Using the resources and search techniques that you discover in your library information skills session, as well as the IT skills that you learn in your computing session, produce a one page summary (including references) of The challenges of biofuels , in particular (including illustrations if you wish):
• a brief description of what biofuels are and how they differ from petro fuels • a brief overview of the current use of biofuels in the UK, Europe and worldwide • a discussion of what the main challenges are in the production and use of biofuels
The page limit is strictly one side of A4, minimum 10pt font size
Write an e-mail to your personal tutor introducing yourself and attaching your research document.
Copy your e-mail to Dr Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for this e-mail is Friday 8th October at 4pm
Type of information
Where to look?
Database Library catalogue Encyclopedia
Who is the author of the book “Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer” published in 2008?
Welty, J. R.
Where in the library would you find Energy and Fuels?
Physical Sciences Pers
Engineering Q 5 PER
In the bin
Knovel is an interactive e-book database.
It gives searchable access to the full text of a range of engineering text and reference books.
You may already have had warnings from your tutors about:
Referencing and citation
Avoid the crime of "copy / paste"
You may be surprised how easily your lecturers can spot plagiarism - and there may be serious penalties.
Acknowledge your sources
Citing your sources
Citing styles: Harvard and Vancouver
Essential details -Who, what , where, when and why?
Note the content
Access to e-resources
Most electronic resources can be accessed on or off campus
The best route to these is via the library website
You will need your UCL userid to log in
For further information go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/e-res.shtml#res-home
Click on WISE, then Engineering and the Built Environment
Ground Floor, Science Library
020 7679 7789
Come and ask me, can even arrange 1:1 training
After this session do you think you will be using the library?