Bms 1503 essential library skills oct 2013


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Bms 1503 essential library skills oct 2013

  1. 1. Essential Library Skills Postgraduate Course Feedback BMS1503 October 2013
  2. 2. Today we are going to cover... • Types of resources available • The Library Catalogue • Finding books and journals • Requesting and renewing books • Using your Library subject guide • Referencing
  3. 3. Library facilities
  4. 4. Different types of resources
  5. 5. Types of information Exercise 1: 1.Each group will be given a pack of cards 2.The cards contain the names of 4 different resources 3.Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for” Time: 4 mins
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  7. 7. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Clear overview Not so good for: Up to date information
  8. 8. Web pages What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information
  9. 9. Newspapers What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information
  10. 10. Journals What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject
  11. 11. Library Catalogue Go to: MyUniHub My Study My Library Library Catalogue
  12. 12. Library Catalogue
  13. 13. Finding books on the Catalogue How to search: • Keyword search • A-Z search Exercise 2: Using the Library Catalogue, try finding the following books yourself....
  14. 14. Books for BMS1503 • Kaplan, L.A., Pesce, A.J., Kazmierczak, S.C. (2003) Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis and Correlation. Mosby. • Walters, N.J., Estridge, B.H., Reynolds A.P. (2000) Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques. Delmar. • Adams, D.S. (2003) Lab Math: A Handbook of Measurements, Calculations, and other Quantitative Skills for Use at the Bench. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
  15. 15. Finding books on the shelves 610.73 BUR, 610.73 CLI, 610.7301 NUR
  16. 16. Where are the BMS books? 1st floor, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor
  17. 17. Finding books in the Library Exercise 3: • 7 volunteers • Direct them into the correct shelf order • Use the main number, then the decimal number, then the three letters
  18. 18. Finding e-books • Also find these on the Library Catalogue. • ‘[electronic resource]’ appears after the title. • Click on the blue link to download or read it • Make sure you have logged into myUniHub!
  19. 19. Finding e-books Access Full Text
  20. 20. Reserving an item
  21. 21. Reserving an item Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  22. 22. Collecting a reserved item • Check your Middlesex e-mail. • Write down the 6-figure reference number in the e-mail. • Go to the Reservations shelves. • Remember to borrow the book!
  23. 23. Renewing your loans
  24. 24. Journals Here’s a journal reference from a reading list: Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments in vegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (12), p. 217-226. Exercise 4: Can you identify the following parts of the reference? Journal title, Issue number, Date, Volume number, Author, Page numbers, Article title
  25. 25. Finding journals on the Catalogue How to search: • A-Z search > Journal A-Z Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments in vegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (1-2), p. 217-226.
  26. 26. Finding journals Exercise 5: Find and access this journal article: Gaspar, A. and Bacsi, I. (2009). ‘Forced flow paper chromatography: A simple tool for separations in short time’. Microchemical Journal. 92, (1), p. 83-86. If you have time, try finding and accessing: - Trends in microbiology - Human immunology Look for an article on a topic that you are studying.
  27. 27. Your Library Subject Guide
  28. 28. Referencing Open the Natural Sciences Guide to Citation and Referencing, available here: BMS Library Subject guide Information Skills Referencing and Plagiarsim Open the Guide (PDF)
  29. 29. Referencing Step 1 - Citing a reference There is evidence to suggest that …… (Newsholme and Leech, 2009). Step 2 - Compiling a reference list Newsholme, E.A., Leech, T.R. (2009) Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  30. 30. Referencing a book Exercise 6: • Open a blank Word document • Type a reference to the book Statistics for dummies that you have been given. • Follow this example: Ahmed, N. (2010) Clinical Biochemistry. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  31. 31. Referencing a book The correct format is: Rumsey, D. (2011) Statistics for dummies. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing.
  32. 32. Referencing a journal article Exercise 7: • Now type a reference to the article by Carter and Howell that you have been given. • Follow this example: Perry, C., Ikram, M.S. (2001) What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing Times 97 (22): 63-64.
  33. 33. Referencing a journal article The correct format is: Carter, V., Howell, W.M. (2013) Vimentin antibody production in transplant patients and immunomodulatory effects of vimentin in-vitro. Human Immunology 74: 1463-1469.
  34. 34. Next time... • Evaluating information • Searching effectively for journal articles • Using information ethically (more on citing and referencing)
  35. 35. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 113 Monday - Friday • Ask a Librarian • Biomedical Sciences Library Subject Guide