Nursing - Essential Library Skills


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Nursing - Essential Library Skills

  1. 1. Middlesex University Learning Resources Essential Library Skills
  2. 2. At The End Of This Session You Will Be Able To: <ul><li>Use the Learning Resources Web Pages / Library Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Library Catalogue to find a book or journal </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the books and journals on the shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Request and renew books (using your Library Account) </li></ul><ul><li>Log-in to electronic resources (e.g. online journals and books) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Learning Resources Homepage / Library Subject Guides <ul><li>Go to Task 1 in your handout </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Library Catalogue <ul><li>The Library Catalogue lists all the material (books, journals, videos etc.) held in all the Middlesex University libraries </li></ul><ul><li>You may use any campus library, or via the library catalogue you may request books from another campus to be sent here for you to collect </li></ul>
  5. 6. Books <ul><li>This is an example of a reference for a book: </li></ul><ul><li>Author Date Title of book </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes, R. (1995). Successful study for degrees . ( 2 nd ed). London: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Edition Publisher </li></ul>
  6. 7. Books <ul><li>How are they arranged? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Dewey Decimal Classification <ul><li>The main Middlesex University campus libraries (Hendon, Cat Hill and Trent Park) all use the Dewey classification scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Each subject has its own subject number </li></ul>
  8. 9. Dewey <ul><li>Shelf order - sample subject areas: </li></ul><ul><li>300 Social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Shelf order within a subject </li></ul><ul><li>155.4 HEA </li></ul><ul><li>155.4124 REE </li></ul>
  9. 10. NLM Classification <ul><li>At the hospital libraries, the National Library For Medicine (NLM) Classification System is used </li></ul><ul><li>This is a specialist classification for health and medical resources and consists of letters and numbers </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. QT35 GAT </li></ul><ul><li>W20.5 CLI </li></ul>
  10. 11. Book & Journal Locations
  11. 12. Finding Books on the Library Catalogue <ul><li>After a short demonstration of searching for books using the Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li> ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Please go to Task 2 in your handout </li></ul>
  12. 13. Requesting Books <ul><li>If the book you are seeking is already on loan or only available at another campus, you may request it via the library catalogue </li></ul>
  13. 14. Making A Request
  14. 15. Making A Request
  15. 16. Requesting Books <ul><li>After a short demonstration of requesting a book </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Task 3 in your handout </li></ul>
  16. 17. Logging in to My Account
  17. 18. Renewing Books Online <ul><li>Use the ‘ My Account’ option to see what items you have on loan and to renew them </li></ul><ul><li>NB You will not be able to renew requested books </li></ul>
  18. 19. Renewing Books Online
  19. 20. Library Account & Renewing Books Online <ul><li>Experiment with </li></ul><ul><li>Your Library Account </li></ul><ul><li>using the information in </li></ul><ul><li>Task 4 in your handout </li></ul>
  20. 21. Journals <ul><li>This is an example of a journal reference : </li></ul><ul><li>Author Date Title of article </li></ul><ul><li>Ellis, N et al. (2007). ‘Exercise interventions as an adjunct therapy for psychosis: a critical review’. British Journal of Clinical Psychology , 46, (1), p. 95-111. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Title Volume Part Page Nos. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Journal Access <ul><li>Information regarding the Library’s holdings of print and electronic journals can be accessed via </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>The Nursing Library Subject Guide </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul>
  22. 23. Print Or Online? <ul><li>A journal may be available in print form or available online (or both) </li></ul><ul><li>To check availability, use the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>If available in print form, the catalogue will tell you which campus holds the journal </li></ul><ul><li>If available online, there will be a blue ‘web access’ link to the available online issues of the journal </li></ul>
  23. 25. Electronic Resources Login
  24. 26. Electronic Resources Password <ul><li>For many journals, you will be asked for an Electronic Resources username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Your username will be your IT user ID </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. AD123) </li></ul><ul><li>Your password is your IT password </li></ul>
  25. 27. Journals <ul><li>How are they arranged? </li></ul>
  26. 28. Print Journals Are Arranged… <ul><li>Alphabetically by the exact title of the journal </li></ul><ul><li>Within each title, the journal is arranged by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volume number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Part or issue number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 29. Finding Journals on the Library Catalogue <ul><li>After a short demonstration of searching for journals using the Library Catalogue ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Please go to Task 5 of your worksheet </li></ul>
  28. 30. Contact Details <ul><li>Jamie Halstead </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Librarian: Health Programmes (Hendon) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 020 8411 5991 </li></ul>