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    Search25 and Copac Search25 and Copac Presentation Transcript

    • Two great search tools... James Thickins Academic Liaison Librarian University of Westminster
    • No library can stock everybook, journal or other resourcethat you may need for yourdissertation research...
    • Union catalogues such asandallow you to searchMULTIPLE librarycatalogues simultaneously
    • There is even a catalogue forlibraries across the worldcalled ‘WorldCat’ – (although obtaining material in libraries outside the UK can be difficult)!
    • Union catalogues facilitate moreaccess toresources, help youtrack down rare items and...save you time + effort
    • Use theIDD service toobtain books available in theUK through us...or visit the libraries youidentify...
    • 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)
    • Before you visit another library, check: If you can access the library If you can borrow What ID you need to take Opening hours
    • is the unioncatalogue for the M25consortium of libraries – its named after London’s favourite ring road!
    • Search 40+librariesacrossLondon andthe SouthEast
    • (These aremainlyuniversitylibraries, but someotherinstitutionsare alsoincluded.)
    • Search fora book
    • See whichlibrarieshold it
    • View theholdings
    • Search forjournals
    • Select‘UserOptions’...
    • to selectspecificlibrariesto search
    • or tosearchlibrarieswithparticularspecialisms
    • or tosearchlibrariesby theaccessrights thatyou have.
    • is the union catalogue for 70research librariesacross the UK
    • The fulllist oflibrariescan befound inthe FAQs
    • 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…
    • Viewdetails ofeachlibrary
    • Search fora book
    • See whichlibrarieshold it
    • Viewholdings
    • Search fora journal
    • Create anaccount(this isjust anoption, youdon’t haveto!)
    • Create RSSfeeds
    • Exportrecords toZotero,Endnote, orotherbibliographicmanagementsoftware
    • Ask yourlibrarian about searchothertools available.
    • 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
    • Presentation by:James ThickinsAcademic Liaison LibrarianUniversity of Westminster