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.
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 http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/ 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 etc
PG BIMM Sept 2019
Library resources, services and support
BIMM September 2019
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
MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
Access library resources and services
MySubject Library Guides
Inter Library Loans
Distance Learning Library Support
Searching for information – Library
Click on ‘Sign-in’,
University’ and use
your university email
Signing-in enables you to check
your library record, request
items, create lists, save
searches and create alerts and
export references to RefWorks.
Streamlining your search
Library Search help
Library Search: Requesting books for postal loan
Find book and
click on title,
then click on
You will need to
register as a
Learner in order
to get postal
loans of MDX
Important - Register as a Distance Learner
Saving your references: RefWorks
MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks (New)
Managing references: RefWorks
My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks (New)
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
• Web of Science
• Zetoc Alerts
• Barbour Index
• British Standards Online
• Cite Them Right Online
• LinkedIn Learning
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
Web of Science
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science
Check ‘WebBridge’ to
see if full text article is
See how many times
article has been cited.
Click on title
of times cited
to see list of
You may be
able to access
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.
Google Scholar: Useful features
Full text available
Uni and/or other
Click on author’s name (if underlined)
to view profile and check for other
research by the author on the same
Click on ‘Cited by’
to see other articles
that have cited this
‘All versions’: The same article
on other websites – sometimes
useful for getting full text if not
available from MDX.
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > Z
More info and help
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject Library Guides> Computing, Maths and Engineering