Introduction to Library Searching The slides take you through some of the basic ways of searching the Library’s electronic information resources.
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Introduction to Library Searching The slides take you through some of the basic ways of searching the Library’s electronic information resources
Help? If you have any problems finding information contact David Clark (Subject Librarian: Science & Technology) Tel: 01332 591203, email: firstname.lastname@example.org@derby.ac.uk Or the Subject Information Desk is open in term time between 8.45a.m. – 9.00p.m Mon- Thurs, & till 5.00 p.m Friday & between 10.00- 1.00 Saturdays. Tel 01332 591207.
More help Or the Distributed (Distance) Learning Unit is here to help distance learning students. http://www.derby.ac.uk/infocus
Logging into the University of Derby Electronic Library (Udel) Login to UDo then select “Athens -for library resources” under Quick Links
Use the Electronic Journals A-Z to find a specific electronic journal. Make sure you find the Athens login link(s) at a journal page & click on it (them) otherwise you will not be able to see a full journal article we have access to.
You are now signed in & have access. You can see a specific issue or search the journal back issues by e.g. keyword
Searching for articles on a topic There are several databases which you can use to find some journal articles on a topic The following databases are especially useful: EBSCO Electronic Journals Service PsycARTICLES Elsevier Science Direct EBSCO Business Source Premier Expanded Academic ASAP
EBSCO Electronic Journals Service allows you search across a wide range of journals we subscribe to from different publishers. It’s not sophisticated, you just type in a few key words & it doesn’t find all we have but it’s very useful & easy to use. Make sure you click on the Athens login link at the top of the EBSCO page.
PsycARTICLES is a database containing the complete articles of the journals of the American Psychological Association (APA) & others. Many are not covered in EBSCO EJS so it is another very useful place to search
Science Direct is the database of Elsevier, one of the world’s largest journals publishers. Though many of the journals are contained in EBSCO EJS, the latter does not go as far back in time as Science Direct. The first time you use it, you need to register your details with Science Direct.
For later …. Other databases widen your search by indexing which journal articles have been published. The Library may have some of the journal articles but not others. e.g. Web of Science PsycINFO Google Scholar
Electronic Books We have a growing number of e-books but not all books we would like are available for Libraries to buy The next slides take you briefly though accessing electronic books & how to see them but bear in mind that they have a lot of features & so this barely skims the surface We have to use different e-book suppliers which work slightly differently to each other
The “Resources by Subject” page for Ergonomics gives a title list with links to relevant e-books
For some modules we have digitised some of the key journal & book chapter readings. Choose the Copyright cleared resources link. Note we can only digitize book chapters and journal artilces strictly in compliance with copyright regulations.
Did you know? The Distributed Leaning Unit operates a postal loan service. You can be sent any books we have. You need to fund the cost of return postage You may request 20 journal articles free of charge if we don’t electronic access to a journal & a further 20 at £2 per article See the the InFocus (Information for off campus students) website for details http://www.derby.ac.uk/infocus
Library guides are available from the Information Resources page & from the Ergonomics “Resources by subject” page. The Resources by Subject page for Ergonomics also gives specific links to journal indexes & databases relevant to Ergonomics as well as e-books.