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Enabling Services: Effective reading techniques

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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This workshop will explore the difficulties faced by individuals with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia and introduces strategies for aquiring higher level reading skills. The aim of the workshop is to improve the acquisition and retention fo new information, by looking at different reading techniques such as skimming, scanning, close reading and active reading.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, February 28, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library, Training Room 4077
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This workshop will include an introduction to Library Search, a one-search interface which allows you to discover online and print content across the Library’s collections. During the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice what you have learnt via some short activities with library staff on hand to help. By the end of the session you should be able to: find specific items on your reading list; gather information to write an assignment or compile a report; carry out searches using keywords, and find reliable information for your work.

Enabling Services: Reading critically and taking effective notes

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Thursday, March 14, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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This workshop will introduce methods and tools to help you to read and rite critically, and to draw conclusions. The workshop will focus on: What is meant by 'an argument,' assumptions and the need to consider other possibilities, to question, contrast and campare sources.You are encouraged to bring material for practical activities.

Finding information to support your research

For: Date: Time: Location: ECS, Physics and ORC PGRs unable to attend previous sessions
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
10:30 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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A practical course introducing you to the key databases and resources relevant to your research and improving your searching techniques to get the best results from them.By the end of the session you will be able to:
Find key research material using different library resources.
Develop skills in searching and retrieving information.
Save searches and create alerts.

Enabling Services: Effective reading techniques

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Friday, May 10, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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The course is suitable for students with dyslexia/SpLD. This workshop will explore the difficulties faced by students/individuals with dyslexia/SpLD and introduce strategies for acquiring higher level reading skills. The workshop will look at different reading techniques – scanning, skimming, close reading and active reading.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, June 20, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.