Using British
Standards Online (BSOL)
http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/library-and-it-support
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British Standards Online (BSOL) is:
• A database of 50,000 British and adopted European
and international standards.
• Sta...
To start using BSOL....
myUniHub > My Study > My Library
Choose ‘Databases’
from the list.
This is our list of databases
These databases usually provide access to journal articles, but many
also contain book chapt...
It is important to set the Library Cookie
Set the Library Cookie
on your own
computer/laptop to
improve access to
availabl...
Click on the letter ‘B’ to find BSOL....
….then click on ‘British
Standards Online
(BSOL)…
….finally click on ‘Enter
Datab...
You should access BSOL straight
away, but if you see this....
….click on ‘Go to the
Middlesex University
login page’....
…...
You are now in BSOL
If you want to find Standards
on a particular subject, enter
your search terms here eg.
‘project manag...
Your search results are displayed
This Standard is part of
our subscription
(collection), so can be
accessed as a full-tex...
Click on ‘View Details’ to get more information
Click on
‘Download
PDF’ to read
the full
document.
If you know which standard you want to read....
....enter the details into the
search box and click on
‘Search’ eg. BS6079...
To see a list of the Standards in
our collection ie. full text....
....click on ‘Middlesex
University’ on the ‘Home’
page....
To search within our collection....
....Click on ‘ Use
my collection’....
....Enter details of what
you want in the search...
If we don’t have full-text access
to a Standard that you want....
• We can add the Standard to our collection. Send
reques...
Need further help?
Contact your Librarian:
http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/homepage
Make an appointment:
http://bit.ly/MakeAnAp...
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Using British Standards Online

  1. 1. Using British Standards Online (BSOL) http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/library-and-it-support http://www.flickr.com/photos/natures-form-furniture/3516546098/
  2. 2. British Standards Online (BSOL) is: • A database of 50,000 British and adopted European and international standards. • Standards are an agreed, often legally binding level of quality or way of doing something and are created by experts. • Middlesex University has access to the full text of up to 100 selected standards (our collection). These have been chosen by your lecturers. • Search BSOL to find what standards are available. If we don’t have access to the full text, you can request them through our Inter Library Loan service.
  3. 3. To start using BSOL.... myUniHub > My Study > My Library Choose ‘Databases’ from the list.
  4. 4. This is our list of databases These databases usually provide access to journal articles, but many also contain book chapters, conference proceedings, Standards, reports etc. Some contain specific collections such as newspapers or British Standards eg. BSOL. Initially you will be taken to ‘Databases : A’ ie. all the databases beginning with the letter ‘A’
  5. 5. It is important to set the Library Cookie Set the Library Cookie on your own computer/laptop to improve access to available full-text articles, papers/, and books etc. Simply click on ‘Middlesex University Cookie’
  6. 6. Click on the letter ‘B’ to find BSOL.... ….then click on ‘British Standards Online (BSOL)… ….finally click on ‘Enter Database here’ to access BSOL.
  7. 7. You should access BSOL straight away, but if you see this.... ….click on ‘Go to the Middlesex University login page’.... ….then use your computer network/UniHub username and password to login in.
  8. 8. You are now in BSOL If you want to find Standards on a particular subject, enter your search terms here eg. ‘project management’.
  9. 9. Your search results are displayed This Standard is part of our subscription (collection), so can be accessed as a full-text document. This one is not in our subscription (collection). If required we may be able to add it to our collection or you can request a copy using our Inter Library Loan service: http://bit.ly/InterLibraryLoans
  10. 10. Click on ‘View Details’ to get more information Click on ‘Download PDF’ to read the full document.
  11. 11. If you know which standard you want to read.... ....enter the details into the search box and click on ‘Search’ eg. BS6079 or 6079.... ....and select the Standard you want from the list of search results.
  12. 12. To see a list of the Standards in our collection ie. full text.... ....click on ‘Middlesex University’ on the ‘Home’ page.... ....you will then see a list of the Standards which we have selected for full-text access. It is possible to search only within our selected Standards (Collection) . See next slide....
  13. 13. To search within our collection.... ....Click on ‘ Use my collection’.... ....Enter details of what you want in the search box eg. 6079 , select ‘Results in my subscription’ and click on ‘refine’.... ....your search results are displayed here. All the Standards will be available as full-text documents as they are part of our collection.
  14. 14. If we don’t have full-text access to a Standard that you want.... • We can add the Standard to our collection. Send requests to Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk • If our Collection is full, then Standards can be requested from the British Library using our Inter Library Loan Service: http://bit.ly/InterLibraryLoans
  15. 15. Need further help? Contact your Librarian: http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/homepage Make an appointment: http://bit.ly/MakeAnAppointmentLibrarians
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