Today we are going to cover...• Types of resources available• Finding books and journals on your reading lists• Requesting and renewing books• Using your Library subject guide on MyUniHub
The library facilities...
Different types of resource
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!
Access Full Text
Requesting BooksIf the book you are seeking is already onloan or only available at anothercampus, you may request it via the librarycatalogue
Making A Request
Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books OnlineUse the ‘Login to MyLibrary Account’ optionto see what items youhave on loan and torenew themN.B. You will not beable to renewrequested books
Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books Online
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
Library Subject Guides
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