Essential library skills for Nursing 2013


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  • So now that you know a bit about the resources the library has, we are going to think about where can you find information. So for example, if you are given an essay to write, where would you start to look for information? (Let them tell you - Books, Newspaper, online, Journals,).
  • Good for: broad/general overview of subjectEdited for quality and accuracyNot so good for:May not be specific enoughCan be out of date
  • Good for:Easy to use/searchAll subjects coveredCan be very up-to-dateMobileNot so good for:No editorial controlUnreliable sourcesCan be created by anyoneMaterial can lack provenanceCan be out-of-dateNot everyone has access
  • Good for:Up-to-dateEditedReadily available (latest copies especially)Not so good for:Can be biasCan be unbalancedCan be sensationalistHard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • Good for:Up-to-dateSpecialist/focussedPresent latest researchEdited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)Lots of referencesNot so good for:Can be hard to locate/accessExpensiveMay be too specificMay be at wrong level
  • Where are the Nursing books? (Let them tell you – might have found them already)NB: Click for each book, and wait for location to appear.Books in various places, e-books etc. Where - How. Shelfmarks as different aspects of subject.Need to use library catalogue!
  • UniHub as the way to access ALL useful information, including Library resourcesLogin to myUniHub for:Programme information (already used to register, you also can see timetables etc)Course notes, module information etc in My StudyStudent email (important to use as will receive emails from Library and Lecturers)UniHelp onlineAccess to Library and IT resources and services – Briefly Show Library & IT page - scroll down to IT/Printing info
  • Get them to login. [Use Firefox]
  • Links we’ll be using today.
  • Point out:The Nursing GuideThe sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under 1st year)Contact detailsIf there’s time, ask the students to start exploring – e.g. Find the referencing guide or databases have a look for themselves (later) at UniHub pages and Subject Guides – we’ll cover more in 2nd session
  • Reading lists also available through their modules. Do exercise 2
  • (Can use catalogue on standalone machines in library – just to check holdings/locations etc, no need to login)
  • Importance of using the catalogue – not all on 3rd floor! Fill in worksheet. Work in groups if to group
  • What information did you need to use to find the book?
  • We will be looking at how to find ‘Articles on a topic’ when you don’t know all the details next week.
  • Books are arranged by number, and then that alphabetically by letter part of shelf number (author/title)List of classmarks? Or on slide e.g. Last year’s VN
  • Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Mention charges for overdue requested books - £10 if not returned within 7 days of due date. Work co-operatively.
  • For renewing books.Only other username/password they will need – reminder on screen.
  • Responsibility to renew books to avoid charges.Most reading list books are 7 days
  • 1st year page – show Cite Them Right and recommended databases.Will cover more in 2nd session but can do a quick search in Internurse and have a play if time.Do referencing exercise using Cite Them Right.
  • Refer to worksheet: write a reference for a bookCan also mention plagiarism/referencing guide...
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
  • Essential library skills for Nursing 2013

    1. 1. Essential Library Skills study/library/
    2. 2. Today we are going to cover... • What sorts of resources are available for your studies • Finding books and journals on your reading lists • Requesting and renewing books • Using the library pages on myUniHub and Library subject guides
    3. 3. Thinking about resources
    4. 4. Types of information Exercise 1: 1. Each group will be given a pack of cards 2. The cards contain the names of 4 different resources 3. Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition+ “Good for” + “Not so good for” Time: 5 mins
    5. 5. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Clear overview Not so good for: Up to date information
    6. 6. Web pages What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information
    7. 7. Newspapers What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information
    8. 8. Journals What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject
    9. 9. Where are these resources? Where are the Nursing books? 2nd floor – Law Wing 3rd floor 1st floor Online
    10. 10. UniHub home page and login
    11. 11. Library Subject Guides
    12. 12. Your reading lists
    13. 13. The Library Catalogue • Lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in the library • It also gives you access to online resources such as e-books and journals
    14. 14. Finding Books and Journals Using the Library Catalogue Exercise 3 Using the Library Catalogue, have a go at searching for the resources on the following slide yourself
    15. 15. Exercise 3 • Bach, S. and Grant, A. (2011) Communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. 2ndedn. Exeter: Learning Matters. • Govier, A. and Rees, C. (2013) ‘Reducing alcohol-related health risks: the role of the nurse’, Nursing Standard, 27(50), pp. 42-46.
    16. 16. Books This is a book reference from a reading list: Sharples, K. (2011). Successful practice learning for nursing students. (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters. Can you identify the different parts of the reference? Author, Date, Book Title, Edition & Publisher
    17. 17. Books This is a book reference from a reading list : Author Date Book Title Sharples, K. (2011). Successful practice learning for nursing students. (2nded). Exeter: Learning Matters. Edition Publisher
    18. 18. Journals This is an example of a journal reference : Author Date Title of article Castledine, G. (2011). ‘The relevance of Nightingale today’. British Journal of Nursing.20, (9), p. 595. Journal Title Volume Part Page Nos.
    19. 19. Books on the shelf 610.73 BUR, 610.73 CLI, 610.7301 NUR
    20. 20. Requesting Books If the book you are seeking is already on loan you can request it via the library catalogue
    21. 21. Making A Request
    22. 22. Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    23. 23. Renewing Books Online Use the ‘Login to My Library Account’ option to see what items you have on loan and to renew them N.B. You will not be able to renew requested books
    24. 24. Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    25. 25. Renewing Books Online
    26. 26. Library Subject Guides
    27. 27. Referencing
    28. 28. Next time... • Finding the evidence! • Searching effectively for journal articles • Finding and evaluating information • Using information ethically (citing and referencing)
    29. 29. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) during core hours Monday - Friday • Ask a Librarian • Nursing Library Subject Guide