Joint Honours Dissertation Support Session
Julia Robinson, Assistant Liaison Librarian for SAgE
Overview of today
• Library Search
• Subject databases and specialist resources
• Good practice & guidelines
• Introduction to EndNote
Your plan of action
Expand on your research question –
what, when, where, how?
Use Library Search for books, ebooks and journal articles
Use your Subject Guide to explore ebook
collections, databases and specialised resources
Reference all your sources (use EndNote to help)
Choosing and using Library resources
• Books, ebooks, journal articles,
conference papers, Newcastle University theses
• Journal articles and conference papers
publications, legislation, statistics, images, market
data, newspaper content, UK and international
Improved searching with Library Search
Includes data from the
Library catalogue and a
range of electronic
Full and mo
Full & mobile views
Warning! Not all our
resources are covered
by Library Search
Our subject guides
are packed with
resources, news and
Library webpages &
RAS – Remote Application
Referencing – good practice
To make your own contribution clear
To acknowledge source material
To ensure reader can find source material
To avoid plagiarism
Your referencing must be:
What do I need to include?
In-text citation – (Robinson, 2012)
This acknowledges your source at the point of reference
in the body of your essay
If quoting directly include “speech marks” and page
number (Robinson, 2012: p.22)
Full reference in a bibliography at the end of your
Alphabetical by author name
Webpages to include URL and Access Date
Referencing examples (Harvard at Newcastle)
Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication) Title in Italics. Edition if
not first. Place of publication: Publisher.
Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication) ‘Title of article in single
quotes’, Title of Journal in Italics, Volume (Issue/month/season
where applicable), page numbers.
Author of website. (Year it was created) Title of Website. Available
at: URL (Accessed: last accessed date).
See the Referencing Guide:
The weird and wonderful
Government publication (online)
Country. Name of government department. (Year of publication)
Title. [Online] Available at: URL (Accessed: date).
Author/speaker. (Year) Title of communication. [Medium].
UK Statute (Act of Parliament) (post-1963)
Great Britain. Name of Act: Name of sovereign. Chapter number.
(Year of publication) Place of publication: Publisher.
Use Cite Them Right, Study Skills Level 3 Citation (PEA)
How can EndNote help?
Author, title, year…
Enter references manually
Download from databases
Sort, organise and search
Attach files and figures
Cite While You Write in Word
Need to know…
EndNote is available
Campus clusters and University PCs
Desktop via Remote Application Service
Online at my.endnote.com
To purchase at Adept Edustore
Getting help with EndNote
EndNote Library Guide
Every Tuesday 12-1pm during term time
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.