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Finding Things In The Library


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Library Induction for Ministerial Theology Students 2009

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Finding Things In The Library

  1. 1. Library Induction
  2. 2. Library Catalogue (OPAC) <ul><li>Lists every item we hold in the library books or ebooks, print journal or online journals, films </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to link to online content such as ebooks and online academic journals </li></ul><ul><li>Tells you where in the library the item is shelved (Shelfmark) </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve a book if it is already on loan </li></ul><ul><li>Renew your books online </li></ul><ul><li>You can do it off or on campus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Your Reading Lists <ul><li>The library works with your lecturers to ensure we have every item on your reading list in the Library </li></ul><ul><li>Core Text – 1 copy in the Key Text Reference Collection, student buys this copy </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Reading – In the Key Text Reference Collection and further copies in Main Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Further Reading - 1 copy in main collection (week or month loan) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Using the OPAC <ul><li>Go to OPAC (On Library web pages or MyZone) </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm B. Hamilton (1995) The Sociology of Religion , London: Routledge </li></ul><ul><li>What is the shelfmark of the book? </li></ul><ul><li>How many copies has the library got? </li></ul><ul><li>Which loan types are available? </li></ul><ul><li>Are any of these books out on loan? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Online resources <ul><li>Can access on or off campus </li></ul><ul><li>Need to identify yourself as a Roehampton Student (with Roehampton password and username) </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways of doing this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATHENS and Shibboleth (Federated access) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Access to E-resources <ul><li>Shibboleth </li></ul><ul><li>Athens </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>1)Go to MyZone </li></ul><ul><li>2)Select the ATHENS link from side menu </li></ul><ul><li>3) Select JSTOR from list of resources </li></ul><ul><li>4) In JSTOR search for “ministerial theology” </li></ul><ul><li>Which Resources still require an Athens Login? </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR, Oxford Reference Online, but we gradually will move to Shibboleth authentication </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Most electronic resources can now be accessed on/off-campus using your Roehampton University network login (network username and password) </li></ul><ul><li>Try it: Go to Ebrary on online database page </li></ul><ul><li>Select UK Federation or UK HE </li></ul><ul><li>Select Roehampton University </li></ul><ul><li>Enter network username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a key word: </li></ul><ul><li>“ ministerial theology” </li></ul>
  7. 8. Tools for finding Online Resources <ul><li>OPAC (ebooks/ e-journals) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Resource Pages on the Library webpage (links to subject specific databases/ online reference titles/quality web pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources page (links to all databases) </li></ul><ul><li>Central Search (searches across many of the Roehampton Subscription databases) </li></ul><ul><li>E-journals finder ( search for e-journal </li></ul>
  8. 9. Oxford Reference Online <ul><li>Go to Oxford Reference Online </li></ul><ul><li>Subject collection </li></ul><ul><li>Find: Religion and Philosophy Subject set </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a term or browse the resource </li></ul><ul><li>Great place </li></ul>
  9. 10. Evaluating sources <ul><li>Table of contents and index: quick overview of coverage and subject terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction: summarises the ideas discussed and the approach used. What does the author set out to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: summary and conclusions drawn in context of ideas discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts: A short summary of a journal article. You can restrict your key word search to abstracts in full text databases like JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews: offer a brief description of the text’s key points and often provide a short appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the work. (Look in Conversations in religion and theology and JSTOR) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Critical thinking when reading <ul><li>Does it suit your needs? Right level? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the source current or out of date? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it fact/ opinion, are sources of information used clearly traceable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there enough evidence to support the argument and can it be backed up? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there references? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the intended audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of language is used, emotional/objective? </li></ul>
  11. 12. University Archive Jewish Resource Centre <ul><li>The Jewish Resource Centre was founded in 1996 as a joint project between The Roehampton Institute School of Education and the local Jewish Community.  The aim of the Centre was to support first class Jewish education for parents of Jewish children and for teachers of Judaism in Primary and Secondary schools.  The present Collection grew from this project. </li></ul><ul><li>The Collection consists of theological, historical and pedagogical texts that will be of use to the Hebrew specialist, the Religious Education teacher, the Jewish parent, the member of the Jewish community and to the general reader interested in Judaism. </li></ul><ul><li>The JRC organises regular events. Details of future events can be found here: </li></ul><ul><li>You can limit an OPAC search to JCR collection only </li></ul>
  12. 13. Getting Help <ul><li>Virtual Librarian online enquiry service </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Librarian has been designed to help answer your Library and StudyZone queries, promote self help guidance and provide online advice. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry Desk – Pink Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 – 7pm during the week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11-6pm at weekends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting Started Library Pages </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>