Library & Information Skills
BA Asian Studies
Ronan Madden
Arts & Humanities Librarian
1. Basics: Library resources, catalogue, website
2. Journals & e-journals:
- what they are, how to source a journal articl...
Library Web Site
N.B.
•Catalogue
•Journal Portal
•Databases A-Z
•Searcher
•Subject Guides
•How do I?
•Study & Research
Hel...
Subject Guide
Starting point for
relevant library &
web material
- databases
- journals
- websites
See ‘Asian Studies’
sub...
Catalogue: Tips
• Title searches: word-perfect
• Author: Wilde Oscar
• Keyword searches: you can ‘modify search’ e.g.
mate...
Off-Campus Access
• Use ‘My Library Account’
(like when renewing or requesting books)
• Name + student number + six digit ...
What if an item is not in UCC Library?
Aside from Googling it (book/article title or author and
you may be lucky):
• Inter...
Journals
• Serials/Periodicals: published continuously
• New research, cutting-edge
• Print and/or electronic (30,000+ e-j...
• Popular Magazines: (articles written by journalists)
- Newspapers
- Substantive news e.g. ‘The Economist’, ‘National
Geo...
Finding a Journal Article
Example:
Hubbert, J. (2010) ‘Spectacular Productions: Community
and Commodity in the Beijing Oly...
‘Searcher’ Federated Search
• Good starting
point
• Some results will
be from non-
academic
periodicals
• N.B. you should
...
What are Databases? 1.
• Collections of logically related data, designed to meet
information needs of one or more users e....
What are Databases? 2.
• Sometimes the full text of the articles is included, or
links to the full text.
• Some are indexi...
How to Find Relevant Databases
• Use Databases A-Z: (See ‘Search the Library’)
Drop-down menu ‘Browse databases by Subject...
Further Resources
• Online Reference Resources: (alternative to Wikipedia) see:
Reference Resources under ‘Search the Libr...
Google?
• Use Google scholar advanced search to improve
quality and quantity of results
• Works better on-campus, or from ...
Information Quality
• Fundamental when writing essays/assignments in 3rd
level
• See ‘Learn how to Evaluate information fo...
Recap: What to use?
• Catalogue: what does the Library hold? Books, e-books, DVDs etc.
• Journal portal: to see if the Lib...
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  • Take you through the following topics Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc. Talk about bd’s Take through the ejournals Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus. Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Take you through the following topics Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc. Talk about bd’s Take through the ejournals Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus. Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Ba Asian 1st years

    1. 1. Library & Information Skills BA Asian Studies Ronan Madden Arts & Humanities Librarian
    2. 2. 1. Basics: Library resources, catalogue, website 2. Journals & e-journals: - what they are, how to source a journal article 1. Searcher: search lots of databases in one go! 2. Resource discovery using electronic databases 3. Off-campus access to e-resources 4. A word on Google and information quality Topics Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    3. 3. Library Web Site N.B. •Catalogue •Journal Portal •Databases A-Z •Searcher •Subject Guides •How do I? •Study & Research Help Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    4. 4. Subject Guide Starting point for relevant library & web material - databases - journals - websites See ‘Asian Studies’ subject guide Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    5. 5. Catalogue: Tips • Title searches: word-perfect • Author: Wilde Oscar • Keyword searches: you can ‘modify search’ e.g. material type ‘Video/DVD’ • Consider synonyms, American spellings • Use ‘Worldcat’ link to search beyond UCC • Use ‘My Library Account’ to request books on loan, to see your reading history, to access e- resources from home, and to save ‘lists’ of books Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    6. 6. Off-Campus Access • Use ‘My Library Account’ (like when renewing or requesting books) • Name + student number + six digit password (alpha-numeric) • N.B. You should access e-resources through the Library web pages • Contact Information desk on Q floor for queries e.g. forgotten password • See: Learn about Pin Numbers Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    7. 7. What if an item is not in UCC Library? Aside from Googling it (book/article title or author and you may be lucky): • Inter-library loan See: Inter-library loans service • Visit other libraries: ‘Cork PAL’ Or ‘Letter of Introduction’ .Check with customer services in Boole Library See: Accessing other libraries Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    8. 8. Journals • Serials/Periodicals: published continuously • New research, cutting-edge • Print and/or electronic (30,000+ e-journals in UCC) • ‘Peer-reviewed’/‘refereed’ =academic journals ‘The process by which an academic journal passes a paper submitted for publication to independent experts for comments on it’s suitability and worth; refereeing’ • Quality control: Papers accepted/rejected based on contribution to the field/new ideas, bias/conflicts of interest, suitability for journal etc. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    9. 9. • Popular Magazines: (articles written by journalists) - Newspapers - Substantive news e.g. ‘The Economist’, ‘National Geographic’, ‘New Scientist’ - Journal of opinion e.g. ‘Magill’, ‘Phoenix’ - Magazines e.g. ‘Vogue’, ‘Readers Digest, etc. • Trade Journals (specific industry, enable practitioners share market and product information within an industry) e.g. ‘Macworld’, ‘Restaurant Business’, ‘Chemical Week’. ‘Beverage World’ Other Periodicals Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    10. 10. Finding a Journal Article Example: Hubbert, J. (2010) ‘Spectacular Productions: Community and Commodity in the Beijing Olympics’. City & Society, 22(1): 119–142. • Check the Journals Portal first • See online tutorial: ‘Learn how to find the full-text of a journal article’ on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    11. 11. ‘Searcher’ Federated Search • Good starting point • Some results will be from non- academic periodicals • N.B. you should still search specific databases individually • You can set up an alert Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    12. 12. What are Databases? 1. • Collections of logically related data, designed to meet information needs of one or more users e.g. library catalogue • A bibliographic/research database: usually an electronic index to journal articles and books, containing citations & abstracts. Sometimes information about conference proceedings, theses, and other information formats is also included. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    13. 13. What are Databases? 2. • Sometimes the full text of the articles is included, or links to the full text. • Some are indexing and abstracting only: i.e. metadata – not necessarily a link to the full text. • Some are general e.g. Web of Science, others are more subject-specific e.g. Medline, RILM. • Essential for literature searches. • Other types of databases: ARTstor for images, Music Online for streaming music, ACLS & Ebrary for e- books Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    14. 14. How to Find Relevant Databases • Use Databases A-Z: (See ‘Search the Library’) Drop-down menu ‘Browse databases by Subject area’. Use Drama & Theatre’ list as a starting point. • Depending on your topic, you may also need to search other lists e.g. – Humanities • You could also check the Subject Guides • See online tutorial: Find the best databases for your assignments and research on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    15. 15. Further Resources • Online Reference Resources: (alternative to Wikipedia) see: Reference Resources under ‘Search the Library’ N.B. Oxford Reference Online • Images: ARTstor and others: See Images page • Online Newspapers: Irish Newspaper Archive, Irish Times Digital Archive • E-books: ACLS Humanities E-book (HEB), Ebrary, EEBO, ECCO , Shakespeare, Early 17c drama • Music: Music Online, Oxford Music Online , Naxos Music Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    16. 16. Google? • Use Google scholar advanced search to improve quality and quantity of results • Works better on-campus, or from home through the Databases A-Z • If no full text, check the journal portal and the Library catalogue as usual • See email alerts on Google Scholar • See tutorial: Search the Web More Effectively for your Assignments a Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    17. 17. Information Quality • Fundamental when writing essays/assignments in 3rd level • See ‘Learn how to Evaluate information for your assignments and research on the ‘Study & Research Help’ page • Referencing: - See Study & Research Help - See catalogue: Style guides Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
    18. 18. Recap: What to use? • Catalogue: what does the Library hold? Books, e-books, DVDs etc. • Journal portal: to see if the Library provides access to a particular journal/serial title • Searcher: search box on the library website - one quick search for books, articles, and more. • Library Databases: to locate articles and other resources for a specific subject area - a more thorough literature search • Worldcat: to discover resources that are not available at UCC Library • Subject Guides: sources customized for a particular subject area • Internet Search: for quick facts and a general introduction to topic. Google, Bing, Wikipedia, etc. • Google Scholar: to locate academic (journal articles, books) information on a topic. For full text check the Library’s resources. Ronan Madden Info Lit 2013/14
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