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PSY1011 Getting the best grades using library resources

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PSY1011 workshop March 2016

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PSY1011 Getting the best grades using library resources

  1. 1. © Middlesex University Getting the best grade using library resources http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library PSY1011 March 2016
  2. 2. © Middlesex University We will cover • Types of resources you can use in assignments • Evaluation of resources: currency and authority • How to produce a good, varied bibliography • Things to avoid • Referencing and checking how to reference • Where you can get help Presentation title | 2
  3. 3. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 3 Task 1 Evaluating resource types • Get yourselves into groups of 4 or 5 • You have 2 cards for every type of resource (book, journal, webpage, wiki, twitter etc) • In your groups discuss and rank each resource under the headings currency and authority from most to least
  4. 4. © Middlesex University Feedback • What did you think? • Anything else we might want to consider when evaluating what we’re going to use? Presentation title | 4
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  6. 6. © Middlesex University Today’s topic • mental health • severe mental health conditions • severe mental health disorders • schizophrenia • psychosis • mental illness • delusions • hallucinations Presentation title | 6 • mental capacity • Mental Capacity Act • Mental Health Act • sectioning • agency • capacity • decision making • safeguarding • self care • self determination • suicide
  7. 7. © Middlesex University Task 2 What makes a good bibliography? • You have three bibliographies • In your group you need to discuss and decide which is best and which is worst • Think about the things we’ve just talked about – currency and authority as well as relevance to the topic.
  8. 8. © Middlesex University Feedback • Which was the best? • Why? • Which was the worst? • Why? Presentation title | 8
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  12. 12. © Middlesex University Task 3 Referencing correctly • This bibliography (A) is also referenced incorrectly so in your groups please use Cite them Right Online to correct the references in APA style Presentation title | 12
  13. 13. © Middlesex University Please login PLEASE USE CHROME OR FIREFOX
  14. 14. MyUnihub: gateway to library resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library
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  18. 18. 18 For more details, like edition information click here
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  22. 22. Correct references? 22
  23. 23. © Middlesex University Beware of free software! If you use referencing software of any kind to format your references, but especially if you are using a free online tool like RefMe or Citethisforme: YOU NEED TO CHECK REFERENCES YOURSELF BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK Don’t lose marks! Presentation title | 23
  24. 24. © Middlesex University LET referencing sessions https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your- study/learning-enhancement-team Presentation title | 24
  25. 25. © Middlesex University Need help? • Librarians in the StudyHub (1st floor) Monday – Friday 9-5 • LET drop ins – Frist floor of the library 12-3 Monday -Friday • Psychology Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy • Viv – your librarian v.eades@mdx.ac.uk

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