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Psychology essential library skills 1st yrs 2012 2013

Introduction to basic library services and skills for 1st year Psychology BSC students

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Psychology essential library skills 1st yrs 2012 2013

  1. 1. PsychologyEssential Library Skills http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/ study/library/
  2. 2. Today we are going to cover...• What sorts of resources are available for your studies• How to find books and journals on your reading lists• Requesting and renewing books• Using the library pages on myUniHub and Library subject guides
  3. 3. The library has...
  4. 4. Different types of information
  5. 5. Types of informationExercise 1:1. Each group will be given a pack of cards2. The cards contain the names of 4 different resources3. Match together the correct: Resource Type + Definition + “Good for” + “Not so good for”
  6. 6. Time’s up...• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32kaa9Tz eE• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HhCXf2b aIk
  7. 7. BooksWhat are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic.Good for: Clear overviewNot so good for: Up to date information
  8. 8. Web pagesWhat are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic.Good for: Very up to date informationNot so good for: Accurate and reliable information
  9. 9. NewspapersWhat are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic.Good for: Daily informationNot so good for: Balanced and well researched information
  10. 10. JournalsWhat are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research.Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by expertsNot so good for: Broad overview of a subject
  11. 11. Where are the Psychology books? Educational psychology SocialDevelopmental 370.15 psychology 302psychology 155 Dreams ; psychology 154.63 Psychology 150 Clinical Psychology ONLINE and Psychiatry 616.89 Psycholinguistics Health psychology 401.9 610.19
  12. 12. Why you need to use the library catalogue!Abnormal 616.89 Neuropsych 612.82Clinical 616.89 Occupational 158.7Developmental 155.4 Psychoanalysis 150.195Educational 370.15 Psychotherapy 616.8914Forensic 364.3 Personality 155.2Health 610.19 Social 302 1st floor, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor
  13. 13. UniHub home page and login http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/
  14. 14. REMEMBER!Always use MyUniHubas a gateway to library resources
  15. 15. The Library Catalogue• Lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in the libraries at Hendon and Archway• You may use any campus library, or via the library catalogue, you may request books from Archway campus to be sent here for you to collect
  16. 16. BooksThis is a book reference from a reading list: French. D., Vedhara, K, Kaptein, A. & Weinman, J. (2010). Health Psychology. (2nd ed.) Chichester : BPS Blackwell.Can you identify the different parts of thereference?Author, Date, Book Title, Edition & Publisher
  17. 17. BooksAuthors (Main author, followed by et al.) French. D., Vedhara, K, Kaptein, A. & Weinman, J. (2010). Health Psychology. (2nd ed.) Chichester : BPS Blackwell. Book titleEdition Date Publisher
  18. 18. Finding Books Using the Library CatalogueExercise 2Searching the library catalogue.Are there any books youve had trouble finding?Look at the following slide, what should I searchto find these books?(Remember: MyUniHub – My Study – My Library)
  19. 19. Searching from your booklist• Myers. D. (2013) Psychology. 10th ed. New York: Worth.• Howitt, D. and Cramer, D. (2011) Introduction to research methods in psychology, 3rd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.• Greene, J. and d’Oliveira, M. (1999) Learning to use statistical tests in psychology, 2nd ed. Buckingham: OUP.
  20. 20. Doing a subject search• Think about your topic, and different words for your topic• Think about the bigger subjects your topic fits within• Depending on your topic you may not find a whole book covering it but there may be a very useful chapter in a larger text with wider scope• Remember ‘general keyword’ search will search both words in the title and subjects
  21. 21. Books on the shelf150.1952 FRE, 150.1952 LAC, 150.1952014 LAP
  22. 22. Dewey classmarkExercise 3:• 6 volunteers• Direct us into the correct shelf order• Main number, then decimal point, then alphabetical by first three letters of surname
  23. 23. How do I find an e-book?• E-books can be found using the library catalogue, just like a print book.• You will see the words ‘[electronic resource]’ after the title.• Click on the blue ‘online access’ link to download or read the book online – make sure you have logged into myUniHub!
  24. 24. Access full text
  25. 25. Requesting BooksIf the book you are seeking is already onloan or only available at anothercampus, you may request it via the librarycatalogue
  26. 26. Making A Request
  27. 27. Making A RequestStudent numberDate of birth DDMMYY Click here to request
  28. 28. Renewing Books OnlineUse the ‘Login to MyLibrary Account’ optionto see what items youhave on loan and torenew themN.B. You will not beable to renewrequested books
  29. 29. Logging in to My Account Student number Date of birth DDMMYY
  30. 30. Renewing Books OnlineMust click HERE AND here
  31. 31. JournalsThis is a journal reference from a reading list: Gabbard, G. O. and Hobday, G. S. (2012). ‘A Psychoanalytic perspective on ethics, self-deception and the corrupt physician’. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 28 (2) pp. 235-248Can you identify the following parts of thereference?Author, Date, Title of article, Journal Title,Volume, Part & Page Numbers
  32. 32. JournalsAuthor Date Title of articleGabbard, G. O. and Hobday, G. S. (2012). ‘APsychoanalytic perspective on ethics, self-deception andthe corrupt physician’. British Journal of Psychotherapy.28 (2) pp. 235-248Volume Issue Page Nos. Journal title
  33. 33. Journal Access• Most journals are available electronically• All our journals are listed in the library catalogue• IF we have it online there will be a blue ‘online access’ link to the available online issues of the journal• If you know the journal title, this is the easiest way to find it
  34. 34. Finding electronic journalsExercise 4Volunteer to find me this journal article online?Psaltis, C. (2012). ‘Culture and social representations: Acontinuing dialogue in search for heterogeneity insocial developmental psychology’. Culture andPsychology. 18 (3) pp. 375-390.(REMEMBER: MyUniHub – My Study – My Library)
  35. 35. Library Subject Guides
  36. 36. Next time...• Finding the evidence!• Searching effectively for journal articles• Finding and evaluating information• Using information ethically (citing and referencing)
  37. 37. Need help?• Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday - Friday• Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/• Psychology Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy

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