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1 Welcome to the Library Rowena Stewart Liaison Librarian Tel: 0131 650 5207 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 collections for Health in Social Science and Medicine (plus most of the Arts and Humanities Collections). Which Library holds your print Collections? Western General and RIE have libraries too. There are department libraries, eg Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square) Intra-library loans for material in other sites

3 Borrowing and recalling Blue/grey swipecard is also your borrowing card Recalls Other Libraries National Library of Scotland, RCN Library, Other University Libraries. NHS Knowledge Network, your NHS Library Service

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. 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. The ejournal web pages are more up to date about ejournal access MAIN LIBRARY: HUB Collection – ground Floor Other books – levels 2 and 3 Self issue and return machines

5 Demo – books - Classic Catalogue and Aquabrowser MyEd, Library tab:







12 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

13 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

14 Demo – journals - E-journal web pages and Classic Catalogue MyEd, Library tab:

15 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.

16 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.

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

18 Academic Literature databases Contain information about the contents of a range of publications Often subject specific. Perform sophisticated searches with strong search functions Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Qualitative Health Research But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Strohschein et al’s Patient decision making among older individuals with cancer, in 2011. Academic literature databases: N.B. 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

19 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 Reading the Full-text Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for material we don’t have at all

20 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

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

22 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

23 Suggest the Library buys Something Books: Journals – me (Liaison Librarian) or library rep: Jill Cossar, Nick Jenkins, Connie Johnson, Jilly Taylor

24 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.

25 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB, The King’s Buildings Tel: 650 5207 e-mail: This presentation at ISiskills – eg EndNote When you start thinking about the literature review for your theses, 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. General Help –

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