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Archaeology: Skills for Success

Citing and Referencing

The Citing and Referencing guide provides information on styles and reference management software. Referencing your work correctly is essential. If you acknowledge the work of others you are taking steps to avoid plagiarizing someone else's work. You are also allowing the reader to trace your line of research. The University of Southampton academic units or disciplines will recommend which citing and referencing style you should use.

Library Online Training

Shutterstock image 279648503. Edited and used with permission.The library online training  introduces you to search techniques that can be applied to the online library catalogue, databases and search engines to locate information in various formats. The activities are relevant to new and returning university users for current and future application. 

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Academic Skills Hub

Image shutterstock_234852934The Academic Skills Hub is located on Level 2 in the Hartley library, room 2045.  There are a range of resources available to help you develop any area of study skills where you feel you need help. Drop in Monday to Friday, 10 to Noon and 14:00 to 16:00, for guidance and advice about planning and writing dissertations and essays, referencing, study skills and research questions. 

Academic Skills Website

You will find guidance and advice on all aspects of academic skills on our webpages  

Included are factsheets, videos, and details of useful books, relevant online information, and a modular online course called Skills4Study Campus.

Assignment Planner

Just got an assignment? Not sure how to start?  This Assignment Planner is a step-by-step guide to help you plan, organise and find the resources you need to complete your assignment. You can save your work and return to the planner at any time. Please provide feedback or let us know if you have any questions. 

Training and Workshops

There are a wide range of workshops run by library staff and staff in other support services, such as Careers and Employability Services or Enabling Services. These will support you in your studies and help ensure that you make the most of your time at university.

Take a look at the Training and Workshops to see which are most appropriate for you – you can book library sessions or drop in and stay if there is space available.

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