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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.

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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  • How do I get my stuff? Using the British Library for Research J.M. Grimshaw October 25 th 2011
  • Print: three collections
    • Public health turns up in three print collections:
        • Science Technology and Medicine
        • General Reference Collection (Social Sciences and Humanities)
        • Document Supply (lending collection)
  • Science Technology and Medicine
    • Recent books and journals are in the reading rooms
      • English language books, 2003-
        • Classified by Dewey
        • Shelfmarks (B) 614.4 – (B) 614.6
      • Journals, 2003-
        • Subject order, classified by local scheme
        • Public health
        • Shelfmark (P) HF00
  • Social Sciences
    • Small collection of recent books and journals are in the reading room
      • UK books – last three years only
        • Classified by Dewey
        • Shelfmark: SPIS.362.1
      • UK core journals – current year only
        • Alphabetical order of title
    • All other books, journals and government documents
        • In closed stacks
        • Must generally be ordered from Explore the British Library
        • May be stored off-site
  • Document Supply
    • Covers all aspects of public health
    • Stored in Yorkshire
    • Shelfmark style 1234.0000 for journals
    • Shelfmark style 00/1234 for books
    • Ordered via Explore the British Library
        • Take 48 hours to deliver
        • Thing wanted may be out to paying customer
  • Electronic collections
    • E-Journals
        • Access through Explore the British Library
        • On-site only
        • Offers option of ordering DSC copy
  • Databases
    • Not in Explore the British Library
    • Use reading room Internet terminals
    • Follow link on welcome page
    • On site access only
  • Links to full text ….
    • May or may not be present!
    • If in doubt, check Explore the British Library
  • Plan your visit!
    • British Library collections are comprehensive but a lot of print materials are held in Yorkshire
    • It is not the best option if you are in a hurry!
  • Order in advance
    • Check Explore the British Library
        • Order material before your visit
        • Allow 48 hours for delivery
        • Foreign official publications cannot be ordered through the catalogue – contact the Social Sciences Reference Team
  • Contacting the Reference Teams
    • Find Contact Us on BL website – under About Us tab on home page
    • Phone or click on Email link
    • Email Ask the Reference Team (via Explore the British Library)