Library Research Life Raft: swim, don't sink

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  • About this book gives you the bibliographic information for your reference list. Scanning the QR code gives you the same information that you see on the screen. This could be useful in sharing information.
  • “Add to my library” and “My library” refer to the Google account that you can create when using Google books.
  • The librarians are rostered for the Information Desk to help you with questions related to finding books etc via the library catalogue They also can help you with the more challenging task of learning how to find scholarly publications that are stored in the online databases. You’ll find that the librarians can help you in a wide variety of ways.
  • Library Research Life Raft: swim, don't sink

    1. 1. Library Research Life Raft 2014
    2. 2. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D What we will do today • Create your research space • Review Scholarly V Popular • Explore eBooks • Explore Google Books • Web 2.0 tools – 2Clicks • Guides
    3. 3. Creating a research space • available in some databases • save your search results in your own account • easy to access and share • prevent duplication of searches • helps to compile your reference list
    4. 4. Create your research space in ProQuest
    5. 5. Save articles to My Research
    6. 6. You won’t save the same article twice
    7. 7. Sort your research into folders
    8. 8. Add notes - for your eyes only
    9. 9. DISCOVER & EBSCO databases use the same login You need an account to download EBSCO eBooks Share your research with others See the DISCOVER Guide for more information DISCOVER and EBSCO databases
    10. 10. Create your research space in EBSCO
    11. 11. Save articles to Folder
    12. 12. Create custom folder and add article
    13. 13. Scholarly v Popular http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/peabody/tutorial_files/scholarlyfree/index.html
    14. 14. eBooks How do I find an eBook? How do I use an eBook?
    15. 15. Find eBooks in DISCOVER
    16. 16. Search DISCOVER for keywords
    17. 17. Limit to Format - eBooks
    18. 18. Select link to access full-text
    19. 19. Login if accessing eBooks off-campus
    20. 20. • Each eBook has different download options • Be aware of copy and print options • Some eBooks require you to create an account before you can download it eBooks
    21. 21. GOOGLE BOOKS
    22. 22. GOOGLE BOOKS • Started in 2004 • August 2010 - Google announced intention to scan all known existing 129,864,800 books by the end of this decade • April 2013 - over 30 million books scanned • Google books promotes open-access to knowledge but also challenged copyright and fair use issues.
    23. 23. GOOGLE BOOKS - WHY USE IT? One simple reason is its functionality With Google Books you can: • Search for books and magazines • Use “find a library” to search for books • Create your own library • Expand your research • Use Google play
    24. 24. Search for keywords information age university
    25. 25. Select a title
    26. 26. Select About this book
    27. 27. Find Bibliographic information Scroll down for more info
    28. 28. Scroll down for more features Scroll down for My Library
    29. 29. Add to My Library (Google account) Use your google account
    30. 30. Find in a physical library
    31. 31. Trove – National Library of Australia Scroll down to Get this edition
    32. 32. Select Borrow
    33. 33. Select QLD
    34. 34. Available at USC
    35. 35. Find Google Books Help
    36. 36. Google Books Help Select + for more help
    37. 37. Explore the Library’s Guides
    38. 38. Learn how to find information Scroll down
    39. 39. I’m doing an assignment
    40. 40. eBooks at USC Library
    41. 41. DISCOVER… a great way to search
    42. 42. Information Literacy Tutorial
    43. 43. Subject Guides for your course
    44. 44. COR109 subject guide
    45. 45. Web 2.0 Tools
    46. 46. Create a 2clicks account
    47. 47. Customise your account • Add 2clicks to your toolbar. • Create your own folders. • Add your own most used websites.
    48. 48. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Librarians – here to help you At the Information Desk Phone 54302803 infodesk@usc.edu.au How to Guides Attend a class

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