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  1. 1. Assignments - What do I do first? <ul><li>Look at the title of your assignment and make sure that you understand it. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are unsure of any of the words, use a dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries can be found on the open shelves. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries are also available online via; </li></ul><ul><li>http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/record=b1251489~S3 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Find inspiration <ul><li>Analyse your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your topic and also everything relating to it </li></ul><ul><li>Include what you already know as well as what you need to find out </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organise your ideas with a Mind Map <ul><li>Organise your ideas by forming connections between them using a Mind map .  </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the main idea and expand it using colour and graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a large blank sheet of paper and some coloured pens. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your topic in the centre of the sheet of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw lines branching out from the centre so that a key idea is shown on each line . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example of a Mind Map
  5. 5. <ul><li>Overview of the topic? </li></ul><ul><li>- to identify key issues Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Latest research ? Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Review of recent debates? Magazines/Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Data to back up your arguments? Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions ? - to clarify the main concepts Dictionaries / Encyclopaedias </li></ul><ul><li>In Depth Analysis – Books </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Background - Biography </li></ul>What type of information do you need?
  6. 6. Start searching <ul><li>When you understand your project title </li></ul><ul><li>When you have identified the key words </li></ul><ul><li>When you have worked out what you already know and what you need to know </li></ul><ul><li>When you know what type of information you need </li></ul><ul><li>You are ready to start searching </li></ul>
  7. 7. Online Resources <ul><li>These include: </li></ul><ul><li>Web access e.g. library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>E-books e.g. How to write essays and assignments </li></ul><ul><li>http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/record=b1554511~S1 </li></ul><ul><li>Online journals e.g. Student Affairs Today; http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/record=b1585462~S2 </li></ul><ul><li>Databases e.g. Nexis for newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/record=b1526093~S3 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Resources: Databases <ul><li>Business Source Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Journals Online </li></ul><ul><li>Emerald </li></ul><ul><li>Ingenta </li></ul><ul><li>Nexis UK : for newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Sage Journals Online </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Swetswise </li></ul>
  9. 9. Databases - Search Techniques <ul><li>Use TRUNCATION to find </li></ul><ul><li>words with different endings: </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. theor*, entrepreneur*, organi?ation, </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of different spellings: behavior/behaviour, Labor/Labour </li></ul><ul><li>Think of related terms e.g. entrepreneurship enterprise/innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Full-Text option where available </li></ul>
  10. 10. Databases : Business Source Premier
  11. 11. Databases : Business Source Premier
  12. 12. Databases: Emerald
  13. 14. Databases: Narrowing Results
  14. 15. Database Search - Newspapers
  15. 16. Database Search - Newspapers
  16. 17. Further Help: <ul><li>Library Webpages </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/library </li></ul><ul><li>Click on 'Help For My Subject' </li></ul><ul><li>Select your Subject from the list to see professional bodies & web resources & more or to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>See Learning Development Unit for details of what support they provide. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ldu </li></ul>
  17. 18. Other Libraries <ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Inter Library Loans for items not in stock </li></ul><ul><li>Sconul Access for other university libraries </li></ul><ul><li>British Library as a last resort </li></ul>

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