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  • 1. Introduction to E-resources
  • 2. Lesson Plan • Introduction to the LRC • What is an e-resource? • Why do you need to use e-resources? • How to find academic e-resources
  • 3. Your Learning Resource Centre • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am-9.30pm Saturday 10am-6.45pm • 10 resources at a time (only 2 DVDs) • Different loan periods • Fines for returning items late • To borrow resources, you will need to register with the LRC
  • 4. LRC Rules We have 3 rules: 1. We are a silent study library, if you want to talk use the group work area outside of the LRC 2. No eating or drinking (unless water) 3. Turn mobile devices onto silent, and take calls outside the LRC
  • 5. Resources at INTO • Books • Journals • Newspapers • DVDs The LRC catalogue can be accessed online: • Access to academic e-resources
  • 6. What is an e-resource? • Sources of information that are stored on the Internet • Examples: – E-books – E-journals What is a journal? A journal is a collection of articles containing reports of current research. They are focused on a particular subject, e.g. Journal of Marketing or Harvard Business Review, and they are published regularly e.g. weekly, monthly or yearly.
  • 7. Why use e-resources? • Up-to-date information • Short but detailed • Focus on specific topics • Peer-review • You will be expected to use e-resources in your assignments What is peer-review? When an article has been evaluated and reviewed by other experts and academics to make sure it is of a good academic standard.
  • 8. Where do you find e-resources? • Academic e-resources are very expensive • You can‟t access them for free on the Internet • UEA subscribes to them and you access them through the UEA Library website
  • 9. Task 1: Find an E-Book • Go to the UEA library catalogue Primo OneSearch by selecting „Search the Library‟ from the library homepage • Search for an e-book related to your subject‟ • Refine Your Result‟ to „E-book‟ • Click on „Online Resource‟ to access the e-book See the LRC Helpsheet „Finding E-books’ for more information
  • 10. Task 2: Find an e-journal • Go to Primo OneSearch • Select „E-journals A-Z‟ • Search for Harvard Business Review • Open the journal and find the latest available issue
  • 11. Task 3: Search individual databases • Go to Primo OneSearch • Select „Find Databases‟ • Use the „Category‟ and „Sub-category‟ options to see a list of recommended databases for your subject area • Open one of the databases • Find an article related to your subject area and open it
  • 12. Choosing keywords • What are the key concepts of your assignment title? – Assignment: Q: What is the impact of marketing junk-food to teenagers using social media? A: junk-food, marketing, social media, teenagers • What alternative keywords do you need to use? – Synonyms, related words, plurals, other spellings, abbreviations, acronyms, broader and narrower terms – Background reading, thesauri, encyclopaedia – Make a list or mind map
  • 13. Junk-food Marketing Social media Teenagers Fast-food Adverts Facebook Teens Convenience food Advertise Twitter Teen Fast-foods Advertize Weibo Young adult Convenience foods Advertising Web 2.0 Adolescent Advertizing Young person Promote Young people Promotion Sell Selling
  • 14. Search techniques • Wildcard truncators: – ? is used to replace a letter in a keyword when it has multiple spellings – * is used to search for keywords with multiple endings globali?ation SEARCH Will give results about globalisation and globalization librar* SEARCH Will give results about library, libraries, Librarian, Librarians and librarianship
  • 15. Search techniques • Phrase searching: This will only give you results where the two words are next to each other “global warming” SEARCH
  • 16. Boolean Operators • Boolean Operators are used to link keywords together: – AND – OR – NOT
  • 17. Putting it all together Junk-food Market* “Social media” Teen* Fast-food AND Advert* AND Facebook AND “Young person” OR OR OR OR “Convenience food” Promot* Twitter “Young adult” OR OR OR OR Fast-foods Sell* Weibo Adolescent* OR OR “Convenience foods” “Web 2.0” Example: fast-food AND advert* AND “web 2.0” and teen* Example: (junk-food OR fast-food* OR “convenience food*”) AND (market* OR advert* OR promot* OR sell*) AND (“social media” OR facebook OR twitter OR weibo OR “Web 2.0) AND (teen* OR “young adult” OR adolescent* OR “young person”)
  • 18. Task 4: Keywords and search techniques • Go to Primo OneSearch • Go to „Find Database‟ • Open the database „JSTOR‟ • Test out the following searches, and compare the number of results: – Search for social media, then search for “social media” – Search for teenagers, then search for teen* – Search for globalisation, then search for globali?ation – Search for e-shopping, then search for online shopping
  • 19. Evaluation Visit this great practice website
  • 20. Moodle
  • 21. City University Library • You can study at City University Library • Borrow 15 books • Search their online catalogue • 15 mins on the bus • Long opening hours • Register for a card at the Welcome Desk See the LRC Helpsheet „Visiting City Library‟
  • 22. Help! • Book a 1-2-1 or small group session with LRC Staff • You can find further information and helpsheets on the LRC Moodle Page • You can find helpsheets in the LRC • You can contact the LRC staff to ask questions in person or by e-mail