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Welcome to Learning Resources


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These are the introductory slides I used for induction for postgraduates on business courses at the start of the academic year 09-10.

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Welcome to Learning Resources

  1. 1. Welcome to Learning ResourcesHilary Cummings & Samantha Halford<br />
  2. 2. Before we start<br />Evacuation procedure – if fire alarm sounds or a member of staff asks you to leave, go quickly to the nearest fire exit. Take note of where these are in building<br />Toilets are located on each floor at the far end of the wings<br />Do not leave your belongings unattended<br />Keep your passwords safe; remember to log out; save work regularly and make copies<br />
  3. 3. Providing information and support for your teaching and learning<br />Learning Resources provides:<br />Computers and specialist software - bookable<br />Books, journals and databases<br />Equipment loan, e.g. cameras<br />A variety of spaces to study – some bookable<br />Advice from experts<br /> Librarians and technical support <br /> Study skills & dyslexia support<br />
  4. 4. Your rights<br />Your student card gives:<br />proof of ID <br />access to University buildings <br />library borrowing rights at all Middlesex University libraries<br />12 books (undergraduates) <br />14 books (postgraduates)<br />Your card is your passport to the library and its resources – please keep it with you<br />
  5. 5. Your responsibilities<br />To respect other library users<br /> To observe the quiet and silent study areas<br />To switch your mobile phone to silent & move to phone zones to make and take calls<br />To respect the staff and each other<br />To respect the building and the equipment by observing the rules concerning food and drink. Only bottled water may be consumed in the building<br />
  6. 6. Learning Resources on campus<br />The Sheppard Library opening hours are: <br /> Monday to Thursday 08.30 – 22.00<br /> Friday 08.30 – 20.00<br /> Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 17.00<br /> Helpdesks are staffed in core hours<br />See:<br />
  7. 7. IT and Audio Visual<br />Computers on every floor of the Sheppard Library<br />Apple MACs and scanners in the basement of the building<br />Wi-fi : the Sheppard Library, Forum and Ricketts Quad are all wi-fi enabled<br />Computers in classrooms across the campus<br />Specialist help from the AV and IT team at the Enquiry Desk on the ground floor<br />
  8. 8. Library resources<br />500,000 books and e-books across the University’s libraries<br />160,000 books in Sheppard Library, covering business, computing, health, law and social sciences . <br />40,000 journals. Most are available online – print journals are available on the ground floor<br />Online databases to access journal information, conference proceedings, financial and economic data.<br />All library resources listed on library catalogue:<br />
  9. 9. Learning resources staff can help you:<br />Technical team<br />Librarians<br />Who can help?<br />Language and Learning Support<br />Public Services<br />WebHelpdesk<br />
  10. 10. Librarians<br />Enquiry Desk, email support and one-to-one appointments with specialist Librarians.<br />Subject pages online to help you find what you need for your studies <br /><br />IT advice<br />IT advisors are available at the enquiry desk in core hours offering to meet students’ academic IT needs (computing accounts , network, printing, wireless services and software support)<br />
  11. 11. English Language and Learning Support (ELLS) <br />Located in the Williams building<br />Guidance on academic writing and English language development<br />For everyone:<br />students who are doing well and students who want to do better<br />home students and international students<br />ELLS also includes: <br />Numeracy Support<br />Dyslexia Support<br />
  12. 12. What does ELLS offer?<br />30-minute individual tutorials - free and confidential. <br />Book at the Language Centre reception desk (WG47)<br />Workshops (5 &10-week courses) - free to everybody<br />Registration for courses in Week 1, <br />Room WG05, Mon-Fri, 11:30-3:30 & Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:00<br />Courses begin in Week 2<br />See the full range of courses on our schedule<br />Online study materials and interactive tutorials on ELLS on OASISplus <br />Online writing courses - free to everybody. <br />For more information email<br />
  13. 13. Where do you start?<br />Computer network<br /> Printing and photocopying<br />Athens<br />Middlesex Live email<br />MISIS<br />OasisPlus<br />Library Account<br />
  14. 14. Computer network - your username<br />Username = IT User ID <br />usually your initials followed by 3 or more digits<br />eg NW123<br />
  15. 15. Password help by text<br />For an easy password, <br />Text “Help” to 07624 80 46 35 <br />(Service available 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)<br />HELP + network + name + student number<br />For example<br />HELP network Nick Wise M00013579<br /> OR<br />Ask at the Transactions Desk on ground floor<br />
  16. 16. Pharos for printing and photocopying<br /><ul><li>Network username and password also used for printing and photocopying
  17. 17. Credit the blue Pharos kiosk in Print Room with funds for printing
  18. 18. Send work to printer, BW-Open (for black and white) or CL-Open (for colour)</li></ul>Remember to bring coins with you.<br />
  19. 19. Pharos for printing and photocopying<br />Login to Print Release Station with Network username and password<br />Select your job. <br />5p per page b/w<br />50p per page colour<br />Charges deducted from Pharos account<br />Photocopying – see:<br />
  20. 20. Accessing e-resources (Athens)<br />Your Computer Network login also acts as your login for using the university’s E-Resources (also known as Athens username and password)<br />
  21. 21. Email – Middlesex Live<br /><br />or via 24-7 Student Portal:<br />
  22. 22. Email – Middlesex Live ID<br />Your email ID is:<br /> your IT user<br />For example:<br />
  23. 23. How to access your Middlesex email - password<br />The first time you login, your password is: :<br />Student Number + the first 3 letters of the month you were born, in lowercase<br />Password: M00123456junStudent number Month of birth<br />Please note that M must be capital letter<br />Why don’t you write down your initial password now?<br />
  24. 24. Middlesex Live email<br />When you have successfully signed in for the first time, you will be asked to:<br /> change your password <br />provide additional information for security purposes before logging in with your new password and using your email account.<br />
  25. 25. Saving your work<br />Always save your work to a USB stick or CD. Files cannot be saved to Middlesex computers or network<br />For long term file storage, for sharing group projects or to transfer files between home & University, use “Skydrive”, an online file store available through your Middlesex Live email account<br />Access at:<br />User ID & Password = same as email<br />
  26. 26. MISIS<br />Your module details, timetable, progress and results.<br />Access MISIS at:<br />User ID = Student Number<br />PIN = date of birth (ddmmyy format e.g. 270689) the first time you have ever logged in to MISIS<br />After first login you will be asked to create new 6 number password.<br />
  27. 27. OasisPlus<br />Online module materials and support.<br />Access OASISplus at:<br />User name = Student Number<br />Password = date of birth(ddmmyy format e.g. 270689)<br />After logging in to OASISplus for the first time you will be asked to change your password.<br />
  28. 28. Your Library Account<br />From the Library Catalogue ,for checking your loans, requesting and renewing your books:<br /> Student number<br />Borrower ID: M00123456<br />PIN: 270689<br /> Date of birth<br />
  29. 29. Electronic resources<br />Databases<br />Business Source Complete<br />Proquest Newsstand<br />Electronic Journals<br />Emerald<br />Sage<br />Science Direct<br />E-books<br />Start at:<br />
  30. 30. Subject-specific help <br />Start with the Learning Resources Homepage:<br /><br />Your subject-specialist librarian has made a page specially for Business & Management.<br />
  31. 31. Business & Management Subject Guide<br /><br />
  32. 32. Specialist help<br />Hilary Cummings: Business School Librarian<br />Samantha Halford: Business & Management Librarian<br /><br /><br />
  33. 33. What next?<br />This presentation available on our website:<br />Library tour – podcast available from our website<br />Don’t forget to pick up the available bookmarks and help sheets<br />Ask us – that is why we are here!<br />Or contact WebHelpdesk:<br />