How do I find e-books & e-journals

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How do I find e-books & e-journals

  1. 1. How do I find e-books & e-journals?<br />This presentation explains how to access the library’s <br />e-resources via:<br /><ul><li> STC Live
  2. 2. Shibboleth login – accessing e-resources off-campus
  3. 3. the library catalogue</li></li></ul><li>STC Live<br />
  4. 4. To use the library’s e-resources you will need to log onto STC Live at http://south-thames.blackboard.com/<br />Username: student ID number<br />Default password: PASSDDMMYY (PASS + date of birth)<br />
  5. 5. From the library homepage on STC Live, you can navigate directly to the library’s e-resources by clicking on the e-books & e-journals link.<br />
  6. 6. Shibboleth login<br />
  7. 7. Shibboleth<br />for accessing e-resources off-campus<br />This only applies If you are accessing our e-resources off-campus. You will be asked on an additional screen to sign in as a South Thames College student via Shibboleth. <br />Please note, Shibboleth can also be called Federated Access Management and organisational or institutional login.<br />Having selected South Thames College as your organisation, you will then be asked to sign in with your student network login and password.<br />
  8. 8. e-books & <br />e-journals<br />
  9. 9. The library provides access to the following e-book and e-journal collections:<br /><ul><li>Credo Reference (e-books)</li></ul>http://www.credoreference.com/shelf.do?tab=subject<br /><ul><li>dawsonera (e-books)</li></ul>http://www.dawsonera.com/depp/reader/protected/ReaderCatalogue.html<br /><ul><li>ebrary (e-books)</li></ul>http://site.ebrary.com/lib/merton/home.action<br /><ul><li>InfoTrac(e-journals & newspapers)</li></ul>http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=thames&finalAuth=true<br />
  10. 10. Credo Reference is a collection of dictionaries & encyclopedias in many subject areas, including:<br />Art<br />Business<br />History<br />Language<br />Law<br />Literature<br />Medicine<br />Music<br />Psychology<br />Science<br />Social Sciences<br />Technology<br />http://www.credoreference.com/shelf.do?tab=subject<br />
  11. 11. dawsonera provides access to textbooks in many subjects in e-book format. These can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (with restrictions). <br />Please see dawsonera’s extensive help pages for more information regarding restrictions on copying and printing of materials.<br />http://www.dawsonera.com/depp/reader/protected/ReaderCatalogue.html<br />
  12. 12. ebrary is a core collection of e-textbooks specially chosen for FE colleges as part of the e-books for FE project.<br />The following subjects are covered:<br />http://site.ebrary.com/lib/merton/home.action<br />
  13. 13. InfoTrac provides access to journal and newspaper articles dating from 1980 to the present day.<br />http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=thames<br />
  14. 14. You can also access historical British newspaper collections for the period 1600-1900<br />http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=thames<br />
  15. 15. The library catalogue<br />
  16. 16. You can search for e-books on the library catalogue by clicking on Guided Search and selecting E-Book from the Type of media drop-down menu.<br />The library catalogue is accessible from the library’s homepage on STC Live.<br />
  17. 17. Click on the title links for e-books of interest…<br />
  18. 18. Clicking on the Resource link will take you directly to the e-book. (If you are off-campus you will be asked to sign in via Shibboleth before accessing the e-book.)<br />
  19. 19. Finally, clicking on the Online Resources A-Z link from the library’s homepage on STC Live will take you to a complete list of all our e-resources.<br />
  20. 20. END OF PRESENTATION<br />press ESC to exit full-screen mode<br />

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