MSc Applied Public Health - Essential Library Skills Jan 2014


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  • 60 mins straight after 20 min LSS Induction
    Lecturer = Alan Page
    Make sure everyone has their student card to enable them to log on (don’t log on yet though)
    Practical elements – Library catalogue and WHO website (the rest is demonstrated)
    KEEP AN EYE ON THE TIME – Don’t rush BUT Don’t run out of it. Time.
  • NEXT – more things we will look at
  • Next – Using the Library Pages
  • Make sure everyone can log on NOW – IT User ID / M----jan
    And open up Mozilla Firefox
    Explain that Internet Explorer doesn’t work very well for Library resources
    Safari and Google Chrome also OK
  • From the Library Pages you can access the Library Catalogue
    Accessing the catalogue
    Keyword Search “bell doing your research”
    Journal AZ Search “new scientist” (not e-journal)
    Next – Time for you guys to do some work!
  • Next – electronic resources
  • Demonstrate – accessing the “bell doing your research” e-book (how to download it/read it)
    Explain – that e-journals work the same (except once you download the PDF of a Journal Article you have it forever to save and print)
    Next – reserving books
  • No need to demonstrate – talk through the slide.
    Find the item – click “request item”
    Next – this continues (logging into your library account)
  • Again – just talk through the slide
    Next – renewing books
  • You will get an automatic email sent to your university email a few days before the book is due to be returned to remind you to either return it or renew it.
    Therefore it is important to get into the habit of checking your University Email every day
    If someone has requested the book then you will not be able to renew it
    Keep an eye on your Library account so as not to rack up a lot of charges
    If you have £20 or more charges on your account it will be locked
    BUT – no one wants this to happen – so – if that situation looks like it might happen then get in touch with the Library straight away so we can help you.
    Next - SUMMON
  • Explain the difference between Summon and The Library Catalogue
    Explain about accessing off campus
    Depending on time --- Demonstrate or Get them on it or Get them following the demonstration
    Search for “legionella”
    Show refining tools
    Next – Library Subject Guides
  • PRS Library Subject Guide
    Home page > Appointments / Referencing guide
    Resources > Catalogue / Summon / Databases / Web resources
    Information Skills > Powerpoints / Referencing
    NEXT – Reading Lists
  • Search for BIO4500
    NEXT – WHO Website
    Website some of you may be familiar with already?
    NEXT – practical on WHO Website
  • In Pairs – Try and find some information on one of these topics
    Won’t need long to do this – NEXT – extra task on WHO website
  • Western Pacific Region (link at bottom of page)
    Publications > (bottom of page) Journals > Western Pacific Surveillance and Response > Past Issues
    Back to WHO > Region of the Americas > Projects and Programs >
    (under Health Systems and Service) > Health research promotion and development
    NEXT – Public Health England: Data and Knowledge Gateway
  • Do in pairs
    Each pair to investigate just one of the topics then take whole class feedback.
  • IF THERE IS TIME then demonstrate Library Links on Google Scholar
    NEXT – THAT’S IT!!!
  • MSc Applied Public Health - Essential Library Skills Jan 2014

    1. 1. Essential library skills and Postgraduate Course Feedback Finding reliable online information Induction, January 2014 MSc Applied Public Health
    2. 2. Today we are going to look at … 1) Essential Library Skills Using the Library pages on MyUniHub: • • • • The Library Catalogue Summon Your Library Subject Guide Your online reading lists
    3. 3. Today we are going to look at … 2) Finding reliable online information • World Health Organization website • Public Health England: Data and Knowledge Gateway • Google Scholar
    4. 4. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
    5. 5. Library Catalogue Slide 5 24/01/14
    6. 6. Library Catalogue Try to find these items on the Library Catalogue .... 1. Pomerleau, J., McKee, M. (2005) Issues in public health. The Open University 2. Journal of Environmental and Public Health
    7. 7. Library Catalogue – e-books and e-journals • E-books and e-journals are also found on the Library Catalogue. • You will see the words ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title. • Click on the blue link to download or read the book or journal online (You must be logged into myUniHub!)
    8. 8. Library Catalogue – reserving books
    9. 9. Library Catalogue – reserving books Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
    10. 10. Library Catalogue – renewing books
    11. 11. Summon
    12. 12. Library Subject Guide
    13. 13. Online reading lists
    14. 14. WHO website
    15. 15. WHO website Find some information about: 1) HIV and immunisation 2) Data about cholera in Ghana 3) Data on road traffic deaths by country
    16. 16. WHO regional websites On the Western Pacific region website: • Find the journal called Western Pacific Surveillance and Response • Find Volume 3, Issue 3 On the Americas region website: • Find a program called Health research promotion and development • Find out what the Objectives are of this program.
    17. 17. Public Health England: Data and Knowledge Gateway
    18. 18. Public Health England: Data and Knowledge Gateway Find an interesting, recent statistic about: 1) Adult obesity 2) Skin cancer 3) Infant mortality Be prepared to tell us where you found it.
    19. 19. Google Scholar • Go to Settings > Library links • Search for Middlesex University, select it then Save
    20. 20. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday – Friday (on call 9-11, 3-5) • Ask a Librarian • PRS Library Subject Guide