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Research Students2009


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Research Students2009

  1. 1. Library Resources & LIS for Researchers LIS (Learning & Information Service s)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 Electronic Journals in full-text (all subject areas) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent information database collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal access agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How we can help </li></ul><ul><li>Example searches: Encore, LitSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Citation searching </li></ul><ul><li>Current Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul>Library Resources Overview
  3. 3. How LIS staff can help researchers <ul><li>Advice on which databases to use </li></ul><ul><li>We can suggest different approaches and use of databases outside the normal academic discipline of the researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Consider requests for additional learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Consider access to the DLSS for researchers based outside of Sheffield </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range </li></ul><ul><ul><li>includes facilities for citation searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>most use to link to full text if available from other sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free to use for Hallam staff & students </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible off-campus </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example search <ul><li>Library Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue & LitSeacth for internal resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>inequalities & planning </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Citation Searching <ul><li>Scopus - example search </li></ul><ul><li>Range of disciplines, 14,000 peer reviewed periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Citations are all active links </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>see &quot;cited by&quot; may not be so useful for older papers </li></ul><ul><li>Other databases </li></ul><ul><li>some use a more limited pool of data </li></ul>
  7. 7. Alerts <ul><li>What is an alert? </li></ul><ul><li>How to set one up </li></ul><ul><li>Services that offer alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Example with ASSIA </li></ul>
  8. 8. Feeds <ul><li>What is a feed </li></ul><ul><li>How to subscribe to and view a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Example with Scopus </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Awareness & Research in Progress <ul><li>Subject Guide to Theses (SHU) via LitSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EtHOS service - access to electronic PhD theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index to Theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repositories/ SHURA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Dissertations In Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups, e.g., </li></ul><ul><li>CORDIS </li></ul>
  10. 10. Web resources <ul><li>Web resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTUTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web resources for education and research (formerly the Resource Discovery Network) includes research project webpages and research centres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar includes SHULinks </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Import and enter records into a personal database </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bibliography in a wide variety of formats </li></ul><ul><li>Share a database with research group </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing guides </li></ul>Personal Bibliographic Software
  12. 12. Document Supply Service Loans and Copyright <ul><li>Document Supply Service </li></ul><ul><li>Request cards available online </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Electronic Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you will get an email which contains a hyperlink to your article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>write 'English translation only' on the request card </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Access to other libraries <ul><li>Reciprocal borrowing schemes </li></ul><ul><li>SCONUL Access : (part-time students, full-time postgraduates & postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification) </li></ul><ul><li>Local scheme: Huddersfield, Lincoln, Leeds Met </li></ul><ul><li>Access to library catalogues via Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>British Library </li></ul><ul><li>COPAC merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland , including the British Library </li></ul><ul><li>SUNCAT (Serials union catalogue for the UK research community) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online tutorials <ul><li>LitSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you are in LitSearch links to tutorials appear at the bottom of your screen. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Any questions <ul><li>Learning centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helpdesks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one-to-one advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tel: 0114 225 3333 </li></ul></ul>