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Finding what you need with YorSearch | #UoYTips

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This is a quick guide to finding the resources you need to study, using YorSearch, the library catalogue. After you’ve read this you’ll be able to:

- find books, journals, and articles
- log in to your library account
- request books that are out on loan
- renew your items
…and more.

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Finding what you need with YorSearch | #UoYTips

  1. 1. Finding what you need with YorSearch #UoYTips
  2. 2. Welcome to YorSearch. This is a quick guide to finding the resources you need to study, using YorSearch, the library catalogue. After you’ve read this you’ll be able to: - find books, journals, and articles - log in to your library account - request books that are out on loan - renew your items …and more.
  3. 3. You can go to the Help Desk on the ground floor of the Morrell where we’ll be happy to give you some tips and advice. You can also use the Chat service within YorSearch to get help wherever you are. We’re here to help.
  4. 4. You can find YorSearch anywhere. There are catalogue PCs in several places around the Library which run YorSearch. Or you can go to yorsearch.york.ac.uk from anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. It works on desktop or mobile devices and works well for screen-readers and assistive software.
  5. 5. This is the YorSearch homescreen
  6. 6. You can ask questions or give us feedback at any time using the Chat facility available from the Need help? button Quick links to get in touch with us or book individual or group study rooms Login to YorSearch to request items, add resources to your Favourites, and manage your account Links to other ways to find our resources A way to limit your search results to one particular type of resource Looking for Interlending? It’s now part of the Can’t Find What You Need? menu Combine several search terms in different ways
  7. 7. YorSearch contains a huge number of resources. If you just want to find a book or a journal, click All items to limit your results to one type
  8. 8. YorSearch contains a huge number of resources. If you just want to find a book or a journal, click All items to limit your results to one type
  9. 9. To find resources, just type in key words. Here are the results of a search for how to write essays down the centre of the screen.
  10. 10. To find resources, just type in key words. Here are the results of a search for how to write essays down the centre of the screen. On the right of the screen are options to refine your results. For example you can limit your search to just items in the Library right now, or just to items you can read online, or just to newspaper articles.
  11. 11. If we scroll down a little we can see several different types of resource.
  12. 12. If we scroll down a little we can see several different types of resource. Number 3 is an ebook. If we click Full text available we can read this on screen.
  13. 13. If we scroll down a little we can see several different types of resource. Number 4 is an article, also available online. There’s a note that it is Peer Reviewed – in other words it is an academic article that has been checked by other experts for accuracy and bias.
  14. 14. If we scroll down a little we can see several different types of resource. Number 5 has multiple versions – this means we have both older and newer editions of the book. Click See all versions to find more information,
  15. 15. If we scroll down a little we can see several different types of resource. Number 6 is a print book. You can see that we have at least one copy available, and that it’s in the 0 section of the Morrell. The classmark – 029.6 FAB helps you find it on the shelf.
  16. 16. If we click on the item we can get more information. We can see that there’s one copy, and it’s currently available. There’s also suggestions for related reading on the right.
  17. 17. If we click on the item we can get more information. We can see that there’s one copy, and it’s currently available. There’s also suggestions for related reading on the right. If we click the LOCATE button it will show us a map.
  18. 18. If we click on the item we can get more information. We can see that there’s one copy, and it’s currently available. There’s also suggestions for related reading on the right. If we click the LOCATE button it will show us a map. If the item is available, find it on the shelf and borrow it using the Self-Issue Machines in the Library. You do not need to request items that are available: you can just borrow them. The request option is there for available items because we have a Book Delivery Service. This can bring books from King’s Manor Library to the Morrell, and books from the Morrell to King’s Manor. If you request an available item it will automatically get it delivered to the other site, so only do this if you this if the book you need is not at your preferred site.
  19. 19. Back to our results screen. On page 2 there is an item which is not currently available. If we click on this we can request the book.
  20. 20. In order to request the book we need to log in (if we haven’t already).
  21. 21. After logging in, the Place a request or a booking button appears. When you click this it will result in the book being returned sooner by its current borrower; you’ll then get an email telling you it’s ready to collect.
  22. 22. Now that you’re logged in, you can click on My Library Card and access your list of current loans (where you can also renew your items), your requests, Interlending items you’ve ordered, and any fines or fees you’ve accrued. Your Name Your Name here
  23. 23. You can save / favourite items in YorSearch to easily find them later using the little pin icon shown here. Access your Saved items and Search history from the same drop-down menu once you’re logged in. Your Name Your Name here
  24. 24. If you want articles, just type in your keywords. E.g. Grönroos, C. (1994), "From Marketing Mix to Relationship Marketing" Management Decision, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 4-20
  25. 25. If you want articles, just type in your keywords. E.g. Grönroos, C. (1994), "From Marketing Mix to Relationship Marketing" Management Decision, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 4-20
  26. 26. Note that there’s a 118,000 results – if we want to be more specific we can Phrase Search by putting our search terms in quotation marks
  27. 27. This forces YorSearch to only look for that exact phrase, and now brings back 39 results instead of 100,000+.
  28. 28. As you do more independent research you may come across resources you need which we don’t already have in the Library. If so, go to the Can’t Find What You Need? page to request them.
  29. 29. To obtain an item the Library doesn’t have… For Books For Articles If you find a book you need that we don’t have, you can use the Purchase Request Form to ask for it. You’ll get an email when it arrives. If you find an article you need from a journal we don’t subscribe to, you can request it via Interlending. If we can get it, we’ll email you the PDF.
  30. 30. Finally, remember there is more than one way to get into our resources. YorSearch is brilliant for keyword searching but keep in mind other ways to find what you need. Each method has different strengths and you’ll use different ways in at different times. Every Department has a Subject Guide which is a curated set of journals and databases, grouped for that particular subject. The E-resources Guide allows you to search by category of resource, for example to see all our newspaper collections in one place. Browzine allows you to browse tables of contents of journals and read new issues.
  31. 31. They’re all linked from the homescreen of YorSearch.
  32. 32. lib-enquiry@york.ac.uk We hope you found this guide helpful; it is part of the #UoYTips series of useful advice to help you get the most out of our resources. For tips on everything in one place, go to the special Subject Guide at bit.ly/uoytips

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