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An Introduction to Mimas Bibliographic Services

This is an overview course providing a basic introduction to a range of Mimas bibliographic services. There will be a demonstration of the main features of each service, followed by a hands-on session. This offers the opportunity to get to grips with the basics of each service in an unhurried situation, with service support staff available to answer questions and provide assistance.

Where and When

Manchester: Wednesday 7th November 2007, 10:00am-c.4.00pm.
Held at Manchester Computing, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (

London: Thursday 22nd November 2007, 10:00am-c.4.00pm.
Held at: South Camden City Learning Centre, Charrington Street, London, NW1 1RG (

During the day the following services will be covered:

Archives Hub: Free access to descriptions of archives held in over 140 UK universities and colleges. The archives cover a huge range of subjects, and include the records of businesses, individuals and families. The Archives Hub includes nearly 20,000 descriptions of archive collections and also over 130,000 descriptions of individual items within collections.

Copac: Free access to the merged catalogues of many major research libraries throughout the UK, plus TCD in Ireland. Copac includes the catalogues of all the UK National Libraries, a wide range of major University libraries, as well as specialist collections such as Lambeth Palace and the Scott Polar Research Institute. Copac gives access to details of a wide range of materials, in all subject areas and in many languages, from early manuscripts to the latest scientific reports or government publications.

ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education: This course provides a basic introduction to the Web of Knowledge (WoK) research platform that helps you find, analyse and manage information in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The course will focus on using the WoK platform 'All Databases' search and Web of Science citation indexes. It is intended to help new or novice users of the Web of Knowledge become more proficient. This course does not cover the additional ISI products. WoK is available to members of subscribing institutions:

Zetoc gives access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC), a searchable database of over 20 million article titles from over 20,000 of the most important research journals, as well as around 16,000 conference proceedings. Also includes an email alerting service to enable users to receive notification of relevant new articles. Free to members of most UK further and higher education institutions.

Who is the course for?

The course will be of interest to researchers, academics, librarians and support staff within the Further Education and Higher Education communities. Some experience of using a web browser will be useful for the practical exercises.

Lunch is not provided on this FREE course, but there are places to eat nearby.

How to Book:
Course registration details etc. are available via the Mimas website at:

Bookings should be made via the Mimas Helpline:
Tel: 0161 275 6109

Alternatively you can book online via the Mimas web address given above.