Consalia/Toshiba WBL Library Induction 15/01/2014


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  • Need to knowHow to access the Library resources off campus Where to find helpResourcesWhat is available to you as a Middlesex Student from the LibraryPractice SearchingI’m not going to talk for very long, we’ll get you all logged onto the computers anddoing some literature searchingEvaluating ResultsHave a quick look at evaluating results of literature searches
  • Mon-Fri 9-5 for expert help in: Finding and accessing e-resources Subject specific enquiries Referencing & literature searching advice1-1 support over the phone, email, by appointment Contact details are available on the Work Based Learning & Professional Practice library guide which I show you shortly.
  • UniHelpGeneral University enquiriesPassword problemsLibrary and IT enquiriesAsk a Librarian: Any enquiry regarding your subject, research, selecting and using resources etc.Immediate response from a database of FAQs. More than likely a problem that many others have encountered…If not, we aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.Library Subject Guides: online library guide for each subject – more of which later Middlesex Uni App: browse the library catalogue, manage your library account, access the library guides & Research Repository follow the WBL Twitter for the latest news Plus much more!
  • UniHub – Student PortalYou will get to the Library and IT home page when you click on the ‘Library & IT’ tab. From here you can see all of the services that the library has to offer you including:-Opening Hours-Helpdesks And Where to Find Them-Subject Support for your Studies-Access to the library catalogue-E-Resources And if you scroll down you will also see links to IT support and services
  • To get access to our e-resources you must log into myUniHub and go to the My Study page and the My Library box.Useful resources available through My Library:Library Catalogue:Use to find books and journals (print and electronic) plus other material held in the library eg. DVDs, CDs, dissertations etc. Summon:Searches all our databases, plus the library catalogue.Library Subject Guides: bring together all resources for a particular subject areaDatabases:Newspapers: 170 UK regional and national newspapers online
  • Referencing and Plagiarismlibguide includes information on how to reference material correctly.Also information about LDU support: We work v.closely with the Learner Development Unit who help with Academic writing Digital literacy Referencing and PlagiarismWBL LibGuide bring together all the resources for your subject area.Todays slides are up on the Lib Sub Guide
  • Online Reading Lists – new initiative – when you start your Middlesex modules there will be a reading list for each one with direct links to readings, electronic where available –
  • Summon is the Library Google. Hands on later.We have subscriptions to many databases which query thousands of individual journal subscriptions… Summon searches through all of these as well as the thousands of physical resources in the library.A little like Google Scholar but it searches everything we have paid subscriptions for – so you never have to pay for academic journal articles – if there is anything you are after that you don’t think we have then we can get hold of it as an ILL for you…
  • What can you see in the picture…fruitIf type ‘fruit’ into database will get millions of hits…Can 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: What fruit is also a Technology = False PositiveThinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
  • (Log in first time = IT user ID on ID card plus M number with first three letters of month of birth e.g M00XXXXXapr)
  • What’s wrong with this picture?
  • 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?
  • Consalia/Toshiba WBL Library Induction 15/01/2014

    1. 1. Welcome to the Library Toshiba & Consalia Adam John Miller
    2. 2. Aim of this session • Things you need to know • Library resources • Practice searching • Evaluating results
    3. 3. Adam2 : Your librarians Adam Edwards Adam Miller • Subject specific enquiries • Literature searching • Referencing advice
    4. 4. Phone and online help • UniHelp: +44 20 8411 6060 • Ask a Librarian: • WBL Blog • Facebook Middlesex University Library • Twitter • Library Subject Guides • Middlesex Uni app
    5. 5. Library and IT home page
    6. 6. Accessing resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Access to electronic resources, reading lists and Library Catalogue
    7. 7. Library Subject Guides
    8. 8. Reading Lists
    9. 9. Summon
    10. 10. Thinking about resources Good for Not so good for Book • Broad overview • Specifics (Print/e-book) • Background knowledge • Detail • Edited for quality • Date quickly Website • Up-to-date (Blog/Wikipedia etc) • All subjects covered • Mobile Newspaper • Daily information • Current affairs • Readily available Academic Journal • Specialist focus (Print/e-journal) • Latest research • Peer reviewed • Unreliable sources • Accuracy • Created by anyone • Can be biased • Sensationalist • Hard to find back issues • Can be too specific • Expensive • Hard to locate
    11. 11. Thinking about search terms
    12. 12. Let’s give it a go! • • • • • Log onto PC Use Mozzilla Firefox (NOT Internet Explorer) Start > Middlesex software > Firefox Click link to Library and IT Support Find Library Subject Guides and look for – WBL subject guide – Referencing and Plagiarism guide • Find Summon – Try a search – Use the refining tools
    13. 13. But is it any good?
    14. 14. Evaluating results • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency
    15. 15. Any Questions? Ask Adam!