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1 Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week The Library

2 Your subject librarian…. Linda Humphreys x5248 Library 4.04

3 Your PhD…. Understanding your topic Literature searching Access to Library resources Finding published data (properties, spectra etc.) Managing your data Writing your thesis Publishing an article

4 Use your Library card to… Enter the library Borrow books Reserve and renew books online Photocopy and print Access the sports facilities and departments

5 borrow/return books at the Issue Desk use the self- service borrowing machines returns via the book slots

6 Additional key services on level 2

7 Find a book

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9 Find a recommended journal/article

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13 Remote access to library resources You can access *all* electronic library resources both on- and off-campus For the vast majority of resources: you only need to enter your BUCS username & password Access the resource via Library Catalogue or Library web pages (i.e. not via Google or ‘favourites’ link) or use VPN – see Computing Services webpage

14  For items not held by the Library, but please check the library catalogue first.  No more than one article from a single journal issue, or one chapter from an individual book  Request online (free of charge):  Requires BUCS username and password Inter-Library Loans

15 Resources for your subject

16 Databases Embase Index to medical/pharmaceutical journals (European) : VERY GOOD indexing of pharmaceutical substances PubMed Index to medical/pharmaceutical journals (USA). SciFinder Index to chemistry journals and patents. Keywords, authors, structures, reactions, properties Web of Knowledge Keywords, authors, citations. Also: Medline Derwent Innovations Index; Current Contents; Biosis Citation Index; Zoological Record; etc.

17 Reference management software EndNote X7 For PC or Mac Manually enter references Import references from databases ‘Cite while you write’ feature integrates with Microsoft Word Output many different reference formats

18 ChemDraw Templates for chemical structures Manually draw structures or reactions Copy/paste or insert into Word documents Use on laptop or home computer

19 Skills training for researchers Literature searching: Embase and PubMed Managing your research data Literature searching: SciFinder EndNote X7 Publications, citations and open access RSC National Chemical Database Service Literature searching: Web of Knowledge Literature searching: Scopus ChemDraw Understanding copyright Referencing and plagiarism Finding scientific and engineering data Searching for patent information

20 Any questions?


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