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  1. 1. Library resources, services and support BIMM Sept 2017
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • How to find, access and obtain information • Resources available and how to use them • Referencing and managing references • Help and Support
  3. 3. Starting Point MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
  4. 4. MyLibrary Reading Lists Summon MySubject Library Catalogue Databases Inter Library Loans Studying at a distance
  5. 5. Library Subject Guide MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject > Computing, Maths and Engineering > Built Environment Reading lists Academic writing support Library support Support for distance learners Online help guides
  6. 6. Online Reading Lists MyLibrary, Library Subject Guide or MyLearning
  7. 7. Library catalogue MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary Use to find books on a subject or search for a specific book e.g. Beyond BIM by Briscoe
  8. 8. Requesting MDX books You will need to register as a Distance Learner in order to get postal loans of MDX books
  9. 9. Register as a Distance Learner
  10. 10. Summon MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Summon Abstract Search all MDX print and electronic resources. Use to find information on a subject.
  11. 11. Streamlining your search comput* “Project management”
  12. 12. Creating Harvard references
  13. 13. Databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases • Barbour Index • British Standards Online • • Web of Science
  14. 14. Barbour MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  15. 15. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  16. 16. Web of Science - Citation searching • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field
  17. 17. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science Check ‘WebBridge’ to see if full text article is available See how many times article has been cited. Click on title for more information Click number of times cited to see list of citing articles
  18. 18. myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  19. 19. Google Scholar You may be able to access the full-text here Refine your search results here Create an alert for your search, so you can keep up-to- date with new publications
  20. 20. Middlesex University Research Repository myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary
  21. 21. Zetoc Alerts myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
  22. 22. Get help using resources MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject > Computing, Maths and Engineering
  23. 23. Problems accessing resources
  24. 24. Getting hold of information • Inter Library Loans • Sconul Access • Requesting MDX books Distance Learning Support Team/Inter Library Loans: tel +44 (0)20 8411 2178/2117 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (UK time)
  25. 25. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  26. 26. Managing references: RefWorks MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R
  27. 27. UniHelp – online/telephone/chat Tel. 020 8411 6060 (UK) 0044208 411 6060 (International) General enquiries
  28. 28. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill

Editor's Notes

  • How to find information for your projects
    How to develop an effective search strategy when you need to find information for an essay or project
    The range of resources available and how to use them to find good quality and relevant information
    Evaluating information for quality and relevance
    Managing references

    Research from Uni of Huddersfield shows that correlation between library usage and good grades.

  • Click on MyStudy.

    You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
  • These are the things that might be useful:

    Summon: Use to search for information (books, journals etc) on your topic.

    MySubject: Gives you access to our library subject guides. Use these to find what resources are available including websites on a particular subject.

    Library catalogue: Use to see if we have a specific book in the library or books on the subject that you are researching.

    Databases: Gives you access to specialist collections of journals and other resources in a particular subject area. You can access most of these through Summon, but searching a specialist resource might save you time.

    Inter Library Loans: Not a resource, but a way of getting hold of material that the library doesn’t hold or provide access to.

  • Library Subject Guides give you access to information about the specialist resources that we offer for your course. This ‘Built Environment’ LibGuide is shared with BSc Architectural Technology.

    Access by logging on to MyUniHub and follow the path indicated on the screen or you can go directly to the LibGuide using the URL.

    Important things as indicated on the screen:
    My contact details in case you need help.
    Paula’s contact details in case you need help with academic writing, avoiding plagiarism etc
    Programme reading lists…..we’ll come to this later.
    Under the ‘Skills’ tab you will find:
    ‘Help and Support’ – a collection of online guides to help you carry out various library processes such as requesting books for postal loan.
  • Your online reading lists are very comprehensive and have been put together by your tutors.

    They give you access to the key resources for each module including books and British Standards.

    You can access them through MyLibrary (you will have to search for each module e.g. PDE4301), directly through the link on the Built Environment LibGuide of through MyLearning.

    Where possible we have tried to buy ebooks, but they are not always available. Therefore some of the material on the lists is in print format and located on the shelves in the library.

    These can be requested by you for postal loan which we will come to later.

    Anything which is electronic can be accessed directly through the reading list. Just click on the ‘Online Resource’ link.

  • Access by logging on to MyUniHub etc

    The library catalogue is particularly useful if you are looking for a particular book i.e. you know the author and title.

    Online guides available at the link on the screen……this takes you to the Built Environment LibGuide.
  • This will enable you to request books for postal loan
  • Explain how they can broaden their search using an asterisk* e.g. given will find computer, computers, computing, computerisation, computation etc

    Explain how they can refine their search using “quotation marks”.

    These two refining tools work well on Summon, but can also be used on the Internet.

    These and other refining tools which can be used on the Internet are available on our EPQ LibGuide which you all have access to…….link on the screen.

  • Full text documentation on legislation, regulations and standards for environment and health & safety professionals.

  • Another useful resource is British Standards online.

    Access as shown on slide.

    Can search all of the British and adopted European and International standards. Only a small number are available in full text, but we can add required standards if required up to our quota of 150.

  • Which articles have cited an earlier article ie. Way of looking forward in the literature-if have found excellent article, can use a citation index to see which articles have subsequently cited it
    Find articles on similar/related subjects: Citation implies subject relationship, so can find papers on a similar topic without using any keywords or subject terms
    Find out how many times a paper has been cited ie. gauge the usefulness/quality. esteem of a paper
    Determine which are the best journals in your field: citation data used to rank journals within particular subject areas…..useful way of seeing how journals perform in relation to others in the same subject area
  • Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Knowledge

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    Uni email

  • Find journal articles, theses, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

    Search across many disciplines

    Locate the full-text document through your library or on the web

    Keep up with recent developments in any area of research

    Save items in a personal library
  • We are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 30,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.

    Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. We make it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements
  • Lots of useful online guides eg.
    How to find books
    How to find information for your project
    Accessing journal databases
  • Inter Library Loan service: request copies of books and journals not held by MDX. £3 charge. Register as DL first. More info on our website.

    SCONUL Access The SCONUL Access Scheme provides reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students to approximately 170 member institutions in the UK. Apply online.

    Requesting MDX books: online guide at this link