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1 Welcome to the Library Rowena Stewart Liaison 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 Humanities Collections). There is a postgraduate study area on the 5 th floor. There are collections in RIE and Western General

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 Which Library?

5 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

6 Renewing Books

7 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

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

9 Online Collection

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 Off-campus access to online collection Through EASE (authentication) / MyEd (portal) VPN – access to University network + wireless access Eduroam – JANET Roaming Service – secure internet access from eduroam- enabled institution around the world. Use eduroam not central to connect to “normal” campus network. University of Edinburgh EASE If you’ve not logged in and can’t get full- text you can try this… …but better information via Library tools.

13 Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for what we don’t have “Intra-library loan” - get material from other UoEdinburgh libraries sent to KB same form FREE 20 free per year [30 for research postgraduates, 5 for undergraduates] then £5 per request received

14 Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Dementia (publisher SAGE) Not who has published what in those journals, eg Caddell & Clare’s 2013 article Studying the self in people with dementia: How might we proceed? in issue 12(2). You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field. Databases for Reviewing the Literature

15 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.

16 Databases for Reviewing the Literature You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field: MEDLINE –National Library of Medicine’s database of articles from thousands of medicine and related journals and other academic literature. CINAHL Plus – records covering contents of nursing and related journals, theses, etc. PsycINFO –references to articles from thousands of psychology and related journals, conference proceedings, etc. Sociological and social services databases ABI/Inform, Business Source Complete – other Business and Management databases The Knowledge Network – NHS Scotland portal to ejournals and databases

17 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

18 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.

19 Suggest the Library buys Something Books: Journals – me (Liaison Librarian) or library rep: Nick Jenkins

20 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB Tel: Subject guides 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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