Today we are going to cover...• What sorts of resources are available for your studies• How to find books and journals on your reading lists• Requesting and renewing books• Using the library pages on myUniHub and Library subject guides
The library has...
Different types of information
BooksWhat are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic.Good for: Clear overviewNot so good for: Up to date information
Web pagesWhat are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic.Good for: Very up to date informationNot so good for: Accurate and reliable information
NewspapersWhat are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic.Good for: Daily informationNot so good for: Balanced and well researched information
JournalsWhat are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research.Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by expertsNot so good for: Broad overview of a subject
Where are these resources? 1st floor 2nd floor (Law Wing) Where are the Criminology books? Online 2nd floor
UniHub home page and login http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
The Library Catalogue• Lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in the libraries at Hendon and Archway• You can use any campus library, or via the library catalogue, you can request books from Archway campus to be sent here for you to collect
BooksThis is a book reference from a reading list:Hood, R. & Hoyle, C. (2008). The death penalty:a worldwide perspective (4th ed). Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.
BooksUnderstanding your reading list:Author(s) Date Book Title Hood, R. & Hoyle, C. (2008). The death penalty: a worldwide perspective (4th ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Publisher Edition
Using the Library Cataloguefollow: MyUniHub – My Study – My LibraryCottrell, S. (2011) Critical thinking skills:developing effective analysis and argument,(2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
How do I find an e-book?• E-books can be found using the library catalogue, just like a print book.• You will see the words ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title.• Click on the blue ‘web access’ link to download or read the book online Make sure you have logged into myUniHub!
Access Full Text
Requesting BooksIf the book you are seeking is already onloan or only available at another campus,you may request it via the librarycatalogue
Making A Request
Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books OnlineUse the ‘Login to MyLibrary Account’ optionto see what items youhave on loan and torenew themN.B. You will not beable to renewrequested books
Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books Online
JournalsThis is a journal reference from a readinglist:Gekoski, A., Gray, J.M. & Adler, J.A. (2012).‘What Makes A Homicide Newsworthy?: UKNational Tabloid Newspaper Journalists TellAll’. British Journal of Criminology., 52 (6).pp.1212-1232
Journals This is a journal reference from a reading list:Author Date Title of article Gekoski, A., Gray, J.M. & Adler, J.A. (2012) ‘What Makes A Homicide Newsworthy?: UK National Tabloid Newspaper Journalists Tell All’. British Journal of Criminology., 52 (6). pp.1212-1232 Journal Title Volume Part Page Nos.
Journal Access• Most journals are available electronically• All our journals are listed in the library catalogue• There will be a blue ‘web access’ link to the available online issues of the journal• If you know the journal title, this is the easiest way to find it
Access Full Text
Make sure you’ve logged into myUniHub!• Use the My Library links to access library resources• This is especially important when you’re not on campus
What is Athens?• Athens is an authentication scheme which enables university students to access subscribed resources and databases• Logging into UniHub gives you access to these Middlesex resources under My Library• Your Athens login details are the same as your UniHub login
What Criminology journals do we have?
Finding journal articles using Summon• To find an article on a particular topic...• Try Summon to search all of the Library’s electronic resources and the catalogue in one go.• Access Summon from myUniHub
Type somesimple key wordsand click ‘search’
Use the options on the left to narrow your search Click on the article title or the icon to read the full text.
Library Subject Guides
Using other libraries• SCONUL Access Scheme – reciprocal scheme with other UK universities: – FT students may use up to 3 libraries in scheme for reference only – Completed application form on website – Submit at UniHelp desk – Need to take SCONUL Access card and MU ID card to chosen university
Need help?• Specialist Zone (1st floor) Monday – Friday 11- 3 for Library & IT Support• Opening hours• Criminology Library Subject Guide• Your librarian – Ruth Houghton