An Introduction to your Library Resources: MA Film Studies
This session will introduce students to the core library resources and raise awareness of some of the tools that may be useful in conducting searches. The powerpoint slides are designed to reinforce the points made in a live demonstration of where to find Library Search, Subject guides and My Learning Essentials. The trainer may use the slides as a personal prompt. The students will have access to the slides on their blackboard pages.
- Slides/materials: PowerPoint slides
- Group: 18 students, 1 trainer
- Length: 1 hour
- Room: Classroom
- Discipline: SALC
- Level: PGT
- Know where to find core library resources including Library Search, Subject guides and My Learning Essentials resources
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different search tools
- To understand the basic principles of searching and the usage of search operators
- Identify appropriate tools to use for finding information for your specific purpose
Suggested online resources
The session is an overview of resources in a range of Welcome/Induction morning of talks .
Slides 1–2 — Objectives — This session will cover…
Introducing library resources
Searching for information/Managing results
My Learning Essentials
Slides 3–13 — Using Library Resources
This slide reinforces the core tools that the students should be aware of. The trainer may use this slide as a prompt to ensure all tools are pointed out in a live demonstration of the web pages
Library Search — what this does and how to use it
Explain that Library Search will;
Search books, journals, database abstracts
Save items to your e-shelf
Email references to yourself and others
Export references to Endnote, Mendeley etc.
Copy a reference in your required citation style
Point out the functions on Library Search, such as the E-Bookshelf
Library subject guides — what these are and where to find them
Show the alphabetical list of guides, highlighting the Screen Studies and Referencing guides
Researching your topic — Slides 14–20
A sample question with an illustration of how to use search operators. These slides are to reinforce a basic live demonstration. This session is not intended to showcase complex searching.
In a live demonstration the trainer may use Library Search or a database to demonstrate a simple search using search operators.
Explain that searching may involve using lots of sources — including google and that it may involve a cycle of searching, reviewing and refining
Slides 25–26 — Referencing
MLE/SLS Slides 27 -32
The slides show examples of some of the MLE resources. The live demonstration can show the MLE pages instead.
End of presentation/ RLUK question
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Internal ID: R21–0862 DRAM71331 MA Film Studies 9 Nov 21