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1 Library Introduction Finding what you want to read in the library
Getting what the Library doesn’t have Rowena Stewart, Liaison Librarian Tel:

2 Which Library holds your print Collections?
The Main Library holds the print collections for Health in Social Science and Medicine (plus most of the Arts and Humanities Collections). Western General and RIE have libraries too. Intra-library loans for material in other sites There are department libraries, eg Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square)

3 Finding what you want in the Library
When you have a reference (or citation) for what you want to read, use: Library Catalogue print and electronic resources renew books on loan Electronic Journal webpages  Electronic journals only  slightly more up to date than the library catalogue

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

5 Which bits of a reference to use?
Burnard, P. (2011) Nursing research in action: developing basic skills (3rd ed) Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan. Peters, L. and Sellick, K.(2006) Quality of life of cancer patients receiving inpatient and home-based palliative care, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(5):

6 Which bits of a reference to use?
Book - use title or author. Journal article - use the journal name. Don’t type in The or An etc from the beginning of a book or journal title

7 Which Library?

8 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

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

10 Online Collection 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

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) If you’ve not logged in and can’t get full-text you can try this… …but better information via Library tools. University of Edinburgh EASE 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.

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

14 Finding Academic Information
Catalogue vs bibliographic databases Reading the full-text Citing references

15 Bibliographic databases
Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Journal of Advanced Nursing But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Shahoei et al’s article ‘Safe passage’: pregnant Iranian Kurdish women’s choice of childbirth method in the current (Oct11) issue. Bibliographic (or abstracting and indexing (A&I)) databases are designed to do this; they have the content and the functions and features. 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 N.B. Bibliographic databases provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text

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

17 Reading the Full-text Try any links which seem as if they will give you full-text. Treat like a normal reference and use the library catalogue Because we may have what you want: online from a different site In print Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for material we don’t have at all

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

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

20 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 Citing References There is reference management software which may help, eg EndNote, RefMan

21 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. uCreate provides multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis including printing posters.

22 Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB, The King’s Buildings
Help 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. Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB, The King’s Buildings Tel: This presentation at ISiskills –

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