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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 the timetable for the available dates and times and to sign up for the classes.

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: Library, Sir Ian Wood Building, Level 5.

When: check the timetable below for the available sessions.

How: there is no need to book in advance, just come along to the library reception desk during one of the scheduled drop-in sessions and someone will be available to help.

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, 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

Each week we are running a mixture of Harvard referencing sessions. Harvard Referencing for Beginners will cover the basics of Harvard referencing, showing you how to reference books, journal articles and websites. Although the class is aimed at beginners, if you have used Harvard before but would like a refresher, then please feel free to sign up.

Bring Your Questions: Harvard Referencing is aimed at those who have some familiarity with referencing but might be unsure about something in particular. Please come prepared by bringing your essay, assignment or specific referencing questions and someone from the library will be there to answer your query.

Where:  Harvard Referencing for Beginners: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3                                    

             Bring Your Questions: Harvard Referencing: Project Pod Alpha, 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)

Please note: If you have been asked to use Vancouver or OSCOLA referencing, please contact the library support team to arrange a session library.support@rgu.ac.uk

RefWorks Classes

Each week we are running a mixture of RefWorks sessions.

RefWorks for Beginners will introduce you to our RefWorks referencing management software, showing you how to access the system, store your references, insert citations into your text and create a reference list for your work. Although the class is aimed at beginners, if you have used RefWorks before but would like a refresher, then please feel free to sign up. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are referencing using the Harvard referencing style. If you are using Vancouver or OSCOLA, please contact the library support team to arrange a session library.support@rgu.ac.uk

Bring Your Questions: RefWorks is aimed at those who have some familiarity with using RefWorks but might be unsure about something in particular. Please come prepared by bringing your essay, assignment or specific questions and someone from the library will be there to answer your query.

 

Where: RefWorks for Beginners: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3                                                      

             Bring Your Questions: RefWorks: Project Pod Alpha, 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 the 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 library.support@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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