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CST2560 Oct 2019

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Getting curious: Finding information for your projects.

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CST2560 Oct 2019

  1. 1. Getting curious: Finding information for your projects https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library CST2560 Oct 2019
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. •Being curious •Keywords •Search tips •Resources •Evaluating
  3. 3. Ideas Facts Figures Theories Imagination Inspiration
  4. 4. USA OR America (broaden search) comput* (broaden search e.g. Computer, computers, computerisation, computation) “project management” (phrase search) +Ideo or “IDEO” (exact match) Define: “data mining” (definition) Jaguar -Cat (exclude words) Related: http://www.bcs.org/ (find similar sites) “online banking” site: computer (find a subject in specific types of sites) cybercrime site: ac (find a subject within academic websites) Smarter searching Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2614472057/ http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/SearchTips
  5. 5. More to life than Google • Explore the resource you have been given • Prepare a short demonstration • Include: • What is it? • Useful/interesting features • Limitations • How you could use this resource in your studies
  6. 6. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides > Computing, Maths and Engineering http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Resources
  7. 7. Evaluating information Currency • How old • Last updated • What Authority • Author • Qualifications • Verifiable
  8. 8. https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/linkedinlearning LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  9. 9. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help

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