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					                 Academic Skills

                BA Programmes Arts




February 2002                        Linda Newington
                Introduction

Purpose of the session-
• Library website
• http://www.library.soton.ac.uk/
• WEBCAT – the library catalogue
• Electronic databases
• E-Journals
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                Library website
•   www.library.soton.ac.uk
•   WEBCAT
•   Electronic databases
•   E-Journals
•   Search Engines
•   Information


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                WEBCAT

• Always start your search using
  WEBCAT
• Access to 6 of the 7 University
  Libraries
• ID cards, Library pins
• Borrowing entitlements
• User Services
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                Keyword searching

•   Single word
•   Phrases
•   People eg artists, film directors
•   Authors
•   Titles
•   Select library option
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                Author/Title
                Searches
• Good for reading lists
• Combine author and title
• Select library option




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                Electronic
                databases
•   What is a database?
•   Passwords eg Athens
•   Access via the Library website
•   From Subject Information or
    Electronic Resources

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                Electronic
                databases
Defined by subject, period, type of
  material, some examples:
• Web of Science
• British Humanities Index
• Infotrac
• MLA
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                E-Journals

Electronic journals are an alternative
  to printed
• Access via website
• Links in WEBCAT records
• Tables of contents
• Full text
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                E-Journals

Some examples
• Anthropology Today
• Art History
• Historical Journal of Film, Radio
  and Television
** JSTOR - journal providers
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                Internet

•   Search engines
•   Subject gateways
•   Good for organisations
•   Use results with caution!



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                Contact details

• http://www.library.soton.ac.uk
• Avenue Library x25432
• Hartley Library x22372
• Arts Subject Librarians: Nick Graffy,
  Oren Stone, Pam Wake
• libenqs@soton.ac.uk
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