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  • LINK: Countdown theme tune (can start 25 seconds in)
    Please face the front again
  • ALSO good for:
    Edited for quality and accuracy
    ALSO not so good for:
    May not be specific enough
  • ALSO good for:
    Can access anywhere
    All subjects covered
    ALSO not so good for:
    Can be out-of-date
    No editorial control
    Material can lack provenance
  • ALSO good for:
    Edited
    Readily available (latest copies especially)
    ALSO not so good for:
    Can be biased / unbalanced
    Can be sensationalist
    Hard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • ALSO good for:
    Up-to-date
    Specialist/focussed
    Edited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)
    Lots of references
    ALSO not so good for:
    May be too specific
    May be at wrong level
    Expensive
  • NOTE: There is a book AND an e-book. Explain e-book access.
  • Books are arranged by number, and then that alphabetically by letter part of shelf number (author/title)
  • Note that: The resources are spread around and you cannot browse!
  • SHOW THEM A REAL JOURNAL
  • POINT OUT:
    Home page > Appointments, Referencing guide
    Resources > Catalogue, Databases, Web resources
    Information Skills > Powerpoints, Referencing
  • IF TIME - Do a quick demo of each.
  • Search for BIO4500.
    Show different resource types.
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
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    • 1. PRS1002 Essential Library Skills Postgraduate Course Feedback Alison Randall October 2013
    • 2. Today we will look at… • • • • • • • • Types of resources available Using the Library pages on MyUniHub The Library Catalogue Finding books in the Library Accessing journals Your Library subject guide Useful databases Your online reading lists
    • 3. Library facilities
    • 4. Types of resources
    • 5. Types of resources Exercise 1: 1.Each group will be given a pack of cards 2.Cards show the names of 4 resource types 3.Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for”
    • 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32kaa9TzeE
    • 7. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Clear overview Not so good for: Up to date information
    • 8. Web pages What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information
    • 9. Newspapers What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information
    • 10. Journals What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject
    • 11. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
    • 12. Library Catalogue
    • 13. Finding books on the Catalogue How to search: • Keyword search • A-Z search Exercise 2: • Try to find this book on the Library Catalogue: Ball, D. J. (2006) Environmental health policy. Open University Press
    • 14. Reserving an item
    • 15. Reserving an item Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    • 16. Collecting a reserved item • Check your Middlesex e-mail. • Write down the 6-figure reference number in the e-mail. • Go to the Reservations shelves. • Remember to borrow the book!
    • 17. Renewing your loans
    • 18. Finding books in the Library 610.73 BUR, 610.73 CLI, 610.7301 NUR
    • 19. Where are the Environmental Health books? Environmental chemistry Environmental law Food safety Health & Safety law Health promotion Virology 577.14 344.42046 363.192 344.420465 613 579.2 2nd floor, 2nd Floor (Law Wing), 3rd Floor
    • 20. Finding books in the Library Exercise 3: • 6 volunteers • Direct them into the correct shelf order • Use the main number, then the decimal number, then the three letters
    • 21. Accessing journals This is a journal reference from a reading list: Nawrocka, D., Parker, T. (2009). Finding the connection: environmental management systems and environmental performance. Journal of Cleaner Production 17, (6), p. 601607. Exercise 4: Can you identify the following parts of the reference? Author, Date, Title of article, Journal Title, Volume, Issue, Page Numbers
    • 22. Accessing journals • To find a specific article, search the Library Catalogue for the journal title. • You can do a Keyword search or an A-Z search • There will be a blue link to the available issues. • Make sure you’re logged in to MyUniHub!
    • 23. Accessing journals Exercise 5: Using the Library Catalogue, try to find this journal article.... Nawrocka, D., Parker, T. (2009). Finding the connection: environmental management systems and environmental performance. Journal of Cleaner Production 17, (6), p. 601-607.
    • 24. Library Subject Guide
    • 25. Useful databases Library Subject Guide for Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources Finding articles / Using databases
    • 26. Useful databases Barbour Lexis Library Science Direct
    • 27. Your online reading lists
    • 28. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) Monday-Friday 11am - 3pm • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • Library Subject Guide for Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/prs