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Introduction to E-resources - City


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Introduction to E-resources - City

  1. 1. Introduction to E-Resources
  2. 2. Lesson Plan • Introduction to the LRC • What is an e-resource? • Why do you need to use e-resources? • How to find academic e-resources
  3. 3. Your Learning Resource Centre (LRC) • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am-9.30pm Saturday 10am-6.45pm • 10 resources at a time (only 2 DVDs) • Different loan periods • Fines for returning items late • To borrow resources, you will need to register with the LRC
  4. 4. LRC Rules We have 3 rules: 1. We are a silent study library, if you want to talk use the group work area outside of the LRC 2. No eating or drinking (unless water) 3. Turn mobile devices onto silent, and take calls outside the LRC
  5. 5. Resources at INTO • Books • Journals • Newspapers • DVDs The LRC catalogue can be accessed online: • Access to academic e-resources
  6. 6. What is an e-resource? • Sources of information that are stored on the Internet • Examples: – E-books – E-journals What is a journal? A journal is a collection of articles containing reports of current research. They are focused on a particular subject, e.g. Journal of Marketing or Harvard Business Review, and they are published regularly e.g. weekly, monthly or yearly.
  7. 7. Why use e-resources? • Up-to-date information • Short but detailed • Focus on specific topics • Peer-review • You will be expected to use e-resources in your assignments What is peer-review? When an article has been evaluated and reviewed by other experts and academics to make sure it is of a good academic standard.
  8. 8. Where do you find e-resources? • Academic e-resources are very expensive • You can’t access them for free on the Internet • City University subscribes to them and you access them through the City University Library website
  9. 9. Task 1: Use CityLibary Search to find an e-book • Go to the City Uni library catalogue • Click on ‘Try our new library search’ • Search for an e-book related to your subject area • Refine the ‘Content Type’ to ‘Book/e-book’ • ‘Refine your Search’ to ‘Items with full text online’ • Open an e-book
  10. 10. Task 2: Use CityLibrary Search to find an online newspaper article • Search for a newspaper article related to your subject area • Refine the ‘Content Type’ to ‘Newspaper Article’ • ‘Refine your Search’ to ‘Items with full text online’ • Open a newspaper article
  11. 11. Task 3: Find an e-journal • Go to the City Uni library catalogue • Click on ‘Resources’ and then ‘Databases for You’ • Click ‘E-Journals A-Z’ • Open the journal and find the latest available issue • Search for Harvard Business Review • Open the journal and find the latest available edition
  12. 12. Task 4: Find your library subject guide • Go to the City Uni library catalogue • Click on ‘Resources’ and then ‘Databases for You’ • Choose ‘Subject Guides’ • Choose your subject(s) and bookmark/favourite them
  13. 13. Task 5: Search a database • Go to the City Uni library catalogue • Click on ‘Resources’ and then ‘Databases for You’ • Click ‘Databases A-Z’ • Search for one of the databases recommended in your subject guide • Find an article related to your subject area and open it
  14. 14. Choosing keywords • What are the key concepts of your assignment title? – Assignment: Q: What is the impact of marketing junk-food to teenagers using social media? A: junk-food, marketing, social media, teenagers • What alternative keywords do you need to use? – Synonyms, related words, plurals, other spellings, abbreviations, acronyms, broader and narrower terms – Background reading, thesauri, encyclopaedia – Make a list or mind map
  15. 15. Junk-food Marketing Social media Teenagers Fast-food Adverts Facebook Teens Convenience food Advertise Twitter Teen Advertize Weibo Young adult Advertising Web 2.0 Adolescent Advertizing Young person Promote Young people Promotion Sell Selling
  16. 16. Search techniques • Wildcard truncators: – ? is used to replace a letter in a keyword when it has multiple spellings – * is used to search for keywords with multiple endings globali?ation SEARCH Will give results about globalisation and globalization librar* SEARCH Will give results about library, libraries, Librarian, Librarians and librarianship
  17. 17. Search techniques • Phrase searching: This will only give you results where the two words are next to each other “global warming” SEARCH
  18. 18. Evaluation Visit this great practice website
  19. 19. Boolean Operators • Boolean Operators are used to link keywords together: – AND – OR – NOT
  20. 20. Task 6: Keywords and search techniques • Go to the City University homepage • Go to ‘Resources’ then ‘Databases for You’ • Open the database ‘JSTOR’ • Test out the following searches, and compare the number of results: – Search for social media, then search for “social media” – Search for teenagers, then search for teen* – Search for globalisation, then search for globali?ation – Search for e-shopping, then search for online shopping
  21. 21. Putting it all together Junk-food Marketing Social media Teenagers Fast-food AND Advert* AND Facebook AND Teen* OR OR OR OR “Convenience food” Promot* Twitter “Young adult” OR OR OR Sell* Weibo Adolescent* OR OR “Web 2.0” “Young person” Example: fast-food AND advert* AND “web 2.0” and teen* Example: (fast-food OR “convenience food”) AND (advert* OR promot* OR sell*) AND (facebook OR twitter OR weibo OR “Web 2.0) AND (teen* OR “young adult” OR adolescent* OR “young person”)
  22. 22. Moodle
  23. 23. City University Library • You can study at City University Library • Borrow 15 books • Search their online catalogue • 15 mins on the bus • Long opening hours See the LRC Helpsheet ‘Visiting City Library’
  24. 24. Help! • Book a 1-2-1 or small group session with LRC Staff • You can find further information and helpsheets on the LRC Moodle Page • You can find helpsheets in the LRC • You can contact the LRC staff to ask questions in person or by e-mail