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Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
Literature searching for MSc Risk, Dec 2013
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  • Welcome and intros.Likely to be 30 people, 6 of whom are registered students.Sit in groups around people who do have logins.
  • EVERYONE PLEASE FACE THE FRONT FOR 2 MINUTES (NOT COMPUTERS).BEFORE next slide, ask students: Can tell me some key features of journals? What are they?
  • Introduce reading listsBest via MyUniHubLinks from Library and IT website, Library Subject Guides and also MyLearningPRS4431
  • NOTE: These refs are all from p22 of the Module Reader, which the tutor wants us to practise on.(NOTE: We DO have the full-text of them all!!)
  • Group discussion:What can you see in the picture…fruitIf type ‘fruit’ into database will get millions of hits, how can you break it down ie. search for something more specific to get more manageable resultsCan you be more specific ie. Type of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas etcLocation: Stall, market, outdoor market, fruit market, BritainDetail: boxes, signs, astroturf, prices, colour of fruit, lights, pound £ signs, special offer etcPeople in background: old, young, male, female > stall holder, customers, browsers etcThink of related subjects eg. retail, commercial, financial, point-of-saleShopping, shops, fish/meat/clothes market, shopping centres, high streetTown, city, centre, British townNutrition: vits and minsAlso: Orange or Blackberry: fruit NOT telephoneApple: fruit NOT computerThinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
  • Ask students: How is it different to Google? (i.e: it aims to index academic articles only).SHOW STUDENTS LIVE: Link Google Scholar to Middlesex, to pick up full-text info. Go to Settings > Library links > Search for Middlesex University. (N.B. This may happen automatically on campus, but they will need to set it up themselves at home.)STUDENTS NOW FIND GOOGLE SCHOLAR AND ALL TRY SOME SEARCHES, USING 1) THE TOPICS TO BE PROVIDED BY ROB COUCH, AND 2) SOME ARTICLES BY AUTHOR NAME, AS REQUESTED BY ROB – get the names from p22 of the Module Reader.TAKE FEEDBACK ON GOOGLE SCHOLAR.
  • CS £1397 IEEE Xplore £61,000 Summon £16kAccess to quality information eg. Peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings , research etcInformation not available elsewhereUp-to-dateFocussed/specificFull-text accessAccess on/off campusPersonalize eg. In MyEBSCO, once signerd up you can:Save preferencesOrganise research within foldersShare foldersSave search historyCreate email alerts/Rss feeds for searches and subjectsCan provide citation and journal impact info > more info on next slideMore info on using journal databases and the range available for PDE students on LibGuide: http://bit.ly/JournalDB
  • STUDENTS ALL FOLLOW THIS PATH NOWNOTE THAT: The Occupational Health, Safety & Environment students’ guide is called Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment
  • ARE THE ARTICLES IN THESE DATABASES PEER REVIEWED?SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (WEB OF SCIENCE) – Alljournals are peer reviewed, see: http://wokinfo.com/publisher_relations/journals/SCIENCE DIRECT - Alljournals are peer reviewed (It tells you at the top of the home page)MEDLINE – Alljournals go through a rigorous selection process before being accepted for the database. See this Fact sheet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html
  • STUDENTS TRY IT FOR 5 MINUTES (USE SAME KEYWORDS ON HANDOUTS).GO ROUND AND ANSWER QUESTIONSTAKE FEEDBACK FROM WHOLE CLASS.
  • STUDENTS TRY IT FOR 5 MINUTES (USE SAME KEYWORDS ON HANDOUTS).GO ROUND AND ANSWER QUESTIONSTAKE FEEDBACK FROM WHOLE CLASS.
  • Which articles have cited an earlier articleie. Way of looking forward in the literature-if have found excellent article, can use a citation index to see which articles have subsequently cited it Find articles on similar/related subjects: Citation implies subject relationship, so can find papers on a similar topic without using any keywords or subject termsFind out how many times a paper has been cited ie. gauge the usefulness/quality. esteem of a paperDetermine which are the best journals in your field: citation data used to rank journals within particular subject areas…..useful way of seeing how journals perform in relation to others in the same subject area
  • Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Science (Knowledge).Have a look on Web of Science:Citation infoJournal Citation Reports
  • Lee Harvey Oswald shot be Jack Ruby Nov 1963Information can be manipulated....need to make sure it is reliable.How do you decide if the information is reliable....what criteria?Hand out Criteria Game.
  • Take feedback and discuss.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?
  • RefWorks is online software that helps you collect, store and organise the references you use in your work. It makes producing a reference list or bibliography quick and easy. It is web-based, so you can access your references from anywhere, and you will never loose them if your computer fails.
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    • 1. MSc Risk and MSc Environmental Pollution Control November 2013 Library research resources http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
    • 2. Today we will cover… • • • • • Searching for journal articles Thinking about keywords Searching databases for articles on a topic Accessing full-text online Referencing and RefWorks
    • 3. Library subject guide for PRS
    • 4. Reading Lists
    • 5. What is a journal? • • • • • • • • • Similar to magazines Academic subjects Current research Peer reviewed Published regularly Well qualified authors Unbiased, objective Abstracts References
    • 6. What is in a journal database? • Example from Medline. • Journal = Cancer Science • Is there an Abstract?
    • 7. Finding a specific article myUniHub > My Study > My Library Select Library Catalogue, choose A-Z and then Journal Title
    • 8. Finding a specific article Choose A-Z Change to Journal A-Z Search for journal title
    • 9. Find the article pdf Tombs, S. (1999) Death and work in Britain The Sociological Review Vol. 47 (2) pages 345-367 Almond, P. (2006) An inspector’s-eye view: the prospective enforcement of work-related fatality cases British Journal of Criminology Vol. 46 pages 893-916 Baldock, R., James, P., Smallbone, D., Vickers, I. (2006) Influences on small-firm compliance-related behaviour: the case of workplace health and safety Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy Vol.24 pages 827-846
    • 10. Thinking about search terms http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
    • 11. The real thing Your project - Have you thought about? • Search terms • Alternative terms • More specific terms • Related subjects • False positives
    • 12. Searching for articles on a topic: Google Scholar
    • 13. Searching for articles on a topic: Summon Select Summon and try a search
    • 14. Summon 2.0 results
    • 15. Searching for articles on a topic: Journal databases • Peer reviewed articles • Information not available elsewhere • Up-to-date • Your subjects • Full-text access • Access on/off campus • Personalize • Citation and journal impact info
    • 16. A few search tips… • • • • • Use specific keywords (not sentences) Think of alternatives Flood* = Flood or Floods or Flooding, etc “Risk management” for set phrase Try Advanced search to combine words – e.g. flood AND policy – e.g. risk OR hazard
    • 17. Accessing journal databases MyUniHub My Study My Library Library subject guide: Public health, Risk, Safety & Environment Resources tab Finding journal articles/ Using databases
    • 18. Try these databases… Barbour • Best practice, guidance, law for practitioners Science Direct • Full text online journals collection Medline • Biomedical references ….Don’t forget British Standards Online too….
    • 19. Science Direct To get full-text only: Choose Advanced Search, then the Journals tab Select Subscribed journals and Open Access articles Select 2003 to present
    • 20. Medline
    • 21. Barbour estates and facilities management
    • 22. 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
    • 23. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W
    • 24. But it’s not in the Library…. • Inter Library Loans – myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Inter Library Loans – Log in: Complete form – PDF link to article via email – Takes 2 days or so – £3 charge • Sconul Access – http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
    • 25. Is it reliable?
    • 26. Evaluating information • Think about: – Authority – Relevance – Intent – Objectivity – Currency
    • 27. Referencing Writing help: Learner Development Unit http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/ldu/index.aspx
    • 28. Managing your references • Use bibliographic management software • RefWorks • myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R • How to guides: – http://bit.ly/RefWorkshelp
    • 29. Keeping in touch • Librarian Blog http://satlibrarian.blogspot.com • Librarian Twitter http://twitter.com/SATlibrarian • Library Facebook Middlesex University Library • Library Twitter http://twitter.com/MDXLibrary • Middlesex University app
    • 30. Need help? Librarians - Specialist Zone - 1st floor 11-3 Monday – Friday (on call 9-11, 3-5) Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ PRS Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/prs

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