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PDE 1st year session 2 Dec 2019

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Finding information and inspiration

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PDE 1st year session 2 Dec 2019

  1. 1. Finding information and Inspiration https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library BA/BSc Product Design Dec 2019
  2. 2. Today we will look at.. • Finding information and inspiration • Evaluating information
  3. 3. More to life than Google • Explore the resources you have been given • Choose your favourite • Complete the worksheet • Prepare a short demonstration
  4. 4. Accessing library resources MyUniHub > MyStudy > My Library
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Library Search MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Search http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/pdde/LibrarySearch
  7. 7. Library Search help http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/pdde/LibrarySearch
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Evaluating information 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?
  10. 10. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  11. 11. • Source • Author • Date • Bias • Headlines • Evidence • Joke • Expert Fake News https://fullfact.org/
  12. 12. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/pdde/Help

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