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    • Finding research evidence Dprof Library Induction http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
    • In this workshop we will look at... • How to find information for your project • Developing an effective search strategy • Resources available and how to use them • Evaluating information • Keeping up-to-date • Managing references
    • Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/wbl myUniHub > My Study > My Library
    • Referencing and Plagiarism myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
    • Reading Lists
    • Thinking about search terms http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
    • The real thing • Search terms • Alternative terms • More specific terms • Related subjects Your project exercise
    • Accessing resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Select Summon and try out your keywords.
    • Summon 2.0 results
    • Citation indexes • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field
    • Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W
    • Keeping up-to-date with your subject • Journal databases • Table of Contents Alerts • Google Alerts • Blogs More information in Library Subject Guides
    • Is it any good?
    • • Authority : Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they carried out their research? • Relevance : Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level? • Intent : What is the purpose of information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc? • Objectivity : Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information? • Currency: How old is this information? When was it last updated and by whom? Evaluating information
    • But it’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans • Sconul Access • Other libraries • Alumni rights • More information: http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/services/libraries/index.aspx
    • Managing your references • Use bibliographic management software • RefWorks • myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R • More information http://bit.ly/RefWorkshelp
    • Keeping in touch • Librarian Blog http://wbllibrarian.blogspot.co.uk/ • Librarian Twitter https://twitter.com/WBLLibrarian • Library Facebook Middlesex University Library • Library Twitter http://twitter.com/MDXLibrary • MDX App http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/support/app/index.aspx
    • Need further help? Adam Edwards and Adam Miller wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/