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Finding information: different resources Evaluating information
There are loads of really good sources of information out there.
Click on MyStudy.
You can now access library resources from the MyLibrary box……detail on next page.
Help available here on using Library search.
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: Change settings etc to link to MDX resources. You only need to do this once on your own laptop/device, but need to be logged on to MyUniHub.
Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
Save items in a personal library
We’ve looked at the fun resources, now we’re going to look at more traditional resources…… Divide class into group and hand out worksheet and 4x items. Discuss. No right or wrong answers. All items found by doing a search on Robots.
Which item is most relevant: Journal Article: specialist journal of robots and robotics Book: broad overview of robots and robotology Website Which item would be no use: Newspaper Article from the Sun Website Which item has the most academic authority: Journal Article: peer-reviewed, citations and ref list, biography of authors, etc Book: author has some academic authority (back cover blurb) Are any of the items bias: Newspaper article could be depending on the subject Websites can also show bias if created for specific purpose Also be aware of trade journals that have adverts Which item is the most current: Journal article: Dec 2009 Book: 1984 Newspaper article: Nov 2004 Website: Jan 2016
Would need to continue search.
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?
Source Find out more about the site, what is their mission, can you contact them.
Author Is the author credible, what can you find out about them, do they actually exist.
Date Check the date. Is this an old post that has been reposted? Is it relevant.
Bias What prejudices are you bringing to the post? Is it pandering to your beliefs and fuelling them?
Headlines Don’t believe the headlines as often they are being sensationalised to draw you in.
Evidence Is the information based on sound evidence? Can you see where the ‘author’ gets their info from.
Joke Consider if the news is satire?
Expert If in doubt ask an expert or consult a fact-checking website or do some further research.
More help available at the link.
PDE 1st year session 2 Dec 2019
Finding information and Inspiration
BA/BSc Product Design Dec 2019
Today we will look at..
• Finding information and inspiration
• Evaluating information
More to life than Google
• Explore the resources you have been given
• Choose your favourite
• Complete the worksheet
• Prepare a short demonstration
Accessing library resources
MyUniHub > MyStudy > My Library
Sign-in to Library Search for full
Click on ‘Sign-in’,
University’ and use
your university email
Signing-in enables you to check
your library record, request
items, create lists, save
searches and create alerts and
export references to RefWorks.
Library Search help
You may be
able to access
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.
Imagine you are writing an essay on Robots
Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and
consider the following:
• Which item is the most relevant to your essay?
• Which item would be no use?
• Which item has the most academic authority?
• Are any of the items biased?
• Which item is the most current?