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  • 1. Finding Research EvidenceOCMS Library Induction April 2014 Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
  • 2. © Middlesex University Your Librarians: Adam2 • Subject specific enquiries • Literature searching • Referencing advice • wbllibrarian@mdx.ac.uk | 2OCMS Library Induction April 2014 Adam Edwards Adam Miller a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
  • 3. © Middlesex University In this workshop we will look at… • For everyone o How to find information for your project o Developing an effective search strategy o Evaluating information • For those enrolled at Middlesex o Resources available and how to use them o Keeping up-to-date o Managing references | 3OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 4. © Middlesex University Why use the Library? “…Graphs plotting logins to electronic resources and books borrowed with data from the student record system (ASIS) recording attainment, consistently illustrate across individual Schools and often in individual courses, a positive correlation between library usage and classification of final degree award…” Goodall, Deborah and Pattern, David (2011) Academic library non/low use and undergraduate student achievement: a preliminary report of research in progress. Library Management, 32 (3). pp.159-170. | 4OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 5. © Middlesex University Accessing Resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library | 5OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 6. © Middlesex University Library Subject Guides myUniHub > My Study > My Library | 6OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 7. © Middlesex University Referencing and Plagiarism myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides | 7OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 8. © Middlesex University Online Reading Lists myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Reading Lists | 8OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 9. © Middlesex University Thinking about search terms… http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788 | 9OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 10. © Middlesex University The Real Thing: Thinking about your project • Search terms • Alternate terminology • More specific terms • Related subjects | 10OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 11. © Middlesex University OCMS Library Induction April 2014 | 11
  • 12. © Middlesex University Evaluating Information • Currency: How up-to-date is the information? • Authority: Who is the author? • Intent: What is the purpose of the information? • Relevance: Is this what I need? • Objectivity: Is it a balanced view? | 12OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 13. © Middlesex University End of Part 1: Keeping in touch… • Email: 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 | 13OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 14. © Middlesex University Any Questions? | 14OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 15. Finding Research Evidence: Part 2OCMS Dprof Library Induction April 2014 Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
  • 16. © Middlesex University Reminders / In this session • Think about Key Terms • Evaluate what you find • Resources available and how to use them • Keeping up-to-date • Managing references | 16OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 17. © Middlesex University Accessing Resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library | 17OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 18. © Middlesex University Summon 2.0 Results | 18OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 19. © Middlesex University Journal databases provide… | 19OCMS Library Induction April 2014 • Access to quality information • Information not available elsewhere • Up-to-date • Focused/specific • Full text access • Access on/off campus • Personalise • Citation & Journal impact info
  • 20. © Middlesex University 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 | 20OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 21. © Middlesex University Web of Science: A Citation Index myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > W | 21OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 22. © Middlesex University 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 | 22OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 23. © Middlesex University 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 | 23OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 24. © Middlesex University Managing your references… • Use bibliographic management software • • myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R • More information: Library Subject Guides | 24OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 25. © Middlesex University Keeping in touch… • Email: 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 | 25OCMS Library Induction April 2014
  • 26. © Middlesex University Any Questions? | 26OCMS Library Induction April 2014