Academic Skills For Economics
Aim of today's session <ul><li>An introduction to library resources </li></ul><ul><li>Using the library catalogue to find ...
Finding Books Library Catalogue:  http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk / e.g economics
Finding Books:
Finding Books: With A Reading List <ul><ul><li>Author and Title </li></ul></ul>Search by: Reading List: Heffernan, Shelagh...
Finding Books: With A Reading List
Finding Books: With A Reading List This is also available as an e-book
Finding Books: With A Reading List
Finding Books: Useful Class Numbers
Journals: what are they? <ul><li>Search by Journal title on the catalogue and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date infor...
Journals: what are they? Print copy of a journal
Journals: what are they? This is in print  & electronic electronic & print
Journals: what are they? <ul><li>Heinz Herrmann, Michael Schroeder, Monetary policy and financial markets, The North Ameri...
Electronic Databases <ul><li>Use databases to find: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles - Nexis  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Why use databases? <ul><li>Good quality, reliable information </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Subject speci...
Databases: How to find them
Databases: How to find them
Databases: How to find them
Planning your search Think about your keywords: e.g. Financial institution =  HBOS Service = Mortgages Combine your keywor...
Planning your search <ul><li>Think of Alternative keywords: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>egg: HBOS, Halifax, … </li></ul></ul><ul...
Databases: BSP
Databases: BSP: Open PDF
Databases: BSP: View PDF
Databases: Jstor Use Jstor to search for historical  information only  – the most recent articles will be at least 5 years...
Other Sources <ul><li>Other sources you may wish to use include: </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Working Paper...
Citing References <ul><li>http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/library     </li></ul>
Academic Liaison Librarian <ul><li>Dawn Kinnersley </li></ul><ul><li>For Undergraduate Economics Modules </li></ul><ul><li...
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Academic skills for economics

  1. 1. Academic Skills For Economics
  2. 2. Aim of today's session <ul><li>An introduction to library resources </li></ul><ul><li>Using the library catalogue to find books </li></ul><ul><li>Using databases </li></ul><ul><li>Finding journals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Finding Books Library Catalogue: http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk / e.g economics
  4. 4. Finding Books:
  5. 5. Finding Books: With A Reading List <ul><ul><li>Author and Title </li></ul></ul>Search by: Reading List: Heffernan, Shelagh. Modern Banking, 2005 Reading List: Heffernan, Shelagh . Modern Banking, 2005 Reading List: Heffernan, S., 2005. Modern Banking Chichester: Wiley
  6. 6. Finding Books: With A Reading List
  7. 7. Finding Books: With A Reading List This is also available as an e-book
  8. 8. Finding Books: With A Reading List
  9. 9. Finding Books: Useful Class Numbers
  10. 10. Journals: what are they? <ul><li>Search by Journal title on the catalogue and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date information </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of economics topics in detail </li></ul><ul><li>Written & reviewed by experts </li></ul><ul><li>Printed & electronic journal articles available from the Library </li></ul><ul><li>= good quality information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Journals: what are they? Print copy of a journal
  12. 12. Journals: what are they? This is in print & electronic electronic & print
  13. 13. Journals: what are they? <ul><li>Heinz Herrmann, Michael Schroeder, Monetary policy and financial markets, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 19, Issue , March 2008, Pages 1-5, </li></ul><ul><li>Search by journal title not article e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>The North American Journal of Economics and Finance </li></ul>
  14. 14. Electronic Databases <ul><li>Use databases to find: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles - Nexis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles – Search by title OR use Business Source Premier, Jstor, Sage Journals, Science Direct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company information - Orbis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Research - GMID, Keynote, Mintel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics - ESDS </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Why use databases? <ul><li>Good quality, reliable information </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Subject specific searching </li></ul><ul><li>Many provide information & articles online </li></ul>Finds information not available on Google! (The Invisible Web)
  16. 16. Databases: How to find them
  17. 17. Databases: How to find them
  18. 18. Databases: How to find them
  19. 19. Planning your search Think about your keywords: e.g. Financial institution = HBOS Service = Mortgages Combine your keywords : HBOS AND Mortgages
  20. 20. Planning your search <ul><li>Think of Alternative keywords: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>egg: HBOS, Halifax, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Loans, Mortgages </li></ul></ul>Combine your alternative words : HBOS OR Halifax Search on Business Source Premier
  21. 21. Databases: BSP
  22. 22. Databases: BSP: Open PDF
  23. 23. Databases: BSP: View PDF
  24. 24. Databases: Jstor Use Jstor to search for historical information only – the most recent articles will be at least 5 years old
  25. 25. Other Sources <ul><li>Other sources you may wish to use include: </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Working Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Data </li></ul><ul><li>Bloomberg & Datastream are specialist Economics & Finance databases at Moorgate Only. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't forget the Library Subject pages too! </li></ul>
  26. 26. Citing References <ul><li>http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/library </li></ul>
  27. 27. Academic Liaison Librarian <ul><li>Dawn Kinnersley </li></ul><ul><li>For Undergraduate Economics Modules </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Based at Moorgate </li></ul><ul><li>Sabri Dikmen </li></ul><ul><li>For Postgraduate Economics Modules </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Based at: </li></ul><ul><li>Holloway (Mon & Tues) </li></ul><ul><li>Moorgate (Wed, Thurs, Fri.) </li></ul>

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