Dprof induction oct 2013

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Dprof induction oct 2013

  1. 1. Finding research evidence Dprof Library Induction http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/wbl myUniHub > My Study > My Library
  4. 4. Referencing and Plagiarism myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  5. 5. Reading Lists
  6. 6. Thinking about search terms http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  7. 7. The real thing • Search terms • Alternative terms • More specific terms • Related subjects Your project exercise
  8. 8. Accessing resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Select Summon and try out your keywords.
  9. 9. Summon 2.0 results
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W
  12. 12. Keeping up-to-date with your subject • Journal databases • Table of Contents Alerts • Google Alerts • Blogs More information in Library Subject Guides
  13. 13. Is it any good?
  14. 14. • 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Managing your references • Use bibliographic management software • RefWorks • myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R • More information http://bit.ly/RefWorkshelp
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Need further help? Adam Edwards and Adam Miller wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/

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