Welcome to the Library and Learning Services - International students


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Basic Library induction for International students at University of East London

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Welcome to the Library and Learning Services - International students

  1. 1.  Welcome to the Library and Learning Services  Simone Ngozi Okolo Academic Services and Skills Manager and S.n.okolo@uel.ac.uk  
  2. 2.  UEL has 2 Library and Learning Centres  Docklands  Str atfor d   - You can use any of the two libraries There are books, electronic books, DVDs, and other online resources •.
  3. 3.  Make sure you know who your subject librarian is  Every School has a Subject Librarian who is there to teach you how to use the library effectively Attend all Library sessions planned by your subject Librarian Make sure you know how to search for your reading list us UEL Search The Catalogue will tell you if the resource is available in any of our libraries and where it is located on the shelf. Help to use the catalogue Opening hours  The Library is open 24/7 during term time. Vacation opening hours will vary Always go to the Library website for up to date
  4. 4.   You need your ID card to: Enter any of the Libraries  To borrow books  Print  Identify you  Do not let anybody use you ID card
  5. 5.  You can borrow up to 15 books - books, DVDs, Films  Some initial books to support you:   Electronic books on: Getting ahead as an international student  This book will help you adapt to life at an English speaking university and learn how you can get good grades. Academic writing: a handbook for international students     This book will help you learn the required standard of writing, essays and other reports You need an Athens username and password to read both books wherever you are. There are reference resources like dictionaries to be read in the Library as well as free online resources Books on report and academic writing will help you improve your writing skills
  6. 6. We will automatically renew books you borrow  Return books which other students want If not: You will pay fines  One week Loan - £1 per day  Short/24 Hour Loan - 50p per hr/part hour -  You cannot borrow if your fines get up to £25 .
  7. 7.  There are a number of opportunities to help yourself:  Podcasts - information you can download to listen to on the go  Harvard Referencing
  8. 8. Self ser vice machine enables you to:  Borrow, return and renew books/DVDs.      Pay fines A pin number is needed which is 0000 initially – ask Library staff to change PIN. You can also change your PIN by Signing Into your library account Print out your receipt and keep it as evidence
  9. 9.  Access to electronic journals VIA  Find an e journal  A-z Database Listing  Access to e-books  Access off and on campus ATHENS Account – the only way to access electronic resources off and in some cases on campus. Check your email for your Athens username and password
  10. 10. •Ask a Librarian is an online enquiry service -Use to send us queries about using resources and Library services. •Chat live to a Librarian between 1-7pm Mon - Friday. •And Saturdays and Sundays between 1-5pm •Your Feedback- Tell us what you think •Study rooms – both group and quiet study rooms •Laptops - can be loaned for one week at a time
  11. 11. Access to the resources of other universities is possible through: SCONUL Access – enables staff, P/T, D/L, Placement and F/T PG can borrow materials. Full time undergraduates can have reference access to the resources of participating Libraries. British Library – Books and journal articles not available in UEL libraries can be requested via Interlibrary
  12. 12.  Library website - your gateway to good quality free information.  It is important that you do not use poor quality information for your assignment.  The Library has spent thousands of pounds to purchase quality online resources specific to your subject area.  Ask Library staff for help
  13. 13. Simone Ngozi Okolo Learning Services Manager s.n.okolo@uel.ac.uk