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  • 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. Specialised resources: standards, conference, theses… Keeping up to date & social mediaMoira BentFaculty LiaisonLibrarian
  • 2. Programme Specialist resources  Standards  Conferences  Theses  Business information  Digimap Keeping up to date  Emailalerts  RSS feeds Blogs, wikis, microblogging
  • 3. Finding Engineering Standards Essential for design projects British ASTM Other standards Standard IEEE Standards Standards available via ILL s
  • 4. Finding Conference papers In LibrarySearch – but not comprehensive In databases such as Compendex and Web of Knowledge Lots of full text in IEEEXplore Conference Papers Index in Proquest We do not have all conference papers – you may need to use ILL
  • 5. Theses Newcastle University PhD Theses • Library Search – limit to Theses UK Theses • ETHOS - http://ethos.bl.uk/ • Some available online (free), many require payment • Index to Theses http://www.theses.com/ (abs – not full-text) International Theses • Various databases available to help you find out about other research degrees • Usually difficult to obtain • http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/resin/finding_information/theses/international.php
  • 6. Business information Company Information  Business Source Premier – articles plus company reports  FAME – UK company data and reports  Amadeus – European company reports Market Research  Mintel  Euromonitor GMID
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Keeping up with the crowd
  • 9. Keeping up to date with what‟s new The web is full of information – news sites, publications, blogs, How do you know what‟s new? Databases, EJs and websites 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 alert (available in many e- resources) Use RSS feeds to make new information come to you instead
  • 10. 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...)
  • 11. Email alerts Individual databases – for topics • Compendex, Scopus, Science Direct Zetoc – for journal TOCs • http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/ • 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Now you’vedefinitely found it all– relax!But….
  • 15. Blogs as an academic source Published for many reasons (e.g. academic / research / entertainment / personal, etc) Anyone can now easily publish on the web Therefore, important to evaluate the information found  Blogs at Newcastle http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/  EndNote Blog http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/Endnote_Users  Moira Bent‟s Information Literacy Blog www.moirabent.blogspot.com  The Monitor http://dieselduck.blogspot.com/
  • 16. Finding Blogs  Google BlogSearch http://blogsearch.google.com/  ResearchBlogging http://www.researchblogging.org/  Technorati http://technorati.com/ Many Blogs have RSS feeds so you can subscribe using your RSS reader
  • 17. Micro-blogging (Twitter) Currently a popular method of relaying small amounts of information Increase in number of Library / Information twitter feeds http://twitter.com/nulibsage Regular news items from the Library, new resources, update on services, news and current awareness items from beyond Newcastle If you don‟t use Twitter, you can still follow the news via the RSS feed
  • 18. Keeping up to date with theLibrary Library Web Pages News Library Events http://twitter.com/nulibsage http://www.netvibes.com/nulibsage
  • 19. Sail off into the sun
  • 20. Next session s Practicals – Resources & Social media Mon 15/10 10.00-11.30 or 5.00-6.30 ArmB 1.64 Lecture: EndNote & referencing Fri 19/10 10.00-11.00 Practical -Endnote: Mon 22/10 10.00-11.30 ArmB 1.64 Sign up for workshops using the Library Guide tab