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How do I get my stuff? Using the British Library for Research J.M. Grimshaw October 25 th  2011
Print: three collections <ul><li>Public health turns up in three  print  collections: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science Te...
Science Technology and Medicine <ul><li>Recent books and journals are in the reading rooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English l...
Social Sciences <ul><li>Small collection of recent books and journals are in the reading room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK boo...
Document Supply <ul><li>Covers all aspects of public health </li></ul><ul><li>Stored in Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfm...
Electronic collections <ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access through  Explore the British Library </li></ul>...
Databases <ul><li>Not in Explore the British Library </li></ul><ul><li>Use reading room Internet terminals </li></ul><ul><...
Links to full text …. <ul><li>May or may not be present! </li></ul><ul><li>If in doubt, check Explore the British Library ...
Plan your visit! <ul><li>British Library collections are comprehensive but a lot of print materials are held in Yorkshire ...
Order in advance <ul><li>Check Explore the British Library </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Order material before your visit </li...
Contacting the Reference Teams <ul><li>Find  Contact Us  on BL website – under About Us tab on home page </li></ul><ul><li...
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How do I get my stuff? Using the British Library for research

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Paper presented by J. Grimshaw at the November 2011 ALISS Global showcase event. Find out how to use the british Library (including its catalogues) for research.

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  • General Reference Collection – is old BM Library stock
  • Example: Global public health (Ovid) no link to International Journal of Epidemiology although we have e-version
  • Email will take you to Question Point (STM) or Social Sciences mailbox
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    1. 1. How do I get my stuff? Using the British Library for Research J.M. Grimshaw October 25 th 2011
    2. 2. Print: three collections <ul><li>Public health turns up in three print collections: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science Technology and Medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Reference Collection (Social Sciences and Humanities) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Document Supply (lending collection) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Science Technology and Medicine <ul><li>Recent books and journals are in the reading rooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English language books, 2003- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classified by Dewey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shelfmarks (B) 614.4 – (B) 614.6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals, 2003- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject order, classified by local scheme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shelfmark (P) HF00 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Social Sciences <ul><li>Small collection of recent books and journals are in the reading room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK books – last three years only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classified by Dewey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shelfmark: SPIS.362.1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK core journals – current year only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alphabetical order of title </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>All other books, journals and government documents </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In closed stacks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must generally be ordered from Explore the British Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May be stored off-site </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Document Supply <ul><li>Covers all aspects of public health </li></ul><ul><li>Stored in Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfmark style 1234.0000 for journals </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfmark style 00/1234 for books </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered via Explore the British Library </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take 48 hours to deliver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thing wanted may be out to paying customer </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Electronic collections <ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access through Explore the British Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-site only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers option of ordering DSC copy </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Databases <ul><li>Not in Explore the British Library </li></ul><ul><li>Use reading room Internet terminals </li></ul><ul><li>Follow link on welcome page </li></ul><ul><li>On site access only </li></ul>
    8. 8. Links to full text …. <ul><li>May or may not be present! </li></ul><ul><li>If in doubt, check Explore the British Library </li></ul>
    9. 9. Plan your visit! <ul><li>British Library collections are comprehensive but a lot of print materials are held in Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>It is not the best option if you are in a hurry! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Order in advance <ul><li>Check Explore the British Library </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Order material before your visit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow 48 hours for delivery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign official publications cannot be ordered through the catalogue – contact the Social Sciences Reference Team </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Contacting the Reference Teams <ul><li>Find Contact Us on BL website – under About Us tab on home page </li></ul><ul><li>Phone or click on Email link </li></ul><ul><li>Email Ask the Reference Team (via Explore the British Library) </li></ul>
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