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Library essentials for year 1 cege

  1. 1. UCL Library Lynne Meehan lib-sciteam @ucl.ac.uk http://delicious.com/LynneMeehan/CEGE
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>WISE </li></ul><ul><li>Library Essentials </li></ul><ul><li>Using the catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Metalib </li></ul><ul><li>Other libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. WISE <ul><li>Library Services’ online induction </li></ul><ul><li>Includes training in various resources </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/wise.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Click the link to WISE for Engineering & the Built Environment and log in using your UCL computing username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Enrol yourself on the course </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><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Group study </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library essentials: borrowing
  6. 6. Library essentials: self-issue & return <ul><li>Self-service machines </li></ul><ul><li>can be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View your library account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will need your UCL ID card and Library PIN number </li></ul>
  7. 7. Library essentials: photocopying <ul><li>Copy card </li></ul><ul><li>Black & White photocopies: A4 = 5p, A3 = 10p </li></ul>Photocopy Help Centre in Room 107 Main Library
  8. 8. Library web pages http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library
  9. 9. Type of information
  10. 10. Where to look? <ul><li>Search Engine </li></ul>Database Library catalogue Encyclopedia
  11. 11. eUCLid: UCL library catalogue
  12. 12. Quick quiz: library catalogue <ul><li>What is the Science Library location for Structures, or why things don’t fall down by J.E. Gordon </li></ul><ul><li>What year is the journal Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems available from in electronic form? </li></ul><ul><li>Where in the library would you find the journal Concrete Structures? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ebooks: Knovel <ul><li>Ebooks on the catalogue, use to link to full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Knovel is a large collection of ebooks for engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Knovel from the database” list linked to at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Databases <ul><li>Library catalogue tells you what journals we have </li></ul><ul><li>To search journal articles, technical reports, newspapers etc. you’ll need to use library databases </li></ul><ul><li>Enable subject searching across several journals </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike internet search engines these only include reliable academic publications </li></ul><ul><li>You can collect results and easily email them to yourself or save or print them </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Databases <ul><li>Compendex: Interdisciplinary index of engineering and applied science publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Iconda: database for construction, architecture and civil engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Building Abstracts: index of publications in construction, planning, materials and civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Try metalib to search all 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Use to locate articles in electronic or print formats </li></ul>
  16. 16. Search strategy <ul><li>Break down into key concepts: </li></ul><ul><li>Example search: Pollution in the River Nile and its effect on drinking water in Egypt </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Link the concepts using command words: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pollution AND “drinking water” AND Nile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember synonyms and related terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pollution OR “water quality” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Command words for combining search terms <ul><li>All foods with raspberries All flavours of ice cream </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberry ice cream </li></ul>raspberries OR ice cream Ice cream AND raspberries Ice cream NOT raspberries
  18. 18. More search techniques <ul><li>Truncation/wildcards - *, $, ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. engin * = engin eer , engin eered , engin eering … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. organi $ ation = organi s ation or organi z ation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>behavio ? r = behavio u r or behavior </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Phrase searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. “ bridge engineering ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grouping using brackets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. (bridge* OR tunnel*) AND London </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Research project demonstration: Waterloo Bridge, London <ul><li>Background research for key facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopaedias or other reference material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate resources : general architecture & construction databases will be best for this search </li></ul><ul><li>Start research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eUCLid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic databases: Metalib </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Databases Exercise <ul><li>Using Metalib Quick Search, search the Built Environment subset to find 2 articles on the topic “Bridge construction projects in London” </li></ul><ul><li>Use to locate the articles (either electronically or in print) </li></ul><ul><li>Email yourself the records for the two articles </li></ul><ul><li>Try the same search in the Engineering subset </li></ul><ul><li>Which set found more useful results? </li></ul><ul><li>If time, set up My Metalib with selected databases </li></ul>
  21. 21. Material held outside of UCL <ul><li>Other libraries: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/otherlib.shtml </li></ul><ul><ul><li>COPAC: http://www.copac.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inter-library loan: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/ids.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Web resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUBL LINK http://bubl.ac.uk/link/c/civilengineering.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iCivilEngineer http://www.icivilengineer.com </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Plagiarism <ul><li>You may already have had warnings from your tutors about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referencing and citation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid the crime of &quot;copy / paste&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge your sources </li></ul><ul><li>WISE </li></ul>
  23. 23. 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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/e-res.shtml#res-home </li></ul>
  24. 24. Help! <ul><li>WISE: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Subject resources page: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/guides/subjengin.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Subject librarian: </li></ul><ul><li>lib-sciteam @ucl.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>020 7679 2634 </li></ul><ul><li>Room 314, 3 rd floor Science Library </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry desk </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ground floor, Science Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>020 7679 7789 </li></ul></ul></ul>

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