Library introduction for MBA Shipping & Logistics and Oil& Gas


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  • WelcomeIn this session we are going to cover what Library and IT support can provide for you.
  • You will find that the library here is much bigger then you are used to. When people think of a library the first thing that comes into their minds are books but Middlesex library has much more than just books: (Allow images to appear, then talk through what we have.)(Pic 1) books(Pic 2) electronic books, (Pic 3) journals and e-journals(Pic 4) databases(Pic 5) e- newspapers(Pic 6) place to study(Pic 7) Wireless access(Pic 8) laptops that you can borrow. (Pic 9) Expert advice when you need it
  • Explain to students how to access our resources:Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My LibraryProvides access to our Library catalogue, Summon, Journal Databases etcThis is new to you. No longer need to log in to Athens. Seamless access to our e-resources if you log in to myUniHub.Ask them to log in
  • Your librarian Sandra Celada is available Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 GMT for expert help in: Finding and accessing e-resources Subject specific enquiries Referencing & literature searching adviceShe can provide 1-1 support over the phone, email or online, by appointment Her contact details are available on the Work Based Learning & Professional Practice library guide which I show you shortly.The library also provides expert advice for academic IT needs such as software,
  • We’re now going to take a look at a few key library resources that will be useful for your research:Library guidesElectronic resourcesResearch RepositoryBibliographic managementKeeping current – alerts and feedsFor Dprof’sImpact Factor for JournalsData collection tools
  • WBL guide – summary***Distance learners support – summary entitled to extra support from the library. Postal books, journal articles, etc. See guide for more information.FAIR – the best of the web resourcesResearch – how to publish a book, etc...
  • SummonE-booksDatabasesE-journals
  • Library introduction for MBA Shipping & Logistics and Oil& Gas

    1. 1. Welcome to the Library
    2. 2. Aim of the session:• Introduction to the library, its services and resources.• Live demonstration of how to access some of our resources and perform basic searches.
    3. 3. What does the Library provide?• Resources: E-journal articles, e-books, market reports, financial data, industry profiles, country data, etc…• Library support: Subject Librarians, IT support
    4. 4. Accessing the library e-resources- log into myUniHub to access the libraries e-resourcesmyUniHub > My Study > My Library
    5. 5. My Library: use the links in this box to gain full access to all of the library’s resources
    6. 6. Where can I get help with…• Finding and accessing resources?• Subject specific information?• Literature searching?• Referencing advice?The Library Subject Guide for MBA Distance Learning provides information on:• Contacting your specialist librarians• Resource information & research skillsTo access the guide, go to: myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides > MBA (left hand side)
    7. 7. Support for Distance Learners•Postal delivery of books (cost of return post only)•Electronic delivery of photocopies of journal articles and bookchapters - £2/£3 per request•SCONUL access – access to other UK university librariesFor more information, registration and request forms go to:UniHub > Your Study > Library & IT Support > Library Services > Studying at aDistance:
    8. 8. Library resources a selection of resources available to you...
    9. 9. Library Subject GuidesThe library provides a range of online library guides:Guides which may be of interest are:• MBA Distance Learning (left-hand side) Lists a range of resources specific for Business, Shipping & Logistics, Oil & Gas…• Work Based Learning & Professional Practice Themed resources on Coaching & Mentoring, Action Research, Reflective & Experiential learning, etc…• Referencing & Plagiarism (left-hand side) Advice on plagiarism, Referencing Style Guides, Turnitin
    10. 10. Electronic resources• E-books – download or read online• Databases – subject specific collections of academic and trade journals, newspapers, market reports, industry profiles, financial and country data, etc.• E-Journals – look up individual journals by title or subject area• Middlesex University Research Repository - an open access digital archive of theses, journal articles, reviews, etc. written by Mdx staff and researchers
    11. 11. Where to look for information? •Library Subject Guides •Library Catalogue •Summon •Databases If you don’t know which resources to use the Library Subject Guide for MBA Distance Learners is the best place to start. Look under the “Resources” tab for •recommendations on subject specific databases •advise on how to effectively search these resources •how to troubleshoot access problems.
    12. 12. Library CatalogueGood for:• Searching for a specific book, e-book or journal title.Not so good for:• Finding individual journal articles.
    13. 13. SummonGood for:• Searches across most of the library’s resources in one simple search• Finds journal articles, books, e-books, and other publication types• Very easy to refine your results by: full-text, content type (e.g. scholarly journals), subject, publication date, etc.Not so good for:• Doesn’t search ALL databases, specifically non-journal databases.• Some glitches when connecting through to articles! – see link:
    14. 14. Databases You can also select to search individual databases, some very useful databases include:• Business Source Complete 5000+journals, Industry and Country Profiles, Company Information…• Emerald Academic & professional literature covering Business, Economics, Management• Keynote 3000+ UK & European Market Intelligence Reports, and Business Ratio Reports• Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database) Provides key business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. Includes: country & industry statistics, market reports, company information, country profiles & briefings, strategy briefings, consumer lifestyle statistics and comment on emerging industry, country and consumer trends.
    15. 15. Further help and adviceYour Librarians are : Sandra Celada Jamie Halstead •We are available to support you with any aspect of library resources, literature searching, referencing, etc. •We can provide support online - using web Adobe Connect Web Conferencing software, or by phone and email.
    16. 16. Live demonstration…
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