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An abstract is a concise summary of a journal article or book. It can also refer to an electronic database which provides citations and summaries of articles or texts published in journals, books or other materials.
An academic journal is a peer-reviewed journal in which articles relating to a particular academic discipline are published. Academic journals include new research and the review of existing research.
Academic Writing and Language Lecturer
Academic Writing and Language Lecturers are based in the Learning Enhancement Team (LET). They can help you with your academic writing as well as using information effectively and ethically in your work. There is a AWL for each School in the University. AWLs provide a drop-in service at StudyHelp in the Sheppard Library (usually Mon-Fri 12noon-3pm during term time) or book at one-to-one with them https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/learning-enhancement-team/tutorials
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See: Recommended text
Many websites and databases have an alerts service which you can sign up for in order to be kept up-to-date with the latest news/information by email, text, fax, or voicemail.
When trying to access electronic resources, you may need to select the 'alternative login' link in order to access the Middlesex University (Athens) login page. Select 'alternative login' and search for 'Middlesex University'.
A list of material that you have used/referred to in your work, which includes details of the author, date of publication, title, place of publication, publisher, pages etc. The citation is followed by an annotation, which is a critical appraisal of the item and informs the reader of the author’s views, ideas and authority. It evaluates and describes the source and informs the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the item cited.
See: Journal article
Ask A Librarian
Librarians provide in-depth support with your subject specific enquiries. Located in StudyHelp on the 1st floor of The Sheppard Library. Staff are available in term time between 12.00am-2.00pm or via Chat.
ATHENS is a national authentication system for granting access to electronic resources subscribed to by the Library. Your Athens login is the same as your computer network/UniHub login. By logging on to MyUniHub > MyStudy (MyUniversity if you are staff) > MyLibrary you will automatically be authenticated as an MDX student or member of staff, so will not be required to log on to Athens again.
See: Academic Writing and Language Lecturer