You can use Google Scholar to link to our electronic journals. If you see a link to full text at Middlesex then you can access the paper. If the paper is not held by Middlesex, please use Inter Library Loan to get a copy.
Off site this only works if preferences are set to search Middlesex University Library.
For more information on searching Google and Google Scholar, see our slides on Effective internet searching.
If you are asked to login this is your usual Middlesex Username and Password, which you would use to login to a PC when on campus at the University.
You can download the statistical analysis software below from the Middlesex University download server or link to it as indictated.
We have created a Lynda.com playlist of courses to teach you how to use Nvivo, SPSS, Minitab and SurveyMonkey.
Nvivo allows a researcher to work with rich information, where deep levels of analysis on both small and large volumes of data are required. "It removes .. tasks associated with analysis, like classifying, sorting and arranging information, so you have more time to explore trends, build and test theories and ultimately arrive at answers to questions." It is often used for analyzing qualitative data from interviews.
SPSS: "Customers use SPSS to anticipate change, manage both daily operations and special initiatives more effectively, and realize positive, measurable benefits."
Minitab: "The leading statistical software used to improve quality worldwide."
Oxmetrics is "an integrated solution for the econometric analysis of time series, forecasting, financial econometric modelling, or statistical analysis of cross section and panel data"
STATA, "a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics".
Qualtrics: This is survey software available to university staff (not students) via the staff intranet.
This product is still under development, so if you are a researcher needing the full analysis functions of RefWorks, please use the old version, now known as Legacy Refworks.
RefWorks is the software for keeping track of resources you use, storing PDFs and formatting references. The software formats citations and references into the styles required by hundreds of journals, making citation within papers very easy to do, using a plug in to Word called Proquest for Word. Please see the New RefWorks page for how to videos and instructions.
Other products such as EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero are also available either for purchase or free via the internet.
LaTeX, which is pronounced «Lah-tech» or «Lay-tech» (to rhyme with «blech» or «Bertolt Brecht»), is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing.