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CCE4900 Jan 2017

  1. 1. http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/library-and-it-support CCE4900 Jan 2017 Finding research evidence
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • How to find information • Developing an effective search strategy • Resources available and how to use them • Evaluating information for quality and relevance • Managing references
  3. 3. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject > Computing, Maths and Engineering http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Resources
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  5. 5. The real thing •Keywords •Alternative keywords •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  6. 6. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon Select Summon and search for information for your project.
  7. 7. Refining your search Abstract
  8. 8. Saving your references http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing/NewRW RefWorks
  9. 9. Journal Databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases • ACM Digital Library • IEEE Xplore • Science Direct http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/JournalDatabases
  10. 10. 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 • Personalize • Citation and journal impact info
  11. 11. Citation searching • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field
  12. 12. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science http://www.slideshare.net/EISLibrarian/citation-indexes-2016
  13. 13. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Standards
  14. 14. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans http://bit.ly/InterLibraryLoans • Sconul Access http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access • Other libraries http://bit.ly/visitingotherlibraries
  15. 15. Referencing and citation myUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > C > Cite Them Right Online
  16. 16. Cite Them Right Online
  17. 17. Avoiding plagiarism: find out more My Library > MySubject > Science & Technology > Computing > Skills http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/skills
  18. 18. Evaluating information
  19. 19. Evaluating information • Imagine you are researching ‘The right to be forgotten’ • Go to http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EvaluatingInformationPG • Have a look at the 5 items and then answer the following question: How do we know if the information is reliable?
  20. 20. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  21. 21. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Lynda
  22. 22. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help

Editor's Notes


  • Welcome and intros.
  • How to find information for your projects
    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
    Evaluating information for quality and relevance
    Managing references

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

  • 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
  • More information about the range of resources available on the Library Subject Guide plus useful online guides e.g. 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

    Also:
    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.

    Ask each student to write their name on their worksheet plus details of their individual project in the top box.

    Then pass to another student who can add search terms/keywords etc.

    Pass form on to next student who will do the same.

    Maybe pass on to another student if you think you have time.

    After c10 mins pass form back to the original owner. Hopefully they will have a variety of search terms that they can use.

  • Need to carry out a literature review:
    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

    Ask students to search for information for their project.

    Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.


  • 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.
  • Point out how they can create a RefWorks account and explain what it does.

    Help available from the link.
  • Students can also search individual databases.

    ACM Digital library, IEEE Xplore and Science Direct are the main ones for Computing, but more information available from the library subject guide or from the drop-down menu on the Databases page.


  • To summarise:

    Access to quality academic information eg. Peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings , research etc
    Information not available elsewhere
    Up-to-date
    Focussed/specific....not designed to sell you things, search results not sponsored
    Full-text access
    Access on/off campus
    Personalize eg. In MyEBSCO, once signed 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

  • Which articles have cited an earlier article ie. Way of looking forward in the literature-if have found excellent article, can use a citation index to see which articles have subsequently cited it
    Find articles on similar/related subjects: Citation implies subject relationship, so can find papers on a similar topic without using any keywords or subject terms
    Find out how many times a paper has been cited ie. gauge the usefulness/quality. esteem of a paper
    Determine which are the best journals in your field: citation data used to rank journals within particular subject areas…..useful way of seeing how journals perform in relation to others in the same subject area
  • Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Knowledge

    Help guide available at the link.


  • 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.
  • 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.

  • If information sources are used in your work, you will need to cite and reference them.

    Cite Them Right is their online referencing guide.
  • Referencing and Plagiarism libguide includes information on how to reference material correctly.
    Also information about Plato, LDU support and links to helpsheets.

    Don’t forget: Computing LibGuide bring together all the resources for your subject area.
  • How do you decide if the information is any good? Especially important with the Internet.

    What do you think about this quote?
  • In groups. Hand out worksheet.

    Paul Bernal’s blog ‘The right to be forgotten roadshow- and the power of Google’
    Blog about Privacy, Human Rights, Law, The Internet, Politics and more. PB is Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the University of East Anglia Law School.
    Wikipedia ‘Right to be forgotten’
    Lots of refs.
    BBC News Technology ‘What is the 'right to be forgotten'?’
    Dave Lee author is BBC Technology reporter. Contact details.
    The Guardian ‘EU to Google: expand 'right to be forgotten' to Google.com’
    Contact details for author. Substantial. Facts etc
    Computer Law & Security Review ‘The ‘Right to be Forgotten-Worth remembering?’
    Substantial article, lots of refs, peer reviewed, good source.

    Take feedback (Useful to have these 5 items open on the screen so can point things out)
  • Sum up.

    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?
  • Another resource that might be useful is Lynda.com.

    A84
    Uni email

  • More help available at the link.

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