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BIS4440 Nov 2017

  1. 1. Resources for research http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/library-and-it-support BIS4440 Nov 2017
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • Resources available • Accessing and obtaining information • Effective searching • Evaluating information • Referencing and managing references
  3. 3. Ideas Facts Figures Theories Imagination Inspiration
  4. 4. MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
  5. 5. MyLibrary Summon MySubject Databases Research Repository Inter Library Loans
  6. 6. Marking Guidelines • Quality and appropriateness of the content • Information presented in a coherent manner • Critical analysis of information gathered • Awareness of current issues • Research carried out, range of sources used • Proper acknowledgement of the sources • References in correct format • Overall presentation of your work.
  7. 7. Summon MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Summon Abstract Search all MDX print and electronic resources. Use to find information on a subject.
  8. 8. Streamlining your search http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2614472057/ comput* “Project management” http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SearchTips
  9. 9. Creating Harvard references http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help
  10. 10. Explore resources • Explore the resources you have been given • Prepare a short presentation • Include: • What is it? • Useful/interesting features • Limitations • How you could use this resource in your studies
  11. 11. Journal databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > Computing, Maths and Engineering • ACM Digital Library • IEEE Xplore • Science Direct http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/JournalDatabases
  12. 12. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science Check ‘WebBridge’ to see if full text article is available See how many times article has been cited. Click on title for more information Click number of times cited to see list of citing articles http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help
  13. 13. 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 http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Internet
  14. 14. Middlesex University Research Repository myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/research
  15. 15. Zetoc Alerts myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
  16. 16. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Standards
  17. 17. myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Lynda
  18. 18. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  19. 19. Managing references: RefWorks http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing/NewRW MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R New RefWorks YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/RWvids
  20. 20. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans http://bit.ly/InterLibraryLoans • Sconul Access http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
  21. 21. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  22. 22. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject > Computing Maths & Engineering http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Resources
  23. 23. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help

Editor's Notes

  • In the session:
    Resources available to help you find information for your dissertation
    Accessing and obtaining information
    How to search effectively
    Evaluating information
    Referencing
    Managing references
  • Your finished piece of work is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Below it is should be loads of research ie. looking at theory and facts, being inspired, getting ideas, stimulating your imagination etc.

    Research at Uni of Huddersfield shows that students who use library resources get better degrees.

    We’re going to start off with an exercise to get you thinking about keywords.

  • 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.

    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.

    Research Repository: Research by Middlesex Staff and Alumni.

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

  • Summary of marking criteria for the three parts of this coursework: Abstract, final paper, presentation.
  • Explain how they can broaden their search using an asterisk* e.g. given will find computer, computers, computing, computerisation, computation etc

    Explain how they can refine their search using “quotation marks”.

    These two refining tools work well on Summon, but can also be used on the Internet.

    These and other refining tools which can be used on the Internet are available on our EPQ LibGuide which you all have access to…….link on the screen.


  • *****Slides 11-16 included in case some resources not covered in presentations and for future reference*****

    Science Direct:
    Access to book chapters and journal articles from 11,000 books and 2,500 peer reviewed journals.
    Covers science, technology and medicine.
    Full text.

  • Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Knowledge

  • 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

  • Another useful resource is British Standards online.

    Access as shown on slide.

    Can search all of the British and adopted European and International standards. Only a small number are available in full text, but we can add required standards if required up to our quota of 150.
  • A84
    Uni email

  • 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 http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/ 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 http://www.bl.uk/
    COPAC http://copac.ac.uk/ 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 http://www.search25.ac.uk/: 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 http://www.suncat.ac.uk/ SUNCAT, a union catalogue of serials (periodicals) for the UK, is a tool for locating serials held in UK libraries.


  • Sources game

    Magazine (A regular publication aimed at a profession, business or interest....trade/popular)
    Good: Latest news: events, jobs, products etc, concise info, easy to obtain
    Bad: lacks detail, can be bias, old issues hard to come by
    Standards (An agreed, often legally binding level of quality or way of doing something....regional, Nat, Internat, profession/sector)
    Good: Created by experts, confidence
    Company/market research report (Well researched overview of a company or product market. Could contain future trends, financial data, competitors and SWOT analysis)
    Good: Up-to-date: latest research/data, Insider information: information not freely available elsewhere, objective, accurate
    Bad: Hard to locate
    Webpage
    Good: All subjects covered, easy to use, mobile
    Bad: accuracy, no editorial control, anyone can add information, provenance
    Newspapers
    Good: Daily information ie. up-to-date, edited, current issues accessible
    Bad: Sensationalist, biased (unbalanced), harder to get back issues
    Conference proceedings (Collof aca papers distributed after a conference, cont the contributions made by researchers, academics etc)
    Good: Up-to-date: latest research, ideas, thinking on a subject, focussed/specialist, stringent quality control
    Bad: Too specific
    Journals
    Good: Up-to-date, Focussed: specialist subject areas, quality
    Bad: Too specific
    Books
    Good: overview, background knowledge, edited/quality
    Bad: Currency, detailed/specific information
  • 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?
  • More information about the range of resources available on the Library Subject Guide plus lots of useful online guides eg. how to search for information for your project.

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