Library resources and useful tips for your ICCHS dissertation


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  • New in 2012Power to all study spaces on levels 3 and 42 new spaces on level 3 and 4 dedicated to silent researchStudy EnvironmentsOver 1950 study places in total Social learning space “Yourspace” on level 125 small study rooms11 larger group study rooms, some bookableTwo new research spaces on levels 3 and 4IT 425 fixed pcs Loanable laptopsLoanable e-book readersWireless networked throughoutExtensive printing, scanning and photocopying services
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  • Library resources and useful tips for your ICCHS dissertation

    1. 1. Library resources and useful tips for your ICCHS dissertation
    2. 2. How do I find books on my reading list? Is there a quick way to find a list of museums on Twitter? I need to read a book published in the 17th century. What’s the best starting place to research marketing? Where can I find statistics about the economic impact of music festivals? I’m trying to track down an unpublished annual museum report I need some academic articles about ecotourism I’m thinking of starting a blog about my research. Can you point me to some useful tips? How can I find out when any new articles are published about museums in Iraq? The library hasn’t got the book I need. What can I do? I’d like to listen to an interview with Patrick Caulfield I want to use an image of a painting in my presentation. Is that against copyright?
    3. 3. Books: print and electronic Articles and papers Data and reports Resources to help you Social media Resources elsewhere
    4. 4. Explore and discover with LibrarySearch Books, articles and much, much more Full and mo Full & mobile views
    5. 5. Our subject guides are packed with resources, news and guidance
    6. 6. Library Search? Subject guide?
    7. 7. Can't find the books you need for your research? All copies out on loan? Use ‘Books on Time’ to recommend a book
    8. 8. Beyond our library….. Inter library loans – for items we don’t have in stock SCONUL access scheme allows access to many other academic libraries Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil… Search other library catalogues online
    9. 9. Our study spaces cater for all….
    10. 10. Plan Narrow down Keep ahead Broaden Keep on track Evaluate Explorer Hop on board at the Dissertation Station!
    11. 11. Search a more specialised resource More specific search terms Found too much? Combine terms with ‘AND’ Apply limits (date, genre etc)
    12. 12. Search a less specialised resource Use different search terms Can’t find enough? Combine terms with ‘OR’ Flickr Commons/US National Archives Truncate your search terms
    13. 13. Narrow down Start broad Keep refining Recipe for success!
    14. 14. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place altogether? Or perhaps it doesn’t exist at all? Top picture: Flickr Commons/LSE Library
    15. 15. Keeping ahead Alerts Citation searching Social media Flickr Commons: US National Archives; San Diego Air and Space Museum
    16. 16. How will you manage your references? Flickr: (CC-BY-2.0) and (CC -BY-2.0-NC-SA)
    17. 17. A better option…. Store and organise references Various styles possible Import references from databases Create bibliographies and footnotes Enter references manually Transfer references into Word
    18. 18. Endnote - need to know Where What • On campus clusters • Off-campus via • vX7 (compatible with Word 2007 and 2010) Help • Online Guide • Workshops and surgeries • Email help
    19. 19. Things to do now…. Literature search proforma will help you plan your search Look through the ICCHS Library guide Work through the ‘dissertation station’