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  • Sage pgrdp october 2012

    1. 1. Welcome to Newcastle University Library“Resources for research”SAgE Postgraduate Researcher Development ProgrammeJenny CampbellSAgE Faculty Liaison Librarian University Library
    2. 2. Library workshop programme Resources for Research EndNote for beginners Unlocking your research: pre-publication Unlocking your research: post-publication Advanced EndNote Current Awareness University Library
    3. 3. Today’s session A bit about the Library…  Hello and welcome!  Introduction to services and resources  Recent changes!  How to keep up to date with library news  Getting help Finding information for your PhD  Starting your literature search  Thinking about your topic  Creating a search strategy  Accessing our resources and finding information  Next workshop: EndNote – managing your references University Library
    4. 4. But first…we’ve changed…
    5. 5. Level 1 being refurbished due to flood damageLevel 3 and 4are ready for use!
    6. 6. Library Service @ Newcastle UniversityRobinson Library• Science, Engineering, Agriculture• Arts, Humanities, Social SciencesWalton Library• Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical ScienceLaw LibraryDigital Library•
    7. 7. It’s not too hard to find your way around • 600-999: including Level 4 Engineering & Agriculture • 000-599: including Level 3 Computing, Science & Maths • Entrance / Exit Level 2 • Student Texts Collection, Café, Group Study area • Group Study area Level 1 • Special Collections and Archives • Print Services
    8. 8. Finding information for your PhD (going beyond Google…)
    9. 9. Literature review – essential for research Inform your research Contextualise your Identify gaps work Summarise, synthesise, Track key critically evaluate issues/debates/peoplePic credit: Flickr Commons: US National Archives; Microsoft clipart
    10. 10. What kind of information do youneed? Standards Experimental data Books Chemical and Government reports Internet E-Books physical data Information Commercial material resources Digital images Journal Theses articles Statistical data Conf Papers Patents University Library
    11. 11. A wide range ofinformation resources for your subject
    12. 12. Our electronic resources are available any time, anywhere (via or by using your campus ID and password)(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
    13. 13. Library Search is a good place to start Includes data from the library catalogue and a range of electronic Full and mo resources Full & mobile views
    14. 14. Over 1.2 million print books……as well as over 500,000 electronic books
    15. 15. Library Search BasicA basic version of Library Search isavailable on touch screensin the Library.You will find these near theshelves so you can quicklylook up a printed book andfind out its shelfmark.
    16. 16. Journals @ Newcastle University c.15,000 c.2,000 Electronic Journals available via LibraryElectronic Journals ‘Print-Only’ journals Search Back issues of print Desktop delivery of journals kept in the articles from RR Research Reserve (RR)
    17. 17. Use Library Search To find printed books in the Library To find electronic books To get a general overview of a topic To find a few journal references for an essayDON’T rely on Library Search as the only source foryour literature review – not all our resources areincluded. University Library
    18. 18. Library Search is easy! Why use specificdatabases? Compendex, Scopus, CAB  Unique content not covered by Library Search  Set search alerts Chemical Structure databases not covered eBooks  Interactive tables (Knovel)  Search across the full-text To download results to EndNote University Library
    19. 19. Demo Library Search University Library
    20. 20. Use your Library Guide to identify key resources:
    21. 21. • For books on loan • Place a “hold” on books which are on loan Reserve • Borrow when book is returned • For articles and conferences we don’t have • Apply for an Inter Library Loan Request • 50 requests @ £1.50 • New books to buy • ‘Books on Time service to recommendRecommend new books for the library to buy
    22. 22. Finding Theses / DissertationsNewcastle University PhD Theses • Use Library Search to find Newcastle University theses • Over 1,200 NU theses available electronically • However, many still only available in print and must be consulted in the libraryUK 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 • Can be difficult to obtain •
    23. 23. You can use other local and university libraries too SCONUL access scheme allows access to many other academic libraries in the UK Check which libraries participate Register before you visit Also, in the NE:Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil, Baltic, Hancock… COPAC: Search other library catalogues online Flickr Commons/UK National Archives
    24. 24. What else does the Library offer?Print Services Thesis/report binding Poster printing
    25. 25. Find out moreFollow the QRcodes tourCheck out our online Welcome Guide
    26. 26. Contact your Liaison team.... @nulibsage Flickr the Commons: Smithsonian Institution
    27. 27. SciFinder Scholar workshop• Wednesday 12th Dec, 10.00-12.00• Room 161, Robinson Library• SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the Chemical Abstracts Service databases, searching by chemical structure and formula as well as by topic• As well as finding references to journal articles it provides chemical and physical property data• Its the biggest chemistry database in the world and an essential tool for any serious researcher in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, geochemistry and any other chemistry related subjects.
    28. 28. Thank you for listening! Any questions? Flickr/atomicbartbeans
    29. 29. Over to you…Explore the Library Guide for yoursubject• a look at the activities on theSAgE PGR Library Guide•