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1 This section of UPLift! is aimed at students who want to further develop their information literacy skills. It focuses on using resources in the university library and beyond. For example, it will help you to locate resources which are useful for postgraduate research, such as collections in museums and galleries. Perhaps you know how to do some of these things already? Take the short quiz to find out. Perhaps you need to develop a particular skill? Take the link to find out more. If you would like some more help click on the Help! button, otherwise move to the next page using the arrow icon. Advanced Skills Using Library resources effectively UPLift! is designed to work with Microsoft Office If required, a viewer can be downloaded from here. To interact with UPLift! view as a Slide Showhere

2 Click on Q&A to link to a short quiz to see if you can do the basics of this skill. Click on the ? icon to find links to information, guides, video clips etc. to help you develop this skill. Move between slides by following the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. Tick the box when you have completed the quiz. First of all, select Slide Show, then From the Beginning.

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4 Suggest when you may need to access archival materials Using Library resources effectively My supervisor has told me to find some primary source material from the local archives, what does she mean? Advanced Skills Click on the camera to reveal what might be contained in an archive... Material in archives can sometimes be unique, specialised or rare. It might include, manuscripts, letters, diaries, photographs, artefacts, moving image and sound collections. So these can give an interesting perspective to your research.

5 Suggest when you may need to access archival materials Archive collections contain materials that might be rare, specialised or unique. Items may be published or unpublished and in a variety of media formats. Did you know that the University of Portsmouth has an archive which is housed in the University Library? Visit the website for information about the collection and how to access it.website There are a range of local archive collections too. Visit Portsmouth Museums and Records website for further details.Portsmouth Museums and Records Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

6 2. What is the oldest book we have about Portsmouth in the Rare Books Collection? Explain how to search and access the contents of the University’s rare book collection Go to the Library catalogue, enter Portsmouth in the search box. When your search results are returned, look to the left of the page, you will see a heading, Collections. One of the options listed below this heading is Rare Books Collection. Click on it.Library catalogue Using Library resources effectively 1. How many items do you find? Advanced Skills Need a hint? click the picture(right).

7 Explain how to search and access the contents of the University’s rare book collection You can find a brief description of the Rare Books Collection on the Library website.Rare Books Collection When you are searching the Discovery Service or the Library catalogue you may come across items with RARE BOOKS COLL preceding the shelf mark. You will need to ask at an information desk to consult items in this collection. They are all reference only. If you are searching for something specific, watch this short video clip to find out how to do so effectively.short video clip Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

8 Well done! That’s correct. Staff and researchers are strongly encouraged to deposit their research papers in the Institutional Repository. Most of the research is from 2008 – present. Well done! That’s correct. Staff and researchers are strongly encouraged to deposit their research papers in the Institutional Repository. Most of the research is from 2008 – present. Wrong, it’s false! Explain the purpose of Parade, the institutional repository True or False? Parade includes everything ever published by University staff and researchers True or False? Parade includes everything ever published by University staff and researchers Using Library resources effectively True False Advanced Skills

9 Explain the purpose of Parade, the institutional repository Parade is the University of Portsmouth’s Institutional Repository. Visit the Parade website to find out more, including how to deposit your own research.http://eprints.port.ac.uk/ Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

10 Identify resources to help locate special collections in UK libraries, museums and galleries Link out to Culture Grid and Cornucopia websites by clicking the white buttons below. Search for ‘Portsmouth’ on each. How do the search results vary? Cornucopia identifies the collections and explains what they contain Culture Grid includes digital images of the collections, where available. Cornucopia identifies the collections and explains what they contain Culture Grid includes digital images of the collections, where available. Using Library resources effectively Image: The Bowes museum Advanced Skills Image: English HeritageImage: The Fitzwilliam Museum Image: Science Museum Click this box for the answer! Image: Woolmark Company

11 Identify resources to help locate special collections in UK libraries, museums and galleries Your librarian may recommend special libraries and collections for your area of research. However, the resources recommended below are useful to a wide range of subjects: Culture GridCulture Grid - provides access to UK arts, culture and heritage collections. You can also access European collections through Europeana. Results draw on image, audio and video artefacts. Archives HubArchives Hub – the archive resources of over 220 UK institutions are searchable via this website. CornucopiaCornucopia – a database containing information about more than 6,000 collections in UK museums, archives, libraries and galleries. Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

12 Suggest where to find out which libraries hold particular journals Sarah asked the librarian if she knew which library she could visit to browse the 1920’s editions of Vogue magazine. What would you advise Sarah to do if she asked you this question? The librarian recommended that Sarah started her search on a resource called Suncat which will help her to locate journals in UK collections. Suncat The librarian recommended that Sarah started her search on a resource called Suncat which will help her to locate journals in UK collections. Suncat Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills Click here for the answer

13 Suggest where to find out which libraries hold particular journals Once you are certain that University of Portsmouth library doesn’t have the journal you require in its printed or electronic collections, you could begin your search with Suncat. Suncat includes the serials collections of over 100 research libraries in the UK.Suncat Remember that if you are looking for a specific journal article which is not available in the University library, you can request the article via the inter-library loans serviceinter-library loans service. Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

14 Describe how to search and access UK PhD theses Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills Visit the British Library’s Ethos website where you can search for PhD theses published in the UK. What is the difference between these 2 options?British Library’s Ethos website Visit the British Library’s Ethos website where you can search for PhD theses published in the UK. What is the difference between these 2 options?British Library’s Ethos website This means that you can download the thesis immediately You will have to follow the link to find out. Options include: - Not available via Ethos - Available within 30 days and with a charge You will have to follow the link to find out. Options include: - Not available via Ethos - Available within 30 days and with a charge Click here for the answer

15 Describe how to search and access UK PhD theses You can search for PhDs, produced by members of the University of Portsmouth by visiting the Theses section of the library website. You can search for printed and electronic theses.Theses However, if you want to find out what has been published in the UK and Northern Ireland you should visit the British Library’s Ethos service. If the thesis is available online it provides a link to access or to download the item. If it is not yet available, if may be possible to request a digital copy. You should speak to your Faculty Librarian.Ethos Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills

16 Explain how to refer to artefacts within your work Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills You don’t! You simply need to cite the details in the text of your work e.g. In Botticelli's Birth of Venus (housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence) the detail beneath the figure on the right shows... You don’t! You simply need to cite the details in the text of your work e.g. In Botticelli's Birth of Venus (housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence) the detail beneath the figure on the right shows... How am I going to reference this museum artefact? Click here to find out!

17 Using Library resources effectively Advanced Skills For further information about referencing unusual sources, visit the website. You can use the search box to search for the page you require. For example here is a more detailed explanation of how to reference an art work. work Explain how to refer to artefacts within your work


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