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Psychoanalysis PG literature searching

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Psychoanalysis PG literature searching

  1. 1. © Middlesex University Literature searching http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library PG Psychoanalysis October 2015
  2. 2. © Middlesex University If you have a laptop/tablet: Please login PLEASE USE CHROME OR FIREFOX
  3. 3. © Middlesex University In the first half of the session... • Reading lists • Library catalogue • Library subject guide • Referencing help • Summon
  4. 4. © Middlesex University Then… • Simple searches: Summon vs Google • Keywords and search operators (* “ ” etc) • Advanced searches: WOS and PsycINFO • Where you can get help Presentation title | 4
  5. 5. MyUnihub: gateway to library resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library
  6. 6. My Library – most of the links you will ever need
  7. 7. Library Subject Guide
  8. 8. © Middlesex University To access the Library Subject Guide
  9. 9. Click link for PG Study skills workshop
  10. 10. © Middlesex University Quiz • Work in pairs • 30 mins • Use the links in MyUnihub > My Study > My Library to complete this quiz • Any questions just ask!
  11. 11. © 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
  12. 12. © Middlesex University Simple 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 | 12 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
  13. 13. © Middlesex University Summon Presentation title | 13
  14. 14. Google Scholar – make sure you access what you’ve paid for! 14
  15. 15. Search for and select Middlesex University 15
  16. 16. © Middlesex University Simple searches Presentation title | 16
  17. 17. © 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) • Ask me if you need help!
  18. 18. © Middlesex University Task 2 Presentation title | 18 Search = Therapy AND offenders AND mental illness
  19. 19. © Middlesex University Choose to narrow by 1 or 2 concepts - NOT all 3 Presentation title | 19
  20. 20. © Middlesex University So my narrower search is…. Presentation title | 20 Search = CBT AND prisoners AND mental illness
  21. 21. © Middlesex University Advanced Searching – DINOSAURS! Presentation title | 21 http://sydney.edu.au/library/skills/elearning/learn/topic/gamenesting/index.php
  22. 22. © Middlesex University This is the format for all advanced searches Presentation title | 22
  23. 23. © Middlesex University Looks kind of like this... Presentation title | 23
  24. 24. © Middlesex University Looks kind of like this... 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 Psych PG | 26 Web of Science
  27. 27. © Middlesex University Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science Gives you a hyperlinked list of articles which cite this article
  28. 28. © 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 • Best journals in your field
  29. 29. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 29 PsycINFO – Access via Unihub > Databases
  30. 30. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 30 PsycINFO – options and limits
  31. 31. © Middlesex University Presentation title | 31 limits Full text
  32. 32. © Middlesex University JSTOR Search – again select advanced search
  33. 33. © Middlesex University JSTOR Results Full text
  34. 34. © Middlesex University ScienceDirect
  35. 35. © Middlesex University Have a go! • Use the searches from your worksheet and have a go at one of the databases advanced searches • Ask me for help! • PsycINFO – Very US bias, Psychology specific • Web of Science – sciences and social sciences – citation searching • JSTOR – good for culture/arts topics • ScienceDirect – good for Psychotherapy
  36. 36. © Middlesex University Evaluating information • Authority : Who is the author? How have they carried out their research? What do you think of the method? • Relevance : Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level? • Intent : What is the purpose of information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc? • Objectivity : Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information? • Currency: How old is this information? When was it last updated and by whom?
  37. 37. © Middlesex University Cite them right Presentation title | 37 examples Gives you a formatted example to type over
  38. 38. © Middlesex University Managing your references • 2 choices of referencing software at MDX • Flow – simple to use, limited functionality, fine for essays • Refworks – slightly more complex to use but more functional • Both will allow you to import citations from databases and both will format your reference list for you. • Go to Psychology Library Subject Guide and find the section on referencing libguides.mdx.ac.uk/psy/referencing
  39. 39. © Middlesex University Need help? • Librarians in the StudyHub (1st floor) Monday – Friday 9-5 • Psychoanalysis Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/therapy • Viv – your librarian v.eades@mdx.ac.uk

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