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Birkbeck Library. Getting to know Birkbeck Librarys resources. Library basics. Entrance on the ground floor next to the caf Covers 5 levels of the main building Once you are fully registered, you have access to the Library Your student ID card is also your Library card - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Library Resources for Postgraduate Students

Getting to know Birkbeck Librarys resources

Birkbeck Library

Library basicsEntrance on the ground floor next to the cafCovers 5 levels of the main buildingOnce you are fully registered, you have access to the LibraryYour student ID card is also your Library cardYou will need your IT Services account details to access the eLibrary

Get to know the LibraryTours: Monday-Friday at 5.30pm from 23rd Sept. to 18th Oct.Tours last about 20 minutesA self-guided QR code tour is on offer nowRead the Welcome to the Library guide Library web site: to the Library videoLIFE online Library tutorial

3 Get to know the Libraryweb siteOpening times and service informationLibrary catalogue and eLibrary Detailed Subject GuidesLibrary Induction For Everyone (LIFE) online library tutorial Information about finding materials for essays and dissertationsInformation on using other libraries

4Get to know the layout ofthe LibraryBooks - over 300,000 itemsA/V Collection DVDs, CDsJournals print journals are on 4th floorStudy areas Reading Room a silent study areaWorkstations / access to wireless networkPrinting and photocopyingSelf-service machinesHelp Desk and Issue Desk

5Opening hoursTerm time:08.30 23.45(self-service: before 10.00 & after 22.30 weekdays, before 10.00 & after 18.00 weekends)

Changes to these times and vacation times are advertised on the Library web site.

6Search for books, electronic books, journals, DVDs & CDs via the online Library catalogue.You can borrow up to 10 books at a time Many books can be borrowed for 3 weeksSome books are 1 week loan, 1 day loan or reference onlyeBooks are accessible from outside Birkbeck with your ITS username and password Get to know the Library catalogue

7RenewalsOnce you have borrowed books, you can renew them as long as no-one else requests themReservationsIf all copies of the book you wish to read are out on loan you can place a requestThe next available copy will be held for youYou will be notified by email

Get to know the Library catalogue

8Get to know the eLibraryOver 30,000 electronic journal and newspaper titlesOver 90 research databases to find out what has been published in your subject areaExam papers from 2002 onwardsAccessible from anywhere with internet access

9Accessing the eLibraryAccessible without coming into the LibraryAccessible 24 hours a dayLog in using your ITS username and passwordFor off-site access: register your computer by setting up a cookieThis is necessary for access to some e-resourcesOne-off process lasts 18 monthsSee

10What are ejournals?Ejournals are online versions of print journalsMagazines with academic contentUsually published monthly or quarterlyContain current researchUseful for getting a range of different opinions about a subject

11Understanding a journal referenceWindsor, D. (2006). Corporate social responsibility: three key approaches. Journal of Management Studies. 43 (1): 93-114.AuthorDateArticle titleJournal nameVolumeIssuePage numbers12Finding a specific article in an ejournalMake a note of the name of the journalGo to the Library web site and select eLibraryType the name of the journal in the ejournal search boxIf the Library subscribes, a link to the ejournal will appearSelect the year, volume and then issue that you requireEjournals are also listed on the library catalogue

13What are databases?Online tools to help you research your topicMany cover a specific subject, e.g. historyOthers are multidisciplinarySome contain the full text of journals, magazines and newspapersOthers are index and abstract services but may link to the full-text if the Library has a subscription to the journal

14Getting to know the databasesGo to Subject Guides on the Library website to see which databases are best for your subjectThere is also an A-Z list of all databases in the eLibrary - select Databases and Online ResourcesMake use of the help sections within the databasesRead our Using the Librarys Databases guide

15Getting a head startGet to know your library early onDont leave essay writing to the last minute!Familiarise yourself with your reading list what are you trying to locate? Is it a book, a chapter in a book or a journal article?Improve your library skills use the LIFE tutorialReserve books which are on loanMake full use of the Library web site

16 Access to other librariesReference access to University of London librariesSCONUL Access schemeBritish LibrarySee the Other Libraries section of the websiteYou can also request items not available at Birkbeck via the Interlibrary Loan Service

17 Services for students with a disability or dyslexiaWe have extra services for you:

Access Support ServiceLAMP service postal loansAssistive Technology Centre

The Disability Office is your first contact point and will be able to register you.

18Further helpLibrary web site: online Library tutorialVisit, ring or email the Help 7631 6063Check your Subject Guide (online and in print)Your Subject Librarian