Essential Library Skills
SES1242/SES1244
http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
study/library/
Today we are going to cover...
• Different types of resources available for your
studies
• Using your reading lists to fin...
Thinking about resources
Types of information
Exercise 1:
1. Each group will be given a pack of cards
2. The cards contain the names of 4 different...
Books
What are they:
A written or printed work of fiction or fact.
May be electronic.
Good for:
Clear overview
Not so good...
Web pages
What are they:
An information resource which can be
easily created by anyone on any topic.
Electronic.
Good for:...
Newspapers
What are they:
A regular publication containing current
events, informative articles, diverse
features and adve...
Journals
What are they:
A regular publication containing
articles on a particular academic
subject.
Presents new research....
Where can you find them?
Where are the Sport books?
1st floor wing
(right)
3rd floor
1st floor
Online
Reading lists
Reading lists
Exercise 2:
Login to MyUniHub > My Study
Use your module reading lists for SES1242 or
SES1244, and SES1243 t...
Books on the shelf
612.044 HAY, 612.044 WIL, 613.7 SPO
Making A Request
Making A Request
Student number
Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books Online
Use the ‘Login to My
Library Account’ option
to see what items you
have on loan and to
renew them
N....
Logging in to My Account
Student number
Date of birth DDMMYY
Renewing Books Online
Finding journal articles using Summon
Exercise 3:
• To find an article on a
particular topic...
• Try Summon to search
the...
Finding resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library
Select Summon and search
for information for your
Literature Review task
Search tips
• Keep it simple! Can you summarise the topic
in just a few words?
Refine your search
If you have too many results...
• Add more keywords (narrow)
• Be more specific (sprinting vs. running)
• Use phrase searc...
If you have too few results...
• Use synonyms (football or soccer)
• Be less specific (martial arts vs. Judo)
• Split up p...
Library Subject Guides
Referencing
Need help?
• Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) core
hours Monday – Friday
• Ask a Librarian http://askalibrari...
Images
• Rugby image from Wikimedia Commons licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013

176 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Essential Library Skills for Sport and Exercise Science 2013

  1. 1. Essential Library Skills SES1242/SES1244 http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/ study/library/
  2. 2. Today we are going to cover... • Different types of resources available for your studies • Using your reading lists to find books and journals • Finding information for your assignments • Using the Library subject guides and online referencing guide
  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 can you find them? Where are the Sport books? 1st floor wing (right) 3rd floor 1st floor Online
  10. 10. Reading lists
  11. 11. Reading lists Exercise 2: Login to MyUniHub > My Study Use your module reading lists for SES1242 or SES1244, and SES1243 to answer the questions on the worksheet
  12. 12. Books on the shelf 612.044 HAY, 612.044 WIL, 613.7 SPO
  13. 13. Making A Request
  14. 14. Making A Request Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  17. 17. Renewing Books Online
  18. 18. Finding journal articles using Summon Exercise 3: • To find an article on a particular topic... • Try Summon to search the Library’s online resources and the catalogue in one go • Access Summon from myUniHub
  19. 19. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Select Summon and search for information for your Literature Review task
  20. 20. Search tips • Keep it simple! Can you summarise the topic in just a few words?
  21. 21. Refine your search
  22. 22. If you have too many results... • Add more keywords (narrow) • Be more specific (sprinting vs. running) • Use phrase searches (“penalty kicks”) • Add limits, e.g. date
  23. 23. If you have too few results... • Use synonyms (football or soccer) • Be less specific (martial arts vs. Judo) • Split up phrases • Use tricks like truncation* = swim* finds swim, swimmer, swimming etc
  24. 24. Library Subject Guides
  25. 25. Referencing
  26. 26. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) core hours Monday – Friday • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • SES Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/sport
  27. 27. Images • Rugby image from Wikimedia Commons licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

×