Library workshops available to help taught postgraduates research their dissertations or projects

Once the exams are over, many taught postgraduate students will be turning their attention to their dissertations or projects and the Library is here to help you with a series of workshops that cover the research process, from choosing where and how to search for high quality sources to ensuring that your referencing is as good as it can be.

There are three workshops on offer and they will be taking place near the end of May, from the 21st to the 23rd. We call them Information Skills Refreshers as they aim to remind you of the best ways to use our resources and services as you embark on such a large piece of work. The three workshops are:

Part 1 – Starting your dissertation research. Covers planning, using Primo (our catalogue) to find print and electronic books and how to get the best out of search engines such as Google

Part 2 – Going further with your dissertation research. Covers how to identify, access and use the most suitable academic databases to find research level material in your subject. Also introduces RefWorks, software to help you manage your references and write your dissertation or project.

Part 3 – Managing your dissertation research. Carries on from Part 2, going into more detail on referencing and using RefWorks, as well as touching on how best to avoid possible accusations of plagiarism.

PLEASE NOTE: RefWorks is of limited use to those using Footnote referencing styles, such as OSCOLA.  Subject specialists from the library will be on hand to give support and advice.

To find out more about the workshops and to book a place please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking and look for Library Information Skills. Be sure to read the important information about each course before booking

 

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