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Essential Library Skills for Psychology 2011

Essential Library Skills for Psychology 2011






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    • Essential Library Skills
      BSc Psychology Programmes
      Judy McSorley
      Senior Liaison Librarian for Psychology 10.2011
    • At the end of this session you will be able to:
      • Find a book or journal
      • Request and renew books
      • Access and use Learning Resources online help, information and materials
    • Where are the psychology books?
      abnormal developmental
      educational health occupational
      social environmental
      psychotherapy intelligence
      forensic personality
      neuropsychology clinical
      theoretical organisational
    • Where are the psychology books?
      Psychology is a cross-disciplinary subject.
      Books on the various aspects of psychology will be shelved in all areas of the library.
      To find specific titles in their own particular locations it is essential that you can use the Library Catalogue effectively.
    • Books
      How are they arranged?
    • Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
      Middlesex University campus libraries (Hendon, and Trent Park) use the Dewey system.
      Each subject has its own subject number as follows:
      100 Philosophy and psychology
      300 Social sciences
      400 Language
      500 Science, maths and statistics
      600 Technology
      800 Literature
      900 Geography and history
    • Shelf order:specific,within psychology
      150 Psychology
      153 Conscious mental processes
      153.1 Learning
      153.12 Memory
      153.13 Types of memory
      153.132 Visual memory
    • The wide range of psychology:
      SubjectShelf No. Floor
      clinical 616.89 3
      developmental 155.4 1
      educational 370.15 2
      forensic 364.3 2
      health 610.19 3
      neuropsychology 612.82 3
      occupational 158.7 1
      psychotherapies 616.8914 3
      personality 155.2 1
      social 302 1
    • Reading lists: book or article
      author date title of book
      Barnes, R.(1995). Successful study for
      degrees. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.
      edition publisher
      A reference for a book
    • Reading lists: book or article
      authordate title of article
      Ellis, N et al. (2007) Exercise interventions as an
      adjunct therapy for psychosis: a critical review,
      British Journal of Clinical Psychology,
      vol.46, no. 1, pp. 95-111
      part journal title
      volume page nos
      A reference for a journal article
    • The Library Catalogue
      The library catalogue lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in all the Middlesex University libraries.
      You may borrow from any campus library or, using the catalogue, you may request books from another campus to be sent here for you to collect.
    • The Library Catalogue
      The catalogue includes several different search
      Each is useful depending on the information available to start with.
    • The Library Catalogue http://library.mdx.ac.uk
      Activity: (10minutes & in pairs)
      Try the following 3 examples and decide which of the listed search types is most appropriate for each – using the information provided.
      Find “Forensic psychology : concepts, debates and practice”
      Find a book on cognitive development
      Find a neuropsychology book by Neil Martin
    • The Library Catalogue
      Best options would be:-
      For the first, where the title is fully
      known, use Title A-Z
      For the second where a topic is
      known, use Title Keyword
      Where a part title and author are
      known, use General Keyword
    • The Library Catalogue
    • The Library Catalogue
      Click to request if no copies are available
    • Making a Request
      Use your ID/ student number & your date of birth as “Pin”
    • Renewing
      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
      books which are requested
    • RenewingSelect titles for renewal then click the Renew button
    • Journals
      How are print journals arranged?
    • Print Journals are arranged:-
      Alphabetically by the exact title of the journal.
      Within each title, journals are arranged:
      overall by date : volume number : part/issue number
      The vast majority of our journals are
      now provided electronically and
      accessed through the Library Catalogue
      Print journals are located on the
      2nd floor in the Law Wing
    • Print/Online? Check the Catalogue
      Online only
    • Print/Online? Check the Catalogue
      Online and print formats. Note varying date ranges.
    • myUniHub for alternative access to the catalogue etc.Logging in here enables access to electronic resources without further authentication.
    • Electronic Resources Login
      Accessing resources without going through myUniHub may require frequent logins using your usual IT ID and password. Use the orange link to the Middlesex screen
    • Electronic Resources Login
      Setting the “cookie” as described below will open the Middlesex login screen more immediately when accessing e-resources subsequently
    • Quiz.......15 minutes
    • Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/
      The new UniHub links to Library and IT under the Your study tab. There are a number of links from here including one to the Library Subject Guides
    • Library and IT Support: Databases
      From http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/ :
      scroll down to Journals & E-Resources then to Databases for
    • Library and IT Support: Google Scholar
      Google Scholar will find academic articles related to specific topics but results are citation only, with very few full text versions.
      Additionally not all journals are necessarily peer reviewed.
    • Library and IT Support: Subject Guides
    • Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/- start here