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Finding Information training and workshops

 

Finding Information for your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60mins Live
All students
Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00 - 13:00
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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 how to search effectively, evaluate what you find and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

 

Finding Information for your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60mins Live
All students
Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00 - 13:00
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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 how to search effectively, evaluate what you find and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

 

Finding Information for your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60mins Live
All students
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
13:00 - 14:00
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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 how to search effectively, evaluate what you find and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

 

Accessing your library resources online

Duration: 21 mins  Recorded Start Training

This presentation provides an overview of how to discover and access online Library content for your research, assignments and dissertations. The session covers how to find resources including e-books, and journals, but also how to access these resources off-campus and find the full-text of journal articles. A PowerPoint version and a transcript of the session are also available alongside this presentation.

 

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.

 

Finding information for your assignments: Getting started

Duration: 20 mins  Recorded   Start Training

 

This interactive workshop will demonstrate how to get started using the library search tools WebCat and DelphiS. You will learn how to find specific resources such as online journal articles and ebooks, and how to refine your search results. The session also signposts the different types of support that the Library provides.

 

 

Finding information for your PhD

Duration: 22 mins  Recorded   Start Training

 

This recording was made in late 2019 when we were still on campus. Remember that you need the GlobalProtect VPN to access resources while off campus.

 

 

Research methods – introduction

Duration: N/A Start Training

Starting out on your research project? Discover the essential information and skills that you will need: working with your supervisor, integrity in research, planning, literature review, time management, and data management.

 

Search strategies

Duration: 16 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should should be able to:

-explain what a search strategy is
-idenfity key concepts and key words in a search question
-use search tools and techniques, such as Boolean operators, phrase searching and wildcards

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Subject guides

Duration: 5 mins Start Training

Tutorial which shows you how to find library resources specifically aimed at your subject area using the subject guides on the Library's website.

 

Subject/thesaurus searching

Duration: 6 mins Start Training

This tutorial takes you through some additional tools which will help you to develop your searching skills. It covers subject heading, thesaurus searching and citation searching.

 

Understanding your reading lists

Duration: 8 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to identify the different resources on your reading lists and use tools and approaches to find resources on your reading lists

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