Finding resources
2014 Content
• Define your search strategy
• Using search engines (google tips)
• Using your library’s resources
• Referencing and cita...
Define your search strategy
Planning your essay/topic for research
»http://www.xmind.net/
»http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Define your search strategy II
• Do you need primary or secondary sources
• Popular or scholarly publications
• Up to minu...
Fact or Fiction
Presentation
Relevance
Objectivity
Method
Provenance
Timeliness
www.open.ac.uk/infoskills-researchers/reso...
Googleofferings
Advanced search tools -
http://www.google.com/advanced_searchGoogle
Scholar - http://scholar.google.co.uk/...
Activity 1
Time to Google Better !
Spend some time finding out about a topic of
your choice using the advanced search
feat...
www.jisc.ac.uk/content
www.suncat.ac.uk/
Sources in
your library…
www.abcol.ac.uk/facilities/library/
Honour thy creators
www.abcol.ac.uk/facilities/library/library-publications.cfm
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https://auth.nls.uk/ldc/
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https://auth.nls.uk/ldc/browse.cfm?by=subject
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning
materials that are freely ...
www.open.edu/openlearn/
www.khanacademy.org
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
www.oercommons.org
www.apple.com/education/resources/
http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
www.resourceshare.ac.uk/
Hands on Activity
Select a collection of your choice
containing OERs and see what you can
find to support an area of the
c...
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Search Strategies

  1. 1. Finding resources 2014 Content
  2. 2. • Define your search strategy • Using search engines (google tips) • Using your library’s resources • Referencing and citation • Open Educational Resources (OER) Overview
  3. 3. Define your search strategy Planning your essay/topic for research »http://www.xmind.net/ »http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9vXWl-ChU8 What keywords can you use to describe your topic (consider synonyms or variant spellings) »http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml What subject area might your topic fall under »http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Main_Page »http://pp5lw2jm6m.search.serialssolutions.com/?L=PP5LW2JM 6M
  4. 4. Define your search strategy II • Do you need primary or secondary sources • Popular or scholarly publications • Up to minute information or resources that cover a specific time period • Covering a specific geographic area or that were published in a particular place • What language is the material required in
  5. 5. Fact or Fiction Presentation Relevance Objectivity Method Provenance Timeliness www.open.ac.uk/infoskills-researchers/resources/S5_PROMPT_Checklist.pdf
  6. 6. Googleofferings Advanced search tools - http://www.google.com/advanced_searchGoogle Scholar - http://scholar.google.co.uk/ Google News - http://news.google.co.uk Google Blog Search - http://www.google.co.uk/blogsearch?hl=en-GB
  7. 7. Activity 1 Time to Google Better ! Spend some time finding out about a topic of your choice using the advanced search features or some of the alternative Google tools.
  8. 8. www.jisc.ac.uk/content
  9. 9. www.suncat.ac.uk/
  10. 10. Sources in your library… www.abcol.ac.uk/facilities/library/
  11. 11. Honour thy creators www.abcol.ac.uk/facilities/library/library-publications.cfm
  12. 12. 12 https://auth.nls.uk/ldc/
  13. 13. 13 https://auth.nls.uk/ldc/browse.cfm?by=subject
  14. 14. What are Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world OER Commmons http://bit.ly/oerinfokit Last accessed October 2013 14
  15. 15. www.open.edu/openlearn/
  16. 16. www.khanacademy.org
  17. 17. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
  18. 18. www.oercommons.org
  19. 19. www.apple.com/education/resources/
  20. 20. http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
  21. 21. www.resourceshare.ac.uk/
  22. 22. Hands on Activity Select a collection of your choice containing OERs and see what you can find to support an area of the curriculum you offer.

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