The Library is here to help all postgraduate researchers as they begin, or continue their in-depth research with a series of Information Skills Workshops designed to their needs. With so much academic literature available through the University of Aberdeen, these workshops will give you the confidence and skills to locate and manage the materials you need.
The workshops will take place in April 2018 and will help you understand the resources available to you as researchers here at the University of Aberdeen, and how to get the best out of them. For further information and to book a place, visit
www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking and look for Library Information Skills classes.
There are four workshops on offer, each lasting two hours:
- Literature searching – Part 1: Getting started (16th & 17th of April)
- Literature searching – Part 2: Using databases (18th of April)
- Literature searching – Part 3: Managing your references using RefWorks* (19th of April)
Across the workshops we will look at:
- Planning your search
- Looking for books: using Primo and e-books
- Databases of academic literature
- Getting the best out of Google
- Managing your references with RefWorks
- Formatting Word documents with in-text citations and bibliographies
*IMPORTANT NOTE: The workshop focusing on the management of references (Part 3) is not suitable for research postgraduates in the School of Law, as the software used does not support the OSCOLA referencing style required for legal theses.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshops.