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1 Information Services and Systems Please login... Username is your student number e.g Password – Your student number followed by your date of birth e.g /07/01/1989

2 Information Services and Systems Welcome / Croeso Today we’ll be looking at the library on campus, accessing online resources, and tools that will help you during your studies

3 Information Services and Systems Q1. Where would you go to borrow a book 1.My friends/colleagues. 2.A library to get a book on the subject. 3.A reading list provided by my tutor. 4.Google. 5.Somewhere else. When I’ve looked for information before for assignments the first place I’ve gone is...

4 Information Services and Systems Your Library 900,000 books and journals Long opening hours Opening hours term time Sun – Thurs 8 am–2 am Fri – Sat 8 am–10 pm 24 hour opening during exam time Helpful staff! Wifi (swis.swan.ac.uk)swis.swan.ac.uk The Library also has an IT helpdesk, a dedicated careers team and Issue and information desks. Your Library

5 Information Services and Systems Your Library Located on the St David’s Park campus in Carmarthen, with a dedicated Librarian. St. David’s Park Library 4,000 nursing books and journals Opening hours term time Mon – Fri 9am–4.30pm Photocopying and printing Helpful staff!

6 Information Services and Systems Your Librarians Katrina, Marion, Clare, Stephen, Elen, Alison, Izzy We can help you with literature searching, referencing and plagiarism advice, online searching, managing your online presence, finding data and statistics..... Your Librarians

7 Information Services and Systems Home.swan.ac.uk myuni.swan.ac.uk is the University portal myuni.swan.ac.uk The pages provide access to key resources: – Blackboard – – Intranet – iFind Discover, the library catalogue – iFind Research, our search tool – Library web pages MyUni pages

8 Information Services and Systems Library Support via Blackboard Blackboard is Swansea University’s Virtual Learning Environment on the web. Blackboard provides access to: – Turnitin and submitting assignments – Class notes for your modules – Reading lists – Library support for CHHS students – Mobile app Blackboard

9 Information Services and Systems I need to find a book for my course, where are they?

10 Information Services and Systems Using iFind Discover You can use iFind Discover to: Renew your books on loan Request books that are out on loan Lets look for: A Book Trevithick, P. (2012). Social work skills and knowledge: A practice handbook (3rd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. Using iFindDiscover

11 Information Services and Systems Have you used journals (periodicals) before? 1.Yes 2.No 3.What are they?

12 Information Services and Systems My tutor has told me to read a journal for my course, where are they?

13 Information Services and Systems Using iFind Discover You can use iFind Discover to find journals. Journals are good for: Finding the most up-to-date research Finding out hot topics in Social Work Lets look for: A journal British Journal of Social Work Using iFindDiscover

14 Information Services and Systems What if I don’t bring my books back on time? Overdue Charges ITEMAMOUNT NORMAL LOAN20p per day ONE WEEK LOAN50p per day OVERNIGHT/SHORT LOAN £1.50 per day 6 HOUR20p per hour What if I don’t bring a book back on time?

15 Information Services and Systems Library treasure hunt! Answer the questions on your sheets You can work in teams 20 minutes maximum Library treasure hunt!

16 Information Services and Systems Q1. Where would you go to borrow a book 1.Porter’s desk and Issue desk 2.Issue desk and careers desk 3.Self-issue machine and issue desk

17 Information Services and Systems Q2. What time does the Library close this Friday 1.4pm 2.5pm 3.8pm 4.10pm

18 Information Services and Systems Q3. How much does it cost for an A4 B&W photocopy? 1.5p 2.3p 3.10p

19 Information Services and Systems Q4. What subject do the books in the HV40 section cover? 1.Social Work Law 2.Social Work Practice 3.Psychiatric Social Work 4.Social Services

20 Information Services and Systems Why can’t I just use Google? Not everything is freely available Too many results Use the first couple of results that appear - Try using Google Scholar (set to Swansea University subscriptions)

21 Information Services and Systems No Full Text Access – What can I do? Document Supply Services DALLAS Scheme timeanddistancestudents/ timeanddistancestudents/ Visiting other libraries Disclaimer! – We don’t have full-text access to everything...

22 Information Services and Systems Quiz!

23 Information Services and Systems How many items can you borrow at one time? 1. Fifteen 2. Twelve 3. Twenty Five 4. Ten

24 Information Services and Systems The fine per day for an overdue one week loan item is? 1.20p 2.50p 3.30p

25 Information Services and Systems Your Student Card is also your… 1.Library card 2.Photocopy card 3.Printing card 4.Access card to the library in the evening 5.All of the above

26 Information Services and Systems What can I do online, through the Library website? 1.Read books 2.Read journal articles 3.Contact my Librarians 4.Access my Swansea University s 5.All of the above

27 Information Services and Systems If I’ve forgotten everything from today’s Library induction I will.. 1.Try and muddle through 2.I just won’t use the Library at Swansea Uni 3.Look at the information on Library Support for CHHS on Blackboard and ask the Librarians for help when I need it!

28 Information Services and Systems Your Librarians Need help? Just ask Find us on


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