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1 Library Resources and Services Rowena Stewart Liaison Librarian To cover: Where your books and journals are Finding out if the Library has what you need Getting what the Library doesn’t have Finding academic literature on your subject

2 Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library – print books KB Library Store - all KB print journals Informatics, Medicine & HSS in Main Library, George Square Murray Library building: 08: :00 09/noon - 19:00 Print journals in Library Annexe, South Gyle.

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 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

7 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 Physics Collection

8 E-journals In the e-journal pages you can search, browse or look at subject groupings. The library catalogue link goes to the same information but the ejournal pages are more up to date with purchases.

9 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.

10 Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for what we don’t have For (non-UoEd) UK theses start at EThOS. If asked to pay use ILL. North American and worldwide – “Dissertations and Theses” (then ILL) “Intra-library loan” - get material from other UoEdinburgh libraries sent to KB same form FREE 30 free per year [20 for taught postgraduates, 5 for undergraduates] then £5 per request received take e-payment requests to Physics Admin

11 Suggest the Library buys Something Books: Journals – me (Liaison Librarian) or library rep: Victoria Martin

12 Databases for Reviewing the Literature You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field: WoK (Science Citation Index, Proceedings…) –Tracking a particularly useful article through the literature since it was published. Also journal impact factors. Inspec Pre-prints, fulltext repositories - ArXiv.org, ADS, CERN Full-text from publishers – IEEE, AIP, IoP, APS Index to Theses – UK and Irish Theses EThOS (UK) & Dissertations and Theses (North America+) – full text theses ERA – full text of recent UoEd theses -

13 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

14 Types of Resources Follow link “Types of resources” at

15 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB Tel: This presentation at ISiskills – eg EndNote IAD Programme: Finding Academic Literature Chemistry, Maths & Physics: Tues 22 nd Oct, 9.30am rm3212 JCMB Multiple others Happy to see people/take questions individually:


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