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Archi Tech 3rd year Oct 2019

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Archi Tech 3rd year Oct 2019

  1. 1. Architectural Technology 3rd years Oct 2019 Resources for research https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • Resources available • Accessing and obtaining information • Effective searching • Evaluating information • Referencing
  3. 3. Thinking about resources
  4. 4. Accessing library resources MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary
  5. 5. MyLibrary Library Search MySubject Library Guides Databases Inter Library Loans
  6. 6. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject > Computing, Maths & Engineering http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/Resources
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  8. 8. The real thing •Keywords •Alternative words •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  9. 9. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your university email address. Sign-in to check your library record, request items, create lists, save searches and create alerts.
  10. 10. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/LibrarySearch
  11. 11. Streamlining your search http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2614472057/ build* “Project management” http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/SearchTips
  12. 12. Google vs Library Search http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/3450743002/ Google • Easy to use • Information bubble • Search results sponsored • Any source • Pay for access Library Search • Easy to use • Finds information • Search results by relevance • Quality sources • Free access
  13. 13. Library Search help http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/LibrarySearch
  14. 14. Journal databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/JournalDatabases
  15. 15. Google Scholar http://scholar.google.co.uk/ You may be able to access the full-text here. Refine your search results here. Create an alert for your search, so you can keep up-to-date with new publications. Link to MDX resources: > Settings > Library Links > Search for MDX and save.
  16. 16. Google Scholar: Useful features Full text available from Middlesex Uni and/or other sources. Click on author’s name (if underlined) to view profile and check for other research by the author on the same topic. Click on ‘Cited by’ to see other articles that have cited this article. ‘All versions’: The same article on other websites – sometimes useful for getting full text if not available from MDX. Create a Harvard reference.
  17. 17. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/Standards
  18. 18. IEEE Standards MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > I http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/Standards
  19. 19. Barbour MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  20. 20. Materials Room Mon-Fri 11am-4pm http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/SpecialColls
  21. 21. WGSN Lifestyle and Interiors MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases
  22. 22. MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases Box of Broadcasts (BoB) https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/bob
  23. 23. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  24. 24. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary • Sconul Access http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
  25. 25. • Go to http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/Brexit • Have a look at the 4 items • How do I know if the information is reliable? Evaluating information
  26. 26. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  27. 27. https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/linkedinlearning LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  28. 28. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/Help

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