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  • Bridgeman image: http://www.bridgemaneducation.com/ImageView.aspx?result=352&balid=178776Teatime at the Portiques des Champs Elysees, 1928, Colour lithograph, Pierre Mourgue, Private collection
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  • Library catalogues – mainly for books, both at Newcastle and elsewhere – also includes PhD theses and journal titles (but not at article level)Bibliographic databases – include refs to journal articles and conference papers, include abstracts but not usually full-textEJournal collections – full-text access to EJs – limited by publisherEBooks – sometimes offer value-added interactivity toolsStandardsInternet sources (with care!)
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  • M sc biology 1 mb

    1. 1. Finding and managing academic informationMST8011:Finding andManagingacademicinformation Moira Bent Faculty Liaison University Library Librarian
    2. 2. The SAgE Library team in NewcastleWho we are:Lib-sage@ncl.ac.uk Moira Julia Jenny Yvonne University Library
    3. 3. Programme Finding Information - today  Search strategy  Library Search  Academic internet  Key Biology resources Managing Information – next session: Julia Robinson  Referencing  EndNote for managing information University Library
    4. 4. The Library has….
    5. 5. As well as ….
    6. 6. Library Service @ Newcastle University Robinson Library • Science, Engineering, Agriculture • Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences Walton Library • Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Science Law Library Digital Library • http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library University Library
    7. 7. It’s not too hard to find your way around • 600-999: including Level 4 Agriculture, Engineering • 000-599: including Level 3 Biology, Computing, Maths & Chemistry • Entrance / Exit Level 2 • Student Texts Collection, Café, Group Study, Main Counter, Computing Helpdesk • Group Study area - YourSpace Level 1 • Government Publications, Special Collections and Archives, Print Services University Library
    8. 8. What else does the Library offer? Café Reading lists online & Space Student Text CollectionPrint Services• Thesis/report binding• Poster printing Bridgeman; Flickr/squishyent; Kaba
    9. 9. Don’t miss out!
    10. 10. Literature reviews – essential for projects Inform your research Contextualise your work Identify gaps Summarise, synthesise, critically Track key issues/debates/people evaluatePic credit: Flickr Commons: US National Archives; Microsoft clipart
    11. 11. It needs to be thorough…. …but selective(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) flickr.com/photos/sunlightfoundation/2385174105
    12. 12. Information overload? Maps Experimental data Books Chemical andGovernment reports Internet E-Books physical data Information resourcesCommercial material Digital images Journal Theses articles Statistical data Conf Papers University Library
    13. 13. Don’t sink underthe weight of allthe information! University Library
    14. 14. Having a search strategy keepsyou afloat • Main • Logical terms approach • Related • Use proper terms strategies Search Keywords • Synonyms Techniques Limits Info type • How much? • Primary data • What date? • Secondary • How quickly? sources • Which language • Maps/images University Library
    15. 15. Keywords – an example “The environmental impact of terrorism at sea” University Library
    16. 16. Keywords – an example “The environmental impact of terrorism at sea” Environmental Terrorism Sea impact Disaster pirates marine prevention Maritime security Maritime incidents Catastrophes attack ocean Environmental protection offshore effect Environmental safety control Environmental Defence/ management defense University Library
    17. 17. Search techniques  Use AND, OR and NOT to make logical connections  terrorism AND sea  sea OR ocean OR marine  safety OR security OR terrorism OR piracy (safety OR security OR terrorism) AND (sea OR ocean OR marine) AND (impact OR control OR….)  Use truncation  Conserv* finds conserve, conservation, conserving (and also conservatory!)  Terror* finds terror, terrorism, terrorist, terrorists University Library
    18. 18. Terrorism OR piracy AND AND Marine ORImpact OR AND sea OR control ocean University Library
    19. 19. Start Narrow broad down Keep refiningRecipe for success!
    20. 20. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place altogether? Or perhaps it doesn’t exist at all?Flickr Commons/LSE Library and (CC BY 2.0) flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4812269151
    21. 21. Use your Library Guide to identify key resources: libguides.ncl.ac.uk/biology
    22. 22. LibrarySearch is a good place to start Includes the library catalogue and a range of electronic resources Full & mobile views
    23. 23. Use Library Search To find printed books in the Library To find electronic books To get a general overview of a topic To find a few journal references for an essayDON’T rely on Library Search as the only source for your literaturereview – not all our resources are included. University Library
    24. 24. LibrarySearch is fab!Why use specific databases? Proquest  Unique content for biological sciences  Taxonomic terms  Set search alerts Web of Knowledge  Unique content – Zoological Record  Good for conference papers Scopus  Unique content for biology  Set search alerts  Search within results  Sort by times c ited University Library
    25. 25. Finding websites http://www.intute.ac.uk • Portal to quality information on the internet • Resources selected by subject experts • Provided for UK academic community http://scholar.google.co.uk/ • Google’s search engine for academic literature http://www.scirus.com • Scientific search engine – filters out non-scientific sites University Library
    26. 26. Now you have allthe info youneed – relax! University Library
    27. 27. • For books on loan • Place a “hold” on books which are on loan Reserve • Borrow when book is returned • For articles and conferences we don’t have • Apply for an Inter Library Loan Request • 50 requests @ £1.50 • New books to buy • Books on Time system to recommend newRecommend titles for purchase
    28. 28. You can use other local and university libraries too SCONUL access scheme allows access to many other academic libraries in the UK Check which libraries participate Register before you visit http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/ Also, in the NE:Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil, Baltic, Hancock… COPAC: Search other library catalogues online University Library Flickr Commons/UK National Archives
    29. 29. Contact us.... Moira.bent@ncl.ac.uk Lib-sage@ncl.ac.uk @nulibsage facebook.com/NULibraries libguides.ncl.ac.uk/biology Flickr the Commons: Smithsonian Institution
    30. 30. Things to do7 steps on the LiteratureProject tab of search the Library proforma Guide Online guidance and printed handouts: Biology Library Guide
    31. 31. Thank you for listening! Flickr/atomicbartbeans