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Published on January 28, 2008

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What resources can I use apart from printed books and periodicals that I find in the QM catalogue?:  What resources can I use apart from printed books and periodicals that I find in the QM catalogue? Electronic resources Other libraries Electronic Resources:  Electronic Resources E-journals Databases E-books Metalib: gateway to electronic resources SFX: links to e-journal articles Athens passwords E journals:  E journals Go to the library’s electronic journals web pages to see the full range of electronic journals available at QM: http://sfx.library.qmul.ac.uk/qmsfx/a-z OR take the ejournal option in Metalib Links to individual titles are also listed in the catalogue JSTOR:  JSTOR An electronic archive of journals Back issues not current Usually back to the start of publication Core journals such as American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History, Past and Present, Journal of Contemporary History Available off-campus with ATHENS username & password http://uk.jstor.org/ or link from the QM library’s webpage Project Muse:  Project Muse 300 journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences. US university presses & learned societies http://muse.jhu.edu/ Newspapers:  Newspapers Electronic files of the UK broadsheets back to the beginning of the 1990s on Proquest Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 Times on microfilm + Times Index fills the gaps http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/e-resources/news.htm for more information British Library Newspaper Library in Colindale has a huge collection of newspapers from UK and abroad Slide15:  Covers all subjects, but is divided into Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and Science Altogether, 7500 journals are indexed The database contains references from 1971 http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/ updated weekly Web of Knowledge IBSS: the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences:  IBSS: the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Covers books + periodicals from 1951 2400 journals and 7000 books per year are indexed Good for contemporary history Athens password needed on and off campus Web address: http://gateway.ovid.com/athens Royal Historical Society Bibliography:  Royal Historical Society Bibliography Covers the history of Britain, Ireland and the British overseas Books, articles in books and journals are all included References from 1901 http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibwel.html No password required Searching tips:  Searching tips plan your search in advance think of keywords to describe your subject think of synonyms, wider terms, alternatives start your search simply and then refine it be prepared to experiment to get the best results in terms of numbers of references and relevance Use the HELP screens when you are searching What to do with your search results:  What to do with your search results Use the SFX button, if it is available, to check our ejournals & our catalogue Use the links to other library catalogues on QM library’s web-pages Union List of Serials to find serials within London University libraries E books:  E books Oxford Reference Online Medieval sources online E book search in catalogue Athens passwords:  Athens passwords Required for Web of Science and IBSS on and off campus Most other resources require Athens off campus only You can access QM resources from anywhere Student service account Need to set your home institution to make it work Go to https://athens-xap.stu.qmul.ac.uk/ Slide48:  Set athens home institution here Other libraries:  Other libraries Senate House Library, Malet Street (Holborn, Goodge Street or Russell Square tube) You can borrow from there Other Libraries of the University of London Public Libraries British Library http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/socsci/a&sslibraries.htm Interlibrary Loans:  Interlibrary Loans We don’t automatically get interlibrary loans for undergraduates If it’s available in London, even if just for reference, we expect you to use it there Doing historical research often entails using other libraries But - some material is only lent between libraries - eg theses. And - some is difficult to get in London See me - you’ll need the support of your supervisor COPAC:  COPAC access to the merged online catalogues of 22 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland & the British Library includes the University of London Library, Institute of Historical Research (SAS) and the LSE covers books and periodicals no password needed http://copac.ac.uk Databases at Senate House Library:  Databases at Senate House Library http://www.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/resources/databases.asp Academic search premier: full text of over 100 journals on all subjects America: history & life: search for references on the history of the US & Canada Historical abstracts: world history, except for US & Canada EEBO (Early English Books) and ECCO (18th century collections) JSTOR You need a Senate House borrower card to login remotely A few suggestions:  A few suggestions Leave yourself plenty of time: particularly if you need material which is not easy to obtain Keep full details of everything that you read sort out an ATHENS password, so you can use e resources from home. Where can I find out more?:  Where can I find out more? More about the library generally: http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/index.htm More about information resources for my subject: http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/socsci/ssres1.htm

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