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  • Introduce myUniHub and explain that you can access: 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)WebHelpdeskAccess to Library and IT resources and services – Show page – briefly cover left-hand box & scroll down to IT/Printing info
  • Get them to login. [Use Firefox]
  • Links we’ll be using today.


  • 1. PRS3330literature searching for your dissertation Kathy McGowan
  • 2. By the end of this session you shouldbe able to: Understand the range of library resources available to you. Locate Library Subject Guide and other useful pages on the Library & IT pages on uniHub Be aware of the range of online subject databases available to find out what has been published in journals.
  • 3. UniHub home page and login
  • 4. Library Subject Guide
  • 5. Journals  Remember - a journal may either be available in print or available online.  To check availability, use the library catalogue. If available in print, catalogue will tell you where the journal is located in the library.  If available online, there will be a blue link to the available online issues of the journal
  • 6. JournalsThis is an example of a journal reference : Author Date Title of article Bush, J., Moffatt, S. & Dunn, C., (2001). ‘Even the birds round here cough’: stigma, air pollution and health in Teeside. Health and Place, 7, (1), p. 47-56. Journal Title Volume Part Page Nos.
  • 7. Finding the journal article
  • 8. Accessing the article
  • 9. Finding the article
  • 10. The full text
  • 11. Useful databasesUse these Databases to find out what journal & other information has been published on your topic: Barbour – best practice, guidance and legal information for environment, health and safety Business Source Complete – full text, peer-reviewed business related journals Science Direct - full text Web of Science: Science Citation Index Social Science Citation Index
  • 12. Also.... LexisLibrary – full text access to UK, U.S. and International case law, legislation, journals, commentary and newspapers. Proquest – newspaper database - full text
  • 13. How do I use online journals anddatabases? Most online journals and databases require you to be a member of a subscribing institution If you log into uniHub (follow My Study-My Library) before accessing the library’s electronic resources, you will be able to access the available e-books and online journals You will have access to the e-resources from home provided you have internet access
  • 14. Databases Login to My UniHub My Study, Then, My Library Select required database from alphabetical list of resourcesOR Go to your Library Subject Guide
  • 15. Occasionally you may see thisscreen...
  • 16. Simply follow link & login with yourUniHub username and password...and if asked to login again, use yournetwork/uniHub username and password
  • 17. Barbour
  • 18. Barbour Resources
  • 19. Searching Document Library
  • 20. Keyword search
  • 21. Accessing the document
  • 22. Searching for Law Cases
  • 23. Search results
  • 24. Law databases & Case law
  • 25. Science Citation Index (SCI)Search Screen
  • 26. Combining Searches in SCI
  • 27. SCI Results Screen
  • 28. SCI results may not provide full text
  • 29. Full Text
  • 30. Science Direct home page
  • 31. Restrict to subscribed journals
  • 32. Summon
  • 33. Remember: Not all databases provide access to full-text journal articles Use library catalogue to check availability You may use inter-library loan/other libraries x
  • 34. Inter-Library Loans If the journal you require is not available at Middlesex University, we can get the article for you. From Library & IT pages, follow link to Inter- Library Loans Login using Unihub username and password Complete form and submit You will receive a PDF version of the journal article which you may save and keep £3 charge
  • 35. SCONUL Access Scheme SCONUL Access Scheme provides access to other academic libraries For more information on the scheme visit the website To apply, submit completed form at UniHelp desk
  • 36. Referencing You must reference your work properly with full details of all resources used, e.g. books, journal articles, websites Keep a record of what you are using from the start of your literature searching For information on how to reference your work, see the Natural Sciences referencing guide in your module handbooks in My Learning
  • 37. And finally... Look on Library and IT pages on uniHub Library Subject Guide: Subject enquiries: Kathy McGowan