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M sc env poll control oct 2013

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M sc env poll control oct 2013

  1. 1. MSc Environmental Pollution Control Postgraduate Course Feedback Essential Library Skills and Literature Searching 24th October 2013
  2. 2. Today we are going to look at … 1) Essential Library Skills Using the Library pages on MyUniHub: • The Library Catalogue • Summon • Your Library Subject Guide
  3. 3. Today we are going to look at … 2) Literature Searching • • • • • • • Introduction to journal databases Searching Web of Science Accessing the journal articles you have found What are peer-reviewed articles? Searching Science Direct and ProQuest Newsstand Using Google Scholar Referencing
  4. 4. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
  5. 5. Library Catalogue
  6. 6. Library Catalogue How to search: • Keyword search • A-Z search Find these items on the Library Catalogue: 1. Purkis, S., Klemas, V. (2011) Remote sensing and global environmental change. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell 2. Harrison, R.M. (ed.). (2007) Principles of environmental chemistry. London: Royal Society of Chemistry 3. Journal: Water research
  7. 7. Library Catalogue – e-books and e-journals • E-books and e-journals are also found on the Library Catalogue. • You will see ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title. • Click on the blue link to download or read the book or journal online (You must be logged into myUniHub!)
  8. 8. Summon
  9. 9. Library Subject Guide
  10. 10. Introduction to journal databases Example of a record from the Web of Science database:
  11. 11. Introduction to journal databases Key databases for Environmental Health literature: Web of Science (Science Citation Index) Science Direct Leading science and technical journals Full-text science journals
  12. 12. Searching Web of Science Library Subject Guide – Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources Finding journal articles / Using databases Web of Science
  13. 13. Searching Web of Science
  14. 14. Accessing the articles you have found • A link to the full-text article may appear. • If it does not, go to the Library Catalogue and do an A-Z Search for the journal title. • Try this one: • If we do not have access, use our Inter-LibraryLoan service.
  15. 15. Peer review • A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published. • If a publication is peer reviewed it means it has been read, checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers). • The quality-control system of academic publishing for hundreds of years.
  16. 16. Searching other databases Science Direct ProQuest Newsstand • Search for the same topic on these two databases, and be prepared to tell the class what you like / dislike about each database.
  17. 17. Google Scholar
  18. 18. Referencing
  19. 19. Referencing
  20. 20. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday – Friday (on call 9-11, 3-5) • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • BMS Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences

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