MSc Environmental Pollution Control - Essential Library Skills Jan 2014


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  • 90 mins CG49
    Lecturer = Diane Purchase
    Make sure everyone has their student card to enable them to log on (don’t log on yet though)
    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
    NEXT – Library Subject Guide
  • PRS Library Subject Guide
    Home page > Appointments / Referencing guide
    Resources > Catalogue / Summon / Databases / Web resources
    Information Skills > Powerpoints / Referencing
    NEXT – Library Catalogue
  • From the Library Pages you can access the Library Catalogue
    Accessing the catalogue
    Keyword Search Ball Environmental Health policy (2006).
    Journal AZ Search “new scientist” (not e-journal)
    Next – Time for you guys to do some work!
  • DEMO: Search for this: Ball, D., Environmental Health policy, 2006.
    TASK FOR STUDENTS: 2 minutes to try the 3 searches, then feed back to class.
    WHEN TAKING FEEDBACK: Explain how to find books on shelf.
    Note that Harrison is also an e-book. Note blue link.
    Note that the journal is available with two date ranges. Note blue links.
  • NEXT - Summon
  • EVERYONE: Go back to My Study then choose Summon link.
    EXPLAIN: Hold up a print journal to explain coverage of Summon as opposed to Library Catalogue.
    Explain the MDX cookie.
    Let’s have a quick look at Summon, but specific journal databases are more appropriate for postgraduate students.
    STUDENTS DO: Search for pollution law
    Try refining tools: Full-text, Content type, Pub date.
    NEXT – Key Databases
    Type in ‘water pollution’ AND ‘eutrophication’
    Select Timespan and Citation Databases. 2004 – 2014 AND more settings (top link web bridge works)
    ASK STUDENTS: How many articles has it found?
    NEXT – what to do if the links don’t work
  • EXPLAIN how some links don’t work – DEMONSTRATE how to find if they don’t work (through catalogue)
    STUDENTS SEARCH THEMSELVES – Search terms on next slide
    After 5 mins, take some feedback from students
  • NEXT – what is peer-review
  • Can show the journal PLOS One as an example of a peer reviewed journal
  • Do a QUICK DEMO of each.
    Science Direct:
    Search (advanced search) > Journals
    Search for water AND pollution
    Subscribed Journals / Open Access (if you want to ensure you have will have full access)
    Explain difference between article and review article
    MUST change date range
  • MSc Environmental Pollution Control - Essential Library Skills Jan 2014

    1. 1. MSc Environmental Pollution Control Postgraduate Course Feedback Essential Library Skills and Literature Searching 24th January 2014
    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
    3. 3. Today we are going to look at … 2) Literature Searching • • • • • • • Introduction to journal databases Searching Web of Science Accessing the journal articles you have found What are peer-reviewed articles? Searching Science Direct and ProQuest Newsstand Using Google Scholar Referencing
    4. 4. Using the Library pages on MyUniHub Log in to MyUniHub My Study My Library
    5. 5. Library Subject Guide
    6. 6. Library Catalogue
    7. 7. Library Catalogue Find these items on the Library Catalogue: 1. Purkis, S., Klemas, V. (2011) Remote sensing and global environmental change. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell 2. Harrison, R.M. (ed.). (2007) Principles of environmental chemistry. London: Royal Society of Chemistry 3. Journal: Water research
    8. 8. Library Catalogue – e-books and e-journals • E-books and e-journals are also found on the Library Catalogue. • You will see ‘[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!)
    9. 9. Summon
    10. 10. Introduction to journal databases Key databases for Environmental Health literature: Web of Science (Science Citation Index) Science Direct Leading science and technical journals Full-text science journals
    11. 11. Searching Web of Science Library Subject Guide – Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources Finding journal articles / Using databases Web of Science
    12. 12. Searching Web of Science
    13. 13. Accessing the articles you have found • The link to the full-text article may work. • If it does not, go to the Library Catalogue and do an A-Z Search for the journal title. • Try this one: • If we do not have access, use our Inter-LibraryLoan service.
    14. 14. Key Words Water pollution Eutrophication Blue-green algae Phosphates Nitrates
    15. 15. Peer review • A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published. • If a publication is peer reviewed it means it has been read, checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers). • The quality-control system of academic publishing for hundreds of years.
    16. 16. Searching other databases Science Direct ProQuest Newsstand
    17. 17. Key Words Water pollution Eutrophication Blue-green algae Phosphates Nitrates
    18. 18. Google Scholar
    19. 19. 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