Finding & using   information in      your workPeter Coyne - Information Adviser         Falmer Library
Aims of this session...•   Welcome...•   Books? Websites? Journals?•   Improve your searching•   Improve your marks?/Save ...
An assignment...“Identify and discuss different theories ofchild development , specifically in relation tocommunication”
Step One: Find the keywords...“Identify and discuss different theories ofchild development , specifically in relation toco...
Step Two: Think about alternative termsCommunicationlanguage, writing, speech, talking, communicating,communicateChild dev...
Step Three: Use your terms in•Books: (via   the Library Catalogue/Online Library)•Web:   (Google Advanced Search)•Journals...
Why use what when???Books         Overview, history, theoriesInternet      Official info (e.g. government policy)Journals ...
Poor use of information...Two problems:•   Increase in use of non-academic websites;•   Over-reliance on too few sources;R...
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  • X says this, y says this – so from that, I conclude that this is my viewpoint – and to back this up, here are various pieces of supporting evidence.
  • X says this, y says this – so from that, I conclude that this is my viewpoint – and to back this up, here are various pieces of supporting evidence.
  • X says this, y says this – so from that, I conclude that this is my viewpoint – and to back this up, here are various pieces of supporting evidence.
  • X says this, y says this – so from that, I conclude that this is my viewpoint – and to back this up, here are various pieces of supporting evidence.
  • First – let’s identify what’s an academic site – or perhaps what’s not an academic site.We all know about wikipedia, but let’s get to the bottom of the reasons as to why you’re not supposed to use it.
  • Kv135

    1. 1. Finding & using information in your workPeter Coyne - Information Adviser Falmer Library
    2. 2. Aims of this session...• Welcome...• Books? Websites? Journals?• Improve your searching• Improve your marks?/Save you time An Information 05/12/2011 Services Presentation
    3. 3. An assignment...“Identify and discuss different theories ofchild development , specifically in relation tocommunication”
    4. 4. Step One: Find the keywords...“Identify and discuss different theories ofchild development , specifically in relation tocommunication”
    5. 5. Step Two: Think about alternative termsCommunicationlanguage, writing, speech, talking, communicating,communicateChild developmentchildren , child, boys, girls
    6. 6. Step Three: Use your terms in•Books: (via the Library Catalogue/Online Library)•Web: (Google Advanced Search)•Journals: (via Online Library / Electronic Journals)
    7. 7. Why use what when???Books Overview, history, theoriesInternet Official info (e.g. government policy)Journals Up to date info. Also look at specific issuesAudio-visual Easier introduction to issues. Accurate?Newspapers Up to date news. Bias? An Information 05/12/2011 Services Presentation
    8. 8. Poor use of information...Two problems:• Increase in use of non-academic websites;• Over-reliance on too few sources;Resulting in – lower marks/grade

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