Welcome and intros. Slides are on the Psychology LSG if you find them useful under Getting started > training slides – show them how to get to. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy/trainingug
Choose to take feedback from the class in whichever way you want and depending how much time they spent discussing – you can ask which resources each group found most/least authoritative and current or run through each resource and take feedback.
After they’ve fed back or during discussion try and mention relevance (in terms of topic) and objectivity or bias.
‘Just to explain further how some of these things we’ve discussed affect your grade’: Please emphasise From ‘addressing the Q’ - Relevance From ‘knowledge of relevant material’ - ‘independent reading including books and journal articles’ 3. From ‘evaluation of theory....’ The fact that they need to show understanding of theories as well as research evidence – they cannot rely on just theories from the textbook. Ask them where they would find research evidence and can they remember this from the last session. 4. From ‘Knowledge of relevant material’ (red box) Show them that it specifically states not using web sources intended for the general public.
Do you remember the last library workshop where we brainstormed keywords and synonyms related to protest or group violence and group behaviour? You are going to be given 3 bibliographies covering the topic ‘Severe mental health disorders and agency in relation to the mental capacity and mental health acts’ This is a list of some of our keywords for this topic to help you evaluate the references for the resources.
Leave this slide up while they discuss the bibliographies – give them 10 minutes or more if they need it.
Once someone has answered ask if other groups have come to a different or same conclusion?
Detailed breakdown of bibliography on next 3 slides.
Go round and allocate each group a different type of resource to start with, so there is feedback for most items on the list.
Hand out pens and paper if they’d like or they can type the correct one in a word doc.
Explain unihub as gateway and access – must keep unihub open or Cite Them Right Online won’t work
When you go into cite them right online you just need to select the type of resource you are trying to reference from the top menu.
DOI’s may need some explanation
Legislation – they need to scroll down for recent acts that are online. The top option given is for Pre-1963 acts and most that they look at will be post, and be online.
They need to establish whether a webpage has individual author(s), an institution is the author or it has no author. If it has not author they perhaps should not be using it.
Scroll down for online articles.
Viv has had problems with students using ‘refme’ and ‘citethisforme’ and having lots of mistakes in their bibliographies. If you don’t learn how to reference you can’t check your work.
Please explain that whatever referencing software you use these services pull in information about millions of documents from lots of different sources and sometimes there are mistakes at the source, this means mistakes sometimes appear. Like spellcheck you are still responsible for what you hand in – you can’t rely on the program. You can use one but must check for mistakes before you hand in work.
LET run workshops and drop ins for referencing help or they can book 1:1s with a tutor
Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide (next month!)
PSY1011 Getting the best grades using library resources