Essential library skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013


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  • Main focus of session = finding a journal article for their literature review assignment (due 4th October)
  • 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for: broad/general overview of subjectEdited for quality and accuracyNot so good for:May not be specific enoughCan be out of date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)
  • Can mention types:AcademicProfessional/Trade/practitionerPopular (magazines)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 Sports Science books? (Have they been to the library already?)NB: Click for each book, and wait for location to appear.Books in various places, e-books etc. Where - How. Shelfmarks as different aspects of subject.Need to use library catalogue!
  • Can also mention the little red book icon which goes straight to the list.
  • 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
  • Can also access from Moodle
  • Explain to students what Summon is.Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library > SummonAsk students to search for information using the example in the handout. Do a quick demo?Need to carry out a literature review:Finding the information available on a subjectFinding information to inform, underpin and shape your researchFinding what has already been written on a subjectAnalyzing, evaluating and making judgements about the info foundIdentifying the main trendsFinding appropriate information: the information needs to be suitable for your needie. right level, current if important, sufficient breadth or detail etc
  • Line-out, Rugby union (Teams are Toulouse and Lyon OU)Throw(ing), Jump(ing), players, teams, teamwork, match, pitch, spectators, home advantage...etcInjury prevention
  • Show refining options – FT, peer reviewed, content type etc and click through to full text.
  • E.g. Age groups, professional/elite/amateur/recreational...
  • Abbreviations e.g. ACL = anterior cruciate ligament
  • Point out:The SES GuideThe sorts of information providedContact detailsCite Them Right
  • Refer to worksheet: write a reference for the journal articleCan also mention plagiarism/referencing guide...
  • Show my details and mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
  • Essential library skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013

    1. 1. Essential Library Skills SES1242/SES1244 http:// / study / library study/library/
    2. 2. Today we are going to cover... • Different types of resources available for your studies • Using your reading lists to find books and journals • Finding information for your assignments • Using the Library subject guides and online referencing guide
    3. 3. Thinking about resources
    4. 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: 5mins
    5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Where can you find them? Where are the Sport books? 1st floor wing (right) 3rd floor 1st floor Online
    10. 10. Reading lists
    11. 11. Reading lists Exercise 2: Login to MyUniHub> My Study Use your module reading lists for SES1242 or SES1244, and SES1243 to answer the questions on the worksheet
    12. 12. Books on the shelf 612.044 HAY, 612.044 WIL, 613.7 SPO
    13. 13. Making A Request
    14. 14. Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    17. 17. Renewing Books Online
    18. 18. Finding journal articles using Summon Exercise 3: • To find an article on a particular topic... • Try Summon to search the Library’s online resources and the catalogue in one go • Access Summon from myUniHub
    19. 19. Finding resources myUniHub> My Study > My Library Select Summon and search for information for your Literature Review task
    20. 20. Search tips • Keep it simple! Can you summarise the topic in just a few words?
    21. 21. Refine your search
    22. 22. If you have too many results... • Add more keywords (narrow) • Be more specific (sprinting vs. running) • Use phrase searches (“penalty kicks”) • Add limits, e.g. date
    23. 23. If you have too few results... • Use synonyms (football or soccer) • Be less specific (martial arts vs. Judo) • Split up phrases • Use tricks like truncation* = swim* finds swim, swimmer, swimming etc
    24. 24. Library Subject Guides
    25. 25. Referencing
    26. 26. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) core hours Monday – Friday • Ask a Librarian • SES Library Subject Guide
    27. 27. Images • Rugby image from Wikimedia Commons licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.