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Introduction

These resources are designed to build your information searching skills and your ability to find the quality information sources for your studies. 

The page covers Library Search, evaluating what you've found, your reading lists, Kortext, Google Scholar and more.

myUniHub

The best way to access our resources is via myUniHub.  Off campus this is pretty much essential to ensure that links to the full text work properly.  You can find out more about myUniHub in this video:

The best way into the Library academic information resources is via My Library box in myUniHub:  [Video needs remaking as referes to Summon]

Library Search

Library Search is the best place to start searching.  Library Search looks for all the things the library has access to, things physically in the library or available via the internet.

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Choosing information sources

You'll need to use different resources depending on what you are doing.  This video takes you through the key types and what they are best for:

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Evaluating the information you've found

It's really important to reflect on the information sources you have used in your work.  If nothing else, you'll need to convince the person marking your work you chose wisely.  Alan and John's videos will help you:

Reading lists

Every module should have an online reading list created by the module tutor with the help and support of the library.  The list acts as a guide to the reading, viewing and other resources you need to pass the module. 

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eBooks

You have access to two sorts of ebooks.  Library eBooks which you "borrow" and then have to "return" after at most seven days and Kortext which are yours to keep.  This video explains how to access the Library eBooks for your module from the reading list.

Personal eTextbooks (Kortext)

Free personal eTextbooks are provided to all students enrolled on undergraduate and postgraduates modules based at the UK Hendon campus. The  eTextbook is yours to keep through your degree and after. You can read your books online or download them to your device.

The scheme is run in partnership with the company Kortext www.kortext.com look out for emails from Kortext sent to your Middlesex University email account. These emails activate your eTextbooks and update you on new books added to your account. Look for the emails and follow the instructions.

Access your personal eTextbooks by logging into myUniHub:

  • Go to myLearning and in any of your module areas look down the right hand column for the personal eTextbook icon
  • Click to access your free eTextbooks

For more information see our LibGuide on Kortext.

Improving your searching

We can always improve our searching skills.  Take the quiz to see how well you do:

Google scholar

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