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1 Research output and information coaching at the House of Commons Library Catrin Owens

2 Library subject experts l Teams of researchers covering a range of subjects Home Affairs International Affairs and Defence Science and Environment Social Policy Statisticians: Economic Policy and Statistics Social and General Statistics

3 Research output l Reactive: answering specific enquiries l Proactive: research papers government bills selected other bills topics of major interest standard notes

4 Library Intranet pages l Research papers available on Parliamentary Intranet and l Standard notes available on Parliamentary Intranet only l Collections of links and resources used by Library subject specialists

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6 Research homepages l Subjects covered by that team l Staff contact details l Research output research papers standard notes

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8 Subject index l A to Z list of subject headings broad overall categories listed on Library homepage lead to pages offering a choice of more specific subject headings can also view full index with broad headings and more specific headings integrated

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10 Subject index pages l Broader headings lead to pages offering a choice of more specific subject headings l More specific headings lead directly to information pages l Cross references to other pages

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12 Subject pages l Contact details for relevant Library specialists l Links to full text of research papers and standard notes l Links to selected websites and electronic documents l Cross references to other Library pages

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14 Current awareness l Topical issues page l Whats new bulletin l Parliament and constitution daily bulletin

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18 Services and resources l Databases in-house and commercial products statistical databases l CD-ROMs l Electronic documents l Specialist websites l Information about the Library

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20 E-Library l Electronic reading room bank of PCs training area facilities for laptops some hard copy stock research papers Library leaflets training documentation

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22 PCs for readers l Access to: Parliamentary Intranet electronic resources Internet wordprocessing software spreadsheet software

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24 Information coaching l Formal courses l Library tours l Demonstrations / drop-in sessions l On the spot assistance l Documentation helpsheets leaflets

25 Training courses l Library Intranet pages l POLIS Intranet database l Media sources l Parliamentary sources on the Internet l Searching the Parliamentary Intranet l Searching the world wide web

26 Demonstrations l New services LexisNexis l Encouraging use of existing services BBC Monitoring l External organisations wanting to promote services working4anMP.co.uk

27 On the spot assistance l Guidance on sources l Advice on search techniques / terms / strategies l Problem solving

28 Future developments l Computer-based training constituency staff l Parliamentary Information Management Services Parliamentary portal / gateway into all services adding / standardising metadata archiving availability


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