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PG BIMM Sept 2019

  1. 1. Library resources, services and support BIMM September 2019
  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. MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary Access library resources and services
  4. 4. MyLibrary Reading Lists Library Search MySubject Library Guides Databases Inter Library Loans Distance Learning Library Support
  5. 5. Searching for information – Library Search Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your university email address. Signing-in enables you to check your library record, request items, create lists, save searches and create alerts and export references to RefWorks.
  6. 6. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search
  7. 7. Streamlining your search build* “Project management”
  8. 8. Library Search help
  9. 9. Library Search: Requesting books for postal loan Find book and click on title, then click on ‘Request’. You will need to register as a Distance Learner in order to get postal loans of MDX books
  10. 10. Important - Register as a Distance Learner
  11. 11. Saving your references: RefWorks MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks (New)
  12. 12. Managing references: RefWorks My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks (New)
  13. 13. Databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases • Web of Science • Zetoc Alerts • Barbour Index • British Standards Online • Cite Them Right Online • LinkedIn Learning
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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. Link to MDX resources: > Settings > Library Links > Search for MDX and save.
  17. 17. Google Scholar: Useful features Full text available from Middlesex Uni and/or other sources. Click on author’s name (if underlined) to view profile and check for other research by the author on the same topic. Click on ‘Cited by’ to see other articles that have cited this article. ‘All versions’: The same article on other websites – sometimes useful for getting full text if not available from MDX. Create a Harvard reference.
  18. 18. Zetoc Alerts myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > Z
  19. 19. Barbour MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  20. 20. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  21. 21. Getting hold of information • MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Inter Library Loans • Sconul Access • Postal delivery Distance Learning Support Team/Inter Library Loans: tel +44 (0)20 8411 2178/2117 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (UK time)
  22. 22. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  23. 23. LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  24. 24. Problems accessing resources
  25. 25. More info and help MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject Library Guides> Computing, Maths and Engineering Online help guides Support for distance learners Reading lists Academic writing support Library support Resources
  26. 26. UniHelp – online/telephone/chat Tel. 020 8411 6060 (UK) 0044208 411 6060 (International) General enquiries
  27. 27. 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.
  • Accessing resources

    Click on MyStudy.

    You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
  • Sign in for full functionality.
  • Explain how they can broaden their search using an asterisk* e.g. will find build, builder, builders, building, buildings etc

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

    These two refining tools work well on Library Search, 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.

  • Help available here on using Library search.
  • Books can be requested for postal loan whether they are already on loan to another borrower or not i.e. book is on the shelves in the library.

    Online guide available at the link below.
  • This will enable you to request books for postal loan

  • 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.

    The world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions
    Web of Science comprises of a number of journal databases including:
    Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)
    Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)
    Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015-present)

  • 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: Change settings etc to link to MDX resources. You only need to do this once on your own laptop/device, but need to be logged on to MyUniHub.

    Keep up with recent developments in any area of research

    Save items in a personal library
  • Google Scholar is good, but limited ability to combine different keywords.
    Older articles can appear first in results, so use the date limits on the left hand side of the screen.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lots of useful online guides eg.
    How to find books
    How to find information for your project
    Accessing journal databases