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PD 3rd year Nov 2017

  1. Information skills for research BA/BSc Product Design 3rd year Nov 2017
  2. Searching Evaluating
  3. Ideas Facts Figures Theories Imagination Inspiration
  4. Thinking about keywords
  5. MyUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary
  6. MyLibrary Summon MySubject Library Catalogue Databases Inter Library Loans
  7. Streamlining your search design* “Festival of Britain” More search tips:
  8. Summon MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Summon Abstract Search all MDX print and electronic resources. Use to find information on a subject.
  9. Creating Harvard references Searching Summon guide:
  10. 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
  11. It’s not in the Library! • Inter Library Loans • Sconul Access
  12. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
  13. Materials Room Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
  14. Box of Broadcasts (BoB) MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases
  15. WGSN Lifestyle and Interiors MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases
  16. Britannica Online MyUniHub > My Study > MyLibrary > Databases
  17. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > B
  18. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > L
  19. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject Library Guides or
  20. Evaluating information Currency • How old • Last updated • What Authority • Author • Qualifications • Verifiable
  21. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill

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  1. Searching for information for your project Evaluating information
  2. Your finished piece of work is just the tip of the iceberg. Below it is should be loads of research ie. looking at theory and facts, being inspired, getting ideas, stimulating your imagination etc. Research at Uni of Huddersfield shows that students who use library resources get better degrees. We’re going to start off with an exercise to get you thinking about keywords.
  3. Hand out paper and pens. One sheet per person Students in pairs. Write their project keywords on sheet. Then tell your partner about your project. Discuss.
  4. Click on MyStudy. You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
  5. These are the things that might be useful: Summon: 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. Library catalogue: Use to see if we have a specific book in the library or books on the subject that you are researching. 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. Need to carry out a literature search: Finding the information available on a subject Finding information to inform, underpin and shape your research Finding what has already been written on a subject Analyzing, evaluating and making judgements about the info found Identifying the main trends Finding appropriate information: the information needs to be suitable for your need ie. right level, current if important, sufficient breadth or detail etc Explain to students what Summon is. Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon Show the students how to refine their search using: Full text Content type Subject terms Publication date Language etc Also how to create Harvard references. Have another go. Ask students to search for information for their project. Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.
  7. 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
  8. 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. Other libraries (specialist, catalogues etc): British Library COPAC COPAC is a union catalogue that gives access to the merged online catalogues of members of the Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL). Twenty  major university libraries currently contribute to COPAC. Search25 helps you discover library resources across London and the South East. You can also see where the libraries are and find out how to visit them. SUNCAT SUNCAT, a union catalogue of serials (periodicals) for the UK, is a tool for locating serials held in UK libraries.
  9. Trend and colour forecasting, business strategy, trade news etc
  10. A84 Uni email
  11. With reference to information. What do these words mean? Answers next slide.
  12. Currency How old: How old is the information? Does it need to be up-to-date? Last updated: When was the information last updated? What: Do you know what was updated. Think Wikipedia. There is often an explanation of what has been updated in new edition of a book. Authority Author: Do you know who the author is? Qualifications: What is the author’s knowledge base? Verifiable: Can the information be supported? Another witness or further info from a different source. Is there any peer review?
  13. Divide class into groups. Hand out pack of cards. Students have two headings ‘Authority’ and ‘Currency’ (black cards). Plus a double set of information sources. They should put the cards in order of which offer the most currency and authority. Discuss.