Library Introduction. Finding what you want to read in the library Getting what the Library doesn’t have. Rowena Stewart, Liaison Librarian [email protected] Tel: 0131 650 5207. Which Library holds your print Collections?.
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The Main Library holds the print collections for Health in Social Science and Medicine (plus most of the Arts and Humanities Collections).
Intra-library loans for material in other sites
Electronic Journal webpages
Electronic journals only
slightly more up to date than the library catalogue
When you have a reference (or citation) for what you want to read, use:
On the Library homepage at http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/library
Library tab on MyEd
Book - use title or author.
Journal article - use the journal name.
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.
Through EASE (authentication) / MyEd (portal)
If you’ve not logged in and can’t get full-text you can try this… …but better information via Library tools.
University of Edinburgh EASE
VPN– access to University network + wireless access
Eduroam – JANET Roaming Service – secure internet access from eduroam-enabled institution around the world. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/wireless/jrs
Use eduroam not central to connect to “normal” campus network.
Catalogue vs bibliographic databases
Reading the full-text
Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Journal of Advanced Nursing
But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Shahoei et al’s article ‘Safe passage’: pregnant Iranian Kurdish women’s choice of childbirth method in the current (Oct11) issue.
Bibliographic (or abstracting and indexing (A&I)) databases are designed to do this; they have the content and the functions and features.
Bibliographic databases provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text
You will need at some stage to find out what has already been published in your research field:
- full-text of Cochrane systematic reviews and citations to other review articles.
The Knowledge Network – NHS Scotland portal to ejournals and databases
Because we may have what you want:
Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for material we don’t have at all
Searcher (default tab) for quick searches and probable full-text
Subject guides to go to pages which include this presentation.
A-Z list and lists by subject
Journals – me (Liaison Librarian)
or library rep: Jilly Taylor
What information do you need?
Think what you need to read about and identify the major subjects areas.
There is reference management software which may help, eg
Printing and photocopying - paid via your Print account which you can top up via the machines, asking library staff and via MyEd’s Online Print Credit channel.
uCreate provides multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis including printing posters.
When you start thinking about the literature review for your dissertation, 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.
Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB, The King’s Buildings
Tel: 650 5207
e-mail: [email protected]
This presentation at www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides-nursing
ISiskills – www.iskills.is.ed.ac.uk