PRS3330literature searching for your dissertation Kathy McGowan email@example.com
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.
UniHub home page and loginhttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
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
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.
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
Also.... LexisLibrary – full text access to UK, U.S. and International case law, legislation, journals, commentary and newspapers. Proquest – newspaper database - full text
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
Databases Login to My UniHub My Study, Then, My Library Select required database from alphabetical list of resourcesOR Go to your Library Subject Guide
Remember: Not all databases provide access to full-text journal articles Use library catalogue to check availability You may use inter-library loan/other librarieshttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/resources/ill/index.asp x
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
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
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
And finally... Look on Library and IT pages on uniHub http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/index.aspx Library Subject Guide: http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/risksafetyhealthenvironment Subject enquiries: Kathy McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org