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Ocean and Earth Science: Inductions

Subject guide for oceanography and earth science.

Welcome!

On this page you will find information about the planned induction sessions and online induction courses and materials for all Ocean and Earth Science students. 

Library sessions for Undergraduates

Induction week (week 0) welcome presentations

Event name Date and start time Location

Library welcome (Karen Rolfe)

Erasmus, Exchange and Science without boarders

 

Monday 25 September 2017, 14:15-14:45

 

Room G2 (level 6) NOCS

Library welcome (Karen Rolfe)

Undergraduate

Geology and Geophysics

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 11:15-11:45 104/20 Charnock Lecture Theatre NOCS

Library welcome (Karen Rolfe)

Undergraduate

Ocean and Marine Biology

 

 Thursday 28 September 2017, 11:45-12:15

 

104/20 Charnock Lecture Theatre NOCS

Short narrated version of the Library Welcome presentation given in week 0. A transcript of the presentation can be viewed on the Prezi website.

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Week 2 or 3 Library treasure hunt session

Sessions will be held at the National Oceanographic Library 68/104/01.

  • Check your online timetable (login to Sussed) for the time and date of your library treasure hunt session (sessions will be allocated by staff in central time tabling). 
  • This is a practical group exercise.
  • All Ocean and Earth Science students taking the mandatory module SOES1003
  • Undergraduate Credit and Science without Borders programmes 4911 and 5868.
  • MSci Biology and Marine Biology programme 5867
  • Natural Science – NATS1004

Library Orientation Programme 2017

  • For students taking SOES1003 there will be a link to the materials on BlackBoard  in your course module SOES1003-12142-17-18: 17-18-IT, Communication, Field and Laboratory Skills-12142.
  • You are expected to work though this programme independently
  • There are practical exercises included where you will need to email some information to your personal tutor.
  • Work through the materials over the following 6 weeks, you will need to plan time in to do this around your lectures, seminars and other activities.

For all other students who would like to complete the self guided learning programme to develop key skills and discover import information you will find the materials and exercises for this course are available from our Library Orientation Programme Libguide (opens in a new tab in your browser)

If you would like help at any time with using library resources or finding information for your subject, just email us at nol@noc.soton.ac.uk  and we'll arrange a session with you.

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Library sessions for Postgraduates

Induction session for OES Masters students (MSc/MRes) - PGT

Friday 29 September 2017: presentations, online resources and links

Group 1 at 13:15-14:45 in NOCS room 121/02

Group 1 at 15:00-16:30 in NOCS room 121/02

Welcome to the Library

New to the University of Southampton?

Spend a few moments getting familiar with key library tools and information for all new students available from our LibGuide.

Online training for PGT students

You can choose to look at any or all of the tutorials, but remember they can be revisited at any time during the year. Some tutorials have audio so don’t forget your headphones!

What is a subject database, and how can it help you with your research?

Subject databases now try one of these...

Your feedback

Please complete our short survey to give us your feedback on the whole of the session. The code to include on the online form is: SOESPGMSC

Next

  • Self-guided tour of the National Oceanographic Library

Following the hands on part of the session in the workstation room you will be taken to the library to complete the self guided tour (you will received a printed copy when you arrive in the library).

Induction session for OES PhD (PGR) students

Friday 29 September 2017 : presentations, online resources and links

Location: 09:30-11:30 in NOCS room 121/02

You can revisit this induction at any point throughout this academic year.

Welcome to the Library

  • [Prezi] - (20 mins) by library staff

New to the University of Southampton?

Spend a few moments getting familiar with key library tools and information for all new students available from our LibGuide.

Research support

Subject support for Ocean and Earth Science PGRs

What is a subject database, and how can it help you with your research?

Subject databases try one of these...

If you are using Google or Google Scholar...

Google and Google Scholar can be good starting points for your research as they will give you an overview of what published material exists on your topic. Both are easy to use and return results very quickly. However, sometimes there is just too much information. Here are some tips to help you search more effectively and find relevant results:

  • Don't just use Google (or Google Scholar), it is only one of your search tools, use the library resources on this subject guide as well.
  • Prepare your search - have a search strategy ready.
  • Don't give up looking through the results of a Google search after the first page or two as good quality material and unsuitable, poor quality material will be retrieved and appears to be randomly intermingled. 
  • Evaluate each site that you find before you use it.
  • Use Google Scholar to find content that has been made publicly available on the internet e-journal articles, material from institutional repositories and book chapters from many different sources across disciplines and formats. 
  • Be aware that not all information is publicly available on the internet, much of the full-text content or pdf versions of articles, ebooks will only be available to subscribers. If you find something that looks useful but you are being asked to pay for it check with library staff.
  • See these helpful tips on Getting the best from Google from University of Bedfordshire.

Managing the information you find

Referencing software or apps allow you to collect and organise citations, references from your literature searching - and then insert them into your document formatted in whichever style you choose. You can use them so store and organise the pdf files of the journal articles that you download from the subject databases or Google Scholar.

EndNote is fully supported in the University - but there are alternatives that you can explore for yourself, including Mendeley or Zotero. Find out more from our referencing software guide

Explore some more...spend some time exploring this online course

You can choose to look at any or all of the tutorials, but remember they can be revisited at any time during the year. Some tutorials have audio so don’t forget your headphones!

‚ÄčAcademic Skills

As you work through your course you may need support with academic skills. Learn more about our academic skills services including face to face and online support.

Your feedback

Please complete our short survey to give us your feedback on the whole of the session. The code to include on the online form is: SOESPGPHD

Next

  • Self-guided tour of the National Oceanographic Library

 

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