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Welcome to the Library Rowena Stewart Liaison Librarian rowena.stewart@ed.ac.uk Tel: 0131 650 5207 How to find out what the library has Where your books and journals are Electronic books and journals Borrowing and returning Finding Academic Literature Slide 2 The Main Library holds the print collections for Health in Social Science and Medicine (plus most of the Arts and Humanities Collections). Which Library holds your print Collections? Western General and RIE have libraries too. There are department libraries, eg Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square) Intra-library loans for material in other sites Slide 3 Borrowing and recalling Blue/grey swipecard is also your borrowing card Recalls Other Libraries National Library of Scotland, RCN Library, Other University Libraries. NHS Knowledge Network, your NHS Library Service Slide 4 Library Catalogue & e-journal pages The library catalogue tells you the books and journals in the Universitys libraries. The library catalogue does not need any login details you can get to it from any web connection. For some journals the library pays for full-text on the web. The library catalogue tells you if we have a book or a journal in print or in electronic format. The ejournal web pages are more up to date about ejournal access MAIN LIBRARY: HUB Collection ground Floor Other books levels 2 and 3 Self issue and return machines Slide 5 Demo books - Classic Catalogue and Aquabrowser MyEd, Library tab: http://www.myed.ed.ac.uk Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Borrowing Books 40 books (including up to 3 Reserve books) Standard loan = 12 weeks. Short loan = 1 week Reserve books = up to 3 hours or overnight Most books (excluding Reserve books) may be renewed up to 5 times http://catalogue.lib.ed.ac.uk/vwebv/login Slide 13 Borrowing Books Fines for overdue books - 20p per day for standard books - 50p per day for short loan books - 1 per day for overdue recalled books (- 2p per minute for overdue reserve books) 5 days grace applies to overdue standard loan books on day 6, fine is added at cost of 6 days overdue. no grace period for overdue recalled books For books you want to read but which are on loan: Ask library staff to recall them for you Slide 14 Demo journals - E-journal web pages and Classic Catalogue MyEd, Library tab: http://www.myed.ed.ac.uk Slide 15 E-journals In the e-journal pages you can search, browse or look at subject groupings. The library catalogue takes you to the journal or a page from which to choose the link you need. Slide 16 Off-campus access to online collection Through EASE (authentication) / MyEd (portal) VPN access to University network + wireless access http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/vpn Eduroam JANET Roaming Service secure internet access from eduroam- enabled institution around the world. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/wireless/jrshttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/wireless/jrs Use eduroam not central to connect to normal campus network. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/wireless University of Edinburgh EASE If youve not logged in and cant get full- text you can try this but better information via Library tools. Slide 17 Finding Academic Information Catalogue vs bibliographic databases Reading the full-text Citing references Slide 18 Academic Literature databases Contain information about the contents of a range of publications Often subject specific. Perform sophisticated searches with strong search functions Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Qualitative Health Research But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Strohschein et als Patient decision making among older individuals with cancer, in 2011. Academic literature databases: N.B. 1) provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text 2) are not limited to what the library has Slide 19 Try any links which seem as if they will give you full-text. Treat like a normal reference and use the library catalogue Because we may have what you want: online from a different site In print Reading the Full-text Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for material we dont have at all Slide 20 Where to find (out about) databases A-Z list and lists by subject http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-subjects Subject guides to go to pages which include this presentation. Searcher (default tab) for quick searches and probable full-text Slide 21 Types of Resources Follow link Types of resources at http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/finding-resources Slide 22 Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for what we dont have For (non-UoEd) UK theses start at EThOS. If asked to pay use ILL. North American and worldwide Dissertations and Theses (then ILL) Intra-library loan - get material from other UoEdinburgh libraries sent to KB same form FREE http://illiad.lib.ed.ac.uk/illiad/ 30 free per year [20 for taught postgraduates, 5 for undergraduates] then 5 per request received Slide 23 Suggest the Library buys Something Books: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/RAB Journals me (Liaison Librarian) or library rep: Jill Cossar, Nick Jenkins, Connie Johnson, Jilly Taylor Slide 24 uCreate provides multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis including printing posters. Printing Printing and photocopying - paid via your Print account which you can top up via the machines, asking library staff and via MyEds Online Print Credit channel. Slide 25 Help Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB, The Kings Buildings Tel: 650 5207 e-mail: rowena.stewart@ed.ac.uk This presentation at www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guideswww.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides ISiskills www.iskills.is.ed.ac.ukwww.iskills.is.ed.ac.uk eg EndNote When you start thinking about the literature review for your theses, please get in touch if you would like a run through of the resources available to you and how you can get the best out of them. General Help IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk