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Library resources and tips for Translating and Interpreting students


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Overview of Newcastle University Library resources, plus search tips for those students preparing dissertations.

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Library resources and tips for Translating and Interpreting students

  1. 1. Newcastle University Library: Translating and Interpreting
  2. 2. A group of us want to watch a DVD in the Library Can I really use Twitter to help with my research? Have you got historic French newspapers online? I need to read a book published in the 17th century The Library doesn’t have the article I need: what can I do? I need a quick way of locating film reviews I’ve heard there are some good podcasts about 20th century Chinese history. Where? Where are the language dictionaries? How can I search contemporary German newspapers? How can I find books on my reading list? I’m doing a linguistic study. Where can I find French texts online? What’s the best starting place to research translation and poetry? The book I want is out on loan. What can I do? I’m going to be abroad. Can I still access books and journals? How do I include the translator’s details in a bibliographical reference?
  3. 3. Books: print and electronic Articles and papers Texts online Resources to help you Social media Audiovisual materials
  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. …all our e-resources are available on or off campus
  8. 8. Our study spaces cater for all….
  9. 9. We’re open 24 / 7 in term-time
  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. Keeping ahead Alerts Citation searching Social media Flickr Commons: US National Archives; San Diego Air and Space Museum
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Can't find the books you need for your research? All copies out on loan? Use ‘Books on Time’ to recommend a book
  17. 17. How will you manage your references? Flickr: (CC-BY-2.0) and (CC -BY-2.0-NC-SA)
  18. 18. 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