BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13

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BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13

  1. 1. Getting started: resources http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • What we have • Why we have them • What to use and when Image by Aubergene
  3. 3. Thinking about resources
  4. 4. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Background information and inspiration Not so good for: Up to date information
  5. 5. Web page What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information
  6. 6. Newspaper What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative and diverse articles and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information
  7. 7. Academic Journal What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Maybe electronic. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject
  8. 8. Trade Journal or Magazine What are they: A regular publication containing news, jobs, products, events and advertising. Aimed at a profession, business sector or interest. Good for: Focussed up-to-date information Not so good for: Detailed and objective reports
  9. 9. Objects What are they: A material thing that can be seen and handled. Good for: Inspiration, ideas and sensory experience. Not so good for: Detailed information, context and facts.
  10. 10. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/PDE
  11. 11. Other collections
  12. 12. You asked, we got
  13. 13. Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/specialcolls
  14. 14. Keeping in touch • Librarian Blog http://satlibrarian.blogspot.com • Librarian Twitter http://twitter.com/SATlibrarian • Facebook Middlesex University Library • LR Twitter http://twitter.com/LRMDX
  15. 15. Coming up…… •Basic search skills •Using academic resources
  16. 16. Need further help? Your Librarians are : Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk Ask a Librarian http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/support/unihelp/

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