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CST1300 Dec 2019

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CST1300 Dec 2019

  1. 1. CST1300 Dec 2019 Better than Google
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • Resources • Keywords • Searching • Evaluating
  3. 3. Thinking about resources
  4. 4. Books What are they: A printed or electronic work of fiction or fact. Good for: Clear overview. Not so good for: Up to date information.
  5. 5. Journals What are they: A regular publication containing substantial articles on a particular academic subject area. Presents latest ideas, developments, news and research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts. Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject.
  6. 6. Discover more sources
  7. 7. Trade Journals or Magazines What are they: A regular publication containing news, jobs, products, events and advertising. Aimed at a profession, business sector or hobby. Good for: Focussed up-to-date information. Not so good for: Detailed and objective reports.
  8. 8. Newspapers What are they: A regular publication containing news about current events, plus informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information. Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information.
  9. 9. Websites What are they: An online resource which can be created by anyone on any topic. Provides access to a wide range of information sources. Good for: Very up to date information. Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information. Company website YouTube Video Twitter Blog Wikipedia Government website Charity website Online discussion forum
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  11. 11. The real thing Industry 4.0 (one of the elements of coursework 2): • Computerisation of manufacturing • Automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes • Need to research online and find an example of a smart factory • Identify: • Digital components e.g. Cyber physical systems (CPS), IoT, cloud computing, cognitive computing, AI etc. • Digital technologies: mobile devices, 3D printing, smart sensors, smart homes, augmented reality/wearables • Role of big data and data analytics • Challenges: economic, social, political and organisational/internal (need examples)
  12. 12. MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
  13. 13. MyLibrary Library Search MySubject Library Guides Databases
  14. 14. Sign-in to Library Search for full functionality Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your university email address. Signing-in enables you to check your library record, request items, create lists, save searches and create alerts and export references to RefWorks.
  15. 15. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search
  16. 16. comput* “Cloud computing” Streamlining your search
  17. 17. Not everything is on line/Requesting books In order to request the book click on the title and then click on ‘Request’. All copies of this book are on loan.
  18. 18. Library Search help
  19. 19. Google vs Library Search Google • Easy to use • Information bubble • Search results sponsored • Any source • Pay for access Library Search • Easy to use • Finds information • Search results by relevance • Quality sources • Free access
  20. 20. 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. Link to MDX resources: > Settings > Library Links > Search for MDX and save.
  21. 21. • Business Source Complete (SWOTS) • Mintel (market info) • IBIS World (supply chains) • Passport (market info) MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases
  22. 22. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  23. 23. Evaluating information
  24. 24. Evaluating information Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’. Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and consider the following: • Which items are the most relevant to your essay? • Which items would be no use? • Which item has the most academic authority? • Which items might have bias? • Which item is the most current?
  25. 25. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  26. 26. LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  27. 27. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides > Computing, Maths and Engineering
  28. 28. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill