PDE4400 Feb 2019

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PDE4400 Feb 2019

  1. PDE4400 Feb 2019 Resources for research
  2. In this workshop we will look at... • Resources available • Accessing and obtaining information • Effective searching • Evaluating information • Referencing
  3. Accessing library resources MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary
  4. MyLibrary Library Search MySubject Library Guides Databases Inter Library Loans
  5. Find out more MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides
  7. The real thing •Keywords •Alternative words •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  8. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your Student email and IT password. Sign-in to check your library record, request items, create lists, save searches and create alerts.
  9. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search
  10. Library Search help
  11. Streamlining your search comput* “Project management”
  12. Journal databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases Computing, Maths and Engineering or Science
  13. Library Search and journal databases provide: • Access to quality information • Information not available elsewhere • Up-to-date • Focussed/specific • Full-text access • Access on/off campus • Personalize • Citation and journal impact info
  14. Citation searching • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field
  15. Web of Science MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science Check ‘WebBridge’ to see if full text article is available See how many times article has been cited. Click on title for more information Click number of times cited to see list of citing articles
  16. Google Scholar You may be able to access the full-text here Refine your search results here Create an alert for your search, so you can keep up-to- date with new publications
  17. Zetoc Alerts myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
  18. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary • Sconul Access
  19. Referencing
  20. Evaluating information
  21. Evaluating information • Imagine you are researching ‘The right to be forgotten’ • Go to • Have a look at the 5 items and then answer the following question: How do we know if the information is reliable?
  22. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  23. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  24. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  25. IEEE Standards MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > I
  26. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill

Hinweis der Redaktion

  1. Welcome and intros.
  2. In the session: Resources available to help you find information for your dissertation Accessing and obtaining information How to search effectively Evaluating information Referencing
  3. Sources game Magazine (A regular publication aimed at a profession, business or Good: Latest news: events, jobs, products etc, concise info, easy to obtain Bad: lacks detail, can be bias, old issues hard to come by Standards (An agreed, often legally binding level of quality or way of doing something....regional, Nat, Internat, profession/sector) Good: Created by experts, confidence Company/market research report (Well researched overview of a company or product market. Could contain future trends, financial data, competitors and SWOT analysis) Good: Up-to-date: latest research/data, Insider information: information not freely available elsewhere, objective, accurate Bad: Hard to locate Webpage Good: All subjects covered, easy to use, mobile Bad: accuracy, no editorial control, anyone can add information, provenance Newspapers Good: Daily information ie. up-to-date, edited, current issues accessible Bad: Sensationalist, biased (unbalanced), harder to get back issues Conference proceedings (Collof aca papers distributed after a conference, cont the contributions made by researchers, academics etc) Good: Up-to-date: latest research, ideas, thinking on a subject, focussed/specialist, stringent quality control Bad: Too specific Journals Good: Up-to-date, Focussed: specialist subject areas, quality Bad: Too specific Books Good: overview, background knowledge, edited/quality Bad: Currency, detailed/specific information
  4. You can find links to library resources and other services in MyLibrary.
  5. These are the things that I will be referring to in this workshop: Library Search: Use to search for information (books, journals etc) on your topic. MySubject: Gives you access to our library subject guides. Use these to find what resources are available including websites on a particular subject. Databases: Gives you access to specialist collections of journals and other resources in a particular subject area. You can access most of these through Summon, but searching a specialist resource might save you time. Inter Library Loans: Not a resource, but a way of getting hold of material that the library doesn’t hold or provide access to.
  6. More information about the range of resources available on the MyLibrary Subject Guide plus other useful information.
  7. What can you see in the picture…fruit If type ‘fruit’ into database will get millions of hits, how can you break it down ie. search for something more specific to get more manageable results Can you be more specific ie. Type of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas etc Location: Stall, market, outdoor market, fruit market, Britain Detail: boxes, signs, astroturf, prices, colour of fruit, lights, pound £ signs, special offer etc People in background: old, young, male, female > stall holder, customers, browsers etc Think of related subjects eg. retail, commercial, financial, point-of-sale Shopping, shops, fish/meat/clothes market, shopping centres, high street Town, city, centre, British town Nutrition: vits and mins Also: Orange or Blackberry: fruit NOT telephone Apple: fruit NOT computer Thinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
  8. Hand out worksheet. 5 mins. Feedback.
  9. We’re going to start off using Library Search. Explain what it is. Remember to sign-in.
  10. Use Library Search to carry out a literature search: Finding the information available on a subject Finding information to inform, underpin and shape your research Point out how to refine their search using: Full text Content type Subject terms Publication date Language etc Also how to create Harvard and IEEE references (Students can use either style for this module). Ask students to search for information for their project. Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.
  11. Help available here on using Library search.
  12. Explain how they can broaden their search using an asterisk* e.g. given will find computer, computers, computing, computerisation, computation etc Explain how they can refine their search using “quotation marks”. These two refining tools work well on Summon, but can also be used on the Internet. These and other refining tools which can be used on the Internet are available on our EPQ LibGuide which you all have access to…….link on the screen.
  13. Students can also search individual databases. Choose individual database or select ‘Computing, Maths and Engineering’ or ‘Science’ from the drop-down menu. Or look at MyLibrary Subject Guides……..links on the page. Nat Sciences: Proquest Natural Sciences Collection Science Direct PubMed Medline Computing: IEEE Xplore Computer Source ACM Digital Library Science Direct
  14. CS £1397 IEEE Xplore £90,000 Summon £16k Access to quality academic information eg. Peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings , research etc Information not available elsewhere Up-to-date Focussed/specific....not designed to sell you things, search results not sponsored Full-text access Access on/off campus Personalize eg. In MyEBSCO, once signed up you can: Save preferences Organise research within folders Share folders Save search history Create email alerts/Rss feeds for searches and subjects Can provide citation and journal impact info > more info on next slide
  15. Which articles have cited an earlier article ie. Way of looking forward in the literature-if have found excellent article, can use a citation index to see which articles have subsequently cited it Find articles on similar/related subjects: Citation implies subject relationship, so can find papers on a similar topic without using any keywords or subject terms Find out how many times a paper has been cited ie. gauge the usefulness/quality. esteem of a paper Determine which are the best journals in your field: citation data used to rank journals within particular subject areas…..useful way of seeing how journals perform in relation to others in the same subject area
  16. Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Knowledge. The world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions Web of Science comprises of a number of journal databases including: Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present) Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present) Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present) Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present) Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015-present)
  17. Find journal articles, theses, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Search across many disciplines Locate the full-text document through your library or on the web Keep up with recent developments in any area of research Save items in a personal library
  18. We are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 30,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents. Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. We make it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements
  19. Inter Library Loan service: request copies of books and journals not held by MDX. £3 charge. Register as DL first. More info on our website. SCONUL Access The SCONUL Access Scheme provides reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students to approximately 170 member institutions in the UK. Apply online.
  20. These students are using IEEE referencing style and Mendeley.
  21. How do you decide if the information is any good? Especially important with the Internet. What do you think about this quote?
  22. In groups. Hand out worksheet. Paul Bernal’s blog ‘The right to be forgotten roadshow- and the power of Google’ Blog about Privacy, Human Rights, Law, The Internet, Politics and more. PB is Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the University of East Anglia Law School. Wikipedia ‘Right to be forgotten’ Lots of refs. BBC News Technology ‘What is the 'right to be forgotten'?’ Dave Lee author is BBC Technology reporter. Contact details. The Guardian ‘EU to Google: expand 'right to be forgotten' to’ Contact details for author. Substantial. Facts etc Computer Law & Security Review ‘The ‘Right to be Forgotten-Worth remembering?’ Substantial article, lots of refs, peer reviewed, good source. Take feedback (Useful to have these 5 items open on the screen so can point things out)
  23. Take feedback and discuss. Authority : Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they carried out their research? 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?
  24. Another resource that might be useful is A84 Uni email
  25. Another useful resource is British Standards online. Access as shown on slide. Can search all of the British and adopted European and International standards. Only a small number are available in full text, but we can add required standards if required up to our quota of 150.