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  1. 1. Information skills for research BIS3400 Oct 2017
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • Developing an effective search strategy • Resources available and how to use them… and in the future • Evaluating information for quality and relevance
  3. 3. Coursework marking criteria Privacy and security project (Milestone 1) Able to identify relevant issues Awareness of opposing views, arguments and theories Ability to assess and evaluate issues Range and quality of references Evidence of authoritative sources Presentation and written English 6 6 6 4 3 Total: 25 marks
  4. 4. Using the best information for your project
  5. 5. Quality of resources used e.g. • Good range of resources • Quality sources/expert authors • Information is up-to-date Relevance to project • Supports project Quality of referencing • Harvard referencing system correctly used. Using the right information
  6. 6. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject > Computing, Maths and Engineering
  7. 7.
  8. 8. The real thing BIS3400 coursework: Literature review essay which will present some of the key issues in either Privacy or Security, with reference to ethical, social, professional and legal issues. •Keywords •Alternative keywords •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  9. 9. MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
  10. 10. MyLibrary Summon MySubject Library Catalogue Databases Inter Library Loans
  11. 11. Summon MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Summon Abstract Search all MDX print and electronic resources. Use to find information on a subject.
  12. 12. Creating Harvard references Searching Summon guide:
  13. 13. Journal databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > Computing, Maths and Engineering • ACM Digital Library • IEEE Xplore • Science Direct
  14. 14. Summon and journal databases provide: • Access to quality information • Information not available elsewhere • Up-to-date • Focussed/specific • Full-text access • Access on/off campus
  15. 15. Google Scholar 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
  16. 16. Zetoc Alerts myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
  17. 17. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans • Sconul Access
  18. 18. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  19. 19. Managing references: RefWorks MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R
  20. 20. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  21. 21. Life after Uni •Accessing academic information •Using other libraries •Careers advice •Preparing for job interviews •Professional associations •Keeping up-to-date •Online communities •Conferences More information:
  22. 22. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill

Editor's Notes

  • Welcome and intros.
  • How to develop an effective search strategy when you need to find information for an essay or project
    The range of resources available and how to use them to find good quality and relevant information for your essay/project……now and in the future once you leave MDX
    Evaluating information for quality and relevance

    Research from Uni of Huddersfield shows that correlation between library usage and good grades.

  • Essay demonstrates ability to identify relevant ethical, social and legal issues, pertaining to a particular topic area, case study or domain of application = 6 ie. need to find relevant books and journals etc

    Essay shows that the student is aware of opposing perspectives, and/or different arguments/theories in the topic area = 6 ie. need to find a balanced range of resources to get all viewpoints

    Essay assesses and evaluates relevant ethical and legal issues. Are professional principles applied in order to explain arguments, or recommend courses of action =6 ie. might want to speak to LDU re critical thinking etc

    Range and quality of references, including evidence of authoritative sources used. Use of correct referencing style, including in-text referencing = 4 ie. need to use good quality resources and reference correctly

    Presentation and written English, including grammar and spelling = 3 ie. might want to speak to LDU

  • Hand out Reference game:

    Imagine that you are a lecturer teaching on a computer security module.
    You have asked your students to write a report on Computer Security and Malware.
    You will award 15% of the total marks for a list of quality references, which are both relevant and correctly given using the Harvard Referencing System. (The other marks will be awarded for content and style).
    Look at the 3 reference lists that you have been given, and award a mark out of 5 for each list under the 3 headings (marking criteria):
    1 = low mark
    5= high mark.
  • List 1
    All items relevant
    Good range of resources: British Standards, encyclopaedia, conference proceedings, academic journals, books
    Academic quality: reputable sources eg. BSI, Britannica, IEEE....peer reviewed etc
    Correctly referenced: a couple of mistakes

    List 2
    Some items relevant, some not eg. newspaper article
    Limited range of resources: mainly websites
    Academic quality: poor academic quality- local newspapers, wikipedia, webopedia etc
    Not Up-to-date eg. book 1985
    Correctly referenced: Badly referenced eg. don’t know when accessed electronic resources, no publisher details for the book

    List 3
    All items relevant
    Good range of resources: reasonable range of academic resources eg. academic journal, books, conference proceeding
    Academic quality: reputable sources eg. IEEE
    Up-to-date: older edition of Gollman book, article 2004, other books quite old
    Correctly referenced: a couple of mistakes ie. don’t know when eresources accessed

  • More information about the range of resources available on the Library Subject Guide plus useful online guides eg. how to find information for your project.

  • What can you see in the picture…fruit

    If type ‘fruit’ into database will get millions of hits, how can you break it down ie. search for something more specific to get more manageable results

    Can you be more specific ie.
    Type of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas etc
    Location: Stall, market, outdoor market, fruit market, Britain
    Detail: boxes, signs, astroturf, prices, colour of fruit, lights, pound £ signs, special offer etc
    People in background: old, young, male, female > stall holder, customers, browsers etc

    Think of related subjects eg.
    retail, commercial, financial, point-of-sale
    Shopping, shops, fish/meat/clothes market, shopping centres, high street
    Town, city, centre, British town
    Nutrition: vits and mins

    Orange or Blackberry: fruit NOT telephone
    Apple: fruit NOT computer

    Thinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
  • Hand out worksheet.

    1500-1700 words presenting some of the key issues in either privacy or security.
    Need to read academic literature in your chosen topic area (minimum of 2 book chapters from different books, 1 academic journal article and one internet article of your choice excluding wikipedia)
    Sources need to be authoritative sources recognised by experts and need to be referenced correctly in your essay
    Need to present some of the key issues as discussed in the literature with reference to ethical and social issues, professional issues and legal issues.
    Issues should be illustrated by focussing on a particular aspect of your topic eg. a particular technology of information system in a specific context of application, or a recent case study

    Need to think about keywords:
    Privacy: private, secret, personal, restricted, confidential, confidentiality , individual (antonyms: general, public)
    Security: secure, secures, safe, safeguard, crime/sabotage/attack prevention, secureness, information security, computer security, risk management, security policy, integrity, authentication, access control
    Ethical: moral, integrity, accepted principles, ethically, principles of conduct, ethical codes, unethical, honourable, moral behaviour, fair, responsible, principled, correct, decent, honest
    Social: society, public, Government policy
    Professional: profession, vocational, occupational, expert, specialist, behavioural ethics/codes, professionalism
    Legal: legislation, law, lawful, legitimate licit legally, policy, freedom of information, data protection (antonyms: illegal, illigitimate, illicit, lawless, unlawful, wrongful)

  • Click on MyStudy.

    You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
  • These are the things that might be useful:

    Summon: Use to search for information (books, journals etc) on your topic.

    MySubject: Gives you access to our library subject guides. Use these to find what resources are available including websites on a particular subject.

    Library catalogue: Use to see if we have a specific book in the library or books on the subject that you are researching.

    Databases: Gives you access to specialist collections of journals and other resources in a particular subject area. You can access most of these through Summon, but searching a specialist resource might save you time.

    Inter Library Loans: Not a resource, but a way of getting hold of material that the library doesn’t hold or provide access to.

  • Need to carry out a literature search:
    Finding the information available on a subject
    Finding information to inform, underpin and shape your research
    Finding what has already been written on a subject
    Analyzing, evaluating and making judgements about the info found
    Identifying the main trends
    Finding appropriate information: the information needs to be suitable for your need ie. right level, current if important, sufficient breadth or detail etc

    Explain to students what Summon is.

    Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon

    Show the students how to refine their search using:
    Full text
    Content type
    Subject terms
    Publication date
    Language etc

    Also how to create Harvard references.

    Have another go.

    Ask students to search for information for their project.

    Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.
  • Students can also search individual databases.

  • CS £1397 IEEE Xplore £61,000 Summon £16k

    Access to quality academic information eg. Peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings , research etc
    Information not available elsewhere
    Focussed/specific....not designed to sell you things, search results not sponsored
    Full-text access
    Access on/off campus
    Personalize eg. In MyEBSCO, once signerd up you can:
    Save preferences
    Organise research within folders
    Share folders
    Save search history
    Create email alerts/Rss feeds for searches and subjects
    Can provide citation and journal impact info > more info on next slide
  • Find journal articles, theses, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

    Search across many disciplines

    Locate the full-text document through your library or on the web

    Keep up with recent developments in any area of research

    Save items in a personal library
  • We are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 30,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.

    Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. We make it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements
  • Inter Library Loan service: request copies of books and journals not held by MDX. £3 charge. Register as DL first. More info on our website.

    SCONUL Access The SCONUL Access Scheme provides reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students to approximately 170 member institutions in the UK. Apply online.

    Other libraries (specialist, catalogues etc):
    British Library
    COPAC COPAC is a union catalogue that gives access to the merged online catalogues of members of the Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL). Twenty  major university libraries currently contribute to COPAC.
    Search25 helps you discover library resources across London and the South East. You can also see where the libraries are and find out how to visit them.
    SUNCAT SUNCAT, a union catalogue of serials (periodicals) for the UK, is a tool for locating serials held in UK libraries.

  • Hand out ‘Evaluation criteria’ game.

    Imagine you have searched for information for your current project.

    Decide what criteria you think are important, not important or very important.
  • Take feedback and discuss.

    Authority : Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they carried out their research?
    Relevance : Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level?
    Intent : What is the purpose of information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc?
    Objectivity : Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information?
    Currency: How old is this information? When was it last updated and by whom?
  • Accessing academic information: once you leave you won’t be able to access our full-text e-books and e-journals, but you can still search Summon and our library catalogue and get information from other sources
    Using other libraries: British Library and specialist libraries in London
    Careers advice: careers advice available from the Uni
    Preparing for job interviews: we have a number of databases which you can use (before you leave) which can help you find company information to impress potential new employers
    Professional associations: The Library subscribes to several online resources provided by professional organisations, which provide academic quality information. By taking out a personal subscription to a professional organisation, it is possible to maintain partial access to key information sources, as well as professional support and development.
    Keeping up-to-date:
    Journal databases:Create email alerts/RSS feeds for searches and subjects
    Table of Contents Alerts: Zetoc , CituLike, TicToc
    Google Alerts: Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.), based on your queries. Simply enter a subject that you wish to monitor and you will be sent regular updates.
    Blogs: Use Blogsearch to find blogs and blog posts for your subject
    Online communities: Online communities are a useful tool for professionals to keep up-to-date with the latest news, trends, tools, techniques, as well as sharing best practice and advice.
    Conferences: Attending conferences is a good way to find the latest information, make contacts with the leading authorities and vendors in the industry, as well as being an opportunity to network with your peers.

    More information: