M sc env poll control oct 2013

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  • ALL STUDENTS DO THIS LIVE.
    NEXT – NOW CLICK ON LIBRARY CATALOGUE LINK
  • DEMO: Search for this: Ball, D., Environmental Health policy, 2006.
    TASK FOR STUDENTS: 2 minutes to try the 3 searches, then feed back to class.
    WHEN TAKING FEEDBACK: Explain how to find books on shelf.
    Note that Harrison is also an e-book. Note blue link.
    Note that the journal is available with two date ranges. Note blue links.
  • EVERYONE: Go back to My Study then choose Summon link.
    EXPLAIN: Hold up a print journal to explain coverage of Summon as opposed to Library Catalogue.
    Explain the MDX cookie.
    Let’s have a quick look at Summon, but specific journal databases are more appropriate for postgraduate students.
    STUDENTS DO: Search for chemotherapy
    Try refining tools: Full-text, Content type, Pub date.
  • EVERYONE: Go back to My Study then choose Library Subject Guides link.
    POINT OUT:
    Home page > Appointments
    Resources > Catalogue, Summon, Databases, Web resources
    Information Skills > Powerpoints, Referencing
  • ASK THE STUDENTS TO FIND THESE ELEMENTS IN THE RECORD:
    Name of first author
    Title of article
    Title of journal in which it is printed
    Year
    Volume & Issue
    Is there an Abstract?
    HOLD UP: A print journal, to help explain the elements you are asking them to find
  • ALL STUDENTS DO THIS LIVE.
  • ALL STUDENTS DO THIS WITH YOU:
    Type in ‘water pollution’ AND ‘eutrophication’
    Select Timespan and Citation Databases.
    ASK STUDENTS: How many articles has it found?
    SHOW THEM: A full-text result on p3 and p7.
    STUDENTS SEARCH THEMSELVES
    STICK A3 KEYWORDS SHEET ON WALL: Water pollution, Eutrophication, Blue-green algae, Phosphates, Nitrates
    After 5 mins, take some feedback from students
  • DEMO: Search the Library Catalogue for this journal. (We DO have it, despite the lack of ‘Full-text’ button).
    Students can do it too.
  • Can show the journal PLOS One as an example of a peer reviewed journal
  • Do a QUICK DEMO of each.
    STUDENTS try some searches like the ones we did Web of Science, then feedback the pros and cons of each database.
  • ONLY IF THERE’S TIME:
    Show students how to link Google Scholar to Middlesex, and explain benefits.
  • M sc env poll control oct 2013

    1. 1. MSc Environmental Pollution Control Postgraduate Course Feedback Essential Library Skills and Literature Searching 24th October 2013
    2. 2. Today we are going to look at … 1) Essential Library Skills Using the Library pages on MyUniHub: • The Library Catalogue • Summon • Your Library Subject Guide
    3. 3. Today we are going to look at … 2) Literature Searching • • • • • • • Introduction to journal databases Searching Web of Science Accessing the journal articles you have found What are peer-reviewed articles? Searching Science Direct and ProQuest Newsstand Using Google Scholar Referencing
    4. 4. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
    5. 5. Library Catalogue
    6. 6. Library Catalogue How to search: • Keyword search • A-Z search Find these items on the Library Catalogue: 1. Purkis, S., Klemas, V. (2011) Remote sensing and global environmental change. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell 2. Harrison, R.M. (ed.). (2007) Principles of environmental chemistry. London: Royal Society of Chemistry 3. Journal: Water research
    7. 7. Library Catalogue – e-books and e-journals • E-books and e-journals are also found on the Library Catalogue. • You will see ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title. • Click on the blue link to download or read the book or journal online (You must be logged into myUniHub!)
    8. 8. Summon
    9. 9. Library Subject Guide
    10. 10. Introduction to journal databases Example of a record from the Web of Science database:
    11. 11. Introduction to journal databases Key databases for Environmental Health literature: Web of Science (Science Citation Index) Science Direct Leading science and technical journals Full-text science journals
    12. 12. Searching Web of Science Library Subject Guide – Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources Finding journal articles / Using databases Web of Science
    13. 13. Searching Web of Science
    14. 14. Accessing the articles you have found • A link to the full-text article may appear. • If it does not, go to the Library Catalogue and do an A-Z Search for the journal title. • Try this one: • If we do not have access, use our Inter-LibraryLoan service.
    15. 15. Peer review • A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published. • If a publication is peer reviewed it means it has been read, checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers). • The quality-control system of academic publishing for hundreds of years.
    16. 16. Searching other databases Science Direct ProQuest Newsstand • Search for the same topic on these two databases, and be prepared to tell the class what you like / dislike about each database.
    17. 17. Google Scholar
    18. 18. Referencing
    19. 19. Referencing
    20. 20. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday – Friday (on call 9-11, 3-5) • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • BMS Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences

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