The Library can help you develop information skills in order to:
- Find quality information: to improve your marks, you will be expected to search independently for journal articles and books rather than rely soley on recommended readings. To identify additional literature, it's advisable to use the Library's subject resources rather than Google.
- Avoid plagiarism: When you submit coursework, you declare that you haven't plagiarised/copied another person's work. Therefore, you need to understand fully how to cite/reference the information that you use.
- Impress your future employer: the ability to find, evaluate and synthesise various sources of information is a skill that's integral to many workplace practices.
Training events & tutorials
- Training events for undergraduates and taught postgraduates
- Training events for research postgraduates: part of the PGSkills programme - view previous presentations
- Information skills tutorial: finding recommended/additional books & articles
- Writing skills tutorial: for undergraduates and taught postgraduates: evaluating what you read, writing an essay/report, presenting an argument
- Evaluating Scientific Research Literature: a tutorial
- Researcher development tutorial: for research postgraduates: reviewing literature, managing records, search tips, intellectual property, writing skills
Finding & evaluating information
Referencing, plagiarism & copyright