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General Learning Objects

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Plagarism: why you should avoid it
Cardiff University lecturer Stephen Rutherford talks about plagiarism and why you should avoid it.
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Finding items on your reading list
The University Library Service's quick video with top tips on finding items on your reading list. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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Renewing your items
The University Library Service's quick video for top tips on renewing the books and other items you've borrowed from the Library - so you can keep items for longer and always know when they're due back. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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Articles & More, updated version 2015
The University Library Service's video 'Finding journal articles with Articles & More' shows you how to access and use Articles & More to find journal articles and more for assignments and research. The video can also be found on YouTube.
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Articles & More
The University Library Service's video 'Top tips on ArticleSearch' shows you how to access and use the recently renamed Articles & More to find journal articles and more for assignments and research. Although the name has changed the functionality has improved, including more varied items in your search. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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Finding Information
The University Library Service's quick video for top tips on finding information for your studies using the electronic resources available at Cardiff University. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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Top Tips on searching Google
A selection of simple tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and relevance of your results when searching via this popular search engine.
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Top Tips on using the library
Current students dispense handy hints and useful advice about library resources and services. Aimed especially at new students.
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Finding and using eBooks
This video demonstates how to find and use academic ebooks at Cardiff University, concentrating on using the main ebooks platform - Dawsonera.
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How to reference journals and ejournals using the Vancouver (numeric) style
This video will explain how to cite and reference journals and ejournals using the Vancouver (numeric) style correctly. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to avoid plagiarism: 5 top tips
This video provides advice for students on common errors in citing & referencing and some tips on how to avoid charges of plagiarism. The video can also be found on YouTube.
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Placing reservations using LibrarySearch
This video shows how to place a reservation using LibrarySearch. The video can also be found on YouTube.
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How to get the best from Google Scholar: 5 top tips
This video will show you 5 top tips for getting the best out of Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to access journals from off-campus using Google Scholar
This video will show you how to access journals when off-campus using Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to cite and reference journal articles in the Cardiff University Harvard style
Useful video explaining the basics of referencing journal articles using the Cardiff University Harvard style. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to cite and reference web pages in the Cardiff University Harvard style
Useful video explaining the basics of referencing web pages using the Cardiff University Harvard style. It can also be found on YouTube.
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Do you trust the information on Wikipedia?
In this brief video from Survey Nation members of the public are asked whether they trust the information on Wikipedia. It highlights the differences in opinion concerning Wikipedia and some of the key reasons behind them. It provides an excellent starting point for discussion.
 
Wikipedia: beneath the surface (in under seven minutes)
Created by North Carolina State University Libraries, this video outlines in detail how Wikipedia articles are created and updated. It presents the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia from an educational perspective.
 
Accessing e-journals off-campus
Video demonstrating how to access e-journals off-campus when not using Cardiff Portal.
 
Evaluating online information
Features useful tips and advice on using the web critically and selectively when preparing academic work.
Duration: 5 min 53 sec.
This movie is part of a short series on IL-related topics. See Movies and Demonstrations for other titles.
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Citing and referencing: taking the frights out of your cites!
An entertaining and informative look at accurate citation and referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
Duration: 5 min 46 sec.
This movie is part of a short series on IL-related topics. See Movies and Demonstrations for other titles.
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Creating a mindmap
A customisable PowerPoint slide featuring an animation of the process of creating a mindmap.
 
Actions that might be seen as plagiarism
Flash animation detailing the common actions that may be deemed as plagiarism.
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Good note taking habits
A flash animated interactive movie that demonstrates good note taking habits in order to avoid plagiarism.
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How to quote from another author
Short flash animation showing how to take a direct quote from another author's work.
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Boolean search AND (1)
A brief flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean AND search works. Search terms include 'media' and 'bias'.
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Boolean search AND (2)
A brief flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean AND search works. Search terms include 'media' and 'terrorism'.
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Boolean search OR (1)
A brief flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean OR search works. Search terms include 'bombing' and 'terrorism'.
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Boolean search OR (2)
An alternative flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean OR search works. Search terms include 'bombing' and 'terrorism'.
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Boolean search OR (3)
A brief flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean OR search works. Search terms include 'atmosphere' and 'air pressure'.
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Boolean search NOT
A brief flash animation demonstrating how the Boolean NOT search works. Search terms include 'media' and 'internet'.
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Boolean search OR & AND (1)
A short flash animation showing how to combine the boolean search terms OR and AND. Search terms include 'bombing', 'terrorism' and 'media'.
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Boolean search OR & AND (2)
A short flash animation showing how to combine the boolean search terms OR and AND. Search terms include 'politics', 'election' and 'media'.
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Using a wildcard symbol in a search
A brief flash animation demonstrating the use of a wildcard when performing searches. In this example the wildcard is used to demonstrate variants of 'Buddhis*'.
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