Searching for information – Library
Click on ‘Sign-in’,
University’ and use
your MyUniHub ID
Signing-in enables you to access
full text material, check your
library record, request items,
create lists, save searches and
create alerts and export
references to RefWorks.
Requesting MDX books for postal
Find book and
click on title.
You will need to
register as a
Learner in order
to get postal
loans of MDX
Then click on ‘Request’
Saving your references: RefWorks
MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks (New)
Getting hold of information
• Inter Library Loans http://bit.ly/MDXILL
• Sconul Access https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
• Postal delivery https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/BuiltEnvironment/LibraryAccount
Distance Learning Support Team/Inter Library Loans:
tel +44 (0)20 8411 2178/2117 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (UK time)
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
• Web of Science
• Zetoc Alerts
• Barbour Index
• British Standards Online
• Cite Them Right Online
Web of Science - 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
Web of Science
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science
Check ‘WebBridge’ to
see if full text article is
See how many times
article has been cited.
Click on title
of times cited
to see list of
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
Cite Them Right Online
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
More info and help
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > My Subject Library Guides> Computing, Maths and Engineering
How to find information for your projects
How to develop an effective search strategy when you need to find information for an essay or project
The range of resources available and how to use them to find good quality and relevant information
Evaluating information for quality and relevance
Research from Uni of Huddersfield shows that correlation between library usage and good grades.
Click on MyStudy.
You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
This will enable you to request books for postal loan
Sign in for full functionality.
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.
Books can be requested for postal loan whether they are already on loan to another borrower or not i.e. book is on the shelves in the library.
Can create IEEE references in RefWorks.
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 http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/ The SCONUL Access Scheme provides reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students to approximately 170 member institutions in the UK. Apply online.
Requesting MDX books: online guide at this link
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
Citation data and journal citation reports available from Web of Knowledge
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
Full text documentation on legislation, regulations and standards for environment and health & safety professionals.
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.
Lots of useful online guides eg.
How to find books
How to find information for your project
Accessing journal databases
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