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:
Marine masters 2 mb
Specialised resources: standards, conference, theses… Keeping up to date & social mediaMoira BentFaculty LiaisonLibrarian
Programme Specialist resources Standards Conferences Theses Business information Digimap Keeping up to date Emailalerts RSS feeds Blogs, wikis, microblogging
Finding Engineering Standards Essential for design projects British ASTM Other standards Standard IEEE Standards Standards available via ILL s
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
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
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
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.
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
What do you do now? How do you keep up todate in your academic work?1. Looking at a journal regularly2. Scanning a website regularly3. Email alerts from my favourite journals4. Email alerts on topics I‟m interested in5. RSS feeds6. Reading a blog7. Twitter8. Facebook9. Something else
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...)
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
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
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
Now you’vedefinitely found it all– relax!But….
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 http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/moira.bent The Monitor http://dieselduck.blogspot.com/
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
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
Keeping up to date with theLibrary Library Web Pages News Library Events http://twitter.com/nulibsage http://www.netvibes.com/nulibsage
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
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