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2 What today’s session will cover: Research Strategy: 5 stages Finding information on the library website Searching the library catalogue Searching an online database: Ebscohost Online searching tips Evaluating information Exercises: Referencing 3 items in-text and end-text © Central Institute of Technology

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4 1. Understand question or topic Research Strategy Cycle 2. Search for information Write Final Essay 4. Evaluate the information 5. Reference your information 3. Expand search boundaries © Central Institute of Technology 2011

5 Understand the topic: - identify the keywords and other search terms “Discuss the importance of choosing a suitable site when planning an event.” location venue organising arranging function conference © Central Institute of Technology 2011

6 Identify the concepts and search terms… Discuss the importance of choosing a suitable site when planning an event. Concept 1Concept 2Concept 3 siteplanningevent or venueorganisingfunction or locationarrangingconference © Central Institute of Technology 2011

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8 8 Library Homepage

9 © Central Institute of Technology Library Website Search

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12 © Central Institute of Technology Library Homepage

13 © Central Institute of Technology Library Catalogue Search

14 © Central Institute of Technology Library Catalogue Search Page

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18 © Central Institute of Technology Library Homepage

19 © Central Institute of Technology Database Search

20 © Central Institute of Technology student number date of birth

21 © Central Institute of Technology Choose Databases

22 © Central Institute of Technology Database Search Page

23 © Central Institute of Technology Database Search Results

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25 Online searching tips… Boolean Operators AND (+): limits the search as both keywords must appear in the document hazards AND events OR: expands the search as either keywords will appear in the documents conferences OR seminars NOT (-): limits the search as excludes one of the keywords from the documents “outdoor events” -festivals © Central Institute of Technology 2011

26 More searching tips…. Quotation marks: searches for the phrase e.g. “convention centre” Plus sign: in front of a word ensures that word is included e.g. events +sponsorship Synonym searching: ~ in front of a word finds synonyms e.g. ~inexpensive = cheap, affordable, low cost Define: before a term finds definitions e.g. define:itinerary © Central Institute of Technology 2011

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28 Examining, selecting and rejecting resources Ask yourself these questions… √ Is the information correct? √ Is the information relevant? √ Is the information reliable? (who is the author/sponsor?) √ Is the information up-to-date? √ Is the information free from bias? (is it trying to persuade?) √ Is it what I need? © Central Institute of Technology 2011

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30 What is Referencing? Referencing is a method of acknowledging sources of information that you have used in your written work. The Harvard Referencing system is the method used at Central Institute of Technology. Stokes 2009 © Central Institute of Technology

31 When do you have to reference? If you:  quote (use someone else’s exact words)  copy (use stats, figures, tables, images, etc)  paraphrase (convert someone else’s ideas into your own words)  summarise (use a brief account of someone else’s ideas) Rottnest Island 2008 © Central Institute of Technology

32 When do you not need to give references? References are not required for items of general knowledge or common knowledge. Common knowledge includes facts that are well known within the community in which they are used. An example: Rottnest Island is home to the quokka which is an Australian native animal. Quokka 2008 © Central Institute of Technology

33 What if you don’t reference?  Plagiarism is the term used when someone copies another person’s ideas or opinions as their own and doesn’t acknowledge the original source of the information.  Plagiarism, whether deliberate or accidental, is a form of cheating and is not acceptable.  Remember, if you plagiarise in your assignment you may fail  © Central Institute of Technology

34 Step 1 When taking notes for an essay topic, write down all the relevant bibliographic details of your information source. For a book: author year of publication title edition publisher place of publication Note taking 2007 © Central Institute of Technology

35 Step 2 Insert a brief citation at the appropriate place within the text of your essay where this information is used. Example of an In-Text Reference: Freeman 2010, p. 24 © Central Institute of Technology

36 Step 3 At the end of your assignment add a list of References or a Bibliography containing your information sources with full citations. Example of an End-Text Reference: Freeman, M. 2010, Basic guide to event management, Focal Press, Oxford. © Central Institute of Technology

37 General Rules for End-Text References List references in alphabetical order by author Where there is no author, use the title Use italics or underlining to indicate titles Separate each element of the reference with a comma [See example on p. 7 of the Referencing Guide] © Central Institute of Technology

38  author’s surname and initials  year of publication  title of book (underline or use italics)  edition (if not the first)  publisher  place of publication © Central Institute of Technology [See p. 16 of Referencing Guide]

39 © Central Institute of Technology Title Page Back of Title Page

40 Conway, D. 2006, The event manager’s bible: how to plan and deliver an event, 2 nd edn, How To Books, Oxford. (Conway 2006, p. 19) © Central Institute of Technology

41  author’s surname and initials  year of publication  title of article (in single inverted commas)  name of journal (underline or use italics)  volume number  issue number or date  page number(s) [See p. 19 of Referencing Guide] © Central Institute of Technology

42 © Central Institute of Technology INSIDE ARTICLE The Events Industry in 2020 Story by Rob Frank Page 40

43 Frank. R. 2010, ‘The events industry in 2020’, Mice.net, April, p. 40. (Frank 2010, p. 40) © Central Institute of Technology

44  author’s surname and initials (or sponsor)  year of creation (or update year)  title of web page (underline or use italics)  Retrieved statement, giving month day year  from name of URL (web address) [See p. 26 of Referencing Guide] © Central Institute of Technology

45 © Central Institute of Technology © Commonwealth of Australia 2009

46 Commonwealth of Australia, 2009, CHOGM 2011, Retrieved: August 1, 2011, from (Commonwealth of Australia 2009) © Central Institute of Technology

47 Finally… Referencing an Image © Central Institute of Technology In-Text Rottnest Island 2008 End-Text Rottnest Island, 2008 [image], Retrieved: March 11, 2011, from

48 © Central Institute of Technology References for Images Note taking, 2007: ClipArt used with permission from Microsoft. Quokka, 2008 [image], Retrieved: March 11, 2011, from Rottnest Island, 2008 [image], Retrieved: March 11, 2011, from Stokes, N. 2009, Referencing guide: using the Harvard referencing system, Central Institute of Technology, Perth.

49 If you require further assistance with referencing:  Ask at the Library Service Desk   Check out the OIL module on Harvard Referencing on the library © Central Institute of Technology

50 Library Homepage: © Central Institute of Technology 2011


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