Welcome to the Library . References and what they mean How to find out what the library has Where your books and journals are Electronic books and journals Borrowing and returning. Finding Academic Literature. Rowena Stewart Liaison Librarian email@example.com Tel: 0131 650 5207.
References and what they mean
How to find out what the library has
Where your books and journals are
Electronic books and journals
Borrowing and returning
Finding Academic Literature
Rowena StewartLiaison Librarianrowena.firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 0131 650 5207
The Main Library holds the print collection for Health in Social Science (also Medicine and most of the Arts and Humanitites Collections).
There is the department library: Psychology & Philosophy Library in the Psychology Building (7 George Square)
Library card is your swipe card.
The barcode on the front is the library bit.
Your library number is beneath and starts 20150…
Self issue and return machines
HUB Collection – ground Floor
Other books – levels 2 and 3
The library catalogue tells you the books and journals in the University’s libraries.
Library catalogue only machines – no login required
i) Author (year) Book title, Place:publisher
ii) Chapter author, Chapter title, in: Book (ed), Book title, Place:Publisher, pages
Bond T. (2010) Standards and ethics for counselling in action, London:SAGE.
Macaskie J. (2008) Working with transference in counselling, in: Dryden, W, & Reeves A.(eds) Key issues for counselling in action, Los Angeles:SAGE pp147-159.
On the library catalogue or ejournal web pages look for the:
Author (or editor) of the whole book
Titleof the whole book
The rest of the information helps you decide if what the library has is exactly the same book and which chapter or pages of the book to read.
Articles report the methodology, results and conclusions of a piece of recent research in a specific area of study
A reference to an article looks like:
Article author (year), article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages
Saxon, D., Ricketts, T. and Heywood, J. (2010) Who drops-out? Do measures of risk to self and to others predict unplanned endings in primary care counselling? Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10(1), 13-21.
On the library catalogue or ejournal web pages look for the: Journal title
The rest of the information helps you decide if the library has the issue of the journal you need and where in that issue to find the article you want to read.
Visiting Other Libraries
National Library of Scotland, Other University Libraries, etc
Check with them before you go:
via ILLiad - http://illiad.lib.ed.ac.uk/illiad/
£5 per request received
payment – e-payment request
Intra-library loans – free
Mearns, D. & Thorne, B. (2007) Person-centred counselling in action (3rd ed) London:SAGE, pp242.
2) Can you find any books in the library which would help you on the topic “interpersonal process recall”?
Bennetts, C. (2003) Self-evaluation and self-perception of student learning in person-centred counselling training within a higher education setting, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 31(3), 305-323.
Rogers, C.R. (1957) The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change, Journal of Consulting Psychology, 21(2): 95-103.
Knowing what you’re looking for
Catalogue vs bibliographic databases
Reading the full-text
I’ll just Google it
Think what you need to read about and identify the major subjects areas.
Information Sources to help you
There are variety of study areas.
Some can be booked via the MyEd “Student Study Space” channel
There is a Postgraduate study area on the 5th floor of the Main Library.
Library catalogue and e-journal pages tell you what journals we have, eg Aging and Mental Health
But, not who has published what in those journals, eg Ho’s article ‘A peer counselling program for the elderly with depression living in the community in 2007.
The Library buys access to academic literature databases because they are designed for this.
Bibliographic databases provide references/citations for material and often abstracts or summaries as well but only link out to full-text
Choose the subject guides to go to pages with databases and more.
Searcher for quick searches and probable full-text
A-Z list and databases by subjects
Using Google to find things to read is fine but…
…assess the information before you use it in your work, for:
Academic literature databases let you skip some steps because they provide access to academically or professionally approved material.
you just have to decide if what you’ve found is relevant.
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.
Rowena Stewart, rm1406 JCMB
Tel: 0131 650 5207
Subject guide for Nursing www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides-counselling
ISiskills – www.iskills.is.ed.ac.uk
IT and Information Skills – www.ed.ac.uk/is/isis
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