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1 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 This section of UPLift! is aimed at all students. It builds on the core skills section helping you to make more effective use of the University of Portsmouth’s Library Resources. For example, it will help you to select better quality information sources, discover more about journals and when to use them, it will also help you to understand how to reference a wider range of sources. 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. Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively

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.

3 Developing Skills SkillCan I do this?Find out more Confidently select appropriate high quality information sources for your needs Identify what journals are List some of the key journals for your subject area Locate and access journals in print and electronic format Suggest what ‘Peer Review’ means Explain how the typical layout of a journal article can help you read it effectively Compare information in books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals Using Library Resources Effectively             

4 Developing Skills SkillCan I do this?Find out more Identify a range of good quality statistical sources Check other libraries’ catalogues, e.g. COPAC Make an inter-library loan request Use SCONUL Access to visit other libraries Correctly reference a full range of sources Use Turnitin to improve your own work Use the information you have found in creative and interesting ways Using Library Resources Effectively Esc to exit             

5 Developing Skills Information comes in many different formats. The Information Landscape will introduce you to the most popular information sources and help you to see how each might be useful in the context of your academic studies. Explore the Information Landscape online.Information Landscape Confidently select appropriate high quality information sources for your needs Using Library Resources Effectively

6 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Academics present new ideas and research at these Conferences Use these when you know that you want very specific, academic information Scholarly Journal Articles Use these to give a professional view point to your work. They contain information aimed at people working in a particular trade or profession Trade and Professional Journals Confidently select appropriate high quality information sources for your needs What type of information source should you use under the following circumstances? Click to reveal answer

7 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills The term ‘journal’ refers, in this instance, to what is more commonly known as a magazine. The contents are usually known as articles. Visit the following sections of the Information Landscape to find out the subtle differences between:Information Landscape 1)Scholarly journal articles 2)Trade and professional journal articles 3)Magazines Identify what journals are

8 Articles are much longer and written by academics. They include reference lists too. Often they are referred to as ‘peer reviewed’ journals. Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Identify what journals are Journals are often broadly categorized into 3 types – magazine, trade or professional and scholarly or academic. Can you identify the type of journal from the description? They promote standards and best practice, review products and exhibitions. You can read all about current industry news. Magazines, e.g. Vogue Trade or professional journals, e.g. New Scientist Trade or professional journals, e.g. New Scientist Scholarly or academic journal, e.g. Journal of Victorian Culture Scholarly or academic journal, e.g. Journal of Victorian Culture ? ? ? You will see lots of adverts as well as short articles. They have popular appeal and are often published weekly or monthly.

9 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Perhaps your tutors have listed some journal titles to which they would like you to refer regularly? Have a look at your reading list. Otherwise, one of the best ways of seeing what titles the Library holds in your subject area is to find the current journal display for your subject area. Use the information and maps on this page to help you locate them.information and maps Most of the journals are shelved on the second floor You may also want to browse e-journals by subject. You will see this if you take the options link under the tab on the Library homepage. Your Faculty Librarian may also recommend some key journals on theLibrary homepage My SubjectMy Subject pages. List some of the key journals for your subject area

10 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills List some of the key journals for your subject area Please can you help me find out which floor the film journals are on? To which floor would you send this student? Click on the correct box below To which floor would you send this student? Click on the correct box below Ground FloorFirst FloorSecond Floor  Most of the library’s current journal subscriptions are shelved together

11 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills In order to find out if the Library has the journal article you require, firstly you need to understand a journal reference. Then you will need to understand that different services search for journal articles in different ways. Have a look at this journal reference then see how to find out if its available either to read online or in print format in the library.journal reference Locate and access journals in print and electronic format

12 Step 1: understanding a journal reference Shanken, A.M. (2005). From the Gospel of Efficiency to Modernism. A history of Sweet’s Catalogue, 1906 – Design Issues, 21(2), a)journal title b) article title c) author d) year of publication e) volume and part number f) page numbers Match each item below to the relevant part of the reference above Click here to reveal the answer

13 Here is the answer Shanken, A.M. (2005). From the Gospel of Efficiency to Modernism. A history of Sweet’s Catalogue, 1906 – Design Issues, 21(2), a) journal title b) article titlec)authord) year of publication e) volume and part number f) page numbers

14 Step 2: is it in the Library? Shanken, A.M. (2005). From the Gospel of Efficiency to Modernism. A history of Sweet’s Catalogue, 1906 – Design Issues, 21(2), a) journal title b) article titlec)authord) year of publication e) volume and part number f) page numbers Check the journal title on the library catalogue or the E-journals. Check the article title on Discovery Check the journal title on the library catalogue or the E-journals. Check the article title on Discovery

15 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Locate and access journals in print and electronic format Visit this section of the Library homepage. Can you read the current edition of ‘Computer Weekly’ online?Library homepage Visit this section of the Library homepage. Can you read the current edition of ‘Computer Weekly’ online?Library homepage Yes, the following databases: Business Source Complete Computers and Applied Sciences Complete. From off-campus, you will have to login via the UK Higher Education link. Yes, the following databases: Business Source Complete Computers and Applied Sciences Complete. From off-campus, you will have to login via the UK Higher Education link. ?

16 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Scholarly journal articles have been peer-reviewed, i.e. scrutinised by an editorial board prior to publication. The guide Academic Journal or Popular Magazine will help you to distinguish between peer reviewed (academic/scholarly) journals and popular magazines.Academic Journal or Popular Magazine Suggest what ‘Peer Review’ means

17 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Suggest what ‘Peer Review’ means – which statement do you think is correct? C) Articles intended for scholarly journals are scrutinized by an editorial board who judge the article by exacting standards of quality, originality and research methodology A) Articles in magazines are read by the public who then comment on them and contribute their opinions to the letters page of the next edition of that magazine B) Articles that are written online so that anyone can add to or take away elements from the original    ? ? ?

18 Core Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Explain how the typical layout of a journal article can help you read it effectively A Peer Reviewed journal article is usually written in a standard format: 1.The article often begins with an abstract or summary of the whole article including the conclusions. Start by reading this. 2.This is followed by a lengthy article in full. You might want to skim through the section headings or first sentence of each paragraph to get a flavour of what the article is about. 3.The conclusion, should sum up the whole article. Read this. 4.Now, of course, go back and look at the sections in a little more detail if you need to. 5.At the end of the article, you will see a list of references that the author has used to back up the research in the article. It might be useful to look at these if you want to take your research further. For more information on developing academic reading and writing skills, go to the unit on Moodle.

19 Core Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Link out to the PDF or HTML Full Text of this journal article. What section would you read first of all to see if it would help with your research?journal article Abstract It is useful to start by reading the abstract – a summary of the article. It introduces the main themes of the argument and summarises the conclusion too. Abstract It is useful to start by reading the abstract – a summary of the article. It introduces the main themes of the argument and summarises the conclusion too. ? Explain how the typical layout of a journal article can help you read it effectively

20 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills The Information Landscape will help you to understand what kind of information each of these contain.Information Landscape Compare information in books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals

21 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Compare information in books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals I wonder what people thought about punks in the 1970s? Books Newspapers Magazines Academic journals If you wanted to find out, which sources do you think it would be most useful to look at? Newspapers are especially useful for contemporary public opinion Reveal the answer Punks CC agogo, Flickr

22 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Identify a range of good quality statistical sources Faculty Librarians may recommend statistical sources on the My subject pages. They can usually be located under the Other key resources section.My subject The Sociology My Subject page is a good place to start for the most common statistical sources.Sociology My Subject If you search the web for statistics, ensure that you identify which organisation has compiled them and why.

23 Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Identify a range of good quality statistical sources Juan needs to find some UK crime statistics to support the argument in his essay. Which of the sources below would you recommend that he tries first? Link out to the sources before making a recommendation. Eurostat Neighbourhood statistics Fedstats Recommend?  

24 Developing Skills You may want to visit another library to see if they have the books you require for your research. Did you know that you can search many library catalogues from wherever you have internet access? If you want to find out what books are available on a subject, COPAC is a good place to start. It is a merged catalogue of some of the UK’s largest research libraries, including the British Library.COPAC You may want to visit Portsmouth City Council’s Library Service. Try out their catalogue before you go to see if they have the items you require. Anyone can become a member find out how on their website.catalogue website Check other libraries’ catalogues, e.g. COPAC Using Library Resources Effectively

25 Developing Skills Check other libraries’ catalogues, e.g. COPAC Using Library Resources Effectively Portsmouth Library doesn’t have Magical Creatures, a hanging pop-up book. I want to make a pop-up book and think it will be useful. Check COPAC to discover if this item may be available to borrow from another library. If so, which library holds the copy?COPAC Oxford National Library of Scotland Bristol Cambridge  

26 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Make an inter-library loan request It is unlikely that everything you need will be available in the University Library or online, especially when you begin to research more personal areas of interest e.g. for your dissertation. The Interlibrary Loan service enables you to obtain essential articles and books from other libraries. You can find further information on the Interlibrary Loan Service from the Services and Facilities section of the Library website.Interlibrary Loan Service

27 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Make an inter-library loan request Simon needs to get hold of some books that aren’t available in the University Library. He knows that he can order them through the interlibrary loans service, but isn’t sure how many he can have this year. Do you know how many books an undergraduate student can request each year via interlibrary loans ?   

28 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Use SCONUL Access to visit other libraries You can visit many other University Libraries by joining a scheme called SCONUL Access. If you are a full time undergraduate (UG) you can visit other libraries during the vacation; part-time UGs, distance learners, placement students, postgraduates and staff, may be entitled to limited borrowing rights at other institutions. Member Libraries include links to their catalogues from the SCONUL web site so you can search their collections to help you decide if you need to visit. SCONUL Access

29 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Use SCONUL Access to visit other libraries Follow the appropriate links on the SCONUL website to find out if you can visit the following libraries: University of Southampton University of Chichester Oxford University  Visit the website then click on the correct answers below

30 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Correctly reference a full range of sources Use to help you reference a full range of Can’t find what you are looking for, use the search option, refer to the FAQs or contact us. Watch a short video: Principles of Referencing

31 Developing Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Correctly reference a full range of sources Noguchi, T., Kitawaki, J., Tamura, T., Kim, T., Kanno, H., Yamamoto, T., et al. (1993). Relationship between aromatase activity and steroid receptor levels in ovarian tumors from postmenopausal women. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 44(4-6), Caffeine linked to mental illness. (1991, July 13). New York Times, pp. B13, B15. Barrett, L. (2001, August 23). Daewoo’s drive to survive in the UK. Marketing Week, Which of the following references is for a) a magazine article b) an academic journal article c) a newspaper article Which of the following references is for a) a magazine article b) an academic journal article c) a newspaper article Click here to reveal the answer a c b

32 Core Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Explain how Turnitin can help to improve your own work Turnitin is a piece of software which checks your work for matching text on web pages, in electronic journals and in other authored materials, thereby providing a plagiarism detection service. Here at the University of Portsmouth you can use it yourself to make sure that you have not inadvertently plagiarised. Find out more by visiting the eLearning Centre’s Turnitin for Students guide.Turnitin for Students

33 Core Skills Using Library Resources Effectively Explain how Turnitin can help to improve your own work? Turnitin is a plagiarism detection service, with a facility to check your work for matching text on web pages, in electronic journals and in other authored materials. Click to reveal the answer “...to educate you in scholarly good practices that you may take with you in your future careers.”

34 Using Library Resources Effectively Developing Skills Use the information you have found in creative and interesting ways You may be asked to present your research findings in a creative and interesting way. This may include presenting your research to a group through a video presentation or an engaging PowerPoint presentation incorporating images, video and sound clips. Visit the Mediascape to discover how to find audio-visual information. You may even present your research as a Mindmap - a focus point for discussion.video presentation PowerPoint presentationMediascapeMindmap You might capture your research as a visual diary – taking photos or grabbing screenshots of your research journey; you might choose to present this as a blog or if you are working as a group, a wiki might be an interesting solution.visual diary blogwiki

35 Using Library Resources Effectively Developing Skills Use the information you have found in creative and interesting ways Michael, Courtney, Maria and Emma need to work together to produce some guidance for their fellow students on planning a field trip. Which of the following resources do you think would be most helpful for them to use? Wiki PowerPoint presentation Blog A wiki is a good way to collaborate, you don’t have to be in the same room. Their classmates can also access the information. Click here to reveal the answer  


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