PRS1002 Essential Library Skills Oct 2013

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  • LINK: Countdown theme tune (can start 25 seconds in)
    Please face the front again
  • ALSO good for:
    Edited for quality and accuracy
    ALSO not so good for:
    May not be specific enough
  • ALSO good for:
    Can access anywhere
    All subjects covered
    ALSO not so good for:
    Can be out-of-date
    No editorial control
    Material can lack provenance
  • ALSO good for:
    Edited
    Readily available (latest copies especially)
    ALSO not so good for:
    Can be biased / unbalanced
    Can be sensationalist
    Hard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • ALSO good for:
    Up-to-date
    Specialist/focussed
    Edited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)
    Lots of references
    ALSO not so good for:
    May be too specific
    May be at wrong level
    Expensive
  • NOTE: There is a book AND an e-book. Explain e-book access.
  • Books are arranged by number, and then that alphabetically by letter part of shelf number (author/title)
  • Note that: The resources are spread around and you cannot browse!
  • SHOW THEM A REAL JOURNAL
  • POINT OUT:
    Home page > Appointments, Referencing guide
    Resources > Catalogue, Databases, Web resources
    Information Skills > Powerpoints, Referencing
  • IF TIME - Do a quick demo of each.
  • Search for BIO4500.
    Show different resource types.
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
  • PRS1002 Essential Library Skills Oct 2013

    1. 1. PRS1002 Essential Library Skills Postgraduate Course Feedback Alison Randall October 2013
    2. 2. Today we will look at… • • • • • • • • Types of resources available Using the Library pages on MyUniHub The Library Catalogue Finding books in the Library Accessing journals Your Library subject guide Useful databases Your online reading lists
    3. 3. Library facilities
    4. 4. Types of resources
    5. 5. Types of resources Exercise 1: 1.Each group will be given a pack of cards 2.Cards show the names of 4 resource types 3.Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for”
    6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32kaa9TzeE
    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. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
    12. 12. Library Catalogue
    13. 13. Finding books on the Catalogue How to search: • Keyword search • A-Z search Exercise 2: • Try to find this book on the Library Catalogue: Ball, D. J. (2006) Environmental health policy. Open University Press
    14. 14. Reserving an item
    15. 15. Reserving an item Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    16. 16. 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!
    17. 17. Renewing your loans
    18. 18. Finding books in the Library 610.73 BUR, 610.73 CLI, 610.7301 NUR
    19. 19. Where are the Environmental Health books? Environmental chemistry Environmental law Food safety Health & Safety law Health promotion Virology 577.14 344.42046 363.192 344.420465 613 579.2 2nd floor, 2nd Floor (Law Wing), 3rd Floor
    20. 20. Finding books in the Library Exercise 3: • 6 volunteers • Direct them into the correct shelf order • Use the main number, then the decimal number, then the three letters
    21. 21. Accessing journals This is a journal reference from a reading list: Nawrocka, D., Parker, T. (2009). Finding the connection: environmental management systems and environmental performance. Journal of Cleaner Production 17, (6), p. 601607. Exercise 4: Can you identify the following parts of the reference? Author, Date, Title of article, Journal Title, Volume, Issue, Page Numbers
    22. 22. Accessing journals • To find a specific article, search the Library Catalogue for the journal title. • You can do a Keyword search or an A-Z search • There will be a blue link to the available issues. • Make sure you’re logged in to MyUniHub!
    23. 23. Accessing journals Exercise 5: Using the Library Catalogue, try to find this journal article.... Nawrocka, D., Parker, T. (2009). Finding the connection: environmental management systems and environmental performance. Journal of Cleaner Production 17, (6), p. 601-607.
    24. 24. Library Subject Guide
    25. 25. Useful databases Library Subject Guide for Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources Finding articles / Using databases
    26. 26. Useful databases Barbour Lexis Library Science Direct
    27. 27. Your online reading lists
    28. 28. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) Monday-Friday 11am - 3pm • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • Library Subject Guide for Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/prs

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