Finding books on the CatalogueHow to search:• Keyword search• A-Z searchExercise 2: Using the Library Catalogue, try finding the following books yourself....
Texts For BIO1503• Kaplan, L.A., Pesce, A.J., Kazmierczak, S.C. (2003) Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis and Correlation. Mosby.• Walters, N.J., Estridge, B.H., Reynolds A.P. (2000) Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques. Delmar.• Adams, D.S. (2003) Lab Math: A Handbook of Measurements, Calculations, and other Quantitative Skills for Use at the Bench. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
How do I find an e-book?• E-books can be found on the Library Catalogue, just like a print book.• You will see the words ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title.• Click on the blue ‘web access’ link to download or read the book online – make sure you have logged into myUniHub!
JournalsThis is a journal reference from a reading list: Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments in vegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (1- 2), p. 217-226.Can you identify the following parts of thereference?Author, Date, Title of article, Journal Title, Volume,Part & Page Numbers
JournalsAuthor Date Title of article Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments invegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (1-2), p.217-226. Journal Title Volume Part Pages
Journal Access• All our journals are listed in the library catalogue• Most are available electronically• There will be a blue ‘web access’ link to the available online issues of the journal• Make sure you’re logged in to MyUniHub!
Finding journals on the CatalogueHow to search:• Journal keyword search• Journal A-Z searchExercise 3: Using the Library Catalogue, try finding the following journal article yourself....
BMS JournalsTry finding and accessing this journal article:Gaspar, A. and Bacsi, I. (2009). ‘Forced flow paperchromatography: A simple tool for separations inshort time’. Microchemical Journal. 92, (1), p. 83-86.If you have time, try finding and accessing- Trends in microbiology- Human immunologyLook for an article useful for your studies
Next time...• Finding the evidence!• Searching effectively for journal articles• Finding and evaluating information• Using information ethically (citing and referencing)
Need help?• Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday - Friday• Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/• Biomedical Sciences Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences
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