Resources and tips for your music dissertation or project

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    1. 1. Resources and tips for your Music dissertation/project Lucy Keating
    2. 2. Resources to help you Books: print and electronic Articles and papers Other libraries Social media Audio- visual materials
    3. 3. Explore and discover with LibrarySearch Books, articles and much, much more Full & mobile views
    4. 4. Our subject guides are packed with resources, news and guidance
    5. 5. Library Search? Subject guide?
    6. 6. Audio materials and scores Music Online Listening/viewing facilities in the library CDs, DVDs, LPs, microforms in ‘media room’ on Level 4 Scores on Level 4 with books
    7. 7. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) flickr.com/photos/sunlightfoundation/2385174105 Your literature search needs to be thorough…. …but selective
    8. 8. Plan Narrow down Broaden Evaluate Keep ahead Keep on track Explorer Hop on board at the Dissertation Station! libguides.ncl.ac.uk/sacs
    9. 9. Found too much? Search a more specialised resource Apply limits (date, genre etc) Combine terms with ‘AND’ More specific search terms
    10. 10. Can’t find enough? Search a less specialised resource Truncate your search terms Combine terms with ‘OR’ Use different search terms Flickr Commons/US National Archives
    11. 11. Recipe for success! Keep refining Narrow down Start broad
    12. 12. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place altogether? Or perhaps it doesn’t exist at all? Top picture: Flickr Commons/LSE Library
    13. 13. Keeping ahead Alerts Citation searching Social media Flickr Commons: US National Archives; San Diego Air and Space Museum
    14. 14. SCONUL access scheme allows access to many other academic libraries Northumbria, Durham, City Library, Lit and Phil… Inter library loans – for items we don’t have in stock Search other library catalogues online Beyond our library…..
    15. 15. Can't find the books you need for your research? All copies out on loan? Use ‘Books on Time’ to recommend a book
    16. 16. How will you manage your references? Flickr: (CC-BY-2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/matski_98/2966538562/ and (CC -BY-2.0-NC-SA) http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/2772264591/
    17. 17. A better option…. Store and organise references Import references from databases Enter references manually Transfer references into Word Create bibliographies and footnotes Various styles possible
    18. 18. Endnote - need to know Where • On campus clusters • Off-campus via ras.ncl.ac.uk What • vX7 (compatible with Word 2007 and 2010) Help • Online Guide • Workshops and surgeries • Email help libguides.ncl.ac.uk/endnote
    19. 19. Things to do now…. http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/sacs Dissertation Station Look through your library guide and dissertation station Literature search proforma will help you plan your search Read through ‘Final Chapter’ toolkit
    20. 20. @ncllibarts NULibraries newcastleunilibrary

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