Finding
Research
Evidence
Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014
Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
Your Librarians: Adam2

Adam Edwards
a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk
•

Adam Miller
a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk

Subject specific enquiries
•...
In this workshop we will look at…
•

How to find information for your project

•

Developing an effective search strategy
...
Library Subject Guides
myUniHub > My Study > My Library

© Middlesex University

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Referencing and Plagiarism
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides

© Middlesex University

Dprof Librar...
Online Reading Lists
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Reading Lists

© Middlesex University

Dprof Library Induction Feb...
Accessing Resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon

© Middlesex University

Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | ...
Summon 2.0 Results

© Middlesex University

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Thinking about search terms…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788
© Middlesex University

Dprof Library ...
The Real Thing: Thinking about your project
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Search terms

•

Alternate terminology

•

More specific terms

•

Related ...
Citation Indexes
•

Which articles have cited an earlier article

•

Find articles on similar/related subject matter

•

H...
Web of Science: A Citation Index
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > W

© Middlesex University

Dprof Library I...
How to keep up-to-date with your subject
•

Journal databases

•

Table of contents alerts

•

Google alerts

•

Blogs

•
...
Evaluating Information
•

Authority: Who is the author?

•

Relevance: Is this what I need?

•

Intent: What is the purpos...
© Middlesex University

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If it is not available in the Library…
•

Inter-Library Loan

•

Sconul Access

•

Other Libraries

•

Alumni rights

•

M...
Managing your references…
•

Use bibliographic management software

•

•

myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R

...
Keeping in touch…
•

Email:

a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk

a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk
wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk
•

Ask a Librarian: askalibr...
Any Questions?

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Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014

  1. 1. Finding Research Evidence Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
  2. 2. Your Librarians: Adam2 Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk • Adam Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk Subject specific enquiries • • • © Middlesex University Literature searching Referencing advice wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 2
  3. 3. In this workshop we will look at… • How to find information for your project • Developing an effective search strategy • Resources available and how to use them • Evaluating information • Keeping up-to-date • Managing references © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 3
  4. 4. Library Subject Guides myUniHub > My Study > My Library © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 4
  5. 5. Referencing and Plagiarism myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 5
  6. 6. Online Reading Lists myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Reading Lists © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 6
  7. 7. Accessing Resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 7
  8. 8. Summon 2.0 Results © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 8
  9. 9. Thinking about search terms… http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788 © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 9
  10. 10. The Real Thing: Thinking about your project • Search terms • Alternate terminology • More specific terms • Related subjects © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 10
  11. 11. Citation Indexes • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject matter • How many times an article has been cited • Best Journals in your field © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 11
  12. 12. Web of Science: A Citation Index myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > W © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 12
  13. 13. How to keep up-to-date with your subject • Journal databases • Table of contents alerts • Google alerts • Blogs • More information in the Library Subject Guides © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 13
  14. 14. Evaluating Information • Authority: Who is the author? • Relevance: Is this what I need? • Intent: What is the purpose of the information? • Objectivity: Is it a balanced view? • Currency: How up-to-date is the information? © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 14
  15. 15. © Middlesex University Presentation Title | 15
  16. 16. If it is not available in the Library… • Inter-Library Loan • Sconul Access • Other Libraries • Alumni rights • More information: http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/services/libraries/index.aspx © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 16
  17. 17. Managing your references… • Use bibliographic management software • • myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R • More information: Library Subject Guides © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 17
  18. 18. Keeping in touch… • Email: a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk • Ask a Librarian: askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk • Blog: wbllibrarian.blogspot.co.uk • Twitter: twitter.com/WBLLibrarian • Facebook: Middlesex University Library • MDX App: App Store: Middlesex University © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 18
  19. 19. Any Questions? © Middlesex University Dprof Library Induction Feb 2014 | 19

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