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  • Library catalogues – mainly for books, both at Newcastle and elsewhere – also includes PhD theses and journal titles (but not at article level)Bibliographic databases – include refs to journal articles and conference papers, include abstracts but not usually full-textEJournal collections – full-text access to EJs – limited by publisherEBooks – sometimes offer value-added interactivity toolsStandardsInternet sources (with care!)
  • A key digital geographic information product depicting the UK marine and coastal zone environment. This rich vector dataset is provided in six individual Topic Layers, each of which contains a number of Themes:
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    • 1. MSc Tropical Coastal Management Finding and managing academic information MST8011: Finding and Managing academic information Julia Robinson Assistant Librarian, SAgE
    • 2. Programme Finding Information/ Search strategy  Library Search  Academic internet  Databases and EJs for quality information  Keeping up to date Managing Information  Academic integrity  EndNote
    • 3. Library Service at NewcastleRobinson Library• Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanitie s, Social SciencesWalton Library• Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical ScienceLaw LibraryDigital Library•
    • 4. Information overload? Experimental data Maps Books Internet E-BooksGovernment reports Chemic Informatio al and n physical resources data JournalCommercial material Theses articles Conferenc e papers Digital images Statistical data
    • 5. Don’t sinkunder theweight of alltheinformation!
    • 6. Having a search strategy keeps youafloat • Logical • Broad and connectors narrow terms (AND, OR, N • Related terms OT) • Synonyms • Truncation • Spellings (conserv*, w HOW WHAT om?n) Search Keywords techniques WHERE WHEN Appropriate Limits • By date sources • By language • Books • By type • Journals • Maps • Stats • Official docs
    • 7. Search techniques Use AND, OR and NOT to make logical connections  biodiversity AND fish  sea OR ocean OR marine Use truncation  Conserv* finds conserve, conservation, conserving (and also conservatory!)  Wom?n finds woman and women
    • 8. Improved searching with LibrarySearch Includes data from the Library catalogue and a range of electronic resources Full and mo Full & mobile views Warning! Not all our resources are covered by Library Search
    • 9. Journal articles Report original academic research Published in academic (high-quality) journals – published regularly Up to date More detailed than books – can be very technical Peer-reviewed for quality (by other academics / experts in the field) Available in Print and / or Electronic formats Types of regular publication • Academic / trade / magazines / newspapers / professional
    • 10. Use databases to trace journal articlesDatabases are: Collections of references and full text articles International in scope Multi-publisher Subject specific Essential for academic research Expensive resources
    • 11. Databases and EJ Collections DATABASE EJ COLLE CTION EJ collectio n EJ COLLECTION EJ COLLECTI ON
    • 12. Databases and EJ Collections DATABASE- DATABASE - EJ COLLECTIONS GENERAL Subject specific ASFA Scopus Biological ScienceDirect Web of Knowledge Sciences (both Springer ProQuest) Many subjects Specialised Full-text terminology Often only one References + References + publisher some full text some full text Look for the Look for the button button
    • 13. Marine Science Databases and EJCollections Databases Electronic Journals collections  ProQuest  ASFA (Plus Oceanic Abstracts)  BioMed Central  Science Direct  Biological Sciences  Wiley  Environmental Sciences and  Swetswise Pollution Management  EIS (Environmental Impact Statements)  Science Citation Index (Web of Use your Library Guide Science) for quick links and Scopus  further information  Environmental Management
    • 14.
    • 15. Theses Newcastle University PhD Theses • Library catalogue -Local Collections • E-Theses repository UK Theses • ETHOS - • Some available online (free), many require payment • Index to Theses (abs – not full-text) International Theses • Various databases available to help you find out about other research degrees • Usually difficult to obtain •
    • 16. Google‟s always worked for me…
    • 17. Web : good and bad Easy Quick I think I know what I‟m doing I can find lots of information I can‟t be bothered to look any further Too much information Too much poor quality information Some of it is wrong It‟s not academic enough It doesn‟t really give me what I need There‟s a lot of information missing
    • 18. Open Access resources Institutional repositories :  ePrints - Subject-specific repositories:  Open DOAR - Open Access journals:  DOAJ - further information and quick links see our Open Access and ePrints Library guide:
    • 19. Now you haveall the info youneed – relax!
    • 20. How to keep up to date with what‟snew? The web is full of information – news sites, publications, blogs, etc How do you know what‟s new? Databases and EJs (and news sites, etc) are updated every day YOU have to go back and check Overwhelming, time-consuming, inefficient, relies on you rememberingInstead... Save your search strategy as an email alerts (available in many e- resources) Use RSS feeds to make new information come to you instead
    • 21. Email alerts Save your search strategy as an email alert Get alerts for your favourite journals too Receive an email every time a new article is added to the resource which matches your search Receive an email every time a new issue of the journal is published You can usually determine the frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, etc...)
    • 22. Keeping up to date: Email alerts Individual databases – for topics • Scopus, ASFA, Science Direct Zetoc – for journal TOCs • • British Librarys TOC for journal articles & conference proceedings. • search 1993 = • 28,000 journals & 45m articles & conference proceedings • email alerts by subject / journal TOC • set up RSS feeds for journals
    • 23. Keeping up to date: RSS feeds For web based content – web pages, EJs Information sent to a “reader” – your personal web page Relies on you checking your reader regularly – you may need to change your work practices Easy links to original information
    • 24. Getting started • Find an RSS reader/viewer e.g. Google Reader Reader, Netvibes • Find a site with an RSS feed Feed • Click on and paste the link into your Link chosen RSS reader • Go back to your RSS viewer at regular intervals for your „news‟ – it‟ll be there waiting Read for you
    • 25. Marine Digimap Charted Raster  Scanned and geocoded images of the Admiralty Chart series, ideal for general reference and backdrop mapping but are NOT for navigational use.  Variety of scales Hydrospatial  Bathymetry and Elevation - The nature and shape of the Earths surface on land (elevation) and under the sea (bathymetry).  Natural and Physical Features - The natural topography of the coastal and marine environment including the biological, physical and chemical features within it.  Structures and Obstructions - Man-made physical structures and obstructions.  Socio Economic and Marine Use - Specified areas where one or more activities have been designated, are known to occur or are restricted.  Conservation and Environmental Protection - Designated boundaries for the purposes of conservation and environmental protection of natural and cultural heritage.  Climate and Oceanography - Climate and weather information, tides and currents or locations where measurement and monitoring is or has been know to occur.
    • 26. Our electronic RAS – Remote Applicationresources are Service anytime, anywhere Use Library Resources folder Library Web pages & Library Guide for Marine
    • 27. Inter-Library Loans (ILL) 50 requests (@£1.50) per year Distance access, use Web ILL • Credit your account – in person, by post, by phone. • Login to the Library catalogue (link in Library Search) • Select Inter Library Loan tab
    • 28. Using other libraries SCONUL Access • • Access and borrowing Check which libraries participate • • Borrowing rules vary Register here first • • Collect SCONUL Access card
    • 29. Next sessionManaging Information EndNote – for managing your research and citation Academic integrity issues
    • 30. Hands on… • Open your Library Guide • Click on the Activities tab • Experiment with finding materials, using Library Search, databases and Open Access resources • Set up alerts/RSS feeds using the Journal articles/Newsfeeds tabs • Ask me any specific questions about your studies