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  • 20/07/11
  • Academic Skills For International Trade & Transport

    1. 1. Academic Skills For Economics LIBRARY SERVICES
    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 Default Library Catalogue: http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk /
    4. 5. Finding Books <ul><li>Search by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author and Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First word of title </li></ul></ul>Reading List: Gerber, J. 2008. International Economics 4 th ed. Boston : Pearson Addison Wesley
    5. 6. Finding Books
    6. 7. Classmarks
    7. 8. 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>
    8. 9. Journals: what are they? Print copy of a journal
    9. 10. Journals <ul><li>  Marlow, Peter B .(2010) 'Maritime security: an update of key issues', Maritime Policy & Management , </li></ul><ul><li>37: 7, 667 — 676 </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Article Title </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>vol: iss, Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Can only search by Journal title on catalogue </li></ul>
    10. 11. 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, World Bank elibrary </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. 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><ul><li>Finds information not available on Google! (The Invisible Web) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Databases: How to find them
    13. 14. Planning your search <ul><li>Think about your keywords: </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Maritime security </li></ul><ul><li>Combine your keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>maritime AND security </li></ul>
    14. 15. Planning your search <ul><li>Think of Alternative keywords: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>security, safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>related: piracy </li></ul></ul>Combine your alternative words : SAFETY OR SECURITY AND maritime And PIRACY Always OR before you AND (Or is more) Search on Business Source Premier
    15. 16. Keywords Keywords Keywords results
    16. 18. Databases: Jstor Use Jstor to search for historical information only – the most recent articles will be at least 5 years old
    17. 19. 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>
    18. 20. Citing Your References
    19. 21. 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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