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UoG Libraries

Overview of UoG Library services and resources
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Allison Davis

on 7 October 2012

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Information Literacy Allison Davis Subject Librarian "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information"
American Library Association (1989) Information Skills Library Skills Information Competency Literature Searching ... What? The Research Process Define the subject(s) of your assignment, using keywords Locate the relevant resources using bibliographic databases, OPAC and the internet Critically evaluate what you have found Cite your sources correctly Why? Better marks? Easier life? ??? Because a lecturer told you to? Go to the Library? Learn about Information Literacy? Use 'The Research Process'? Find out about books and journals? Use books and journals? find your own reasons... it's your choice... Where? UoG Libraries Oxstalls Park Francis Close Hall http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/lc/Pages/fchlc.aspx http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/lc/Pages/Oxstalls.aspx http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/lc/Pages/pklc.aspx UoG Webpages http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/Pages/default.aspx How? Still not sure? What now? Today, you could... Try out the Information Skills Tutorial
http://ist.glos.ac.uk

Use an Independent Study Task, or start the research for an assessment NOW to investigate the services and resources in your own time Then Look out for the advertised workshops for this module
Emails from Emily
Twitter https://twitter.com/UniGlosLib
Facebook http://tiny.cc/xpswjw
Posters
Library webpages http://tiny.cc/zfnokw
Your subject pages http://tiny.cc/taktlw

Book a one-to-one appointment

Ask at the Enquiry Desk

Try the 'Ask the Library' service http://tiny.cc/oinokw adavis@glos.ac.uk When you have a reference to find... Books, eBooks Journal articles Search the Library Catalogue https://aleph.glos.ac.uk Search with surname only and title keywords

When you find a match, check the 'availability' to see if it is where it is located and if it is available to borrow.

If you find an ebook, click on the full-text link. Search by journal title.

Try the electronic journal search first.

Follow your reference through matching the journal title, year, volume and issue, then page numbers.

Look for full-text links.

No luck, then try the print journal search. When you can use any sources of information you like... Keyword search Google Bibliographic databases That's what you do when you search Google.

Try Google Scholar for journal searching, but... These are probably new to you

Discovery
SportDiscus Full-text

Boolean Searching

Why bother with these?
They are the best way to search academic journals by keyword.
You are directly linked to subscribed content As you search... Locate Evaluate Evaluate As you read... Evaluate When you use information from a journal article or book... Cite your references Write your reference list at the end in the right format Plan your search by thinking of the keywords and phrases that define the information you are looking for.
Adjust your search terms if you aren't getting the results you think you should be. Remember to come and see us in the Library, especially if you have questions about finding information. See you soon. And finally...
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