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Instructional Tutorials

A short overview of Library Search, what it can do for you, and how it can improve your research experience.

An explanation of where to find Library search, both via the Middlesex University Dubai website, and UniHub. Plus the advantages of signing to access personalised features.

A tutorial demonstrating how students can browse for books using keywords and filters to pinpoint relevant results.

A summary of how to quickly find out if we have access to a specific book within the Dubai collection. This tutorial demonstrates how to find and access both print and ebooks, plus locating books within the physical library collection.

An overview of how to place book requests, an explanation of borrowing privileges, tips on how to stay up to date with item return updates and library notifications.

An explanation of how to use Library Search to find academic, magazine, and newspaper articles, plus other online materials. An overview of how to limit results by including additional search terms, and using filters such as subject terms.

A summary of the three different searches for specific online articles; basic, advanced, and journal title search. With the help of a citation you can quickly determine if we have access, and retrieve from a database subscription service.

Step-by-step instructions on how to book Library Group Study rooms in Block 4.

The ‘Understanding and avoiding plagiarism’ tutorial will help students define the different forms of plagiarism, understand the relationship between plagiarism and academic integrity, identify the consequences of plagiarism, and use strategies to avoid plagiarism.

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The ‘Creating relevant search terms’ tutorial is intended to assist students with the development of effective search skills. The tutorial covers: formulating relevant search terms using mind-mapping, generating synonyms, narrow, broad and related search terms, and utilizing subject terms and keywords from found items for future searching.

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