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  • 1. Two great search tools... James Thickins Academic Liaison Librarian University of Westminster
  • 2. No library can stock everybook, journal or other resourcethat you may need for yourdissertation research...
  • 3. Union catalogues such asandallow you to searchMULTIPLE librarycatalogues simultaneously
  • 4. There is even a catalogue forlibraries across the worldcalled ‘WorldCat’ – (although obtaining material in libraries outside the UK can be difficult)!
  • 5. Union catalogues facilitate moreaccess toresources, help youtrack down rare items and...save you time + effort
  • 6. Use theIDD service toobtain books available in theUK through us...or visit the libraries youidentify...
  • 7. There are some greatlibraries in London that youcan use for free...And many academic librariesare part of the SCONUL ACCESSscheme...(check www.sconul.ac.uk fordetails)
  • 8. Before you visit another library, check: If you can access the library If you can borrow What ID you need to take Opening hours
  • 9. is the unioncatalogue for the M25consortium of libraries – its named after London’s favourite ring road!
  • 10. Search 40+librariesacrossLondon andthe SouthEast
  • 11. (These aremainlyuniversitylibraries, but someotherinstitutionsare alsoincluded.)
  • 12. Search fora book
  • 13. See whichlibrarieshold it
  • 14. View theholdings
  • 15. Search forjournals
  • 16. Select‘UserOptions’...
  • 17. to selectspecificlibrariesto search
  • 18. or tosearchlibrarieswithparticularspecialisms
  • 19. or tosearchlibrariesby theaccessrights thatyou have.
  • 20. is the union catalogue for 70research librariesacross the UK
  • 21. The fulllist oflibrariescan befound inthe FAQs
  • 22. Theseinclude… British Library National Library of Scotland National Library of Wales National Art Library Natural History Museum Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, KCL, SOAS, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool…
  • 23. Viewdetails ofeachlibrary
  • 24. Search fora book
  • 25. See whichlibrarieshold it
  • 26. Viewholdings
  • 27. Search fora journal
  • 28. Create anaccount(this isjust anoption, youdon’t haveto!)
  • 29. Create RSSfeeds
  • 30. Exportrecords toZotero,Endnote, orotherbibliographicmanagementsoftware
  • 31. Ask yourlibrarian about searchothertools available.
  • 32. Links• www.copac.ac.uk• www.search25.ac.uk• www.sconul.ac.uk• www.suncat.ac.uk• www.westminster.ac.uk/libraryanditservices – Your Library > IDD – Your Library > Using other libraries• www.worldcat.org
  • 33. Presentation by:James ThickinsAcademic Liaison LibrarianUniversity of Westminster