Online resources for Education and Psychology

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Trinity College Library Dublin

Online resources for Education and Psychology

• Learning Outcomes

You should know about

online collections in the Library How to access them 24/7

Different routes to information: Guided approach (Subject Guides, resource by

subject) or Diving In (e.g. STELLA search) Education and Psychology examples:

Finding an E-book, article, E-thesis

Free resources: example - repositories Where to get help

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Overall resources for Education and

Psychology

• Before we discuss virtual (online)

library, you should also be familiar with the physical collections!

• Briefly: 6 million items incl. manuscripts, books, reports, journals, theses,

Govt./Official Pubs., CD/DVDs (e.g.

Dorothy Heathcote collection in Counter Reserve )

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Collection Locations - Education, Psychology

Main Book collection(open shelf )

Education Lecky (370)

Psychology Berkeley 150/Hamilton 616.89 Journals

Ussher basement and Stacks (closed access)

Theses (TCD higher degrees)

Stacks(print) some online in TARA

N.B.: up to 80% material in STACKS Trinity College Library Dublin

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General Library overviews -support pages

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Route to Information skills training

presentations

See location and

layout of collections

Library tours/self-issue…

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Virtual

Library: Online collections

Virtual Library provides access to online

books, journals, catalogues, databases, repositories and other useful resources • Mainly purchased, some freely available • Available on and off-campus, 24/7

• Requires Internet connection plus your

college username/password (off-campus for purchased material)

• Recommended route is via Library website

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Scope of Virtual collections

Overall collection

Mainly purchased (password required) – Databases (350: various formats) E-Journals (73,000)

E-Books (285,000)

Free resources such as websites,

E-repositories (e.g. RIAN.ie, TARA (TCD repository), DRIS (digital collections TCD)

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Virtual Library – Access support pages

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More information at>Using the

Library> Off-campus access

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24 hour ACCESS - troubleshooting

Password problems? Contact IS Services at: helpdesk@tcd.ie

Still having problems viewing online resources on your own device, off campus?

Check that you are up to date with

• HTML5 browser (Firefox 23, IExplorer 10) – http://html5test.com/

• Java

• Microsoft Silverlight

• Adobe Flash ALL FREE

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Education & Psychology online – getting started Exploring Library resources:

Dive in (using STELLA search box) or …

Use guided approach ?

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Education and Psychology resources – Guided

approach

Novice users – Start with guided option for subject overview, then dive in!

Subject Guides (SG)

customised pages written by subject

librarians giving contact details, tutorials/guides, links to key resources (databases,websites,etc..) (you may need to view more than one SG)

-Resources by Subject

Online resources (Databases, Journals, E-Books) organised by subject

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Guided approach -Subject Guides

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Subject Guides

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Click on Education or Psychology to get comprehensive listings

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Subject Guides - Education

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Recommended resources plus tutorials/guides and contact

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Subject Guides - Psychology

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Guided approach – E-journals by Subject

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Education and Psychology E-Journal resources

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Lists all online journals by

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Education and Psychology E-Journal subject breakdown

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Click on any hyperlink to access titles

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Subject breakdown E-journals only

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Journals on educ. psy. Multiple options for fulltext. Note year coverage!

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Guided Approach - Databases by Subject

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Click here then click on subject tab for listing

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Guided Approach -E-Book databases and

platforms

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Making of Modern Law

Medieval and Early Modern Sources (MEMSO)

LION (LIterature Online)

Some TCD Library E-Book collections

E-books and Educ. series e.g. Education at a glance, PISA, etc.. Platform for individually purchased e-books Nursing/Psychology texts Reference e-books incl. psychology dictionary

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Guided Approach - E-Book platform

• Choose recommended E-book platforms e.g. MyiLibrary, from Databases &

Ebooks or Subject Guides

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Click on Education or

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E-Theses resources

• See USING THE LIBRARY>more>THESES for full details

• Full text (free) TARA (TCD e-theses)(RIAN.ie - all Irish universities), European (DART-Europe), Australian

(ADT) Ethos (British Library) register to download (some require payment)

• Full text (purchased)

UK & IRL. – Proquest Dissertations &

Theses (PDTA) - gives details for ordering

USA A&I (PDTA) (can purchase full e-thesis via database using credit card)

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Guided Approach - summary

• Resources organised by subject

• Good overview for novice and advanced users

• Useful alternative when STELLA results overwhelming or unsuccessful

• Necessary to know all resources for your subject area as STELLA search does not

cover all online resources in our collection (e.g. Proquest databases (ERIC, Diss.&

Theses) (Nov. 2014) Trinity College Library Dublin

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Diving In – Stella search

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USING STELLA – pros. and cons.

• Positives

 Catalogue and search

engine in one

Powerful search

Article title search  Good for exploring

topic Results organised in user-friendly Facets  Mix local/online collections • Negatives – Large ResultsLinks to full text

sometimes tricky – Some results not in

our collection

Not all databases

included in search; therefore familiarity with overall resources in your subject is

advisable

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Search tips in STELLA search

Counteract spelling variations with *

wom*n will display results for women and woman • Counsel* will display all variants (counsel,

counseling, counselling, counselor, counsellor..)

Adolescen* will display adolescent(s), adolescence..

Other shortcuts for STELLA search box

Title: t: (A modest proposal)

Author: a: (Swift, Jonathan)

Subject: d: (satire) (d refers to descriptor or subject label)

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Subject overview (Education) STELLA search

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Subject overview (Education) STELLA

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Select Format facet to see

range of material on education

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Subject overview (Psychology) STELLA search

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Subject overview (Psychology) STELLA search

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Select Format facet to see

range of material on education

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Diving in – Using STELLA for known item

• Specific reference

E-Book (Psychology):

Mruk, Christopher J.(2013): Self-esteem and positive psychology: research, theory, and practice.

Journal article (Education): Heifetz, R When leadership spells danger.

In: Educational Leadership, vol. 61(7), 2004, pp33-37

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Book title search STELLA

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Type title into Stella searchbox

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Book title search STELLA

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Click Library

catalogue to get items in Library collection

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Book title search STELLA

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Select link to access e-book

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E- book hosting platform

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Read on screen or download pages

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E-book search in STELLA search

You can:

• Search for known title

• Do topic search and refine results by

FORMAT facet to find E-books(if available) • Search within databases containing

E-books (Safari, ECCO, EEBO, OECDiLibrary, MyiLibrary)

• Free E-books (e.g. govt./org. reports) do not require password off-campus

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Journal article search STELLA

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Type in journal article title(no punctuation)

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Journal article search STELLA

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Click on PDF (or HTML) to get fulltext article

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Problems accessing journal articles STELLA

• If PDF or HTML fulltext options not readily available, select to find full text

• You can also search by JOURNAL TITLE and work down to article level

• N.B. Select the option which offers the year you require

• Remember if we don’t have it online we may have a print edition of the journal

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Free online resources via Library website Free Journals: DOAJ.org

Free Databases/Repositories: included in database listings See “ free

resource”.. in link

Free Theses: see Theses page(Using

the Library section>click more..THESES) • Free E-Books: most searchable through

STELLA. See“ free resource ” ...in link.

• Look at Subject Guide for resource tips Trinity College Library Dublin

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Free Resources – Repositories

• Use Subject Guides/Databases & E-books for overview and access

Irish repositories useful for current Irish

research (conf. papers, theses, journal articles, policy papers etc.)

Current research freely accessible • Authority: reputable organisations quality output

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TCD repository TARA

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TARA, Trinity’s Institutional Repository

stores, catalogues, indexes, distributes and preserves the research outputs of Trinity College Dublin.

RSS, Trinity’s Research Support System Academic staff create CVs here.

They input information on their academic interests, research expertise and publications.

RSS links seamlessly to TARA

TARA holds the full text of Trinity researchers’ publications. TARA is searchable from the public Web, i.e. you can google it.

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Free online resources: Repositories(TCD)

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Digitized Library Special collections (mss., photographs, illus..)

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RIAN.ie – Irish Universities’ repository

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Limit by institution, publication type

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Other Repositories via Library website – LENUS (HSE)

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Repositories – HSE LENUS example

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Managing your e-references

• Whether you are searching STELLA catalogue or other online resources ALWAYS keep track of references

• In STELLA mark items for emailing,

exporting to Endnote or adding to lists in your

library account

• In online databases Sign up for a virtual account and refs. will be stored

• Use ENDNOTE software as central location to save all refs.(See Endnote link on library

website)

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Getting Help – Electronic Resources

Queries about electronic resources in TCD Library?

For SUBJECT queries, contact your Subject Librarian

www.tcd.ie/Library/support/subjects/education www.tcd.ie/Library/support/subjects/psychology

For TECHNICAL queries, contact cosullvn@tcd.ie

For general queries, contact the Duty Librarian (24 hour email: dutylibrarian@tcd.ie)

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Online resources for Education and Psychology - Summary

You should know about

online collections in the Library How to access them 24/7

Different routes to information: Guided approach (Subject Guides, resource by

subject) or Diving In (e.g. STELLA search) Education and Psychology examples:

Finding an E-book, article, E-thesis

Free resources: example - repositories Where to get help

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