Navigating the Information Jungle

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: AnnieSponge

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You’ve survived your first term, but where do you go from here to continue and build on your success? Liz will run through the wide variety of resources available to you through Cambridge libraries (both print and online), how to make sense of your reading lists and other tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time and get what you need.

Navigating the information jungle Liz Osman, College Librarian

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” Albert Einstein Photo by F. Schmutzer (1921) Public domain under Wikimedia Commons

In this session… • • • • • • Physical library resources E-resources Deciphering reading lists When nowhere has what you need Plagiarism Beginning to reference

On your feet!

Over 100 libraries in Cambridge = Colleges = Department/Faculty = UL and affiliated libraries = Other

Journals & newspapers Rare books Copyright library Foreign language books Non-UK English language books The University Library

Electronic resources

Googling it

Need to pay to access?

Find it in the catalogue

Recognised as Cambridge

Photo © AMC £5 million/year on e-resources

What am I looking for? Photo by Thom http://www.flickr.com/photos/minifig/

What am I looking for? Normal books (monographs) Book chapters Journal articles

Book chapters G. Nagy, ‘Homer and Greek Myth’ in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology, ed. R. Woodward, CUP 2008

Journal articles J. Tomlinson, ‘Thrice Denied: “Declinism” as a Recurrent Theme in British History in the Long Twentieth Century’ TCBH, 20 (2009)

Library catalogues

Copying & pasting from a reading list

Copying & pasting from a reading list

Copying & pasting from a reading list

A better way to search

When to use each catalogue Heritage Library Search Library Search + Homerton library Faculty & department libraries Articles UL Journal titles Results include abstracts etc. as well as full access articles

Academics make mistakes too! Photo by AHD Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahdchild/

What to do when this happens…

Other places to look E-books Google Books Other libraries that you have access to Amazon Look Inside

Amazon Look Inside

What is plagiarism? XKCD ‘Wikipedian Protester’, http://xkcd.com/285/

of Cambridge students have plagiarised during their time at University Michael Stothard ‘1 in 2 admits to Plagiarism’, Varsity (October 2008)

It is plagiarism if you… Quote someone else’s work Repeat someone else’s argument in different words (paraphrasing) Use ideas taken from someone else Collaborate with someone else Submit someone else’s work as your own …without acknowledging the other person

did not know that failing to cite sources could be considered plagiarism Michael Stothard ‘1 in 2 admits to Plagiarism’, Varsity (October 2008)

Why is referencing important?

Why is referencing important? GIVE credit – for the work that you are building on GET credit – for the work that you have done yourself

Session on th February 19 Research Survival Guide: Mastering your Dissertation or Project

Two things you can do RIGHT NOW:

For more information… Pop in and see us in the Library, or email library@homerton.cam.ac.uk The UL runs further research skills courses: http://training.cam.ac.uk/cul This session was adapted from some of Emma Coonan’s presentations at: http://researchcentral.wordpress.com/

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