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Library Classes and Drop-in Sessions: 2016/17

In 2016/17 the library is offering a comprehensive programme of classes and drop-in sessions throughout the year to help support your study and research.

Find out more about what is on offer by exploring the sections below and then check through the timetable for the available dates and times and to sign up for the classes.

Please note that all classes and drop-ins, unless otherwise indicated, take place in IT Lab 321 in the GSS Learning Centre. Last year this room was numbered 337.

 

Drop-In Sessions: Ask the Library!

If you have any library queries, such as how to develop searching skills, access resources (e.g. journal articles), reference or get dissertation help, one of the library staff will be available to help.

Where: IT Lab 321 (formerly 337), GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3

When: check the timetable below for the available sessions

How: there is no need to book in advance, just come along to one of the sessions

Finding Information Classes

These classes will cover how to find the resources and material to support your assignments, study and research, including search tips and techniques and how to find useful books, eBooks and journal articles.

Each class has a subject focus so we can show you the best resources for your subject area and these are: Art, Design, Architecture and Construction / Business and Management / Computing and Engineering / Health and Social Care.

Where: IT Lab 321 (formerly 337), GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

Harvard Referencing Classes

Every week we are running a couple of classes about Harvard referencing and the sessions will cover the principles and practices of Harvard referencing as well was giving examples for the main types of items you will need to reference. These sessions are open to anyone who is interested.

Where: IT Lab 321 (formerly 337), GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

How to use RefWorks Classes

We are running regular practical classes that introduce you to RefWorks, our referencing management software. The session will show you how to access the system. store your references, insert citations into your text and create a reference list for your work.

These sessions are open to anyone who is interested but please note that while RefWoks works with a range of referencing styles the OSCOLA style it provides does not work with the Law School’s requirements.

Where: IT Lab 321 (formerly 337), GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

Research Workshop Programme

These workshops are aimed at researchers and cover topics including research data management and open access.

Where: IT Lab 321 (formerly 337), GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

Group Bookings for Students

You and your classmates can set up sessions with one of our library staff, on topics including referencing, finding information (books, journals, websites), guidance about specific journal databases or using RefWorks.

Interested? Then drop us an email at libclient@rgu.ac.uk and let us know:

  • how many people would like to attend,
  • what dates and times would be preferable and
  • what you would like us to cover.

We will be in touch shortly after to finalise the appointment details.

Where: location dependent on the group size

When: this will be worked out between the group and library staff

Timetable and Bookings

 

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