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Msc env poll induction oct2012

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    • Library resources forEnvironmental Pollution Control Searching, retrieving information and locating library materials Kathy McGowan kathy1@mdx.ac.uk
    • By the end of this session you shouldbe able to: Understand the range of library resources available to you. Understand how to use the library catalogue and how to request and renew items Locate useful starting points such as the Library & IT pages and Library Subject Guides on uniHub Be able to locate online subject databases to find out what has been published in journals.
    • Getting startedA good starting point is the Library & IT pages on uniHub: http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/From here you will find links to:- Library Catalogue - to see what is available at Middlesex University Library Subject Guides - useful starting points and links created by your subject librarian Electronic Resources - such as bibliographic databases and on-line journals Also opening times, campus information & helpsheets, especially Referencing Guide
    • What kind of information should I useand where do I get it from? Books Middlesex University Library catalogue http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/  Using the catalogue  Requesting and renewing books
    • What kind of information do I use andwhere do I get it from? Journals  A journal may be available in print or available online. To check availability, use the library catalogue. If available in print, catalogue will tell you which campus holds the journal.  If available online, there will be a blue link to the available online issues of the journal Example
    • How do I log in to use online journalsand databases? Most online journals and databases are subscription services which require you to log in as a member of a subscribing institution This gives you access to the e-resources from home provided you have internet access Your username and password will be the same ones you use to login to the Middlesex University computer network
    • Useful databasesUse these Databases to find out what journal articles have been published on your topic: Business Source Complete – full text GreenFILE Sage Online – full text Science Citation Index Science Direct – full text Social Science Citation Index NB Not all databases provide direct access to full text journal articles
    • Other full-text resourcesLaw databases: Lexis Library & Westlaw– full text access to international case law and legislationNewspapers: Proquest - full text UK newspaper articles
    • Science Citation Index (SCI)Search Screen
    • Combining Searches in SCI
    • SCI Results Screen
    • SCI results may not provide full text
    • Full Text
    • Using Science Direct from homeHaving logged into uniHub before you start, click on Athens/Other Institution login on Science Direct home page:
    • Logging in to Science Direct
    • Science Direct home page
    • Restrict to subscribed journals
    • How to find materials you need Remember to check the Library Catalogue for availability at Middlesex University. Reserve items if they are on loan or only available at other campuses. Items not available in the University may be ordered through the Inter Library Loan service at a cost of £3 per request http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/resources/ill/index.a spx Make use of other libraries you have access to - some organisations have useful specialist libraries.
    • SCONUL Access Scheme SCONUL Access Scheme provides access to other academic libraries For more information on the scheme visit the website To apply, fill in the form at: http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/users_info/how_html Take form to library helpdesk where you will be provided with SCONUL Access card Take to library of choice with Middlesex ID card
    • British Library Website The British Library website has a link to its catalogue You can use this to check if material you require is held at St Pancras Reading Rooms Information on applying for a reader’s pass and the forms of ID required are on the website http://www.bl.uk
    • Referencing You must reference your work properly with full bibliographic details of all resources used Keep a record of what you are using from the start of your literature searching For information on how to reference your work, go to Unihub/My Study/’How To’ Guides Select Referencing & Citation Guides Select Referencing and Citation Style: Natural Sciences
    • And finally... Don’t forget that silent study space is available in Law Wing on 2nd floor and also on 3rd floor If you need further help:  Look on Library & IT pages on uniHub: http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/index.aspx  Password queries: UniHelp  Subject enquiries: Kathy McGowan k.mcgowan@mdx.ac.uk