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Translation and Interpreting: Resources for Translation and Interpreting


Welcome to this subject guide for  Interpreting, and Translation.   

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Useful Databases

The University provides access to many online databases containing journal articles, and other information in a wide range of subject areas. 

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Finding Resources

Use Library Search to find articles, books, reports, DVDs, CDs and more.  Highly recommended for 1st year students.

Translation and Interpreting book are on the third floor (starting at 418.02).

Use Cite them right for Harvard referencing. Here is a link to a 'sample text and reference list using the Harvard style'.

Use your online reading list.

Use the databases to also find articles. Highly recommended for 2nd, 3rd, postgraduate students, and researchers.

If Middlesex does not have an item; do an Inter-library Loan, which is now free. Recommended for 3rd years, postgraduates, and researchers.  Request Form

Want to watch a video! Have a look at BOB (Box of Broadcast).

To access electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases etc) you need to sign into myUniHub.

UniHub > myUniHub > Mystudy > MyLibrary > My Subject.

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Need help with academic writing! See the Learning Enhancement Team.

They can help you excel in your academic communication, whether this is in written assignments or oral presentations, as well as using information effectively and ethically in your work.

Doing a literature Search?

A literature search is a systematic and comprehensive search for information.

The information you search for,  should inform, support and /or shape your research. It should allow you to find out what has been written in the past on your subject.

The information will be in books, journal articles, reports, case studies, policy documents, conference proceedings etc.

A Literature Review - Why do a Literature Review?

You will need to read and review what other people have written about your subject area for three of reasons:


(1) You need to set the work you have done into context.


(2) You need to show why you are doing this particular project – why did this work need to be done? How does this work fit into the other work that has been done? Why is it interesting? Who would like to know the results?


(3) It can also be helpful to look around the problem for helpful ideas, and compare your work to prior research.


A literature search needs to be systematic and focussed. It must also be evaluative – you need to critically evaluate each reference you find to determine if it is worth pursuing.

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RefWorks - is an online research management tool, where you can gather your references in one place, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

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