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1 Welcome to the Library Rowena Stewart Academic Support Librarian Tel: Where your books and journals are Electronic books and journals Bibliographic databases

2 Print Collection The Main Library holds the print collection for Health in Social Science (also Medicine and most of the Arts and Humanitites Collections). (There are collections in RIE and Western General) There is a postgraduate study area on the 5 th floor. There is the department library: Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square)

3 Which Library? Library Catalogue print journals and (online or print) books renew books on loan On the Library homepage at Library tab on MyEd

4 Online Collection If something is available online to read in full you will see [electronic resource] in the title

5 Which Library?

6 Which Link?

7 Borrowing Books 40 books (including up to 3 Reserve books) Standard loan = 12 weeks. Short loan = 1 week Reserve books = up to 3 hours or overnight Most books (excluding Reserve books) may be renewed up to 5 times

8 Renewing Books

9 Borrowing Books Fines for overdue books - 20p per day for standard books - 50p per day for short loan books - £1 per day for overdue recalled books (- 2p per minute for overdue reserve books) 5 days grace applies to overdue standard loan books on day 6, fine is added at cost of 6 days overdue. no grace period for overdue recalled books Request Charged books you want to read but which are on loan

10 Many thousands of journals online Not always bought from every available host site Not always bought for access from volume 1 to now Check electronic journals pages – not the default tab Online Collection

11 E-journals In the e-journal pages you can search, browse or look at subject groupings. The library catalogue takes you to the journal or a page from which to choose the link you need.

12 Use volume/issue and page number information to go right place on publisher page E-journals

13 Off-campus access to online collection Through EASE (authentication) / MyEd (portal) VPN – access to University network + wireless access NHS Knowledge Network – Uses a username and password called Athens for its online collection. University of Edinburgh EASE If youve not logged in and cant get full- text you can try this… …but better information via Library tools. Eduroam – JANET Roaming Service – secure internet access from eduroam-enabled institution around the world. Use eduroam not central to connect to normal campus network.

14 Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for what we dont have Intra-library loan - get material from other UoEdinburgh libraries sent to your home UoEd library same form FREE 20 free per year [30 for research postgraduates, 5 for undergraduates] then £5 per request received

15 Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling Not who has published what in those journals, eg Myklebust & Bjorklunds 2009 article in issue 6(2), The child verbal competence effect in court: A comparative study of field investigative interviews of children in child sexual abuse cases You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field. Databases for Reviewing the Literature

16 Because they: Contain details of millions of articles from 1000s of publications (abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, reports and standards) Are usually subject specific Perform sophisticated searches limited to topics, date, authors or type of publication Common features include: Subject headings/controlled vocabulary, combining searches using Boolean terms, Saving/ ing/Exporting records, Alerts N.B. Bibliographic databases 1) provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text 2) are not limited to what the library has Bibliographic databases help you find what has already been published in your field of research.

17 Databases for Reviewing the Literature You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field: PsycINFO –references to articles from thousands of psychology and related journals, conference proceedings, etc. Cochrane Library - full-text of Cochrane systematic reviews and citations to other review articles. MEDLINE –National Library of Medicines database of articles from thousands of medicine and related journals and other academic literature. Sociological databases The Knowledge Network – NHS Scotland portal to ejournals and databases

18 Where to find (out about) databases A-Z list and lists by subject Subject guides to go to pages which include this presentation. Searcher (default tab) for quick searches and probable full-text

19 Citing References Provide enough information for someone else to find what you have read and present the information consistently. To: Allow those reading the record of what youve done, to read the sources you have read. Credit and show you have read the key relevant work and are able to use it to support your arguments/move on. Avoid plagiarism. There are conventions and styles to help you do this. Follow the examples your supervisor/lecturers request. There is reference management software which may help, eg EndNote.

20 Suggest the Library buys Something Books: Journals – me (Academic Support Librarian) or library rep: Jill Cossar

21 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB Tel: Subject guide for Clinical Psychology ISiskills – When you start thinking about the literature review for your dissertation, please get in touch if you would like a run through of the resources available to you and how you can get the best out of them.

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