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  • So now that you know a bit about the resources the library has, we are going to think about where can you find information. So for example, if you are given an essay to write, where would you start to look for information? (Let them tell you - Books, Newspaper, online, Journals,).
  • Good for: broad/general overview of subjectEdited for quality and accuracyNot so good for:May not be specific enoughCan be out of date
  • Good for:Easy to use/searchAll subjects coveredCan be very up-to-dateMobileNot so good for:No editorial controlUnreliable sourcesCan be created by anyoneMaterial can lack provenanceCan be out-of-dateNot everyone has access
  • Good for:Up-to-dateEditedReadily available (latest copies especially)Not so good for:Can be biasCan be unbalancedCan be sensationalistHard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • Good for:Up-to-dateSpecialist/focussedPresent latest researchEdited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)Lots of referencesNot so good for:Can be hard to locate/accessExpensiveMay be too specificMay be at wrong level
  • Where are the HP books? (Let them tell you – might have found them already)NB: Click for each book, and wait for location to appear.3rd floor – Health Promotion/Education2nd floor – Health policy/management/evidence-based healthcare etcBooks in various places, e-books etc. Where - How. Shelfmarks as different aspects of subject.Need to use library catalogue!
  • UniHub as the way to access ALL useful information, including Library resourcesLogin to myUniHub for:Programme information (already used to register, you also can see timetables etc)Course notes, module information etc in My StudyStudent email (important to use as will receive emails from Library and Lecturers)UniHelp onlineAccess to Library and IT resources and services – Briefly Show Library & IT page - scroll down to IT/Printing info
  • Links we’ll be using today.
  • Point out:The HPGuideThe sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under Information Skills)Contact detailsIf there’s time, ask the students to start exploring – e.g. Find the referencing guide or databases have a look for themselves (later) at UniHub pages and Subject Guides – we’ll cover more in 2nd session
  • (Can use catalogue on standalone machines in library – just to check holdings/locations etc, no need to login)
  • What information will you need to use to find the book?
  • Importance of using the catalogue – not all on 3rd floor! 2nd is an e-book too.Fill in worksheet. Work in groups if necessary.Questions...feedback to group
  • Reading lists also available through their modules – PHC3330
  • Books are arranged by number, and then that alphabetically by letter part of shelf number (author/title)
  • Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Mention charges for overdue requested books - £10 if not returned within 7 days of due date. Work co-operatively.
  • For renewing books.Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Responsibility to renew books to avoid charges.Most reading list books are 7 days
  • We will be looking at how to find ‘Articles on a topic’ when you don’t know all the details next week.
  • Examples are on different platforms (Science Direct, Ovid, InterNurse)
  • Point out:The Nursing GuideThe sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under Information Skills)Contact detailsIf there’s time, ask the students to start exploring – e.g. Find the referencing guide or databases have a look for themselves (later) at UniHub pages and Subject Guides – we’ll cover more in 2nd session
  • Refer to worksheet: write a reference for a bookCan also mention plagiarism/referencing guide...
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide

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  • 1. Essential Library Skills for Health Promotion http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/ study/library/
  • 2. Today we are going to cover... • The resources available for your studies • Finding books and journals on your reading lists • Requesting and renewing books • Using the library pages on myUniHub and Library subject guides • Referencing
  • 3. Thinking about resources
  • 4. Types of information Exercise 1: 1. Each group will be given a pack of cards 2. The cards contain the names of 4 different resources 3. Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for” Time: 5 mins
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Where are these resources? 3rd floor 2nd floor Where are the Health Promotion books? Online 1st floor
  • 10. UniHub home page and login http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
  • 11. Library Subject Guides
  • 12. The Library Catalogue • Lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in the library • It also gives you access to online resources such as e-books and journals
  • 13. Books This is a book reference from a reading list: Scriven, A. (2010) Promoting health: a practical guide. (6th ed). Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall. Can you identify the different parts of the reference? Author, Date, Book Title, Edition & Publisher
  • 14. Books This is a book reference from a reading list : Author Date Book Title Scriven, A. (2010) Promoting health: a practical guide. (6th ed). Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall. Edition Publisher
  • 15. Finding Books and Journals Using the Library Catalogue Exercise 3 Using the Library Catalogue, have a go at searching for the resources on the following slide yourself
  • 16. Texts for PHC3610 / PHC3620 • Naidoo, J. & Wills, J. (2008) Health Studies – an introduction. 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan • Ogden, J. (2012) Health psychology. 5th Edn. London: McGraw-Hill. • Health Promotion International (journal)
  • 17. Your reading lists
  • 18. Books on the shelf 613 HEA, 613.07 NAI, 613.07 TON
  • 19. Requesting Books If the book you are seeking is already on loan you can request it via the library catalogue
  • 20. Making A Request
  • 21. Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  • 22. Renewing Books Online Use the ‘Login to My Library Account’ option to see what items you have on loan and to renew them N.B. You will not be able to renew requested books
  • 23. Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  • 24. Renewing Books Online
  • 25. Journals This is a journal reference from a reading list: Cronin, P. et al. (2008) ‘Undertaking a literature review’. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (1), p.3843. Can you identify the following parts of the reference? Author, date, title of article, journal title, volume, part & page numbers?
  • 26. Journals This is an example of a journal reference : Author Date Title of article Cronin, P. et al. (2008). ‘Undertaking a literature review’. British Journal of Nursing. 17, (1), p. 38-43. Journal Title Volume Part Page Nos.
  • 27. Journal Access • All our journals are listed in the library catalogue • Most journals are available electronically • There will be a blue ‘web access’ link to the available online issues of the journal • If you know the journal title, this is the easiest way to find it
  • 28. Access Full Text
  • 29. Make sure you’ve logged into myUniHub! • Use the My Library links to access library resources • This is especially important when you’re not on campus
  • 30. Finding journal articles using Summon • To find an article on a particular topic... • Try Summon to search all of the Library’s electronic resources and the catalogue in one go. • Access Summon from myUniHub
  • 31. Health Promotion Journals Using Summon, try finding and accessing this journal article: Malterud, K. and Tonstad, S. (2009). ‘Preventing obesity: Challenges and pitfalls for health promotion’. Patient Education and Counseling. 76, (2), p. 254-259. If you have time, try finding other articles useful for your studies
  • 32. Type some simple key words and click ‘search’
  • 33. Refine your results  Full text online Scholarly & peer review  Journal Articles only  Discipline, e.g. nursing  Date range
  • 34. Library Subject Guides
  • 35. Referencing
  • 36. Next time... • Finding the evidence! • Searching effectively for journal articles, reports and more • Evaluating what you find • Using information ethically (citing and referencing)
  • 37. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday – Friday • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • Health Promotion Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/healthpromotion