Western Libraries Top 5

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Orientation session given to first year medical students on August 26th and 27th, 2009

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Western Libraries Top 5

  1. 1. Western Libraries: Top Five Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address]
  2. 2. Top 5 <ul><li>Where’s the library? </li></ul>
  3. 4. Your Library: Taylor <ul><li>Allyn & Betty Taylor Library </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences Building </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ </li></ul>=
  4. 5. Top 5 <ul><li>Where’s the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I book a study room in the library? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Booking a Study Room <ul><li>Go to the Taylor Library page </li></ul>
  6. 7. Booking a Study Room <ul><li>Select “Book a Study Room” </li></ul>
  7. 8. Top 5 <ul><li>Where’s the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I book a study room in the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find information for my paper? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Browse by Program Pages - Go to: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ - Log in to Off-Campus Access with your UWO username and password (same as email) - Select Browse by Program <ul><li>Select Medicine and Dentistry </li></ul>-Select Undergraduate Medical Education
  9. 10. http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/undergraduatemedicaleducation/ Use this page to find selected resources for the UME program Electronic Books Point of Care Tools Databases Image and video collections
  10. 11. Top 5 <ul><li>Where’s the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I book a study room in the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find information for my paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Why can’t I access this article? Do I really have to pay?? </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Can’t access the full text? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Solution #1 Did you log in to “Off-Campus Access?”
  13. 14. Solution #2 <ul><li>Student: But I did log in! </li></ul><ul><li>Me: Did you check the catalogue to see if we subscribe to the journal? </li></ul><ul><li>Student: The what? </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Catalogue Select “Catalogue” <ul><li>Search the Catalogue to find anything Western Libraries owns or subscribes to </li></ul><ul><li>...including: </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Point of Care Tools </li></ul>
  15. 16. http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca You can even search for electronic full-text journals. Select “Journal Title” Then enter the name of the journal And select “Go” Tip: Use the Advanced Search
  16. 17. Parts of a Catalogue Record Full title of the journal Links to electronic articles Coverage dates Call # & location of print volumes
  17. 18. Other ways to access electronic full text <ul><li>When searching for articles in databases, use the button to link to full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Tips: To see the buttons in PubMed - </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to log in to Off-Campus Access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the PubMed links from the library website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change the display in PubMed to Abstract or AbstractPlus </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Solution #3 <ul><li>Student: OK. OK. I checked the catalogue and the journal isn’t there. Do I still have to pay? </li></ul><ul><li>Me: Heck no! Order it through Interlibrary Loan for free </li></ul><ul><li>Student: How do I do that? </li></ul>
  19. 20. Interlibrary loan <ul><li>Start an account with RACER: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ill/firsttimeracer.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Then fill in the form to order your article </li></ul><ul><li>A print copy will be available for pick up within 24-48 hrs at the Taylor Service Desk </li></ul>Note: Windsor students will use the Leddy library for their interlibrary loans
  20. 21. Top 5 <ul><li>Where’s the library? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I book a study room in the library? </li></ul><ul><li>Why can’t I access this article? Do I really have to pay?? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find information for my paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I meet with you to go over my search strategy? ... To learn how to use RefWorks? ... To get some help with PubMed? ... To get help downloading Epocrates to my iPhone ... Etc... </li></ul>
  21. 22. YES! We’re here to help <ul><li>Who to call : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Help: General or access type questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 519 661 3168 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email, Chat: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/taylor/researchhelp.shtml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robin Featherstone, Clinical Medicine Librarian for Western </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 519 661 2111 ext: 86383 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selinda Berg, Clinical Medicine Librarian for Windsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 519 253 3000 ext: 3196 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>

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