Finding research evidence
http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
CCM4901 March 2014
In this workshop we will look at...
• How to find information
• Developing an effective search strategy
• Resources available and how to use them
• Evaluating information for quality and relevance
• Managing references
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > Computing Science
Choose subjects for
a list of relevant
Summon and journal databases provide:
• Access to quality information
• Information not available elsewhere
• Full-text access
• Access on/off campus
• Citation and journal impact info
• 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 Knowledge
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Knowledge > Web of Science
Get online help using resources
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides > Computing
Keeping up-to-date with your subject
• Zetoc Alert
• Google Alerts
More information on Library Subject Guide:
It’s not in the Library!
• Inter Library Loans http://bit.ly/InterLibraryLoans
• Sconul Access http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
• Other libraries http://bit.ly/visitingotherlibraries
Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’.
Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and
consider the following:
• Which items are the most relevant to your essay?
• Which items would be no use?
• Which item has the most academic authority?
• Which items might have bias?
• Which item is the most current?