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  1. 1. https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library CST1300 Dec 2019 Better than Google
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • Resources • Keywords • Searching • Evaluating http://www.powerfulinformation.org/objects/pi/OverloadCartoon2.jpg
  3. 3. http://previews.123rf.com/images/studiom1/studiom11102/studiom1110200090/9128382-information-magnifying-glass-over-background-with-different-association-terms-vector-illustration.jpg 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
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  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 http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/LibrarySearch
  16. 16. comput* “Cloud computing” Streamlining your search http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/Computing/SearchTips
  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. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/LibraryAccount
  18. 18. Library Search help http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/LibrarySearch
  19. 19. Google vs Library Search http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/3450743002/ 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 http://scholar.google.co.uk/ 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. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/business/industry • 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 http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  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. https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/linkedinlearning LinkedIn Learning myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  27. 27. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides > Computing, Maths and Engineering http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing
  28. 28. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/computing/Help

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