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PDE 1st year- Session 1- Oct 2012

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Introduction to what we have in the library and how it might be useful to you. Plus search tips, and knowing what is good and bad information.

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PDE 1st year- Session 1- Oct 2012

  1. 1. Getting startedhttp:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at..• What we do• What we have• Why we have them• Searching for info…top tips• Good info….bad info• Reading lists
  3. 3. What we have
  4. 4. Materials Room @ Hendon http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/specialcolls
  5. 5. Evaluating informationImagine you are writing an essay on RobotsHave a look at the 4 items that you have been given andconsider the following:• Which item is the most relevant to your essay?• Which item would be no use?• Which item has the most academic authority?• Are any of the items biased?• Which item is the most current?
  6. 6. Evaluating information• Authority• Relevance• Intent• Objectivity• Currency
  7. 7. Thinking about keywordshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  8. 8. Searching resources http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/librarymyUniHub > My Study > My Library
  9. 9. Library Subject Guideshttp://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/pde
  10. 10. Reading Listshttp://readinglists.mdx.ac.uk
  11. 11. Keeping in touch• Librarian Blog http://satlibrarian.blogspot.com• Librarian Twitter http://twitter.com/SATlibrarian• LR Facebook Learning Resources Middlesex University• LR Twitter http://twitter.com/LRMDX
  12. 12. Coming up……•Hands on exploration of our collections•Searching for information
  13. 13. Need further help?Your Librarians are : Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/

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