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Crm1320 essential library skills 2012

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  • Recap of induction5 floors (Basement, GF, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)Printers on all floorsIT staff at Specialist Zone on 1st floor for help with accessing wireless network and loading software onto your laptopE.g.s of Book and journal to show them?
  • So now that you know a bit about the resources the library has, we are going to think about where can you find information. So for example, if you are given an essay to write, where would you start to look for information? (Let them tell you - Books, Newspaper, online, Journals,). Most journals are available online. Print journals are located in the Law Wing on 2nd floor of library
  • Good for: broad/general overview of subjectEdited for quality and accuracyNot so good for:May not be specific enoughCan be out of date
  • Good for:Easy to use/searchAll subjects coveredCan be very up-to-dateMobileNot so good for:No editorial controlUnreliable sourcesCan be created by anyoneMaterial can lack provenanceCan be out-of-dateNot everyone has access
  • Good for:Up-to-dateEditedReadily available (latest copies especially)Not so good for:Can be biasCan be unbalancedCan be sensationalistHard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • Good for:Up-to-dateSpecialist/focussedPresent latest researchEdited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)Lots of referencesNot so good for:Can be hard to locate/accessExpensiveMay be too specificMay be at wrong level
  • Where are the Sports Science books? (Let them tell you – might have found them already)NB: Click for each book, and wait for location to appear.Books in various places, e-books etc. Where - How. Shelfmarks as different aspects of subject.Need to use library catalogue!
  • UniHub as the way to access ALL useful information, including Library resourcesLogin to myUniHub for:Programme information (already used to register, you also can see timetables etc)Course notes, module information etc in My StudyStudent email (important to use as will receive emails from Library and Lecturers)UniHelp onlineAccess to Library and IT resources and services – Briefly Show Library & IT page - scroll down to IT/Printing info
  • Get them to login. [Use Firefox]
  • Links we’ll be using today.
  • (Can use catalogue on standalone machines in library – just to check holdings/locations etc, no need to login)Can borrow up to 12 books. Use catalogue to locate the books. Take books to be issued to self-service machines on GF. Scan card – put book on machine. Print receipt if requiredReturn through self-service book return on GF (inside or outside library)
  • What information will you need to use to find the book?
  • General keyword search – author’s surname and title words. Click on title to see location of book – floor and shelf number – and number of copies . Alternatively do Title A-Z search when know name of bookKey textbooks will have reference copy – library use only. Where possible we will purchase e-book as well
  • [Screengrab on next slide]. Can browse (some) e-books by using ‘ebook’ as keyword.
  • ‘Thatcher sport and exercise science’ general keyword search – show results list – print and e (text for SES1243)[ Maybe show what it looks like (need to be logged in to Athens!)]
  • Quiz question on this – go to library catalogue, see if book is available. If not, request using Request button in Library Catalogue.
  • Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Renew through My Account on Library CatologueMention charges for overdue requested books - £10 if not returned within 7 days of due date. Work co-operatively.
  • For renewing books.Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Responsibility to renew books to avoid charges.Most reading list books are 7 days
  • We will be looking at how to find ‘Articles on a topic’ when you don’t know all the details later.
  • Point out:Librarian is Ruth HoughtonThe Criminology GuideThe sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under Information Skills)Contact details have a look for themselves (later) at UniHub pages and Subject Guides
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide

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  • Essential Library Skillshttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/ study/library/
  • 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