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Dissertation training and workshops

 

Starting your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: 19 mins  Recorded Start Training

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 and how to access resources from our collections and beyond. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop. Please note that our Academic Skills face-to-face service is currently closed but we are offering online appointments for our UoS students and researchers at https://libcal.soton.ac.uk/appointments/academic-skills.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

Duration: 90 mins  Recorded Start Training

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of a dissertation, or extended project. Whilst often overlooked, this session emphasises the importance of both the introduction and conclusion and how they should be structured to bookend the whole dissertation. See this page for more workshops in the series. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Literature Review

Duration: 90 mins  Recorded Start Training

This workshop provides guidance on structuring and developing a literature review chapter, or section, for a dissertation, or extended project. The session briefly covers the main conventions of a literature review, before focusing on different structural approaches and techniques to help you synthesise literature. See this page for more workshops in the series.. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for a dissertation, or extended project. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way.

 

Dissertations: combining structure and formatting (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 18 mins  Recorded Start Training

Learn about best practice when formatting a long and structured document such as a dissertation. This is the first of three sessions run by iSolutions/the Library on using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This workshop allows you to get the very best out of Word functionality. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of what Styles are and why they are key to using Word; how to apply and modify key Styles; make use of the additional benefits of Styles - Navigation Pane, Table of Contents, Cross-reference and accessibility features. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Dissertations: using tables and graphics (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 28 mins  Recorded Start Training

Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when including data or graphical evidence. Such objects should be clearly labelled, referenced and made accessibility compliant. This is the second of three sessions run by iSolutions/the Library using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can: convert text to tables; repeat your table's header row; sort data inside a table; use referencing tools such as captions, cross-references and tables of figures; add accessibility features. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop

 

Dissertations: page layout (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins  Recorded Start Training

Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when using page layout features. This is the third of three hands-on sessions using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can correctly set up your file paper size and margins; create landscape pages for large tables or diagrams; create running content such as page headers and page numbering; ensure content that you want to appear together stays together. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.