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Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Monday, December 11, 2017
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session will introduce you to the basics of the library catalogue, WebCat, and the discovery search tool, DelphiS. You will find out how to search for books and journals in both and learn which is best to use and when. After the taught part of the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice some of your own searches with library staff on hand to help.

Finding information for your research (4th Yr FEE PGRs)

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. FEE
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
09:30 - 11:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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By the end of the session you will be able to Find key research material using Library resources; Develop skills in searching for and retrieving information; Save searches and create alerts. The session will take the form of a workshop combining instruction with practical exercises in using databases and other relevant resources

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, December 14
9.30 - 11:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate students
Thursday, December 14, 2017
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics. 

 

Academic writing: Bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, December 15, 2017
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session begins with a freewriting activity where you can express your thoughts and concerns about academic writing. After group discussion the session moves on to focus on useful resources and techniques for improving your writing. The session will offer you the chance to develop your skills through writing practice and a good writing process.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 1009
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In academic writing it is essential that in academic writing you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, in both your text, through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 1009
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session will introduce you to the basics of the library catalogue, WebCat, and the discovery search tool, DelphiS. You will find out how to search for books and journals in both and learn which is best to use and when. After the taught part of the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice some of your own searches with library staff on hand to help.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, January 22
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, January 26, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Promoting your work: exploring open access

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers.
Monday, February 5, 2018
15:30 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

 

During this session you will be introduced to the benefits of making your work Open Access and how you can do this. It will make you aware of the various research funders' open access policies and the funds available to help you publish your work in this way, and the REF Open Access requirements.

Bibliometrics: Measuring the impact of research

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Thursday, February 8, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Measuring research impact is increasingly important - and can be applied to journals, researchers and even whole departments or universities. This session will give you an understanding of the importance and key principles of bibliometrics - a key technique for measuring this impact. 

 

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, February 08, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, February 15, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session will introduce you to the basics of the library catalogue, WebCat, and the discovery search tool, DelphiS. You will find out how to search for books and journals in both and learn which is best to use and when. After the taught part of the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice some of your own searches with library staff on hand to help.

Referencing your sources: International Law

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate and taught postgraduate law students
Thursday, February 15, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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This session will focus on using the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) for citing and referencing international sources. Bring your laptops for hands-on practice in citing and referencing international law, including international treaties, International Court of Justice, UN documents, tribunals, WTO etc.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, February 23, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Monday, February 26, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Thursday, March 01, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, March 08, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session will introduce you to the basics of the library catalogue, WebCat, and the discovery search tool, DelphiS. You will find out how to search for books and journals in both and learn which is best to use and when. After the taught part of the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice some of your own searches with library staff on hand to help.

 

Literature searching using the systematic review methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Thursday, March 15, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library, Building 36, Training room 4077
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematised Literature Review, sometimes also referred to as a Systematic Review. The session will focus on key databases hosted on different platforms such as Proquest, EBSCO and Web of Science.

To register for this workshop please use Gradbook, click on the 'Book Now' button. Any questions, contact Doctoral-College@soton.ac.uk.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Thursday, March 22, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Promoting your work: exploring open access

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers.
Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

 

During this session you will be introduced to the benefits of making your work Open Access and how you can do this. It will make you aware of the various research funders' open access policies and the funds available to help you publish your work in this way, and the REF Open Access requirements.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, May 04, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9.30 - 11:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, May 17, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Bibliometrics: Measuring the impact of research

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Friday, May 8, 2018
10:00 - 11:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Measuring research impact is increasingly important - and can be applied to journals, researchers and even whole departments or universities. This session will give you an understanding of the importance and key principles of bibliometrics - a key technique for measuring this impact. 

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, June 07, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, June 14, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, June 18, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Monday June 25, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

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