Library Support

Library Support For Your Studies
Level 3
Academic Year 2020-21
Sarah Simpson
Claude litner Business School
Subject Librarian
Introducton to UWL Library
resources

Learning outcomes
Video 1: Introduction to UWL library resources
Afer this session you will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of how to use Libsearch to fnd library resources relevant to your assignment
topic
Demonstrate knowledge of how to use the library catalogue to fnd the books and e-books for your
assignment topic
Identfy ways to to critcally evaluate academic sources
Part 2: Referencing basics
Afer this session you will be able to:
Identfy why you need to reference at University and how to avoid plagiarism
Demonstrate knowledge of how to reference from different sources
Demonstrate knowledge of how to set out in-text citatons and a reference list
Library – Opening hours
and key information
The Ealing campus library: open 24/7and
staffed hours 9 am -8.30 pm Mon-Thur,
Friday 9 am-6 pm weekends 10-6 pm
(subject to change)
Check link for opening hours on the
library website
You can borrow 15 physical items and they
will automatcally be renewed for 26
weeks (unless another borrower reserves,
then you’ll be sent a recall email to return)
You are required to wear a mask moving
around the library and campus.

How do I borrow and return?
Up to 15 items
Automatc renewals
Click and Collect
Print books for your course
Study skills Floor 1 – 808
Economics Floor 1 – 327
Taxaton Floor 1 -333

Accountng and Finance Floor 2 – 657 onwards
Human Resource Management Floor 2 – 658 onwards
Management and leadership
Financial Management
Floor 2 – 658 onwards
Floor 2 – 658 onwards

 

Marketng
Social Media marketng
Floor 3 – 658-659 onwards
Floor 3 – 658-659 onwards

Video
How to fnd
the book on
the shelf?

Print Books/EBooks
Use a Print Book/eBook:
when looking for a lot of informaton on a topic
to fnd summaries of research to support an
argument
to fnd background informaton
Find a Print Book/eBook:
Check our Catalogue or Summon
Check your Online Reading Lists
Check Kortex
Demonstration: Using your reading list to fnd books
E-Book Top tp: A number of our ebooks allow you to to the book or select quotes listen
Subject
guides

Magazines
Use a Magazine:
to fnd informaton or opinions about popular culture
to fnd up-to-date informaton about current events
to fnd general artcles writen for people who are not
necessarily specialists in the topic area

Online study skills
support
LinkedIn Learning
You can log in to LinkedIn Learning from the
Student Portal. It provides access to literally
THOUSANDS of online courses to complete. They’re
great for developing both soft and hard skills –
beneftting you in both your studies and your future
career.
Macmillan Skills for Study
Similarly, you can access
Macmillan Skills for Study with your UWL email
address, and you’ll have access to online modules,
articles and blog posts – all designed to develop
your study skills.

Activity: Download the
free UWL Library App
You can download the UWL library App for
free via
Google play (Android) or App store
(Apple)
The Library app includes
Lib Search, so you
can search resources, Library guides and
opening hours as well as many other
features.

Introduction to Databases
Collecton of organized informaton
Full text journal artcles
General and subject specifc
Free access for UWL students and staff
Video *What is a library database?
*Produced by University of Minnesota under Creatve Commons
Journals
Use a Journal:
when doing scholarly research
to fnd background on your topic
to fnd up-to-date research
Find a Journal Artcle:
Check Summon
Up to date
Covering new
developments

Journal databases
Collectons of journal artcles relevant to
a certain subject.
Examples:
Pro Quest (or Emerald)
EBSCOhost
ABI/Inform
ScienceDirect
Databases
Journals
Artcles

Why is it important to
use good information
resources?
To produce a good
essay/presentaton/thesis/course
work
To give your work scholarly
credibility
To give you more confdence with
research
Impress your tutor!
Google….
Current
Comprehensive – fnd something
on most topics
Easy to use
Just too much!
Authority Varies
May be denied access to
resources that UWL subscribes to
Difcult to refne search
Good places to start
LibSearch and Databases A-Z
LibSearch searches many but
not all the Databases
LibSearch covers journal
databases but not company
informaton databases

Looks the same,
but different from
Google..
Database search engines looks the
same as Google but are different, as
they don’t understand natural
language very well. They need
search skills to use.
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Components
of a search
What are you looking for?
Why are you looking for it?
Where are you going to look for it?
What keywords are you going to use?
What methodology are you looking for?
What type of source do you need?
What other limits do you need?
Structure
Wide ranging
Record what you are doing

Top tips for Boolean Searching
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“Quotaton marks” Searches for an exact phrase
e.g. “Business strategy”
*
Truncaton/wildcard
e.g. Strat* will retrieve Strategy, strategic and strategies
AND
Narrows results to fnd resources that use both terms.
e.g. Strategy AND Global
OR
Expand results to fnd resources that contain either terms.
e.g. Strategy OR plan
Tips for searching in library catalogues and databases
Synonyms
Can you indentfy the main KEY WORDS or ideas and
topics that defne your assignment?.
2. Can you think of any SYNONYMS (words that have
similar meanings) to help with your searches?
Collins Online thesaurus
htps://www.collinsdictonary.com/dictonary/englishthesaurus
UWL PPT Guidelines – Version 2 – February 2015 25
Example
26
Not all
sources will
be as useful
as each other
or as valid

Evaluate
your
informatio
n

Actvity: Using LibSearch via Mobile or a laptop
Activity: Using LibSearch to fnd resources
EZ proxy pop up – student number not E mail, IT password
STUDENT NUMBER ONLY
NORMAL IT PASSWORD

Activity: Using
LibSearch to
fnd resources
In this activity, use
LibSearch to fnd some
physical books at the Ealing
campus library on the topic
of study skills
Some suggested searches:
Report writng
Time Management
Presentaton skills
Reflectve writng

UWL Library App
(Free via Google play for Android, Apple App Store)
Log in to access full text
Choose
LibSearch
Tapping the Filter icon selects what to
search & shows search results

Using
LibSearch via
a laptop
Access library via Student Portal
LibSearch Eg; ‘Report writng’
Full text online and flter to
choose physical books

AFTER THIS SESSION…
SOME QUESTIONS FOR
REFLECTION
Do you feel more confdent now about searching for
library resources?
In what ways do you think using LibSearch is different
from Google?
If you’re somebody who normally uses print books
do you now think using E books could be a useful
opton?
If you’re somebody who normally just uses online
resources, do you now think borrowing print books
via Ealing campus library could be a useful opton?

Comfort break
Up next: Referencing basics.
Referencing basics
Referencing in Harvard
Sarah Simpson
Subject librarian
Claude litner Business School

In this
session
you will
learn
WHY YOU NEED TO REFERENCE
HOW TO AVOID BEING ACCUSED
OF PLAGIARISM
HOW TO SET OUT IN-TEXT
CITATIONS AND REFERENCE LIST
HOW TO ACCESS AND USE CITE
THEM RIGHT ONLINE

Defnition
“Referencing is the practce of acknowledging
in your own writng the intellectual work of
others” (Neville, 2016, p.1 )
Neville, C. (2016) The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. 3rd edn. Maidenhead: Open
University Press

Why do we
need to
reference?

What is Plagiarism?
Copying another person’s work, including the work of another student (with or without
their consent), and claiming or pretending it is your own
Presentng arguments that use a blend of your own and copied words of the original
author without acknowledging the source
Poor paraphrasing and summarizing
Paying someone to write your essay
Neville, C. (2016) The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. 3rd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press
A reference consists of….
In-text
citaton
Reference
list
Correctly
referenced
Acknowledgment in your text
directly after you have quoted
or used someone else’s words
or ideas.
Helps the reader locate the
correct reference from the
reference list.
List of the full bibliographic
information about the source you
have used.
Helps the reader know exactly
what information you used, and
how to find it.
You must give both parts of
the reference to avoid the
charge of plagiarism!

You can include written
material which isn’t your own
by:
Whichever one of these you choose to do, for each source you will need to provide
both an
in-text citaton and a corresponding entry in your reference list
Quotng Paraphrasing Summarising
Quotation- double
quotes
The author’s words are copied exactly
Quotaton marks (“…”) are added – where
quote begins and ends
You need the author’s surname, year of
publicaton and page number in brackets
The Claude Litner business school requires
all students to use double quotatons
around any quotatons used.
Why should you quote?
To give a defniton
WHAT was said and HOW it was said is important
(state the fact or idea which the author has
expressed in a unique and powerful way)

Example of direct quotaton
Quotaton marks
“When you make a claim about the way things are in the world, you
must offer the reader
evidence and say where it comes from.”
(Northedge, 1999, p. 191)
Author’s surname Year of publicaton Page number
Paraphrasing
Putng someone else’s work in your own words
Check that your paraphrase clearly supports the point you are making
Decide what you need to keep and what you can remove. What are you using
the informaton for?
Write your paraphrase from your notes
Use your own words and writng style
Always use an in-text citaton
The Big 4 Checklist
New words
New sentence structure
Same meaning as
original
In-text citaton
Example of paraphrasing
Topic sentence
Many study skills guides include useful advice for helping a student insert
references in his/her essay. For example,
Northedge (1999, p. 191 ) states
that when you are presentng a point of view, you must support this with
evidence and provide a reference.
author surname date of publicaton page paraphrased informaton
Summarising
The difference to paraphrasing is that a summary only includes the
main topics or headings from a piece of writing, with
details left out.
• Summaries are useful if there is a lot of detail in a quote that does not
add anything more to the main idea/s.
Give author’s surname and date of publicaton
Summarising example
There has been a huge rise in asthma diagnosis linked to
polluton from the increased cars, lorries and motorbikes
driving on roads and motorways.’
Summary:
The author argues there is a rise in asthma linked
to increased vehicles on the roads. (Harris, 2014)

In-text citation: layout and
examples
Direct Quotaton
Include the surname, date and page number
Cotrell (2008, p.147) describes the Internet as “a wide interconnectng set of computers”.
Paraphrase
Include the surname, date and page number
It is important to cite the work of other academics in your assignment in order to acknowledge
their ownership and respect the original work. (McMillan and Weyers, 2013, p.16)
OR
McMillan and Weyers (2013, p.16) state that it is important to cite the work of other academics
in your assignment in order to acknowledge their ownership and respect the original work.

In-text citations – place in
sentences
Beginning: Smith (2018, p.26) propose a similar algorithm which performed
extremely well.
Middle: The algorithm proposed by Smith (2018, p. 26) is an example of a holistc
system.
End: A combinaton of employee ignorance, negligence, and malicious behavior stll
poses a higher security risk (Smith, 2018, p. 75).

Example – Journal Article
The artcle is called Developing generic skills through university study: a study of arts,
science and engineering in Australia. It was published in the journal called Higher Educaton
in October 2010, volume 60, issue 4, by Paul Badcock, Phillippa Patson and Kerri-Lee Harris
In text Citaton
(Badcock, Patson and Harris, 2010)
Reference list
Badcock, P., Patson, P. and Harris, K. (2010) ‘Developing generic skills through
university study: a study of arts, science and engineering in Australia’,
Higher
Educaton,
60(4), pp. 441-458
Example – Website
You have been using the following website in your studies:
htp://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/10-effortless-ways-to-b
eat-frst-term-stress-at-university-9841312.html
In text Citaton
(Garlick, 2014)
Reference list
Garlick, L. (2014) 10 effortless ways to beat frst term stress at university. Available
at: htp://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/10-effortless-ways-to-beatfrst-term-stress-at-university-9841312.html (Accessed: 15 June 2020).

Referencing online news articles
Similar to citng web sites:
Reference the author, year of publicaton (in round brackets) Title of artcle
(in italics) available at: URL. Accessed: date (day month and year)
Roberts, D. (2013) US draf resoluton allows Obama 90 days for military
acton in Syria
. Available at : www.theguardian.com/world/syria
(Accessed: 9 June 2019)
EXAMPLE – Book
Imagine you have been using the book ‘Critcal thinking’ by Stella Cotrell. The book
was published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan who are based in Basingstoke. This
book is the third editon, and you need to quote directly from page 167.
In text Citaton
(Cotrell, 2017, p. 167)
Reference list
Cotrell, S. (2017) Critcal thinking. 3rd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
4 or more authors – Rules
change!
Cite the frst author, followed by ‘et al.’ (in italics). Same in your
reference list.
In-text citaton (Example)
This was proved by Young et al. (2005)….
Reference list (Example)
Young, H.D. et al. (2005) Sears and Zemansky’s university physics. 10th
edn. San Francisco: Addison-Wesley.

Example of a reference list
Flanagan, C. and Mcgee J. (2014) Toolkit for study skills. 2nd edn.
Cheltenham: Illuminate publishing.
Flood, A., Murray, W., and Rowell, G. (2018) Using sources. Available
at:
htp://webserver.forest.org.uk/library-1 (Accessed: 21 June 2020).
Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2013) Cite them right. Basingstoke:
Palgrave Macmillan.

Activity: Plagiarism quiz
Plagiarism quiz: multi choice
1) You have found a fantastc artcle. You cut and paste some parts from
this and add to your assignment, changing the order. You include a full
reference in your reference list.
Is this A) Acceptable? B) Plagiarism? C) Collusion? D) Other?
2) You have not got many responses from your questonnaire, so you write
up you think some respondents might have said, being as accurately as
you can.
Is this A) Acceptable? B) Plagiarism? C) Collusion? D) Other?
3) Again in your questonnaire, your colleague has got a much wider group
of responses. The results contradict your fndings but you stll include
incorporate their results into your own to be fair.
Is this A) Acceptable? B) Plagiarism? C) Collusion? D) Other?
4) You have write about a chapter you read in your own words but also
include an in text citaton for the ideas discussed and a full reference list.
Is this A) Acceptable? B) Plagiarism? C) Collusion? D) Other?

Plagiarism quiz: Answers
1) You have found a fantastc artcle. You cut and paste some parts from this
and add to your assignment, changing the order. You include a full reference
in your reference list.
B) Plagiarism – since you have not included in text citatons.
2) You have not got many responses from your questonnaire, so you write up
you think some respondents might have said, being as accurate as you can.
B) Both Plagiarism and unethical since interview permissions not obtained.
3) Again in your questonnaire, your colleague has got a much wider group of
responses. The results contradict your fndings but you incorporate their
results into your own to be fair.
C) Collusion – even if your colleague has agreed you are both plagiarists!
4) You have write about a chapter you read in your own words but also
include in text citatons for any ideas discussed and a full reference list.
A) Acceptable – this is complete referencing, as in text and a reference list
Cite Them Right Online
There is lots of help available on
referencing
Informaton on your Subject Guides
Basics tab on Cite Them Right Online
Online library drops ins
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