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Literature searching
http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
Metanoia December 2015
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If you have a laptop/tablet: Please login
Please use Chrome or Firefox
© Middlesex University
What do you want from the 45 mins?
• Distance learner service
• Library catalogue
• Library subject...
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Finding resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides
Select Library Subject ...
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Registering as distance learners
http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/distancelearners
• Postal delivery of b...
© Middlesex University
Requesting a book
• Use Middlesex library as normal if you’re happy to visit –
borrowing books norm...
© Middlesex University
Inter Library Loans
• First 40 free to you as research
students
• Electronic delivery only
• We can...
© Middlesex University
Example of coursework marking criteria
10% Introduction
15% Overview
30% Critical analysis
15% Disc...
© Middlesex University
Finding resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon
Select Summon and search for
informatio...
© Middlesex University
Refining your search
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Basic searches
Google Scholar
• Simple search function
• Searches many journal
websites
• Not all f...
Google Scholar
12
Search for and select Middlesex University
13
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Basic searches
Presentation title | 14
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More advanced searching
Presentation title | 15
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Thinking about keywords
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
• Work in groups of ...
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Next…
Presentation title | 17
Search =
Therapy AND offenders AND mental illness
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Choose to narrow by 1 or 2 concepts - NOT all 3
Presentation title | 18
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So my narrower search is….
Presentation title | 19
Search =
CBT AND prisoners AND mental illness
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Advanced Searching – DINOSAURS!
Presentation title | 20
http://sydney.edu.au/library/skills/elearni...
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This is the format for all advanced searches
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Looks kind of like this...
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Or like this...
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Applying your thinking
Presentation title | 24
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Databases for research articles
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
Search for database by...
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PsycINFO – Access via Unihub > Databases
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PsycINFO – options and limits
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limits Full text
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Citation searching
• Which articles have cited an earlier article
• Updates to the research study y...
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Web of Science
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Cited reference searching
Presentation title | 31
Change from Basic Search to Cited Reference
Searc...
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Web of Science
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science
Gives you a
hyperlin...
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But is it any good?
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Evaluating results
C urrency When was it last updated?
A uthority Who wrote...
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Cite Them Right Online
Accessible through the Library Subject Guide or Databases
| 35
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Cite them right
Presentation title | 36
examples
Gives you a formatted
example to type over
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Managing your references
• Flow becomes RefWorks3, January 2016
• Refworks2 upgrades to Refworks3 f...
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Need help?
• Distance Learner Service http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/distancelearners
• Psychology Libr...
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Metanoia literature searching by Adam Edwards

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Metanoia literature searching by Adam Edwards

  1. 1. © Middlesex University Literature searching http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library Metanoia December 2015
  2. 2. © Middlesex University If you have a laptop/tablet: Please login Please use Chrome or Firefox
  3. 3. © Middlesex University What do you want from the 45 mins? • Distance learner service • Library catalogue • Library subject guide • Advanced searches: WOS and PsycINFO • Keywords and search operators (* “ ” etc) • Referencing help
  4. 4. © Middlesex University Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Subject Guides Select Library Subject Guides for all you need to know
  5. 5. © Middlesex University Registering as distance learners http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/distancelearners • Postal delivery of books from Middlesex University Library • Electronic delivery journal articles and chapters of books as allowed within British copyright law • General help with searching for materials and use of library systems. You must wait until your registration is confirmed before you request books by postal delivery! Presentation title | 5
  6. 6. © Middlesex University Requesting a book • Use Middlesex library as normal if you’re happy to visit – borrowing books normally • Or request Middlesex books to be sent to you – request the book via your library account • Must be registered as a distance learner first http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy/renew Presentation title | 6
  7. 7. © Middlesex University Inter Library Loans • First 40 free to you as research students • Electronic delivery only • We cannot borrow print books from British Library and send them on to you. Presentation title | 7
  8. 8. © Middlesex University Example of coursework marking criteria 10% Introduction 15% Overview 30% Critical analysis 15% Discussion 10% Conclusion 10% Referencing 10% Quality etc Maximum marks for a well referenced and accurate description of [subject] using suitable references Maximum of 10 marks for a list of references which is both relevant, and correctly given in APA style Maximum of 10 marks for quality, style of writing and presentation
  9. 9. © Middlesex University Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon Select Summon and search for information for your project
  10. 10. © Middlesex University Refining your search
  11. 11. © Middlesex University Basic searches Google Scholar • Simple search function • Searches many journal websites • Not all full text (but can set up to access MDX journals through Unihub) • Up to date articles from the big publishers – not so good coverage of small journals • Hard to filter • Searching all subject areas Presentation title | 11 Summon vs Google Summon • Simple search function • Google for the University resources • Searches many journal databases and subscriptions • A lot of full text • Up to date – largest databases are paid for and updated daily/weekly and include prepubs • Easy to filter to Psychology only journals
  12. 12. Google Scholar 12
  13. 13. Search for and select Middlesex University 13
  14. 14. © Middlesex University Basic searches Presentation title | 14
  15. 15. © Middlesex University More advanced searching Presentation title | 15
  16. 16. © Middlesex University Thinking about keywords http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/ • Work in groups of at least 3 • Use the worksheet to look at: • Synonyms • Combining terms • Search symbols and operators ( * “ ” AND OR NOT) • EXTRA TASK - After task 1 swap papers with another group to see if they can help you with synonyms / narrower terms • Ask me if you need help!
  17. 17. © Middlesex University Next… Presentation title | 17 Search = Therapy AND offenders AND mental illness
  18. 18. © Middlesex University Choose to narrow by 1 or 2 concepts - NOT all 3 Presentation title | 18
  19. 19. © Middlesex University So my narrower search is…. Presentation title | 19 Search = CBT AND prisoners AND mental illness
  20. 20. © Middlesex University Advanced Searching – DINOSAURS! Presentation title | 20 http://sydney.edu.au/library/skills/elearning/learn/topic/gamenesting/index.php
  21. 21. © Middlesex University This is the format for all advanced searches Presentation title | 21
  22. 22. © Middlesex University Looks kind of like this... Presentation title | 22
  23. 23. © Middlesex University Or like this... Presentation title | 23
  24. 24. © Middlesex University Applying your thinking Presentation title | 24
  25. 25. © Middlesex University Databases for research articles myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases Search for database by letter, then name
  26. 26. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 26 PsycINFO – Access via Unihub > Databases
  27. 27. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 27 PsycINFO – options and limits
  28. 28. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 28 limits Full text
  29. 29. © Middlesex University Citation searching • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Updates to the research study you’ve been looking at • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field
  30. 30. © Middlesex University Psych PG | 30 Web of Science
  31. 31. © Middlesex University Cited reference searching Presentation title | 31 Change from Basic Search to Cited Reference Search. Follow the steps:
  32. 32. © Middlesex University Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science Gives you a hyperlinked list of articles which cite this article
  33. 33. © Middlesex University But is it any good?
  34. 34. © Middlesex University Presentation Title | 34 Evaluating results C urrency When was it last updated? A uthority Who wrote it? Are they qualified? I ntent What is the purpose of the information? R elevance Will it answer my question? O bjectivity Is it a balanced view?
  35. 35. © Middlesex University Cite Them Right Online Accessible through the Library Subject Guide or Databases | 35
  36. 36. © Middlesex University Cite them right Presentation title | 36 examples Gives you a formatted example to type over
  37. 37. © Middlesex University Managing your references • Flow becomes RefWorks3, January 2016 • Refworks2 upgrades to Refworks3 from 2016 • More information:  Library Subject Guides > User Guides > Referencing & Plagiarism  http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing/refworks  http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing/flow | 37
  38. 38. © Middlesex University Need help? • Distance Learner Service http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/distancelearners • Psychology Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy • Viv – your librarian v.eades@mdx.ac.uk

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