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Essential Library Skills for Psychology 2011

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Essential Library Skills for Psychology 2011

  1. 1. Essential Library Skills<br />BSc Psychology Programmes<br />Judy McSorley <br />Senior Liaison Librarian for Psychology 10.2011<br />
  2. 2. At the end of this session you will be able to:<br /><ul><li> Find a book or journal
  3. 3. Request and renew books
  4. 4. Access and use Learning Resources online help, information and materials</li></li></ul><li>Where are the psychology books?<br />abnormal developmental<br /> educational health occupational<br /> social environmental<br /> psychotherapy intelligence<br />forensic personality<br /> neuropsychology clinical<br /> theoretical organisational<br />
  5. 5. Where are the psychology books?<br /> Psychology is a cross-disciplinary subject.<br /> Books on the various aspects of psychology will be shelved in all areas of the library.<br /> To find specific titles in their own particular locations it is essential that you can use the Library Catalogue effectively.<br />
  6. 6. Books<br />How are they arranged?<br />
  7. 7. Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)<br />Middlesex University campus libraries (Hendon, and Trent Park) use the Dewey system. <br />Each subject has its own subject number as follows:<br /> 100 Philosophy and psychology<br /> 300 Social sciences<br /> 400 Language<br /> 500 Science, maths and statistics<br /> 600 Technology<br /> 800 Literature<br /> 900 Geography and history<br />
  8. 8. Shelf order:specific,within psychology<br />150 Psychology<br />153 Conscious mental processes <br />153.1 Learning<br />153.12 Memory <br />153.13 Types of memory<br />153.132 Visual memory<br />
  9. 9. The wide range of psychology:<br />SubjectShelf No. Floor <br />clinical 616.89 3<br />developmental 155.4 1<br />educational 370.15 2<br />forensic 364.3 2<br />health 610.19 3<br />neuropsychology 612.82 3<br />occupational 158.7 1<br />psychotherapies 616.8914 3<br />personality 155.2 1<br /> social 302 1<br />
  10. 10. Reading lists: book or article<br />author date title of book <br />Barnes, R.(1995). Successful study for<br />degrees. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.<br />edition publisher<br />A reference for a book<br />
  11. 11. Reading lists: book or article<br />authordate title of article<br />Ellis, N et al. (2007) Exercise interventions as an <br />adjunct therapy for psychosis: a critical review,<br />British Journal of Clinical Psychology,<br />vol.46, no. 1, pp. 95-111<br />part journal title <br />volume page nos<br />A reference for a journal article<br />
  12. 12. The Library Catalogue<br />The library catalogue lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in all the Middlesex University libraries. <br /> You may borrow from any campus library or, using the catalogue, you may request books from another campus to be sent here for you to collect.<br />http://library.mdx.ac.uk<br />
  13. 13. The Library Catalogue<br />The catalogue includes several different search<br />types.<br />Each is useful depending on the information available to start with. <br />
  14. 14. The Library Catalogue http://library.mdx.ac.uk<br /> Activity: (10minutes & in pairs)<br /> Try the following 3 examples and decide which of the listed search types is most appropriate for each – using the information provided.<br /> Find “Forensic psychology : concepts, debates and practice”<br />Find a book on cognitive development<br />Find a neuropsychology book by Neil Martin<br />bbbb<br />
  15. 15. The Library Catalogue<br />Best options would be:-<br /> For the first, where the title is fully<br /> known, use Title A-Z<br />For the second where a topic is<br /> known, use Title Keyword<br />Where a part title and author are<br />known, use General Keyword<br />
  16. 16. The Library Catalogue<br />
  17. 17. The Library Catalogue<br />Click to request if no copies are available<br />
  18. 18. Making a Request<br />Use your ID/ student number & your date of birth as “Pin”<br />
  19. 19. Renewing<br /> Use the My Account option to see what items you have on loan and to renew them. <br /> NB You will not be able to renew <br /> books which are requested<br />
  20. 20. RenewingSelect titles for renewal then click the Renew button<br />
  21. 21. Journals<br />How are print journals arranged?<br />
  22. 22. Print Journals are arranged:-<br /> Alphabetically by the exact title of the journal.<br /> Within each title, journals are arranged:<br />overall by date : volume number : part/issue number <br />The vast majority of our journals are <br /> now provided electronically and <br /> accessed through the Library Catalogue<br /> Print journals are located on the <br /> 2nd floor in the Law Wing<br />
  23. 23. Print/Online? Check the Catalogue<br />Online only<br />
  24. 24. Print/Online? Check the Catalogue<br />Online and print formats. Note varying date ranges.<br />
  25. 25. myUniHub for alternative access to the catalogue etc.Logging in here enables access to electronic resources without further authentication.<br />
  26. 26. Electronic Resources Login<br />Accessing resources without going through myUniHub may require frequent logins using your usual IT ID and password. Use the orange link to the Middlesex screen<br />
  27. 27. Electronic Resources Login<br />Setting the “cookie” as described below will open the Middlesex login screen more immediately when accessing e-resources subsequently<br />
  28. 28. Quiz.......15 minutes<br />
  29. 29. Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/<br />The new UniHub links to Library and IT under the Your study tab. There are a number of links from here including one to the Library Subject Guides<br />
  30. 30. Library and IT Support: Databases<br /> From http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/ :<br /> scroll down to Journals & E-Resources then to Databases for<br />PsycINFO<br />
  31. 31. Library and IT Support: Google Scholar<br />Google Scholar will find academic articles related to specific topics but results are citation only, with very few full text versions.<br />Additionally not all journals are necessarily peer reviewed.<br />
  32. 32. Library and IT Support: Subject Guides<br />
  33. 33. Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/- start here<br />

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