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K802 Library help

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Elizabeth Ann preston
2 August 2010

This is a space for K802 students to ask any library related questions they have. If you are new to studying with the OU the Library Guide on our website is a good place to start.

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Adding journal article references to Clouds in the K802 2010 Resources Cloudscape and accessing the full text of journal articles.

The links to journal articles accessed via the Library website cannot be shared so the articles should be added as academic references. To read these articles, go to the Library homepage click on 'Ejournals' under 'Recommended links' and enter the journal title in the search box. Searching for this title will give you any links that we subscribe to for the journal and details of which years the full text of articles is available. Click on a link and find the article, which should have a link to either a pdf or HTML version of the full text.

Elizabeth Ann preston
15:48 on 31 August 2010 (Edited 12:06 on 1 September 2010)

References on Cloudworks are incomplete if viewed somewhere other than from within the Cloud where they were posted. Clicking on the name of the cloud at the end of the incomplete reference takes you to the cloud and the complete reference.

Elizabeth Ann preston
13:52 on 16 November 2010

Library Services is running the following online tutorials for registered OU students and staff in December:

Introduction to Library Services:
Friday 3rd, 11am – 12pm
Sunday 5th, 11am – 12pm
Tuesday 7th, 7pm – 8pm
Thursday 16th, 11am – 12pm
Saturday 18th, 1pm – 2pm
Monday 20th, 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday 22nd, 7pm – 8pm
Tuesday 28th, 10am – 11am
Thursday 30th, 11am – 12pm

How to do a literature search (level 3 and postgraduate):
Monday 20th, 4pm – 5pm

How to find electronic books:
Friday 3rd, 8pm – 9pm
Wednesday 8th, 8pm – 9pm
Monday 13th, 7pm – 8pm
Friday 17th, 12pm – 1pm

How to find electronic journals:
Monday 6th, 6pm – 7pm
Friday 10th, 11am – 12pm
Wednesday 15th, 6pm – 7pm
Thursday 16th, 6pm – 7pm

To attend any of these sessions please go to the Library Information Literacy Area on the VLE

There are also recordings available of nearly all of the live training sessions.  These recordings contain all of the information available at the live sessions and can be watched at any time if you are not able to attend a live session or as a refresher of a session that you have already attended.  You can access the recorded training session through the Library Information Literacy Area also.

The Library Helpdesk is also open seven days a week, so if you have any questions after listening to or watching a recording you can contact us by live webchat, email or phone.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 1:05

Elizabeth Ann preston
11:47 on 2 December 2010

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Nicole Gray
4:40pm 28 September 2010


I am trying to find the further reading articles for Unit 1, but so far have not been able to. Is anyone else having this problem?

Elizabeth Ann preston
8:18am 29 September 2010


The article from Children and Society can be found by following the instructions at the top of this cloud

'go to the Library homepage click on 'Ejournals' under 'Recommended links' and enter the journal title in the search box. Searching for this title will give you any links that we subscribe to for the journal and details of which years the full text of articles is available. Click on a link and find the article, which should have a link to either a pdf or HTML version of the full text.'

The full text of second reference in the further reading you can find by googling the title of the report.

I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.

Nicole Gray
10:52am 29 September 2010


Thank you so much for your reply.

I have found both of the articles through google, but was unable to find them via the OU Library.

I have just searched again for the 1st article in 'e-Journals' and it is returning no records.

Elizabeth Ann preston
10:54am 29 September 2010


Are you putting chidren and society in the Ejournals search box?

Nicole Gray
11:19am 29 September 2010 (Edited 11:35am 29 September 2010)


I have tried searching for children and society, author, and title. 

I have now found the article via the library 'Resourses by subject section', in the Children and Society link.

Thank you for your help,

 

Elizabeth Ann preston
11:31am 29 September 2010 (Edited 11:39am 29 September 2010)


I'm glad you found it. The 'your subject' route is fine as long as the journal you need is listed there, but only a very small number of all the journals we subscribe to are. If you use the Ejournals link it will give you access to all our ejournals and if the journal title you search for there does not come up you know we do not hold it.

Nicole Gray
1:34pm 29 September 2010


Thank you so much for taking the time to help me Elizabeth. I have spent the morning researching my choosen area and learning where to search within the library and at last feel like I am getting somewhere.

Thank you, Nikki

Stephen Gray
12:48pm 13 October 2010 (Edited 12:50pm 13 October 2010)


If you're using a database like BNI or CINAHL to look for relevant journal articles on an issue or topic, the source may only return bibliographic records of articles. Many databases in the OU Library collection now include 'Find it OU' buttons or links with search results. This option will let you check the Library's current subscription collection to see if an article published in a particular journal is available to us online.

You can find links to key databases for nursing (and other disciplines) from the Online collections by subject pages on the Library website.

Steve (Science, Health & Social Care team, OU Library)

Stephen Gray
1:08pm 13 October 2010 (Edited 1:10pm 13 October 2010)


If you'd like to visit and borrow loan items from an academic library but live too far away from Milton Keynes to join the OU Library, you can apply for membership and borrowing rights at participating university libraries through a scheme called SCONUL Access (Society for COllege, National and University Libraries). Please see the Other libraries page on the OU Library website for more information. The page also includes a link to the SCONUL Access website which lists all the academic libraries currently participating in the scheme.

Steve (Science, Health & Social Care team, OU Library)

  

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