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Introduction to E-Resources
Learning ObjectivesIntroduction to the LRC What is an e-resource?Why do you need to use e-resources?How to find academic e-resourcesHow to evaluate academic e-resources
Your Learning Resource Centre (LRC)Opening hours:Monday to Friday 8am-9.30pmSaturday 10am-6.45pm 10 resources at a time (only 2 DVDs)Different loan periodsFines for returning items lateTo borrow resources, you will need to register with the LRC
LRC RulesWe have 3 rules:We are a silent study library, if you want to talk use the group work area outside of the LRCNo eating or drinking (unless water)Turn mobile devices onto silent, and take calls outside the LRC
Resources at INTOBooks JournalsNewspapersDVDs
LRC catalogue http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to academic e-resources
City University LibraryYou can study at City University LibraryBorrow 15 booksSearch their online catalogue15 mins on the busLong opening hours
See the LRC helpsheet Visiting City Library
What is an e-resource?Sources of information that are stored on the InternetExamples:E-booksE-journals
What is a journal?A journal is a collection of articles containing reports of current research. They are focused on a particular subject, e.g. Journal of Marketing or Harvard Business Review, and they are published regularly e.g. weekly, monthly or yearly.
Why use e-resources?Up-to-date informationAvailable 24/7Convenient - search hundreds of sources in one goMany are peer-reviewed You will be expected to use e-resources in your assignments What is peer-review?When an article has been evaluated and reviewed by other experts and academics to make sure it is of a good academic standard.
Where do you find e-resources?Academic e-resources are very expensiveYou cant access them for free on the InternetCity University subscribes to them and you access them through the City University Library website
Task 1: Use CityLibrary Search to find an e-bookGo to the City Uni library catalogue http://www.city.ac.uk/librarySearch for an e-book related to your subject areaRefine the Content Type to Book/e-bookRefine your Search to Full text onlineOpen an e-book
Task 2: Use CityLibrary Search to find a newspaper article
Search for a newspaper article related to your subject areaRefine the Content Type to Newspaper ArticleRefine your Search to Full text onlineOpen a newspaper article
Task 3: Find an e-journalGo to the City Uni library catalogue Click on Get help for my subjectClick Go to E-Journals A-Z list on the right of the screenSearch for Harvard Business ReviewOpen the journal and find the latest available edition
Task 3: Find a specific journal article Click Go to E-Journals A-Z listSearch for New ScientistSelect one of the databases that holds New ScientistSearch for the article title The cutters art
Task 4: Find your library subject guideGo to the City Uni library catalogue http://www.city.ac.uk/libraryClick on Get help for my subject Select your subject area from the list of Library GuidesChoose your subject(s) and bookmark/favourite them
Task 5: Search a databaseGo to the City Uni library home pageClick on Databases A-Z Search for one of the databases recommended in your subject guide Find an article related to your subject area and open it
Choosing keywordsWhat are the key concepts of your assignment title?Assignment: Q: What is the impact of marketing junk-food to teenagers using social media?A: junk-food, marketing, social media, teenagers What alternative keywords do you need to use?Synonyms, related words, plurals, other spellings, abbreviations, acronyms, broader and narrower termsBackground reading, thesauri, encyclopaediaMake a list or mind map
Junk-foodMarketingSocial mediaTeenagersFast-foodAdvertsFacebookTeensConvenience foodAdvertiseTwitterTeenAdvertizeWeiboYoung adultAdvertisingWeb 2.0AdolescentAdvertizingYoung personPromoteYoung peoplePromotionSellSelling
Search techniques Wildcard truncators:? is used to replace a letter in a keyword when it has multiple spellings
* is used to search for keywords with multiple endings
Will give results about globalisation and globalizationWill give results about library, libraries, Librarian, Librarians and librarianship
Search techniques Phrase searching:
This will only give you results where the two words are next to each other
Boolean OperatorsBoolean Operators are used to link keywords together:
Task 6: Keywords and search techniquesGo to the City University homepageGo to Resources then Databases for YouOpen the database JSTORTest out the following searches, and compare the number of results:Search for social media, then search for social media Search for teenagers, then search for teen* Search for globalisation, then search for globali?ation Search for e-shopping, then search for online shopping
Putting it all togetherExample: fast-food AND advert* AND web 2.0 and teen*Example: (fast-food OR convenience food) AND (advert* OR promot* OR sell*) AND (facebook OR twitter OR weibo OR Web 2.0) AND (teen* OR young adult OR adolescent* OR young person)
Junk-foodMarketingSocial mediaTeenagersFast-foodANDAdvert*ANDFacebookANDTeen*ORORORORConvenience foodPromot*TwitterYoung adultORORORSell*WeiboAdolescent*ORORWeb 2.0Young person
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/ WHAT?
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/ WHO?
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/ WHEN?
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/ WHY?
Purpose & objectivity
Evaluating informationVisit this great practice website http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/ HOW?
Skills PassportDevelop your library and research skillsOnline tutorials and training sessions:Introduction to e-resourcesSearch techniquesSource evaluationPractical referencingUsing specialist subject databasesComplete four modules to receive a Skills Passport certificateBenefit your CV and UCAS applicationOnline tutorials and further information on Skills Passport Moodle site
Help!Book a 1-2-1 or small group session with LRC StaffYou can find further information and helpsheets on the LRC Moodle PageYou can find helpsheets in the LRCYou can contact the LRC staff to ask questions in person or by e-mail at intocitylrc.into.uk.com
*Gemma BaylissIntroduction to E-Resources INTO City