UCO Library - Library Resources for Researchers


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A presentation delivered to members of the University Campus Oldham Research Group on library resources for researchers including ZETOC, COPAC and eTHOS.

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UCO Library - Library Resources for Researchers

  1. 1. Library Resourcesfor ResearchersTim LeonardMay 2013 CC image courtesy of Evan Wood on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44788018@N00/231364920
  2. 2. What we’ll be covering Registering with databases to savesearches/results ZETOC/COPAC/The British Library/EThOS “Do we have access to…..?” UCO Inter Library loan service Identifying High Impact journals Referencing tools What the Library can help you with
  3. 3. Registering with databases WHY???? You use your Huddersfield ID toaccess electronic databases BUT you can create a personal account onmany databases to create alerts, store results,save searches, etc.
  4. 4. Registering with databasesWeb of Science/KnowledgeBusiness, Criminology and Penology, Education and EducationalResearch/Special Education, Health Policy and Services, Law, Nursing,Public Environmental and Occupational Health, Social Work, SubstanceAbuseScopusArts and Humanities, Business Management and Accounting, Energy,Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, SocialSciences
  5. 5. http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk Can be used as a search database Main strength is as a current awarenessservice
  6. 6. ZETOC Log into Zetoc with yourHuddersfield account Set up alerts to any email address Easy to edit alerts or set up newones Emails sent every weekday
  7. 7. http://copac.ac.uk search over 70 academic, national andspecialist libraries in the UK Includes Universities of Manchester andLiverpool
  8. 8. COPAC Be aware of material that is likely to bereference Some institutions do not participate ininterlending (Oxford, Cambridge, someresearch libraries) Get a SCONUL card to visit other universitylibraries as a researcher:http://www.hud.ac.uk/library/info-for/researchers/usingotherlibraries/
  9. 9. http://explore.bl.uk Complete catalogue of the British Library Search for books and journal articles by title
  10. 10. UCO Inter-Library Loan Service Access to the complete Document DeliveryService of the British Library Loans of hard copy material Secure Electronic Delivery of journal articles Charges can be made to departmental fund Just fill in a form!
  11. 11. UCO Inter-Library Loan Service Check with the LCC regarding availability ofitems for request Books are typically loaned to us for threeweeks Renewals add another six weeks We can normally renew up to three times
  12. 12. “Do we have access to…..?”
  13. 13. A-Z List of JournalsSearch by Journal TitleSearch by Citation to get afull text link (if subscribed)
  14. 14. http://ethos.bl.ukMasters and Research theses from 125 UKUniversitiesTheses can be downloaded as .pdfsIf a theses isn’t currently available to download,you can request digitisationSearch without registering, registration is requiredfor requests and downloads
  15. 15. EThOS University of Huddersfield are among thecontributing institutions Some institutions may request payment fordigitisation requests Huddersfield support open-access (so requests fordigitisation do not incur a charge) Downloads are in .pdf format (Adobe Reader isrequired) and may be compressed (software to un-zip files may be needed) Ask the LCC if you need any help!
  16. 16. Identifying High Impact journalsFor research?For publication?
  17. 17. Identifying High Impact journalsJournal Metrics ToolsWeb of Science/KnowledgeScopus
  18. 18. Referencing tools• Mendelay is available on all UCO PCs• MyEndNote web is free, offers some of thefunctionality of the full version• Zotero is another free application• Please ask if you need help!
  19. 19. Referencing toolsSummon: Use the Saved Items function to getcitations in APA standard
  20. 20. Referencing tools• Word: References tab has tools for insertingfootnotes, citations, creating bibliographiesand contents tables• Lots of tutorials on Youtube about Referenceshttp://youtu.be/oYe5RUWW73Ahttp://youtu.be/W0VN62YA7os
  21. 21. What else can the Library help youwith? Help and guidance regardingdatabases and search strategies Investigating possibilitiesregarding an institutionalrepository You tell us!
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Thanks for listening!