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1 Welcome to the Library Rowena Stewart Liaison Librarian Tel: 0131 650 5207 References and what they mean How to find out what the library has Where your books and journals are Electronic books and journals Borrowing and returning Finding Academic Literature

2 The Main Library holds the print collection for Health in Social Science (also Medicine and most of the Arts and Humanitites Collections). Which Library holds the Counselling print Collection? There is the department library: Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square)

3 Self issue and return machines Borrowing Library card is your swipe card. The barcode on the front is the library bit. Your library number is beneath and starts 20150… MAIN LIBRARY: HUB Collection – ground Floor Other books – levels 2 and 3

4 Library Catalogue & e-journal pages The library catalogue tells you the books and journals in the University’s libraries. The library catalogue does not need any login details you can get to it from any web connection. Library catalogue only machines – no login required For some journals the library pays for full-text on the web. The library catalogue tells you if we have a book or a journal in print or in electronic format.

5 BOOK REFERENCE Looks like: i) Author (year) Book title, Place:publisher ii) Chapter author, Chapter title, in: Book (ed), Book title, Place:Publisher, pages Bond T. (2010) Standards and ethics for counselling in action, London:SAGE. Macaskie J. (2008) Working with transference in counselling, in: Dryden, W, & Reeves A.(eds) Key issues for counselling in action, Los Angeles:SAGE pp147-159. On the library catalogue or ejournal web pages look for the: Author (or editor) of the whole book Title of the whole book The rest of the information helps you decide if what the library has is exactly the same book and which chapter or pages of the book to read.


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 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 For books you want to read but which are on loan: Ask library staff to recall them for you

9 ARTICLE REFERENCE A reference to an article looks like: Article author (year), article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages Saxon, D., Ricketts, T. and Heywood, J. (2010) Who drops-out? Do measures of risk to self and to others predict unplanned endings in primary care counselling? Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10(1), 13-21. On the library catalogue or ejournal web pages look for the:Journal title The rest of the information helps you decide if the library has the issue of the journal you need and where in that issue to find the article you want to read. Articles report the methodology, results and conclusions of a piece of recent research in a specific area of study



12 Off-campus access to online collection Through EASE (authentication) / MyEd (portal) VPN – access to University network + wireless access

13 Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for what we don’t have £5 per request received payment – e-payment request via ILLiad - Intra-library loans – free Visiting Other Libraries National Library of Scotland, Other University Libraries, etc Check with them before you go: What you need to get in, Whether they have what you need/are open when you want to visit Whether they need prior notice to fetch what you what

14 Examples for learning about the library catalogue and what it tells you Mearns, D. & Thorne, B. (2007) Person-centred counselling in action (3rd ed) London:SAGE, pp242. How many copies are there? On what floors of the Main Library would you find the copies? What is the shelfmark you need to find the book on the shelf? Are there copies of the earlier edition(s) available?

15 Examples… 2) Can you find any books in the library which would help you on the topic “interpersonal process recall”?

16 Examples… 3) Wills, W. (2006) Cognitive therapy: a down-to-earth and accessible approach, In: Sills (2006) Contracts in counselling and psychotherapy, 2 nd ed, London:Sage, pp187. Page 54: The first condition is met when two people are in sufficient contact ‘that each makes some perceived difference in the experiential field of the other’ (Rogers 1957b: 96). What would you look for to read more of what Rogers was proposing? Does the library have it?

17 Examples… Bennetts, C. (2003) Self-evaluation and self-perception of student learning in person-centred counselling training within a higher education setting, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 31(3), 305-323. Rogers, C.R. (1957) The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change, Journal of Consulting Psychology, 21(2): 95-103.

18 Finding Academic Information Knowing what you’re looking for Catalogue vs bibliographic databases Reading the full-text Citing references I’ll just Google it

19 What information do you need? Think what you need to read about and identify the major subjects areas. Think of words and phrases associated with these major subjects. Including: acronyms, synonyms and alternative spellings. formal and informal terms (myocardial infarction and heart attack) broader and also more specific terms Information Sources to help you What you know already, friends, colleagues, supervisors… Books – overview to date of publication. Dictionaries and Encyclopaedia – don’t cite Wikipedia Websites – specialised sites, general search engine Abstracting and Indexing/Bibliographic Databases

20 Study spaces in the Libraries There are variety of study areas. Some can be booked via the MyEd “Student Study Space” channel There is a Postgraduate study area on the 5th floor of the Main Library.

21 Academic Literature databases Contain information about the contents of a range of publications (abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, reports and standards). Often subject specific. Perform sophisticated searches with strong search functions Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Aging and Mental Health But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Ho’s article ‘A peer counselling program for the elderly with depression living in the community in 2007. The Library buys access to academic literature databases because they are designed for this. N.B. Bibliographic databases provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text

22 Where to find (out about) databases A-Z list and databases by subjects Choose the subject guides to go to pages with databases and more. Searcher for quick searches and probable full-text

23 Finding academic literature If you are not finding anything to read use broader words and phrases from your brainstorming exercises. Also: use what you find to add to your search terms read the appropriate references in useful papers Using Google to find things to read is fine but… Currency - Can you tell when the information was posted/produced? Does it matter? Relevancy Accuracy - Is there information included you know is inaccurate? Authority - Do you trust the author of the information? Is it produced to the level you need for the work you’re doing. Objectivity - Is there bias? What are the author's alliances and affiliations? …assess the information before you use it in your work, for: Academic literature databases let you skip some steps because they provide access to academically or professionally approved material.  you just have to decide if what you’ve found is relevant.

24 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 you’ve 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.

25 uCreate provides multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis including printing posters. Printing Printing and photocopying - paid via your Print account which you can top up via the machines, asking library staff and via MyEd’s Online Print Credit channel.

26 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB Tel: 0131 650 5207 e-mail: Subject guide for Nursing ISiskills – IT and Information Skills –

27 Boolean logic for combining search terms raspberries OR ice cream (199) Ice cream AND raspberries (1) Ice cream NOT raspberries (99) All foods with raspberries (100) All flavours of ice cream (100) Raspberry ice cream (1)

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