Need to know How to access the Library resources off campus Where to find help
Resources What is available to you as a Middlesex Student from the Library
Practice Searching I’m not going to talk for very long, we’ll get you all logged onto the computers and doing some literature searching
Evaluating Results Have a quick look at evaluating results of literature searches
Research from Uni of Huddersfield shows that correlation between library usage and good grades.
NEXT Why use the Library?
NEXT Accessing Resources
UniHub – Student Portal
NEXT Library Subject Guides
Explain myUniHub > My Study > My Library
Give a demonstration!?
Work Based Learning Lib Sub Guide > Brings together all the resources for your subject Links to resources Help guides Slides from today Links to Learner Development Support
NEXT Referencing & Plagiarism
Referencing and Plagiarism libguide includes information on how to reference material correctly. Also information about LDU support and links to helpsheets.
Referencing tutorials available on request.
Cite Them Right
NEXT Reading Lists
Introduce reading lists
Best via MyUniHub
Links from Library and IT website, Library Subject Guides and also MyLearning
Quick demo to whole group
Type in WBS for the complete list
Won’t link if not yet an Mdx student. But can see books to read if you can get them elsewhere.
NEXT VANESSA’S RESOURCES GAME...!!
And then FRUIT
What can you see in the picture…fruit
If 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 results
Can you be more specific ie. Type of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas etc Location: Stall, market, outdoor market, fruit market, Britain Detail: boxes, signs, astroturf, prices, colour of fruit, lights, pound £ signs, special offer etc People in background: old, young, male, female > stall holder, customers, browsers etc
Think of related subjects eg. retail, commercial, financial, point-of-sale Shopping, shops, fish/meat/clothes market, shopping centres, high street Town, city, centre, British town Nutrition: vits and mins
Also: Orange or Blackberry: fruit NOT telephone Apple: fruit NOT computer
Thinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
NEXT ABE LINCOLN
NEXT Evaluating Resources
Currency: How old is this information? When was it last updated and by whom? Authority : Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they carried out their research? Intent : What is the purpose of information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc? Relevance : Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level? Objectivity : Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information?
Do a demonstration – then get them logged on
NEXT If it’s not in the library
NEXT Keeping in touch
NEXT Any more questions!?
InductionSAP / Consalia July 2014
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