Introduce myUniHuband 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
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Links we’ll be using today.
(Can use catalogue on standalone machines in library – just to check holdings/locations etc, no need to login)
Stress it’s the same login.
We also staff Expert Advice zone at advertised hours.
Transcript of "Literature searching 2nd year students pptx"
Searching for journal articles
This aims to explain• How to use the Library pages on UniHub and myUniHub and Library Subject Guides to find the resources you need.• How to Log-in to electronic resources (e.g. databases, online journals and books) and search for articles.• How to get material from elsewhere.
Before Accessing an Electronic resource• Login to MyUniHub• Follow the links in the My Library box to access the resource
UniHub home page and login http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
The Library Catalogue• The Library Catalogue lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in all the Middlesex University libraries.• When you do a search on the databases you will also need to use the library catalogue to check whether we have a subscription to the journal the article is published in.
Journal Access• Information regarding the Library’s holdings of print and electronic journals can be accessed via the Library Catalogue• If available in print, the catalogue will tell you which campus holds the journal• If available online, there will be a blue ‘web access’ link to the available online issues of the journal
Finding a Journal article via the catalogueUSE THE JOURNAL TITLE AND SEARCH THE LIBRARY CATALOGUEFIND THE JOURNAL TITLE IN THE LIST AND CLICK ON IT
Occasionally...You may see this screenClick on the link and login with your myUniHubusername and password.
To search for articles on a topic• You need to use a Database to search for articles.• You will have full text access to items we have a subscription to.• Go from the My Library box in MyUniHub and click on Databases for the full list.• Log into MyUniHub and go to the Library Subject Guides for ones selected by your librarian.
Useful Databases• Social Sciences Citation Index• International Bibliography of the Social Sciences• Law Databases – LexisLibrary, Westlaw, HeinOnline• Proquest Newsstand (Full Text UK Newspapers)• PsycInfo
Social Sciences Citation Index Once logged in, click on Web of Science tabAnd on the + next toCitation DatabasesThis enables you to selectthe indexes you wish tosearch
Registering with SSCI enables you to save your search preferences,searches, and set up email alerts.You complete an online form to do this. If you forget your password youcan ask for a reminder to be sent to your email address.
Example searchTo explore drugs and crimeThink about related keywordsDrugsSubstance misuse or Substance abuseCrimeCriminal behaviourIt may be useful to do 2 or more searches andcombine them
Use thedrop Selectdown Topicmenus searchtochangebetweenAND, OR or Type search terms into theNOT boxes and click on search The results are high. You should conduct a second search for the other part of your topic.The results for the second search fordrugs or Substance abuse are high.It is time to combine the searches.Click on Search History
Click AND on theCheckbox to combine Click on the checkboxes tosearches select 2 or more searches to combine before clicking on combineThe third search has combined the first two. Click on the blue number to go to theresults screen Results are bibliographical references. Clicking on the title will give you the abstract and additional links to related articles. You need to check the catalogue to see if we have a subscription to the journal.
So to find the full text of this article……do a Journal A-Z or Journal Keywordsearch on the library catalogue
The Advanced search gives you more optionsTwo searches – which I later combine
Combining the results. Results summary. Click on the title for the abstract.Use the library catalogue to check whether we have asubscription to the journal the article is published in.
If we have no subscription to the journal• You may use the InterLibrary Loan Service – and submit a request for an article. Do this via MyUniHub – My Library.• The Sconul Access Scheme will provide access to a number of University Libraries. Register for this at the Helpdesks on the ground floor of the Library.
Useful Links• Library and IT Support - general information http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/• Library Subject Guides – for links to resources selected by librarians for your subject, helpsheets and contact details http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/
Ask Us!• Come to the Expert Desk on the 1st floor of the library• Use AskaLibrarian• Send me an email L.Curtis-Brown@mdx.ac.uk
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