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Library Resources
Barbara Dorward
November 2012
Hartley Library
The Library Website
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Today’s session
 Catalogues
 Library resources
 Finding information on the web
 Evaluation of information
 Full text resources
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Next week
Databases
– Search strategies
– Marking and exporting references
– Saved searches and alerts
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Library resources
 WebCat
– books, ebooks, reports, conferences, journals
(by title only)
 TDNet
– all journal holdings, print and electronic
 Library Webpages
– Subject support
– Resources
– Information skills
– Library information
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Break
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Where are my resources kept?
Level 3:
Books/Conferences
 Computer Science
 Electronics
 Engineering
 Mathematics
 Physical sciences
Classmarks beginning
Q and T
Level 3: Subject Enquiry desk
Search tools
 Google
 Google Scholar
 Specialist search engines
– Scirus
– OAIster
 Subject databases
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Break
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Google
Subject
databases
Specialist
search engines
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blogs
videos
wikis
news
items
reports
books
Subject
databases
Google
magazine
articles
websites
academic
journal
articles
conference
patents
papers
eprints
Specialist
search engines
standards
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Using the Web
 Use high quality websites
 Evaluate the information you find
Go to:
www.southampton.ac.uk/library/infoskills/tutorials
Evaluating web resources (tutorial)
for more information on searching for and evaluating
web resources
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The good, the bad and the ugly
Good
up to date
accurate
unbiased
well
designed
• clear
authorship
• relevant
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Bad
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•
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out of date
no authors
poor design
broken links
wrong level
Ugly
• biased
• ill informed
• deliberately
misleading
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Using other resources
Resources
Things to consider
 Learned societies (IoP)
 coverage
 Publishers (Elsevier)
 quality of search
 E-print repositories
(ArXiv)
 availability of full
text
 Research centres (ORC)  ‘authority’ of the
resource
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