Library essentials for chemical engineers


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Library essentials for chemical engineers

  1. 1. UCL Library Lynne Meehan ( Room 314, Science library) Tel: 020 7679 2634 (ext 32634) Email: Useful Links:
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Library Essentials </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of information </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Knovel </li></ul><ul><li>Citing your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Further Help </li></ul>
  3. 3. Have you ever been to a library <ul><li>Yes, regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally </li></ul><ul><li>No, not likely </li></ul><ul><li>What is a library? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library Essentials – Science Library <ul><li>1 of 16 different sites </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Mon-Thur 8.45-22.30 </li></ul><ul><li>Fri 8.45-19.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Sat-Sun 11.00-21.00 </li></ul><ul><li>ID card and PIN </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library essentials - Library regulations
  6. 6. What was the student doing wrong? <ul><li>Sitting quietly and reading a book </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing her essay which was due yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Eating, drinking and chatting on her mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating enough green vegetables </li></ul>
  7. 7. Library essentials - Studying in the library <ul><li>Quiet study rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Group working </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless network </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library essentials - Photocopying <ul><li>Copy card </li></ul><ul><li>Black & White cost: </li></ul><ul><li>A4 = 5p, A3 = 10p </li></ul>Photocopy Help Centre in Room 107 Main Library
  9. 9. Library essentials: How do I borrow books? <ul><li>Self service </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow </li></ul><ul><li>Renew </li></ul><ul><li>Return </li></ul><ul><li>Loan periods </li></ul><ul><li>Fines </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do you need to get into the library <ul><li>My bag </li></ul><ul><li>ID card </li></ul><ul><li>A ghost </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of humour </li></ul>
  11. 11. Topic <ul><li>Using the resources and search techniques that you discover in your library information skills session, as well as the IT skills that you learn in your computing session, produce a one page summary (including references) of The challenges of biofuels , in particular (including illustrations if you wish): </li></ul><ul><li>• a brief description of what biofuels are and how they differ from petro fuels • a brief overview of the current use of biofuels in the UK, Europe and worldwide • a discussion of what the main challenges are in the production and use of biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>The page limit is strictly one side of A4, minimum 10pt font size </li></ul><ul><li>Write an e-mail to your personal tutor introducing yourself and attaching your research document. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy your e-mail to Dr Sorensen ( </li></ul><ul><li>The deadline for this e-mail is Friday 8th October at 4pm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Type of information
  13. 13. Where to look? <ul><li>Search Engine </li></ul>Database Library catalogue Encyclopedia
  14. 14. Library catalogue <ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who is the author of the book “Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer” published in 2008? <ul><li>Sorensen, E </li></ul><ul><li>Perry, R.H. </li></ul><ul><li>Meehan, L </li></ul><ul><li>Welty, J. R. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where in the library would you find Energy and Fuels? <ul><li>Physical Sciences Pers </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Pers </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Q 5 PER </li></ul><ul><li>In the bin </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Knovel is an interactive e-book database. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives searchable access to the full text of a range of engineering text and reference books. </li></ul><ul><li>University Challenge </li></ul>Knovel
  18. 18. Plagiarism <ul><li>You may already have had warnings from your tutors about: </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing and citation </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the crime of &quot;copy / paste&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>You may be surprised how easily your lecturers can spot plagiarism - and there may be serious penalties. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge your sources </li></ul>
  19. 19. Citing your sources <ul><li>Citing styles: Harvard and Vancouver </li></ul><ul><li>Essential details -Who, what , where, when and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Note the content </li></ul>
  20. 20. Access to e-resources <ul><li>Most electronic resources can be accessed on or off campus </li></ul><ul><li>The best route to these is via the library website </li></ul><ul><li>You will need your UCL userid to log in </li></ul><ul><li>For further information go to </li></ul>
  21. 21. Help! <ul><li>WISE: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on WISE, then Engineering and the Built Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Ground Floor, Science Library </li></ul><ul><li>020 7679 7789 </li></ul><ul><li>Come and ask me, can even arrange 1:1 training </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. After this session do you think you will be using the library? <ul><li>Every day </li></ul><ul><li>When I need to </li></ul><ul><li>It seems a good place to work </li></ul><ul><li>As little as possible </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you <ul><li>Please fill in the evaluation survey at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lynne Meehan ( Room 314, Science library) </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 020 7679 2634 (ext 32634) </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul>