Thinking about resources (general)

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Published on March 21, 2014

Author: EISLibrarian


Thinking about resources http:// / study / library

The Library provides a range of print and electronic resources to support your research and study including: • books • academic journals • conference proceedings • newspapers • magazines (trade journals) Library resources

This guide will help you think about: • The differences between resources • How you can use them in your academic work • What they are good for • What they are not so good for Using the right information source

Books are…… A written or printed work of fiction or fact. Could be a one-off publication or occasionally updated.

Books….. • Provide an overview of a subject and background information • Provide quality (edited) information • Written by experts • Information can be out-of-date • Information may not be specific/focussed enough • Widely available

Newspapers are….. A regular publication containing current news and events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising.

Newspapers….. •Provide daily news and up-to-date information •Information is edited for accuracy •Information can be bias eg. political •Information can be sensationalist •Current issues are readily available •Back-issues can be hard to find •Useful adverts for jobs, events, new products etc

Academic Journals are….. A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Critically reviewed by experts.

Academic Journals….. •Provide up-to-date information •Information is focussed •Information can be very specific •Written by experts to a high academic standard •Peer-reviewed to ensure quality •May be difficult to understand •Expensive

Conference proceedings are….. A collection of academic papers distributed after a conference, containing the contributions made by researchers, academics etc.

Conference proceedings….. •Provide up-to-date information •Information is focussed •Papers provide detailed information •Present latest ideas and research on a subject •Stringent selection process, so quality assured •Well written •May be hard to understand •Can be difficult to locate or obtain

Magazines are….. A regular publication aimed at a profession, business or interest. May include articles, news, jobs, new products, events, advertising etc.

Magazines….. •Provide latest news •Information often concise •Articles may lack detail •Information can be bias •Current issues readily available •Back issues may be hard to find •Useful adverts for jobs, events, new products etc

Now have a look at our Library Subject Guides

Library Subject Guides •Provide information on subject specific resources •Available for all subjects taught at Middlesex University •Course specific and user guides also available •Access: MyUniHub >MyStudy >MyLibrary •Help and advice •

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