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Welcome to LibGuides@Southampton: Infoskills

Putting it all together ..

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Conference Proceedings

Data & Statistics

Official Publications

Grey Literature

Library workshops - what our students say!

Keep in touch ..

To contact us by email, phone, in person or 'Ask as librarian', look at our enquiry services page for more details.

Let us help you - workshops, drop-in sessions & more

Throughout the year we will be offering a number of 'training sessions' on many of our key resources!

Sign up to learn how to Search Smarter and Search Faster! 

If you need to improve your IT skills then try IT Training and Learn with Lynda

Postgraduates - Don't forget the Library runs many other useful courses to aid your postgraduate studies ... book yourself on generic courses via Gradbook or make use of the individual support available via Deskside Training.

What are InfoSkills?

Search smarter

Want to get better results? Take a look at our 4 Steps to Successful Searching guide.

Teach to use our online resources

Here are some tutorials which we've created to help you use the Library's online resources.

... Find it, Use it!

Finding information for your course / assignment / research
Need help finding resources specifically for your subject? Try the Subject Guides....

Searching for articles on a topic?
Search the A-Z list of all our online databases or go to your own Subject Guide for a list of subject specific databases.

Some subjects also rely on other key or special resources such as archives, artists collections, newspapers and many more ... Detailed information can be found here or from your Subject Guide.

Technical Information
Do you need information from patents, standards, data collections, conferences and technical reports? Then look here or at your Subject Guide!

Avoid plagiarism and acknowledge material written by others that you have used in your work? Look here for general guidance, examples and information on the different referencing styles and reference management software available. Or go to your Subject Guide for specific help on the key style/s used by your academic unit!

New! Academic Skills Hub

Want to be successful in your studies?

Then take a look at the Library's Academic Skills Guide (more details below) or visit us in the Academic Skills Hub, Hartley Library, Level 2 just past the IT Help Desk. 

What are Academic Skills?

Critical Thinking .. find links and information on reading skills, reflective learning, critical appraisal, problem solving and more.

Academic Integrity .. for helpful information, links and resources on referencing, plagiarism, copyright.

See also the official UofS Academic Integrity Statement.

Academic Writing ..  lots of helpful links, tips and resources on notetaking; essay, report and reflective writing; using good English and grammar plus much more.

Information Management
Learn skills to gather, organise and communicate relevant resources and information.

Presentation Skills .. are more than designing powerpoints. Learn about working within a group; creating posters; performance skills and more.

Exam Techniques
What kind of learner are you? Use the relevant revision techniques, reading strategies, exam skills and other techniques as outlined for your learning style.

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