The Library runs workshops in databases, study skills and reference management software. Our workshops are open to all students but are aimed especially at undergraduates and taught postgraduates. The programme provides a supplement to the library-run courses offered through your department.
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This term’s programme includes the following workshops (workshops will take place in either Training Room 1 or Training Room 2,Central Library, South Kensington campus unless otherwise stated when you book):
28/2/13 12:00 – 13:00
This workshop will show you techniques for improving your academic writing skills. You will learn how to understand essay questions, look at different academic writing formats and gain some tips to help in those all-important exams. This workshop is aimed at those who are relatively new to writing at degree level.
Intelligent use of the internet
07/03/2013 12:00 – 13:00
We all use the internet but we don’t always know how reliable it is. This workshop will show you how to decide whether the information you find on the internet is valuable research or just plain rubbish!
14/03/2013 12:00 – 13:00
This workshop will provide you with general advice and tips on preparing a presentation, including how to plan a presentation, and what to do when you are a presenter.
Reading and note taking
21/02/2013 12:00 – 13:00
This course will show you techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills. You will learn how to read efficiently and effectively and how to make clear and useful notes.
Writing a literature review
26/02/2013 12:00 – 13:00
This workshop will help you to understand what a literature review is, and will provide advice on how to start preparing your literature review. You will learn about effective reading, evaluating your sources, and organising your literature review.
21/03/2013 12:00 – 13:00
Google Scholar is a service which uses the Google search engine, but searches only scholarly resources. This workshop will cover search tips, what Google Scholar can do for you, and the advantages and disadvantages of using Google Scholar.
Web of Science
19/03/2013 12:00 – 13:00
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine, social sciences and statistics.
14/02/2013 12:00 – 13:00
RefWorks is a web-based package that is particularly useful for undergraduates preparing projects and dissertations, and taught-course postgraduates who don’t use the same PC all the time.
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All courses are booked via Connect 2.0, the Library’s booking system.
Please note that for workshops with two dates listed, these are not two part courses: the same workshop is run twice.