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  1. Introduction to Library Services - for postgraduate research students

  2. 15 minutes on… • How to get started • The three campus libraries • Who you can contact for help

  3. Joining the Library Once you’ve fully registered, you’ll get a student card… This is also your library card and your account is automatically created.

  4. Accessing electronic resources The LIBRARY HOMEPAGE gives you the search boxes to use and links to all the databases. 13,000+ e-journal titles 60+ specialist databases 2,200+ ebooks

  5. Logging in to databases and ebooks (your student number) (your password for Minerva) (possibly the last 4 digits of student number, a full stop and then the first 3 letters of your birth month with the first letter capitalised)

  6. Borrowing print resources 25 items Default loan period = 3 week loan 1 week loan (red band) Library use only (blue band)

  7. What libraries does BSU have? NEWTON PARK LIBRARY Specializes in:- • Music, performing arts • Education, science, business • Literature, history, media [+ more] MAIN CAMPUS SION HILL LIBRARY Specializes in:- • Visual arts • Fashion • Design CORSHAM COURT LIBRARY Specializes in:- • Creative writing, ecocriticism • Heritage industry, museum studies • Art history, fine art

  8. Requesting items from other sites

  9. Requesting items from other sites

  10. Requesting items from other sites

  11. Requesting items from other sites (your student number) (birthday in 6 digits, eg. 150985)

  12. What else has Newton Park got? Roughly 6,000 fiction books Roughly 3,500 CDs Roughly 5,000 DVDs

  13. BSU Library as a gateway to others • Via the inter-library loan system, you can request an unlimited amount of books and journal articles from other UK libraries to be delivered to you. • The SCONUL Access scheme allows you to visit and borrow from over 170 other UK university libraries.

  14. Helpful contact details Becky Atkins School Librarian for Masters & PhDs TEL - 01225 876178 r.atkins@bathspa.ac.uk

  15. Any questions?