Introduction to the Peace Palace Library


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Introduction to the Peace Palace Library

  1. 1. How to do research at the Peace Palace Library A brief introduction to all the resources available at the Library
  2. 2. Overview of this presentation <ul><li>General visiting information </li></ul><ul><li>Our collection </li></ul><ul><li>How to find books, articles, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>E-resources </li></ul><ul><li>Stay alert </li></ul>
  3. 3. General visiting information <ul><li>Reading room opening hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday (13.00-17.00) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday – Friday (10.00-17.00) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to get to the Reading Room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring a valid ID (passport, driving license) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the security at the Peace Palace gate you wish to visit the library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The security will give you a visitor's day pass. When entering the Reading Room, give this pass to librarian at the main desk. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Peace Palace Library Collection <ul><li>Public international law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. law of State responsibility, human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, law of international organizations, European law, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private international law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private international law, international commercial law, international bankruptcy law, international law of procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative law in general, public and constitutional law, criminal law and criminal procedure, private law, commercial law, law of civil procedure </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where to find our materials <ul><li>Materials on display in the Reading Room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most important books, handbooks, bibliographies per subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our selection of new titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest issues of most influential journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recueil des cours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials in the stacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All other books and materials </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Library’s Borrowing Policy <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published after 1950: consultation inside the Reading Room and borrowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published between 1850-1950: consultation only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published before 1850: p lease ask at the main desk. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articles in Journals, Yearbooks, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper versions: consultation inside the Reading Room only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic versions: consultation only and/or print* and download </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case law, primary documents, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper versions: ask at the main desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic versions: use our extensive collection of Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recueil des cours , eBooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for download and printing inside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Printing cards can be purchased at the Library’s main desk </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How to find books, articles, etc. <ul><li>First step: general search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to main desk of Library’s Reading Room and ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Wiki Research Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use catalogue and search by “all words” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at book shelves of the reading room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second step: pinpoint your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use catalogue and search by systematic code (topic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use catalogue and search by subject heading (keyword) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference between systematic codes & subject headings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search for particular book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use catalogue and search by author or title </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Wiki Research Guides <ul><li>Subject introduction </li></ul><ul><li>See also </li></ul><ul><li>Selective bibliography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serial Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books and Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External links </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Catalogue
  10. 10. Search Result in Catalogue
  11. 11. How to use Plinklet <ul><ul><li>- Link to full text in electronic form (if available) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Google links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Links to publications on the same topic or keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Link to subscribe to email alerts on the same subject </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How to request books, articles <ul><li>Plinklet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the publication of your choice in the catalogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the ‘Plinklet’ button. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the article is available online, a link will appear on the top of this new window which leads you to the appropriate database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly underneath that link, you will find a link ‘borrow,’ which brings you directly to the request/reserve-page for the relevant volume of the periodical. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Catalogue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the publication in the catalogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the title in the shortlist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Available for Request or Available for reservation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This brings you to the request/reserve page. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Request-reserve page <ul><ul><li>Log in with your card number and password. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the next page, mark the checkbox and click request/reserve </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Difference between ‘request’ and ‘reserve’ <ul><li>Request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a book is immediately available, you can ‘request’ it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can collect it at the Library’s main desk after 45 minutes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reserve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a book is borrowed by someone else, you can ‘reserve’ it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be notified by email when the book has been returned. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can then collect it at the Library’s main desk. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Borrower Information <ul><li>Use the tab ‘Borrower Information’ to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your personal details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the status of your loans and reservations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renew your loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancel your reservations </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Overview of Library’s E-Resources
  17. 17. Databases <ul><ul><li>Use databases to look for case law, legislation, primary docs, journals and e-books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use our categorization of the databases to find the relevant database </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Stay Alert <ul><li>RSS alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of contents electronic journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any keywords (subject heading) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter for new titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace Palace Library blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other blogs </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. any questions? just ask us! more information =>