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					          Library & Online Resources for
             Sustainable Development


                                     Contents                           Page

      Introduction & Help?                                               2
      Library & IT Facilities on Campus                                  2
      Quick view: which resource do I use?                               3
      Accessing the Library’s Online Resources                           4
      Usernames and Passwords                                            5
      The Library Catalogue:                                             5
           Books by Title                                               6
           Author                                                       7
           Subject area                                                 8
           Managing your online Library Account                         9
      Journals: what they are and why use them?                          11
           How to search for print journals in the Library              12
           How to search for full-text e-journals                       13
      Online Databases (& finding Journal Articles?)                     15
           How to search the Online Databases                           16
           SwetsWise                                                    17
           Science Direct                                               18
           JSTOR Journal Archive                                        19
           EconLit                                                      20
           Web of Knowledge (Web of Science)                            21
           Lexis-Nexis Newspapers Database                              22
           Annual Reviews                                               23
      E-Books                                                            24
           NetLibrary E-Books                                           24
           Ebrary E-Books                                               25
           Dawsonera E-Books                                            26
      Finding Quality Internet Sites                                     28
      Document Delivery Service                                          28
      Library Services for Distance Learners                             30
      RefZone – Help with Referencing                                    31
      MyPortal                                                           32




Kathleen Morgan, Library & Learning Support Manager:
Subject Librarian for Geography
D112, Thompson Library, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST4 2XS
N102, Nelson Library, Beaconside, Stafford
Tel: 01782 294770 or Email: k.morgan@staffs.ac.uk
AUG10

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                                       Introduction & Help

This guide provides an overview of all the services available from the Library to support all students
and distance learners undertaking Geography courses. The guide highlights the online resources
available to students (including e-books, e-journals and abstracting services) and other services
including Document Delivery and UK HE Library borrowing schemes (SCONUL) which maybe
beneficial to distance learning students.

For help with any of our resources, please contact:

Biological Sciences Subject Librarian: Kathleen Morgan (k.morgan@staffs.ac.uk) 01782 294770/
01785 293215

Or : The Library’s Online Help Desk (libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk):
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/enquiry/


                               Library & IT Facilities on campus


Opening Times        Library and IT Facilities: Main and vacation opening times, please visit:
                     http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/opening/24hour_opening.pdf

Student Card         Enables you to access the Library and IT facilities during non-staffed/self-
                     service hours – Please ensure you have your card with you when you visit the
                     Library.
                     University Email address i.e. xr589028@student.staffs.ac.uk
                     PC log on = Username is the first part of your email address i.e. xr589028 &
                     your Password is your Date of birth in 6 digits i.e. 12th December 1969 would
                     be 121269
                     Library Card Number: can be found on your student card i.e., 40121…….etc
                     Library PIN = day and month of your birthday i.e. 1212

Libraries            3 Site libraries –Thompson is the main library for Biological Sciences but
                     Medical & Health Science stock can also be found at the Nelson Library at
                     Stafford.

Borrowing            All students can borrow up to 17 items.
                     Main loan duration is for 2 Weeks
                     UK Distance Learners can request 4 postal loan items from stock
                     Postal Loans are for 4 weeks (you will need to pay postage on returns only)
                     Some stock is restricted to 24 hour loan

Library Stock        Books, Journals, DVD’s, Videos, Cassettes, Newspapers & media equipment
                     including laptops, data and slide projectors

Printing/Copying     Multi-functional Printing and Copying Machines (MFP’s) are available
                     throughout Thompson Library. To use the MFP’s you will need your student
                     Username and MFP PIN which you will receive by email. Any problems with
                     your MFP account please contact the IT Help Desks.

                     Printing & Photocopying Charges:
                     A4 Black & White = 5p and A3 Black & White = 7p
                     A4 Colour = 25p and A3 Colour = £1information about this service, please
                     visit:
                     http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/borrowing/requests/ex
                     ternal_libraries/index.php




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                  Quick view: which resource do I use?




               Printed material (books, journals etc)
                         from the Library



                             Search the Library
                              Catalogue online




               Which e-journals does the Library have?



                           Search the Library’s e-
                          journals online catalogue




                              Full-text E-Books




            NetLibrary                     ebrary             Dawsonera




                         Journal articles on a topic?




SwetsWise   Science              Web of             Annual    JSTOR       EBSCO
             Direct              Science            Reviews               EconLit




                              Newspaper articles



                                 LexisNexis News &
                                      Business




                           Quality Internet Information




                                 Subject Gateways
                          (Expert checked web resources)
                             http://wwww.intute.ac.uk                               3
                              Accessing the Library’s Resources Online



   You can access the Library’s Online Resources, including Electronic Journals, E-books and online
   databases from the main University web page at:
    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/
    Go to the Quick Links menu and use the arrow to access the menu and select The Library




   This will now take you to the main Library page where you will be able to access information about
   Library Services, The Library Catalogue and Online Library material

Library
Catalogue




            Use the Articles & Databases to              eJournals A-Z                 eBook
            find journal articles on a chosen topic                                    Collections

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                           Online Resources - Usernames and Passwords


   The Library’s online resources now use your University Username and Password (or ATHENS
   account) to authorise access. On campus you will be recognised automatically when you logon to a
   PC. When you use the online resources off campus, you will be asked to enter the details of your
   ATHENS account. Your ATHENS account is the same username and password that you use to
   logon to the pc’s on campus: For example:

          Username = First part of your University email address i.e. xt589028

          Password = your date of birth in 6 digits i.e. for 25th December 1974 = 251274

   Note: When using online resources off-campus, particularly full-text electronic journals, please
   ensure that you use the Athens Logon links to access the resource. For further information and / or
   help about Usernames and Passwords, please visit:
   http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/access/


                                        The Library Catalogue


   The Library Catalogue enables you to search through the library stock at all our site libraries from
   your desktop. It not only tells you which books we stock, where to find them and whether they are
   on loan, but also which journals, videos, audio cassettes, E-books and equipment we have too. You
   can even access your own library record from the My Account section to check which books you
   have on loan, including any outstanding fines or reservations.

   Getting started
          Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
           The Library
          You can search the Library Catalogue using the basic Keyword search
          Or you can use the Advanced Library Catalogue Search to enable you to search for specific
           titles, authors, journals etc
Library
Catalogue’s
Keyword
search




    Use the Advanced search
   BOOK by Title?
    on the Library Catalogue
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  Book search by Title?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library
   From the Library web page select Advanced Library Catalogue Search
   Select Alphabetical from the top menu bar
   Enter the title of the book you are looking for into the Titles Alphabetical search box
     press




                                                          Type the full title of the book
                                                          into the Title Alphabetical box




     From your list of results select the title of the book
     The following screen will provide you with the full information for the item including how
      many copies there are, which site it is available from, the class number as to where it will be
      on the shelves and whether the item is in the Library or on loan.




                                                                       Please make a note of the
                                                                       class number to find the
                                                                       item on the shelf. The class
                                                                       number is always followed by
                                                                       the first 3 letters of the author’s
                                                                       surname i.e. this book would be
                                                                       found on the shelves at
                                                                       307.72CLO




The number of copies is                                         The status column will tell you if
indicated at the bottom of the                                  the item is in the library or on
screen. This item has 2 copies                                  loan (will display return dates)




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If you are searching for a specific AUTHOR?

      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library
      From the Library web page select Advanced Library Catalogue Search
      Select Alphabetical from the top menu bar
      Enter the author’s name as (last name first, first name or initial) E.g. GIRARDET,
       HERBERT into the Author Alphabetical search box.
      Press




                                                           Enter the Author’s surname, followed
                                                           by first name or initial into the Author
                                                           Alphabetical search box




      From your results you will be able to select the named author from a list of authors.
      OR, if the Library has more than one item by the author, simply select the title of the book
       that you are interested in (as below). The next screen will tell you the Class number (i.e.
       where the book is on the shelves), at which site library it is held and whether the item is
       currently on loan.




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If you are searching for items on a Subject area?

      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library
      From the Library web page select Advanced Library Catalogue Search
      Select Alphabetical from the top menu bar
      Enter the subject you are looking for books on into the Subject Alphabetical search box
      press




                                                          Enter your subject area into the
                                                          Subject Alphabetical search box to
                                                          see which books the Library has for
                                                          your subject area




      You will now be presented with a list of subjects and number of books in that subject area
      Select the subject you are interested in to access a list of books for the subject




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Access your own Library Record from MY ACCOUNT

The MY ACCOUNT option of the Library Catalogue will enable you to access your own library record.
From here you will be able to see the items which you currently have on loan, renew your books and
check for requested items and any outstanding fines.

      To access your library record go to MY ACCOUNT from the top menu bar of the Library
       catalogue.




Library Barcode number & PIN details?

      Enter your Library barcode number from your Student Card into the box. E.g. 40121…or
       20121……etc.
      Enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number), which is based on your date and month of
       your birth date e.g. If you were born on 1st June your PIN would be entered as 0106 (day –
       month).
      Press Login.




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From your Library record you will be able to see an overview of your account




You can also renew your own books without visiting the Library.




 To Renew items, simply show the items that you have Checked Out , select the items you
 want to renew and press the renew button




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                                               Journals


Journals like magazines, newspapers and annual reports are in a group of publications known as
serials or periodicals. This is a term used to describe publications that are issued at regular intervals,
either daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually


Why Use Journals?
   Timely – journals are published more often than books, as a result you will find up-to-date
     information in recent journals
   Authoritative – articles are written by experts and in peer reviewed journals the articles are
     screened by a ‘jury’ of other experts before they are published

Journals can be divided into 3 types:
   • Scholarly: written reports on research, articles are written by researchers or subject experts,
      articles are peer reviewed and include references and bibliographies i.e. Earth Surface
      Processes & Landforms
   • Trade and professional : Articles relate to an industry or profession, contain information
      about products or services, cover current issues affecting an industry or profession i.e.
      Professional Geographer
   • Popular magazines: Written to entertain, have a glossy appearance & photographs,
      information is reported second or third hand by freelance reporters i.e. New Scientist




What information to use to find a journal article?
To see if a journal article is available from the Library, you will need the title of the journal where
the article was published



      Author of the article                                   Article title



Slocum, R (2004) Polar bears and energy-efficient light bulbs: strategies to bring climate change
home. Environment and Planning Part D (22) 3 p413


   Title of the journal where                          Volume, part/issue & pages
   the article was published.




How do you find journals in the Library?
If you are looking for a journal in the Library you will need to check both the Library catalogue and
the Library’s e-journal catalogue as some titles can be in print only, electronic only or both (and the
dates of access can vary):


   1. Which printed issues are available from the Library = use the Library Catalogue
   2. Which full-text electronic issues are available = use the Library’s E-Journal A-Z
      catalogue




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If you are searching for a printed JOURNAL? (LIBRARY CATALOGUE)

      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library
      From the Library web page select Advanced Library Catalogue Search
      Select Alphabetical from the top menu bar
      Enter the full title of the journal into the Journal titles Alphabetical search box. e.g.
       Journal of Rural Studies.
      Press




                                                             Type the full title of the journal into
                                                             the Journal Title Alphabetical box




      From the listed items select the title of the Journal.
      Move down the screen to find out which library keeps the journal and which issues are
       available. This information can be found next to Held




HELD will tell you which issues of the printed journal are
available to and from.


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                          The Library’s Full-Text E-Journal Collection


Does the Library have full-text E-Journals?

The library has a wide range of full-text electronic journals for all subject areas and most of these
are available direct to your desktop via the internet.

How do I find out which full-text Journals the Library has?

      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library, then press the eJournals A-Z button




                                            eJournals A-Z

   You will now be presented with the eJournal catalogue & search screen (see below)




                                                                       To find full-text journals on
                                                                       a subject area, select the
                                                                       category button



                                                                       Use the A to Z list to
                                                                       browse journals by title




          Enter the full-title of the
          journal or the start of the
          title into the title box.




From this screen you will be able to search for electronic journals in 3 different ways:

1. Use the A to Z list to browse through journal titles alphabetically
2. Use the Category option to browse through journals by subject area
3. Enter the full title or brief search into the title box and use the ‘starts with’ or ‘contains’
   options to search for a title.



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                                                               Select the highlighted
                                                               journal title to access
                                                               the full-text articles of
                                                               the journal




               The circular “ I “ button
               opens a new window to
               tell you which years
               are available full-text.




Tips when accessing E-Journals

When accessing some e-journals you may be presented with boxes to input a username and
password on the actual e-journal webpage, these are not usually where you enter the details.
Instead there is usually a link referring to Athens near these boxes often called “Athens Login” or
“Athens Users link” etc. This is the link you need to click on and it should then take you to a page
where you can enter your Student Username and Password.




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                         Online databases: finding journal articles?


Online Databases – What information will they give me?
The Library has over 80 online databases. The online databases are an important means of finding
current research that has been published in all subject areas. The databases available from the
library will enable you to locate journal articles, full-text Newspapers, company financial reports,
market and media data. You will also find that in many cases the database will often provide you
with the full text of articles or reports, or if this is not available you will be able to obtain an
overview (abstract) of the information.

How to find the Online Databases?
The library has a wide range of full-text electronic journals for all subject areas and most of these
are available direct to your desktop via the internet.

      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library, then press the Articles and Databases button




You will now be presented with the Online Database screen which divides the databases into subject
areas. Simply select Geography from the Science column to access your databases.




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Each subject area
will present you
with a list of
relevant online
databases to
support that area of
study. Use
Geography from
the Science column
for databases useful
for Sustainable
Development &
Environmental
studies.




The next few pages will explain in more detail some of the major online databases that are useful for
Sustainable Development. These databases include: SwetsWise, Science Direct, Web of Knowledge
– including Web of Science and LexisNexis Newspapers.



                              How to search the online databases



Keywords
Most online databases work in a similar way. They will all have a number of search methods so that
you can search by keyword, authors, publication, dates and various other means. The most
effective way to search an online database is to use keywords. To do this, write down your search
topic or question and underline the most important descriptive words of the question – these will
then become your search terms. For example:

                        “The impacts of weather on rural environments”


        weather                                           rural enviroments


Other associated keywords could include:

       Weathering
       Rain, snow, wind, gales etc
       rural
       environment(s)

Plurals
Most databases will also enable you to use the * symbol (truncation symbol) at the end of a
keyword to enable you to search for plurals.

For example, develop* would find develop, development and developing

Combining search words
Online Databases and even search engines will also let you refine your searches by enabling you to
use combining words or ‘boolean operators’. These include the words ‘and’, ‘or’, or ‘not’ . For
example:

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               Using And will only search for results which combined the surrounding keywords. For
               example: weather and rural environments will only search for items that mention
               the two keywords together

               Using Or will broaden a search to include results that contain one keyword or another.
Or             For example: rain or precipitation will search for results that contain both sets of
               keywords

               Using Not will restrict the results that you will get from a search. For example:
               weather not rain will only locate information related to weather but exclude results
Not
               that make reference to rain


Spelling Variations
English and American spelling of certain words such as colour (color), labour (labor), organisation
(organization), globalisation (globalization etc can be dealt with by using the ‘WILDCARD’ symbol ‘?’
.
For example: Entering the search colo?r nto a database allows the search facility to look for both
color and colour at the same time.




                                               SwetsWise

What is SwetsWise?
SwetsWise is one of the Library’s major providers of full text electronic journals via the Internet.
The service covers a vast range of subject areas but it is particularly useful for locating full text
articles on various aspects of Biological Sciences

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

Full-text?
Full-text articles are available on SwetWise. Remember to change All Subscriptions to Full-text
subscriptions on the search screen. All other results will provide you with an abstract.

How do I access SwetsWise?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                     Articles & Databases
    Select Geography from the Science menu
    Move down the list of resources and select SwetsWise
    From the next Athens login page select the highlighted Go to the Staffordshire University
     Login page
    Enter your student username and password into the boxes on the red Athens Login screen
     and press enter. You should now have access to the SwetsWise home screen

Searching SwetsWise
 Press Content Search from the top menu bar. Select Article Search and Basic Search
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   Type your search words into the search for box
   Use ▼next to the within box to decide where you want to search i.e. author, article keywords,
    abstract etc.
   In the Show box, use the ▼ to change the message to Full Text Subscriptions
   Enter dates if needed
   Press the search button. You will now be presented with a list of results, select the Full-text
    option to view the article.

Author Searches
    For a new search screen, press Content Search from the top menu bar. Select Article
      Search and Basic Search
    Enter the author’s name into the Search For box i.e. “pethick john” (surname followed by
      first name or initials)
    Use ▼next to the Within box to search for Author
    In the Show box, use the ▼ to change the message to Full Text Subscriptions
    Enter dates if needed
    Press the search button
    Simply select the full-text link on any article

Print & Download?
    Open the full-text of the article you need and use the print or save icons that are available
       from the top menu bar of the pdf version of the full-text article.

                                             Science Direct



What is Science Direct?
The Science Direct database provides access to full-text e-journal articles from the year 2000
onwards, for the subject areas of science, technology, engineering and health. The database
includes articles on the following areas:
     Physical sciences
     Earth science
     Life science
     Medical Science
     Agriculture and Biological sciences
     Environmental Science

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text?
Full-text articles are available on Science Direct from 2000 onwards. Remember to change the
Source box to Subscribed sources on the search screen. All other results will provide you with
an abstract

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

How do I access Science Direct?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                     Articles & Databases
       Select Geography from the Science menu
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      Move down the list of resources and select Science Direct
      From the Science Direct home page select the Athens/Institution link option from the top
       screen menus
      From the next screen select Athens Login
      From the next Athens login page select the highlighted Go to the Staffordshire University
       Login page
      Enter your student username and password into the boxes on the red Athens Login
       screen and press enter
      You will now be presented with the main Science Direct search page

Searching Science Direct for full-text articles?
Press the Advanced Search link on the top menu bar to get the full search screen
            In the Term(s) box type in the details of your search.
            If you want to combine searches enter further search terms in the box adjacent to
             AND. Use AND, OR, NOT to add them to your search
            Use  next to the source menu to select Subscribed Sources to ensure your
             results are full text
            Enter dates if necessary
            Press the search button
            You will now be presented with a list of results.
            All full-text articles will be highlighted using a green book icon.
            To access the full text of an article simply press the PDF option from your results
             (PDF files contain the full text of an article as displayed in the journal at the time of
             printing and includes all pictures, graphs etc)
            Selecting Full text + Links will provide only the text and external web links

Email, Download and Print?
You can email, print or download any results that you find on ScienceDirect:
    To email, simply tick the box adjacent to any result and press the Email Articles button and
      follow the on screen instructions to add your details
    To print or download, open the pdf of the article and select the relevant print or download
      icon as needed


                         JSTOR (archive of full-text journal articles)


JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database that provides an archive to thousands of full-text international
academic journals. As the database is an archive, it does not include access to recent publications.

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text?
JSTOR provides full-text access to journal articles included in the archive.

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon,
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will now need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

How do I access JSTOR?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                    Articles & Databases
      Select Geography from the Science menu
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       Move down the list of resources and select JSTOR
       From the next Athens login page select the highlighted Go to the Staffordshire University
        Login page
       Enter your student username and password into the boxes on the red Athens Login
        screen and press enter
       You will now be presented with the main JSTOR home page.

Searching JSTOR for articles written on a topic?
    From the main page, select the search tab from the top menu options.
    You will now be presented with a screen with a variety of search methods, simply select basic
      or advanced search
    Enter the details of your topic into the search boxes provided
    Press the Search button
    Select the PDF option to access the full-text to any article


MyJSTOR – saving and emailing citations
MyJSTOR enables you to personalise your JSTOR activities.
    Registration is free and available by following the on screen instructions from the MyJSTOR
      button on the top menu bars.
    Once registered, you will be able to save and email searches and citations.


                                              EconLit


EconLit (from EBSCO) provides a comprehensive full-text and bibliographic database of economic
research. The database provides full-text articles to more than 480 economic related journals with
research dating back to 1969. Subject areas include:

       Econimics
       Capital Markets
       Country Studies
       Econometrics
       Economic forecasting
       Urban economics and more

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text?
EconLit has full-text articles but also includes some bibliographic (not full text) references

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

How do I access EconLit?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                    Articles & Databases
   Select E from the alphabetical menu
   Move down the list of resources and select EconLit
   From the next Athens login page select the highlighted Go to the Staffordshire University
    Login page
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   Enter your student username and password into the boxes on the red Athens Login screen
    and press enter
   You will now be presented with the main EconLit search page

Searching?

Simply enter the details of your search into the search box and press the search button

Getting better results?

Don’t forget to use the main keywords to describe your topic. Combining words (Boolean operators)
will also help you to refine your search e.g. use ‘AND’ two combine to words and restrict results to
just include your main keywords. Use ‘OR’ to include 2 search words in your search i.e. playtime or
recess. Use ‘NOT’ to exclude a search word.


Viewing your results?

Simply select the title of any article from your results. If full-text is available, links will be provided
either in the form of PDF. Or HTML versions.

Can I great a list of results?

Yes, simply select the results that you want to save from your search by selecting the add to Folder
option on each result. To view your full list, simply go to the Folder option on the top menu bar of
any screen in the database. From here you can save, print or email your list to yourself by following
the on-screen instructions

Save, Print or Email your results?

The ability to save, print and/or email your results, are available on every page of your search
results. You can save, print or email individual results or create lists using the ‘folder’ option as
described above. For all of these functions, simply choose the one you want and follow the on-
screen instructions.



                Web of Knowledge (includes Web of Science online Database)


Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that provides access to current and retrospective
information printed in over 8,000 international academic journals. The database has a number of
search features that enable the user to perform detailed searches for published research including,
author, title, subject, cited reference and times cited searches. Web of Science comprises of 3
databases, which can be searched separately or together:
     1. Science Citation Index – 1945 to the present
     2. Social Science Citation Index – 1956 to the present
     3. Arts and Humanities Index – 1975 to the present

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text?
Web of Science is NOT a full-text database, but most results will provide you with an abstract.
However, on any results that you find, you will be able to use the                   button to see if the
item is available either electronically or in print from the Library at Staffordshire University.

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon,
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will now need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.


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How do I access Web of Science?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                       Articles & Databases
      Select Geography from the Science menu
      Move down the list of resources and select Web of Knowledge includes Web of Science
      From the next Athens login page select the highlighted Go to the Staffordshire University
       Login page
      Enter your student username and password into the boxes on the red Athens Login
       screen and press enter
      You will now be presented with the main Web of Knowledge home page.

Searching Web of Science for articles written on a topic?
    From the main search page, select the Web of Science tab from the menu options.
    You will now be presented with a screen with a variety of search methods
    Enter the details of your topic into the search boxes using the drop down menus and dates
      to enhance your search.
    Press the Search button

Viewing Results
Selecting the title of any article from your results will take you to the record on Web of Science.
From here you will be able to see the bibliographic details, abstract, keywords, cited references and
times cited for the article selected. In most cases, Web of Science does not provide the full text of
an article. However, you can use the                 to locate the full text availability from the Library
at Staffordshire University.

Searching for an Author?
    From Web of Science, press the Search button at the top of the page. You will now be
      presented with a screen with a variety of search methods
    Enter the name of the author you are looking for into the author box in the following format:
      Surname Initial* i.e. Miller C*
    Press the Search button

Print, Email or Saving Results
You can Print, Email or Save results from Web of Science:
    Select the results that you want by selecting the box adjacent to the record
    Use the menu on the right side of the screen and go to Output Records.
    Enter the details of the records that you need.
    Select either the Print, Email or Save button and follow the on screen instructions



                               Lexis-Nexis Newspaper Database


LexisNexis News & Business provides access to full text newspaper articles online, including:
    UK national broadsheet newspapers: The Guardian, Independent, Times, Daily Telegraph,
       Observer, Sunday Times and Independent on Sunday,
    UK national tabloid newspapers,
    Many UK regional newspapers, including, The Sentinel.
    A range of International newspaper titles.
 The period of coverage varies from title to title; for example, articles from The Guardian are
 available from 1984 to the present, the Observer is available only from 1992 onwards.

Availability
This database is available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

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Full-text?
Lexis-Nexis provides full-text access to Newspaper articles. However, Photographs & Diagrams
which appeared in original newspaper articles are NOT included in this database

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

How do I access Lexis-Nexis?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                       Articles & Databases
      Select Geography from the Science menu
      Move down the list of resources and select LexisNexis News & Business

How to search Lexis-Nexis News & Business
 Enter your search into the search terms box.
 Use the drop down menu next to the Anywhere box to decide where to search for your term
  i.e. headline, anywhere etc
 Use the drop down menu next to the Select Sources box to decide where to search, for
  example all UK Newspapers or all UK National Newspapers etc
 Use the Date options to select your date or range of dates
 Press search
 From your list of results, select the highlighted title of the newspaper article to access the full
  text. Use the onscreen e-mail icon & instructions to email results to yourself.

Create a list of results (Tagging)?
 Tick the adjacent boxes to your search results to create a personal list (Tags) of the results that
   you are interested in.
 Press the View Tagged button at the top of the screen to view, email and download the list

Print, Email and Download results?
 Simply view the item that you want and press the print, email or download icon and follow the
   on screen instructions.




                                           Annual Reviews


Annual Reviews is a multi edition scientific series which provides researchers and professionals with
cutting edge information and research. Annual reviews were founded in 1932 and currently
encapsulate 32 scientific disciplines.

Availability

This database is only available ‘On Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text Availability

Full-text availability of an article is identified on screen by a. Full-text access is up-to-date for the
following Annual Review series:
     Entomology

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      Immunology
      Physiology
      Psychology
      Public Health

In addition, full-text is also available to earlier editions of other titles in the Annual Review series
including Earth & Planetary Sciences, Environment and Resources, Political Science, Sociology and
many others. All other results will provide you with an abstract.



How do I access Annual Reviews?
   Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
     The Library, then press the Articles & Databases button




                                       Articles & Databases
      Select A from the A-Z Alphabetical menu
      Move down the list of resources and select Annual Reviews

Searching Annual Reviews?

      From Annual Reviews select the search option from the top menu bar
      Enter the details of your search into the search boxes and use the options to determine
       where to search, if necessary
      Press the AR search button
      Select the title of any record to access further detail.

Remember that only those highlighted with  will have full-text pdf’s available. All other results will
provide an abstract.

Print and Download?
    Simply open the pdf to any full-text article and use the print or save buttons and follow the
       on screen instructions.



                                        NetLibrary E-Books


What is NetLibrary?
NetLibrary is an electronic / e-book collection which provides full-text e-books purchased specifically
for your course. These e-books have been recommended by your tutors and new books are
frequently added to the collection.

Availability
NetLibrary E-Books are available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet

Full-text?
Netlibrary provides full-text e-books

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

Accessing Netlibrary


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      Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
       The Library, then press the eBooks button




                                    eBooks

      Browse down the screen and select NetLibrary

Searching NetLibrary
    Type in the details of your search into the search box
    Use the ▼ next to the full-text option to select where you want to search i.e. full-text,
      Keyword, title, author or subject
    Press search. You will now be presented with a list or results. To view the e-book simply
      press View this e-book option. You can navigate through the e-book by using either the
      contents list on the left side of the screen or by using the next and previous page buttons

How to make Notes in an e-book?
NetLibrary enables you to make notes while reading e-books
    Locate the page in the e-book which you want to make a note on
    Select Notes from the left menu option
    Enter a name for your note
    Enter the details of your note (up to 500 characters)
    Press Add Note

Adding Favourites?
From your search results use the Add to Favourites option to save the details of the books you
want to revisit.

Retrieving your Favourites and Notes?
    To access your favourites or notes you have made in e-books, simply select the Favourites
      and Notes link from the top menu bar on any screen in NetLibrary.
    Go to page in Ebook will take you directly to pages in e-books where you have made notes
    Use the Remove Note option to delete unwanted information




                                         ebrary E-Books


What is ebrary?
ebrary provides access to the FULL-TEXT of over 18,000 electronic books, subject areas include:
Business/Economics, Geography, Computers, Education, Family & Relationships, Health/Fitness,
Law, Mathematics, Medical, Psychology/Psychiatry, Biosciences, Science, Social Science, Sports &
Recreation Study Aids and Technology.

Availability
Ebrary E-Books are available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet.

Ebrary Reader:
If you are using Ebrary off-campus you will need to download the Ebrary Reader to view the e-books
and access all their functionality including highlight text etc. To download the reader, simply select
the blue ebrary Reader button that appears as an option with any e-book. If you are using a
Mac, further instructions and help can be found in Ebrary’s Help option available from the top
menu bar of any ebrary screen.

Full-text?
ebrary provides full-text e-books
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Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

Accessing ebrary
    Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
      The Library, then press the eBooks button




                                   eBooks

      Browse down the screen and select ebrary

Searching ebrary
    Select the Advanced tab on the left side of the screen.
    Type in your search details into the for box
    Use the drop down menu next to ‘in’ to decide where to search
    Select the Search button
    The right side of the screen you will display your results:
    You can now select the title of any book to view its full text.

Searching by author?
    Select the Advanced tab.
    In first for dialogue box enter the author’s name (surname first) e.g., moore simon c
    Ensure in box displays Author (use drop down menu to select if necessary)
    Select the Search button
    Your results will now be displayed on screen. To view a full text ebook, simply press the
      view link

Highlighting text
    Ebrary ebooks enable you to highlight text. To do this, simply use your mouse to click and
      highlight the text you want and then press the highlight icon button (pen and yellow stripe)
      on the menu bar of any open ebook.
    Highlights can also include notes. To add a note to your highlight, select the ▼ down arrow
      adjacent to the highlighter icon and select highlight and note button
    Enter the details of your note into the note box

Making notes?
   You can add a note at any point in an ebook. Simply, use your right mouse button to obtain
     an options menu on any page in an ebook.
   Select create note
   A box will appear enabling you to make a note
   Press OK to save the note
   To change the colour of a note use the colour buttons at the top of any note you have made.

Add to MyBookshelf (favourites)?
   From your search results you can add any ebook in ebrary to your own personal bookshelf so
      that you can revisit the book at a later date.

Retrieving your favourites, highlights and notes?
    Select the Bookshelf tab from the top of any ebrary screen to access your saved personalised
      information
    Use the delete icons (bins) to remove unwanted information




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                                       Dawsonera E-Books


What is Dawsonera?
Dawsonera is an electronic / e-book collection which provides full-text e-books purchased specifically
for your course. These e-books have been recommended by your tutors and new books are
frequently added to the collection.

Availability
Dawsonera E-Books are available ‘On’ & ‘Off Campus’ via the Internet.

Full-text?
Dawsonera provides full-text e-books

Usernames and Passwords
    If you are using this database on campus, you will not need to logon.
    If you are accessing this resource off-campus /at home etc, you will need to enter your
     ATHENS account, this is the same as your Student University username and password.

Accessing ebrary
    Go to the University home page at http://www.staffs.ac.uk and use Quick links to select
      The Library, then press the eBooks button




                                    eBooks

      Browse down the screen and select Dawsonera

Searching Dawsonera

      Enter the details of your search into the Quick Search box
      Press the read online button to view the e-book

Searching by author?

      Select the Advanced search button from the top menu bar.
      Enter the author’s name (surname first) e.g., moore simon c
      Your results will now be displayed on screen. To view a full text ebook, simply press the
       read online link

Viewing Dawsonera e-books?
To read an e-book, select the Read Online button

Dowloading e-books (24 hour loan only)?
   A number of Dawsonera e-books are available for you to download direct to your desktop for
     24 hours. To do this, simply select any book from your search results by clicking onto the
     books front cover
   Move down the screen until you see the options to Read Online or Download
   Select the Download icon ( you will be give information relating to the size of the download)
   The ebook will now appear as a pdf on your computer
   After 24 hours the e-book will uninstall itself from your pc.

Adding Notes?
   You can add notes to any page in an e-book by selecting the Notes button from the left
      screen book menus.
   Once you have selected the notes button you will be given a box to enter the details of your
      note. Press Save to retain the note

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Favourites?
    You can create a list of favourite books when using Dawsonera. Simply use the Add to
     Favourites button on any e-book record.

Retrieving Notes and Favourites?
    Simply select the My Favourites button from the top menu bar to retrieve notes and favourite
      e-books




                                 Finding quality Internet sites?



Subject Gateway or Subject Directory’s are specially constructed searchable databases of academic
materials that are free for you to use via the Internet. These Gateways / Directories operate
similarly to search engines in that they will enable you to search for web sites and information on
the internet by using keywords. However, the major advantage of using a Subject Gateway /
Directory is that the web sites and information within their database are compiled by academics,
librarians, and other subject specialists to ensure that all the resources are of an academic standard.

INTUTE – Subject Gateway
INTUTE is one of the largest free subject gateways and provides web resources for all academic
subject areas. The resources have been reviewed by a group of UK academics, librarians and other
experts to ensure quality information. INTUTE has useful web resources for all aspects of
Geography, Environment, Sustainable Development and Geology

      Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/

BUBL LINK: Catalogue of Internet Resources: http://bubl.ac.uk/
Created by the Digital Library Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde, BUBL collates
internet resources supporting all subject. The site is divided into subject areas and by library Dewey
Decimal areas including a section on EARTH SCIENCES and GEOGRAPHY. A search facility is also
available.




                                    Document Delivery Service

The Document Delivery Service is available from:
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/dd.php

The Document Delivery service enables Students to:
    1. Request items not in stock at Staffordshire University Library
    2. Request copies of articles from Staffordshire University Library stock (note: only one article
       from one part of a journal, to comply with copyright law)

What can you request?
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       Books and Reports: These are obtained from a variety of sources, both here in the UK and,
        sometimes, from overseas. In the vast majority of cases these can be taken out of the library
        as a home loan. However, there are some items that are restricted to library use only.
       Journal articles and whole issues: Articles from periodicals will be supplied as a
        photocopy for you to keep. Whole issues can also be obtained in the same manner as books
        and reports. However, whole issues published in the six months prior to the current calendar
        date cannot be obtained.
       Conference Proceedings: Whole proceedings or photocopies of single papers.

Charges?
    Articles from Library stock will be photocopied for you at the cost of 5p (A4) 7p (A3) per page
     and posted to your home address
    Articles obtained from other sources will incur a non-refundable charge of £5 per request.
     Once your article has been received we will post it to your home address, or for articles
     obtained from the British Library you can opt for Secure Electronic Delivery. The £5 charge is
     payable on application per request. If you are requesting electronically you will be given the
     option to establish a quarterly bill when you register for requesting document delivery items
     electronically (see below)

How long will it take to get my request?
Most requests arrive in 5 days or sooner, however some items may be in heavy demand and your
request could be added to a waiting list. If there are any problems or delays with your request, we
will contact you, with an explanation, as soon as possible.

Loan periods for items borrowed from another Library through Document Delivery



Item                                    Loan Period


                                        The majority of items can be borrowed for 6 Weeks (3 week
Books, journals and reports             standard loan plus automatic 3 week renewal)*
                                        Some items maybe restricted to Library use only.


Photocopies of journal articles         Do not need to be returned - they are yours to keep


PDFs supplied through Secure
                                        Do not need to be returned - they are yours to keep
Electronic Delivery
*Items can be recalled after 3 weeks if they are requested by someone else.




Can I renew items obtained through Document Delivery?
Items can usually be renewed for a charge of £5.00 (£10.00 for external members), providing no
one has requested them. To renew an item, contact the Document Delivery Office before the return
date:

Document Delivery Office
Thompson Library, College Road, Stoke Campus
ST4 2XS
Tel: 01782 294883
Fax: 01782 295799
Email: lbaillt@staffs.ac.uk

Returning items obtained through Document Delivery
Photocopies do not need to be returned – they are yours to keep.
All other items need to be returned to the Library where you collected them from, and by the given
return date. You can return items to the Library by post, but you must pay for any postal charges


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and ensure their safe return before the due back date. If you choose to return items by post, we
recommend that you use recorded delivery in case they get lost or damaged.

Charges for late returns of Document Delivery items
Items which have been borrowed from another library through our Document Delivery Service are
subject to a £5.00 fine for each item returned late. (This excludes photocopies or items
delivered by Secure Electronic Delivery.)

How to request items?
Before you make a request, please ensure that:
    Your item is essential for your research
    You have checked the Library Catalogue, the Library’s E-journal collection and e-books
    Complete the printed Document Delivery forms from the library for your item – or register to
       use the electronic delivery service to enable you to request items off campus.

Requesting Document Delivery items Electronically
The Document Delivery service will enable you to apply for requests electronically. To do this you
will need to complete the Electronic Document Delivery Registration Form at:
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/borrowing/requests/external_libraries/electr
onic_registration/index.php

Or contact:
     Thompson Library, Document Delivery Office, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2XS
       (Telephone 01782-294883 or fax 01782-295779)
     Law Library, Law School Building, Leek Road, Stoke-On-Trent, ST2 2DF (Telephone 01782-
       294306 or fax 017820294306)
     Nelson Library, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0DP (Telephone 01785-353544 or fax 01785-
       353600)
You will then receive an email with a username and password to enable you to request items
electronically from the Document Delivery web page.
Note: Please note that copyright declarations must be printed off and signed for each item
requested and either posted or faxed to whichever site you have chosen before we can forward any
document to you. If you have chosen not to be invoiced quarterly, payment will also need to be
received before items can be forwarded.

Secure Electronic Delivery of Documents via Email
Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) is where articles requested from the British Library are sent to your
University email address in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. SED is available through our Document
Delivery Service. Once these documents have been forwarded from the British Library to Document
Delivery they remain available for 14 days. After this time they are automatically deleted to comply
with Copyright Legislation.

Please note: If you choose to use SED, this will remain the delivery method for document delivery
to you unless you inform us otherwise.

Registering for Secure Electronic Delivery
If you would like to use this service please register by completing a Secure Electronic Document
Delivery Registration Form.
For further information please visit:
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/borrowing/requests/external_
libraries/sed/index.php



                             Library Services for Distance Learners



The library provides a range of services for off-campus users. For full information please the Off
Campus Services web pages from the main library page:



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UK Postal Loans
Requests for postal book loans (up to 4 items / UK only at a time) can be made using the Library
Catalogue. Simply, search the Library catalogue for the book(s) you wish to borrow. Select the
Place Request button where you will need to enter your library card number and PIN. Repeat to
request further books. It is vital that you fill in the comments box when placing a reservation
indicating that you are an “Off Campus borrower”. In the first instance, the books will be issued for
4 weeks. You may renew each item on the catalogue for a further 2 weeks renewal, providing they
have not been requested by another user. All books must be returned via Recorded Delivery.
Charges for Postal Loans: Books will be posted to you free of charge, but it is your responsibility
to ensure their safe return and to pay for any postage costs.


Requesting photocopies of journal articles held by the Library if you’re unable to visit us?
Distance learners who can not visit the library, can take advantage of our journal photocopying
service for print only journals held in the library (subject to UK copyright rules). Costs are for
photocopying: A4- 5p and A3-25p per copy.

For more information about this service, please visit:
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/uniservices/infoservices/library/borrowing/requests/journals/offcampus_sto
cked/index.php

Access to other Libraries in the UK & Ireland – SCONUL ACCESS SCHEME
This scheme is a reciprocal agreement of over 170 UK & Ireland HE institutions, who provide
borrowing arrangement (of up to 5 items) for staff, research students, part time undergraduates or
post graduates, distance learners, placement and full time post graduate students. To find our more
about the scheme and which insitutions are involved near to where you live, and to obtain
application forms, please visit their website: http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/


                                RefZone – Help with Referencing


RefZone is a series of web pages that will help you with all your referencing needs throughout your
studies at Staffordshire University. The RefZone web site will provide you with all the information
you need to know to understand what referencing is, how to reference and examples from a
selection of referencing styles used at the University including:

      Harvard (website contains printable pdf of Harvard referencing examples)
      APA
      MLA
      OSCOLA

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            British Standard Numeric

     http://www.staffs.ac.uk/RefZone
     RefZone – main page




The styles of
referencing link
will let you access
detailed examples
of how to reference
using the Harvard
reference system.


     RefZone is also available from the main Library web page:




   RefZone
   referencing
   Help
   including
   Harvard
   examples




                        Accessing the Library’s Online Resources via MyPortal

     The Library’s online resources are also available for you to use through the University’s internet
     Portal, ‘MyPortal’. This is a personal web space that is individually available to each student at the
     University. MyPortal contains one-stop access to all your resources at the University including your
     course information, online library resources, library account and email access.

     To access MyPortal go to:
         http://myportal.staffs.ac.uk
         Enter the details of your University username and password* into the relevant boxes to
            access MyPortal

     Note*:
     Username (first part of your University email address i.e. 2 letters and 6 numbers)
     Password (date of birth in 6 digits i.e. ddmmyy – unless you have changed this)




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Use the Resources menu
to access all the online
resources available
from the Library
including E-books, E-
Journals and the
Online Databases



The Home menu to
access your University
email.




The Learning menu will
give you information
about the courses &
modules that you are
registered on at the
University




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