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Considering Postgraduate Study and What to Expect

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop exploring different postgraduate study options, what’s involved and how to find and apply for courses.  

Location: 37/2001

 

SpLD Group Workshop: Introduction to Study Skills - Part B: Critical Thinking and Reading Strategies

Duration: For: Date: Time: 90 mins Live
Students engaged in support from Student Disability and Inclusion team.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
16:00 - 17:30
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A small group workshop designed for students with a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, this workshop is designed to help you maximize the critical content within an assignment.   We will discuss critical thinking, what it is and why it is important. We will demonstrate active and critical reading strategies to help reduce your workload by helping you get what you need from text in a way that is efficient, reducing the need to go back and re-read  text multiple times.  There will be opportunities to ask questions related to your own work and share experiences with others, in a small, informal group setting.

This is part of a series of workshops designed to support students with a specific learning difficulty, such as Dyslexia. Students may choose to attend Parts A and B however there is no requirement to attend both sessions. This workshop will take place at Building 37, Highfield campus.

 

How to reference and avoid plagiarism

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
13:00 - 14:00
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In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This workshop 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..

 

Critical Thinking an introduction

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
12:00 - 13:00
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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 workshop will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There are opportunities to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Explore…Covering Letters

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, November 25, 2021
15:00 - 15:55
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An interactive workshop, looking at how to create impact with your covering letter, presenting yourself positively and demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Location: 37/2001

 

Explore…CVs

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, November 25, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop, exploring how to target your CV to a specific role and demonstrate your skills effectively. 

Location: Online

 

Explore…Personal Statements

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Friday, November 26, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop, exploring how to write an effective personal statement for postgraduate applications.

Location: Online

 

Literature searching using databases

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
All students
Monday, November 29, 2021
14:00 - 15:00
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This workshop will help you to identify which databases to use for your assignments.  Using the multidisciplinary database Proquest One Academic, you will learn step by step, how to create an effective search strategy using operators, syntax, and filters. 

 

Career Planning - Getting Started

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Monday, November 29, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An introductory workshop supporting you to get started with your career planning.  

Location: 37/2001

 

Cracking Online Assessments

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Monday, November 29, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop exploring the range of online (psychometric) tests you may encounter when applying for internships and graduate roles and providing some top tips on how to prepare. 

Location: Online

 

Finding and Securing Work Experience

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop exploring the work experience opportunities that are available to you during your time at university and for up to 12 months after you graduate

Location: 37/2001

 

Keeping on top of it all: managing your research material/data

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
Undergraduate & Taught Masters students
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
12:00 - 12:45
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Materials and/or data which you gather for your assignments can quickly build up. This online session aims to help you keep on top of it all, by giving you hints and tips for good practice which will prepare you for larger research projects as you progress in your studies. PGRs should refer to the Data Management Plan on Blackboard 

 

Explore…Personal Statements

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop, exploring how to write an effective personal statement for postgraduate applications.

Location: Online

 

Finding and Securing Work Experience

Duration: For: Date: Time: 30 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
14:00 - 14:30
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An interactive workshop exploring the work experience opportunities that are available to you during your time at university and for up to 12 months after you graduate

Location: Online

 

Video and Phone Interviews Masterclass

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop supporting you to reflect on your skills and experience and effectively communicate them to others. 

Location: 37/2001

 

Stand Out! How to identify your skills and stand out to employers

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, December 02, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop supporting you to reflect on your skills and experience and effectively communicate them to others. 

Location: Online

 

How to make better career decisions

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, December 02, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop exploring how to make informed career decisions, identifying some common barriers you may encounter and how to overcome them.  

Location: 37/2001

 

Explore…Covering Letters

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Friday, December 03, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop, looking at how to create impact with your covering letter, presenting yourself positively and demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Location: Online

 

E-Theses: What you need to know from the start

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
PGR 1st years
Friday, December 03, 2021
15:00 - 15:45
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The last thing any PhD student needs to be doing as they try to finish their corrections, is to gather together copyright permissions for the various images, diagrams, tables etc they have used in their thesis that came from elsewhere. This short session will help you avoid copyright and other pitfalls so when you come to your final submission, it's plain sailing! Note: this sessions does not go into great detail on using the UoS templates.

 

Explore…CVs

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Friday, December 03, 2021
15:00 - 15:55
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An interactive workshop, exploring how to target your CV to a specific role and demonstrate your skills effectively. 

Location: 37/2001

 

Considering Postgraduate Study and What to Expect

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Monday, December 06, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop exploring different postgraduate study options, what’s involved and how to find and apply for courses. 

Location: Online

 

Making the most of Open Access publishing: Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
Staff and PGRs
Monday, December 6, 2021
14:00 - 15:00
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This session includes a short introduction to open access publishing followed by a Q&A session so that we can cover the areas that interest you. We can discuss types of open access, funder policies, uploading your journal articles to our institutional repository, publisher deals, finding open access material and anything else you would like to ask.

 

Explore…Personal Statements

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Monday, December 06, 2021
15:00 - 15:55
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An interactive workshop, exploring how to write an effective personal statement for postgraduate applications.

Location: 37/2001

 

Disability, Disclosure & Employability

Duration: For: Date: Time: 90 mins Live
All students
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
12:15 - 13:45
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A Disability and Employability Event where speakers from a range of organisations will speak about their experiences of either working with a disability or of supporting others in the workplace.

Location: 85/2113 & Online

 

Find My Why: What drives your career?

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop helping you to understand and talk about your career motivations: your values, your interests and your personality. 

Location: 37/2001

 

Explore…Covering Letters

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
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An interactive workshop, looking at how to create impact with your covering letter, presenting yourself positively and demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Location: Online

 

Literature searching using databases

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
11:00 - 12:00
Book Now

This workshop will help you to identify which databases to use for your assignments.  Using the multidisciplinary database Proquest One Academic, you will learn step by step, how to create an effective search strategy using operators, syntax, and filters. 

 

SpLD Group Workshop: Revision and Exam Preparation

Duration: For: Date: Time: 90 mins Live
Students engaged in support from Student Disability and Inclusion team.
Monday, December 08, 2021
17:00 - 18:30
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Designed for students with a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, this workshop will explore a range of revision strategies and preparation methods for exams. The aim of the workshop is to support you to create a revision process which works for you. This can help to build your confidence and reduce overwhelm in the run up to the exam period. We will discuss strategies for breaking down exam questions and time planning under exam conditions. Although we won't have time to consider all exam types, we will consider how to adapt revision strategies and general exam techniques for short-timed written exams, multiple choice exams and longer timed assessments, such as a 48-hour assessment. There will be opportunities to ask questions related to your own work and share experiences with others, in a small, informal group setting. The workshop will take place virtually via MS Teams.

 

Cracking Online Assessments

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
Book Now

An interactive workshop exploring the range of online (psychometric) tests you may encounter when applying for internships and graduate roles and providing some top tips on how to prepare. 

Location: 37/2001

 

Video and Phone Interviews Masterclass

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, December 09, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
Book Now

An interactive workshop supporting you to reflect on your skills and experience and effectively communicate them to others. 

Location: Online

 

Exploring the Graduate Job Market

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Thursday, December 09, 2021
13:00 - 13:55
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An interactive workshop helping you to develop your commercial awareness and understand how to research and evaluate jobs and industries during your job.

Location: 37/2001

 

Critical Thinking an introduction

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
All students
Friday, December 10, 2021
11:00 - 12:00
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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 workshop will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There are opportunities to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Explore…CVs

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Friday, December 10, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
Book Now

An interactive workshop, exploring how to target your CV to a specific role and demonstrate your skills effectively. 

Location: Online

 

Cracking Online Assessments

Duration: For: Date: Time: 55 mins Live
All students
Monday, December 13, 2021
11:00 - 11:55
Book Now

An interactive workshop exploring the range of online (psychometric) tests you may encounter when applying for internships and graduate roles and providing some top tips on how to prepare. 

Location: Online

 

Finding and Securing Work Experience

Duration: For: Date: Time: 30 mins Live
All students
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
13:00 - 13:30
Book Now

An interactive workshop exploring the work experience opportunities that are available to you during your time at university and for up to 12 months after you graduate. 

Location: 37/2001

 

E-Theses: What you need to know from the start

Duration: For: Date: Time: 45 mins Live
PGR 1st years
Thursday, December 16, 2021
11:00 - 11:45
Book Now

The last thing any PhD student needs to be doing as they try to finish their corrections, is to gather together copyright permissions for the various images, diagrams, tables etc they have used in their thesis that came from elsewhere. This short session will help you avoid copyright and other pitfalls so when you come to your final submission, it's plain sailing! Note: this sessions does not go into great detail on using the UoS templates.

 

Searching the literature for your Systematic Review

Duration: For: Date: Time: 150 mins Live
PGRs and Staff
Thursday, January 20, 2022
14:00 - 16:30
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This course will provide a brief outline of the systematic review process, with a focus on hands-on literature searching, including different search methods for a range of bibliographic databases.

 

Making the most of Open Access publishing: Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
Staff and PGRs
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
10:00 - 11:00
Book Now

This session includes a short introduction to open access publishing followed by a Q&A session so that we can cover the areas that interest you. We can discuss types of open access, funder policies, uploading your journal articles to our institutional repository, publisher deals, finding open access material and anything else you would like to ask.

 

Making the most of Open Access publishing: Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
Staff and PGRs
Friday, February 18, 2022
14:00 - 15:00
Book Now

This session includes a short introduction to open access publishing followed by a Q&A session so that we can cover the areas that interest you. We can discuss types of open access, funder policies, uploading your journal articles to our institutional repository, publisher deals, finding open access material and anything else you would like to ask.

 

Making the most of Open Access publishing: Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
Staff and PGRs
Monday, March 21, 2022
15:00 - 16:00
Book Now

This session includes a short introduction to open access publishing followed by a Q&A session so that we can cover the areas that interest you. We can discuss types of open access, funder policies, uploading your journal articles to our institutional repository, publisher deals, finding open access material and anything else you would like to ask.

 

Searching the literature for your Systematic Review

Duration: For: Date: Time: 150 mins Live
PGRs and Staff
Monday, March 21, 2022
10:00 - 12:30
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This course will provide a brief outline of the systematic review process, with a focus on hands-on literature searching, including different search methods for a range of bibliographic databases.

 

Searching the literature for your Systematic Review

Duration: For: Date: Time: 150 mins Live
PGRs and Staff
Friday, May 13, 2022
10:00 - 12:30
Book Now

This course will provide a brief outline of the systematic review process, with a focus on hands-on literature searching, including different search methods for a range of bibliographic databases.

 

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.

 

Assistive Technology

Duration: 9 mins  Recorded Start Training

These short videos created by Enabling Services showcase a variety of Assistive Technology software that will help support your studies. Included are tips on how to use the software to plan and organise your work; how to read and proofread effectively; how to take notes and present, and how to use a selection of speech to text software

 

Basic Literature Searching Techniques (Health Sciences and Medicine)

Duration: 10 mins  Recorded   Start Training

 

This short recording will help you to identify suitable databases for your assignments, and develop a search strategy. Using the database CINAHL, you will learn how to use Boolean operators and syntax to create an effective search.

 

 

British Standards Online

  Start Training

FAQs on how to search and access the full text of all current British Standards and many international standards (e.g. ISOs/IECs).

Bob National (Box of Broadcasts)

Start Training

A set of video guides which take you through the basics of using this off-air recording and media archive service.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

Start Training

Available through CINAHL's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. CINAHL provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, health education and other related subject areas

 

Citation searching

Duration: 8 mins  Recorded Start Training

Find out how you can use citation searching to determine how many time a particular article has been cited.

 

Compendex

Duration: 4 Mins Start Training

Watch the 'Get started with Compendex' video for help with finding the latest engineering information across electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, mining and other cross-disciplinary areas. Also, take a look at the tutorials on using Engineering Village as this shares the same platform as Compendex.

 

Critical thinking: an introduction

Duration: 32 mins  Recorded Start Training

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 are opportunities to pause the recording and practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Critical Writing

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of critical writing: defining critical analysis, establishing the different types of analysis and how to deepen criticality through your writing. This is a Panopto recording of a live webinar.

 

Collecting data

Duration: 25 mins  Recorded Start Training

Learning objectives: Design a questionnaire to collect data, Identify appropriate questions to provide you with the most relevant data, Question types, layout, delivery

 

Describing and summarising data

Duration: 28 mins  Recorded Start Training

Content: Types of variables, tables and percentages, graphs

 

Data : averages and distributions

Duration: 16 mins  Recorded Start Training

Content: Averages, Distributions of variables, Percentiles

 

Data : Measures of Spread and Inequality

Duration: 17 mins  Recorded Start Training
 

PGR-DMP: Data Management Plans for Doctoral Student

Recorded Start Training

This is a mandatory course for all new first year Post Graduate Researchers (PGRs), but is available to all PGRs in Blackboard. Research data management is an important skill for all to help you keep your data safe, findable and reusable. The course aims to provide a general introduction for all disciplines and how to complete the PGR Data Management Plan (DMP) template. The course provides a certificate of completion to upload to PGR tracker and provide to your supervisor.

 

Datastream

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Guides to help you find and download data. Datastream provides financial and economic data for countries and companies worldwide, including equities, market indices, company accounts, macroeconomics, bonds, foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities and derivatives. The earliest data is from 1950. Only covers publicly listed companies.

 

Finding Information for your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: 13 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 how to improve your search skills, evaluate what you find and manage your references. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

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: 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.

 

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

 

EMBASE

Duration: 22 mins Start Training

Online presentation which provides an introduction to using EMBASE, a leading clinical medicine and biomedical database. This is divided into sections so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn about without going through the whole presentation.

 

Endnote Essential Training

Duration: 1 hr 23 mins Start Training

This comprehensive course from Lynda.com  will get you up and running with the desktop version of EndNote X8 for Windows users.  

In addition to completing the above course we recommend that you watch the following videos for supplementary help 

Please note  - the videos below were recorded using Endnote X7.  The main difference is that the appearance of the icons  has changed. The icons have the same names and functions, and appear in the same order.  Hover over the icons to see their names. We will replace these with videos using EndNote X8 as they become available.

Creating and keeping an up to date back-up (01:03 mins) - this is essential!
Add references to your Endnote library by hand (03:23 mins) - further advice on entering author's names and what to do if the author is a corporate body.
Remove duplicate references  (02:09 mins)
Importing a single PDF or a folder of PDFs  (03:06 mins)
Find Reference Updates (05.32 mins)
Cite While You Write  (06:22 mins) - includes removing citations from Word; adding page numbers to a reference; removing the author(s) from the brackets; formatting the bibliography to remove indents and add line spacing. 

 

Endnote - exporting from databases

Duration: 8 mins  

We recommend that you import references directly from your chosen database rather than using the online search with in EndNote. Here are some examples:

Export from Web of Science to Endnote  (03:06min)
Export from DelphiS or an EBSCOHost database (01:16)

Export from Google Scholar to Endnote (01:16min)
Export from COPAC to Endnote  (01:00min) - COPAC cross-searches the catalogues of major UK and Irish libraries including may universities, national libraries and specialist libraries. This would be more straight forward that the ISBN search suggested in the Lynda.com course

 

ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre)

Start Training

Introductory videos, search tips and other guidance on how to use this database. ERIC is the world's most widely used index to educational-related literature.

 

Evaluating information

Duration: 7 mins Start Training

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

- recognise the difference between 'good' and 'bad' information
- think critically and understand how to find quality, reliable information
- know how to get more help if you need it

Was this training useful to your studies?

 
 

Evaluating Information

Duration: 5 mins  Recorded Start Training

This short video about evaluating information, covers the variety of resources that you can use for your assignments.  It will help you to recognise the value of different resources for finding information, and there is a checklist that you can use for selecting information effectively.

 

Exam anxiety workshop: from stress to success

Start Training

This online workshop created by Enabling Services looks at what exam anxiety and stress is and covers a range of top tips for managing anxiety during the exam period. The course also includes a quiz to test your knowledge, signposts to further resources and links to support organisations.

 

Excel (for PC)

Start Training

This course will provide help with creating graphs and charts using Excel. Its divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Excel (for Mac)

Start Training

This course will provide help with creating graphs and charts using Excel. Its divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Finding information for your assignments: Getting started

Duration: 16 mins  Recorded   Start Training

 

This short video demonstrates 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

IEEE Xplore (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

  Start Training

A series of video tutorials which provide tips and techniques for using IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore provides full text access to all IET and IEEE journals and conferences since 1988 and all current IEEE standards.

 

Lexis Library

Start Training

PDF guides which describe how to use Lexis Library. In addition to reports and legislation, Lexis Library searches for journals, and the full-text of Halsbury’s Statutes and Halsbury’s Laws. We also subscribe to the Lexis Tax Reference Library, which contains a collection of specialist reports, journals and other materials. Access this via Lexis Library ‘Practice Areas’ tab.

 

LinkedIn Learning

  Start Training

Software and business skills instruction videos. This resource provides unlimited access to thousands of online courses covering IT software and business skills.

 

MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)

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Available through MEDLINE's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. MEDLINE covers literature from around the world since 1946. It has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms).

 

MEDLINE (Ovid)

Duration: 19 mins Start Training

Online presentation which provides an introduction to using MEDLINE, the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database, covering literature from around the world since 1946. Med has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms), you can find out more about these by looking at the Medline Special Techniques presentation.

 

Metrics: Introduction to Bibliometrics

Recorded Start Training

Aimed at researchers this series of Panopto videos covers: why metrics are important to you and the University; responsible metrics - some basic principles and limitations; using metrics to help decide where to publish; tracking how your work is being cited, and finding author metrics in Web of Science and Scopus. Accessible to all Southampton staff and students with their university login.

 

MLA International Bibliography

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Introductory videos, search tips and other guidance on how to use this database which gives information about scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics.

 

Nexis

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Tutorials which show you how to use the key features of Nexis. Nexis offers Full text access to newspapers and current affairs publications from all over the world, including the Financial Times. Articles from 1970s to current. IMPORTANT: includes low quality newspapers, so we recommend you search specific publications (see help guide). Also includes company profiles, industry news, country reports, biographies and legal cases.

 

Nvivo

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Learn to use NVivo Starter 11 for qualitative data analysis. Find out how to import, organise, analyse and visualize text-based research data (University of Southampton login required).

 

Open Access - making the most of Open Access publishing

 Recorded Start Training

Aimed at researchers this page contains Panopto videos and other online training to help you make your journal articles open access, and to find legal open access versions of paywalled articles. Accessible to all Southampton staff and students with their university login.

 

Passport

  Start Training

User Guide which provides a detailed overview of how to use Passport, allowing you to find the information you need more efficiently. Also, see the Library's guide on Getting Started with Passport. Passport provides statistics and in depth reports on companies, industries and countries worldwide. Includes consumer trends, demographic data, socioeconomic data, macroeconomic data and global reports.

 

Powerpoint (for PC)

Duration: 3 hr 1 min Start Training

Learn how to create, edit and share presentations with Powerpoint. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Powerpoint (for Mac)

Duration: 1 hr 6 min Start Training

Learn how to create, edit and share presentations with Powerpoint. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Proofreading: the basics

Duration: 20 mins  Recorded Start Training

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. There are opportunities to pause the recording and practice some of the techniques you have learnt via some short activities within the session. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

PsycINFO

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Available through PsycINFO's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. PsychINFO is the key database for psychology and related subjects. Contains references and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, some dating back to the 1600s.

 

Referencing

Duration: 5 mins Start Training

By the end of this activity you should be able to:
•understand what referencing is and why it is important
•understand when you must reference
•find out which referencing style you must use

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How to Reference

Duration: 9 mins  Recorded Start Training

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This presentation 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 are opportunities to pause the recording and practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the presentation. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

How to avoid Plagiarism

Duration: 3 mins  Recorded Start Training

A short film which tells you about what plagiarism is, why it's an important issue for students and what steps you can take to avoid it. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Research methods – introduction

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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.

 

Saving searches

Duration: 4 mins Start Training

Need help keeping up to date with information? By the end of this tutorial you should be able to save your searches and set alerts.

 

ScienceDirect

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Available through ScienceDirect's platform provider EBSCO, these video guides demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques. ScienceDirect provides full-text access to Elsevier published journal articles since 1995, selected journal backfiles and online books.

 

SciFinder

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Short, targeted training materials which demonstrate the features and capabilities of SciFinder. Special topics for advanced users are also available. SciFinder is the online version of Chemical Abstracts, the main database for chemistry. It provides easy access substance and reaction information, patent and journal references.

 

SCOPUS

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Learn about the features and tools of Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

 

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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Skills for Study

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Skills for Study offers an series of Interactive study skills modules, topics include: Getting ready for academic study; Critical thinking skills; Reading and note-making; Writing skills; Referencing and understanding plagiarism; Groupwork and presentations; Confidence with numbers

 

SPSS Statistics Essential Training

Duration: 4 hr 57 mins Start Training

Online learning course which shows you how to use SPSS to calculate statistics and more. This course is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn about without going through the whole course.

 

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.

 

Systematic Reviews

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Aimed at researchers, this Libguide page covers the steps involved in carrying out a systematic review in ten key stages, from planning and scoping to quality assessment and writing up. It contains short Panopto videos and links to other resources, supplemented with a Padlet for feedback as well as exercises to follow through to check understanding. Accessible to all. No login required.

 

Theses - what you need to know

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Aimed at researchers these recorded Panopto presentations cover key information about your thesis including copyright, clearing use of third-party copyright, embargoes and dissemination as well as how to prepare and submit your final thesis during the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Southampton staff and students will need to login with their university login to view the presentation on ‘Thesis and copyright’.

 

Theses - final thesis submission

Duration: 13 mins  Recorded Start Training

Aimed at researchers this presentation discusses how to prepare and submit your final thesis during the COVID-19 pandemic, under the revised regulations. It is available alongside other material on our Thesis training page: http://library.soton.ac.uk/thesis/training

 

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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University Thesis template using Word

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Created by iSolutions this online guide provides support with using MS Word for formatting a thesis and using the University template. .

 

Web of Science

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Video tutorials designed to provide training on using Web of Science (previously called the Web of Knowledge). Topics covered include search tips, setting up citation alerts and refining and analysing search results. Web of Science provides access to a number of databases including Web of Science Core Collection (covering engineering, science, health, social science, humanities, etc.), BIOSIS (biological & biomedical science) and Inspec (physics, computing, electrical & electronic engineering, etc.).

 

Westlaw

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A series of training videos and interactive lessons which introduce various aspects of using Westlaw. Westlaw holds a wide range of reports, legislation, journals and other publications. It offers various research tools, including ‘case analysis’ which shows the history and subsequent treatment of individual UK cases.

 

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

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Advice on registering, downloading data and getting further help from WRDS which provides access to a range of third party business intelligence data.

 

Word 2016 (for PC)

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This course will take you through the basics of Word from creating, editing, adding images, creating tables to formatting text and tracking changes. It is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Word 2016 (for Mac)

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This course will take you through the basics of Word from creating, editing, adding images, creating tables to formatting text and tracking changes. It is divided into bite sized chunks so you can jump straight to the feature you want to learn without going through the whole course.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Literature Review

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of writing a literature review chapter, or section, for a dissertation, or extended piece of writing: the conventions of a literature review, structural approaches and synthesis and techniques for managing a range of information. This is a recording of a live webinar.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of writing a methods or methodology chapter for a dissertation, or extended piece of writing: the difference between the methods and methodology, what's expected and practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is a recording of a live webinar.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of writing the introduction and conclusion of a dissertation, or extended piece of writing: how to structure both chapters, or sections, what to include, and not include, and the symbiotic relationship between the two. This is a recording of a live webinar.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

Duration: 60 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for a dissertation, or an extended piece of writing: understanding the overarching purpose of both chapters, or sections, in the context of the dissertation, defining the difference, and relationship, between the results and discussion and establishing a structural template for the discussion. This is a recording of a live webinar.

 

Writing Introductions and Conclusions

Duration: 45 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of writing effective introductions and conclusions: how to structure them, what to include, and not include, and the symbiotic relationship between the two. This is a Panopto recording of a live webinar.

 

The Basics of Structure

Duration: 45 mins  Recorded Start Training

This webinar covers the essentials of structure: structuring clear and coherent paragraphs, writing effective topic sentences and understanding paragraphs as building blocks. This is a Panopto recording of a live webinar.