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CST2320 Nov 2021

  1. 1. https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library CST2320 Nov 2021 Better than Google
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • Resources • Keywords • Searching • Referencing • Evaluating http://www.powerfulinformation.org/objects/pi/OverloadCartoon2.jpg
  3. 3. Ideas Facts Figures Theories Imagination Inspiration
  4. 4. Assignment Marking Criteria Abstract 5 Introduction 10 Review of literature 50 Conclusion 15 References 10 Presentation 10
  5. 5. Thinking about resources
  6. 6. Thinking about keywords
  7. 7. Footballer Food Manchester Poverty Campaigner Guess who?
  8. 8. Have a go: • In your groups choose a famous person • Think of 5 words (not phrases) to describe them • Nominate a spokesperson to report back
  9. 9. Developing a search strategy • Topic • What? • Where? • Keywords Improving your search: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help
  10. 10. Streamline your search http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2614472057/ comput* “Project managemement” https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SearchTips
  11. 11. Too many search results • Add more keywords to narrow down your search results • Be more specific • Search for an "exact phrase" • Add limits
  12. 12. Not enough results • Use alternative keywords • Be less specific • Split the question into individual concepts • Use an asterisk to search for variations of the same word
  13. 13. Access Library Resources MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary
  14. 14. MyLibrary Library Search Databases MySubject Library Guides
  15. 15. Library Search Sign-in to check your library record, request items, create lists, save searches and create alerts.. Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your university email address.
  16. 16. Library Search: Finding information ….type your search terms (keywords) into the search box e.g. Project Management and click on the ‘search icon’. Library Search automatically searches for ‘All resources’ (print and electronic) i.e. books, journal titles, journal articles etc. Use the drop-down menu to focus your search or select ‘Available online’ only.
  17. 17. Library Search: Other features https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/LibrarySearch
  18. 18. Databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SpecialistDatabases
  19. 19. More to life than Google • Go to: https://padlet.com/HendonMDX/2320 • Have a look at the resources • Vote for favourites • Add a comment: • What you like about it • How it might be useful etc.
  20. 20. IEEE Xplore/ACM Digital Library/Science Direct myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SpecialistDatabases
  21. 21. Global Newsstream myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SpecialistDatabases
  22. 22. Britannica Academic myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SpecialistDatabases
  23. 23. British Standards Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SpecialistDatabases
  24. 24. Google Scholar You may be able to access the full-text here e.g. this is available on open access. 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. http://scholar.google.co.uk/
  25. 25. 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 more 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 or export to RefWorks.
  26. 26. Why reference? • Highlight and back-up relevant points and facts • Demonstrate that you have read widely • Give credit to the author/creator • Achieve a better mark or grade • Reader can locate original source used • Avoid plagiarism. Adapted from: https://www.citethemrightonline.com/Basics/what-is-referencing
  27. 27. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  28. 28. Moller, V. and Waddington, I. (2015) Routledge handbook of computers. 2nd edn. London: Routledge. Library Search reference Cite Then Right reference Moller, Verner. & Waddington, Ivan., 2015 Routledge handbook of computers. 2nd ed., London: Routledge Using Cite Them Right Online: Books
  29. 29. Referencing top tips • Create references using Library Search • Use Cite Them Right Online • Be consistent A ‘Referencing basics’ guide is available to download from: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/skills http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  30. 30. • 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
  31. 31. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information: Summary
  32. 32. https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/linkedinlearning LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L https://youtu.be/6ldMgi8bl4k
  33. 33. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides > Computing, Maths & Engineering https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing
  34. 34. Your Librarian is: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk Need further help?

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