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