Referencing

Workshop topics

Learn how to reference effectively and manage your sources for your assignments and research.

Discovering Images and Copyright

Find out how to locate good quality online images to use in assignments and on social media

Suitable for all students.

Format:
This is a 90-minute workshop.

This workshop introduces some key online resources which can be used to search for high quality images for use in academic assignments and other contexts such as social media platforms. You will also learn about the basic concerns surrounding the use of online visual resources and discuss strategies for finding and using copyright free images.

  • Find good quality copyright free images for use in academic assignments
  • Identify the main copyright issues that relate to online visual resources
  • Use and understand Creative Commons licences

Dates:
11:00 AM on Fri, 6 March, RUTHB 008 - Book here

For further information please contact Academic Skills

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Integrating research into your academic writing

This interactive session explores different ways of citing material from your bibliography sources inside your essay.

Suitable for all Goldsmiths students.

Format:
This is a 90-minute workshop.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the importance of in-essay referencing
  • Take away a bank of useful phrases for integrating quotations into your essays.
  • Have learnt paraphrasing strategies to avoid plagiarism and the overuse of quoted material.

Dates:
2:30 PM on Thu, 12 March, MMB 109 - Book here

For further information please contact Academic Skills

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Introduction to Referencing

Understand the principles of referencing and gain confidence before your next assignment.

Suitable for all students.

Format:
This is a 60-minute workshop.

You will be introduced to the basics of referencing and shown some simple tools to make the process easier.
By the end of this session students should be able to:

  • Understand why and when to reference others in academic work
  • Understand when to use in-text citations or footnotes and how this relates to the reference list
  • Find online tools to make referencing simpler

Dates:
1:00 PM on Wed, 4 March, Prokofiev Room, RUTHB - Book here

For further information please email Academic Skills

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Resistance Researching: Inclusive Citation

Practical approaches to decolonising library research practice.

Suitable for all Goldsmiths students.

Format:
This is a 60 minute workshop.

This 60 minute workshop aims to enable participants to understand that academic references and citations have a purpose (and a power) beyond plagiarism, and provide practical tips on how to resist privileging dominant voices by engaging in a practice of inclusive citation.

By the end of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Understand how citation practices can privilege certain voices whilst marginalising others
  • Critically review their research process for “inclusive citation”
  • Navigate and evaluate citation trails using Library Search, and databases such as Web of Science
  • Establish an ongoing practice of “inclusive citation” in their own research as a means to effect change

This workshop supports the Liberate our Library initiative, as part of Liberate Our Degree.

This workshop is part of Resistance Researching, workshops designed to suggest practical steps we can take to decolonising our library research practice.

Dates:
3:00 PM on Wed, 4 March, RUTHB 008 - Book here

For further information please contact Academic Skills

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Resistance Researching: Open Access for Resistance Researching

Practical approaches to decolonising library research practice.

Suitable for all Goldsmiths students.

Format:
This is a 60 minute workshop.

This 60 minute workshop aims to empower participants to explore how alternative publishing practices and platforms such as Open Access and social media can extend your academic engagement and promote open and inclusive scholarship

By the end of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Explain how the ethos of Open Access can contribute to the practice of ‘decolonisation’ in research
  • Understand how current mainstream academic publishing privileges and maintains primacy of dominant voices
  • Locate and use inclusive resources from non-western sources e.g. SciELO, African Journal Online
  • Critically evaluate academic social platforms such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Mendeley

This workshop supports the Liberate our Library initiative, as part of Liberate Our Degree.

This workshop is part of Resistance Researching, workshops designed to suggest practical steps we can take to decolonising our library research practice.

Dates:
3:00 PM on Wed, 26 February, RUTHB 008 - Book here

For further information please contact Academic Skills

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Zotero for Managing Your References (Part 1)

Learn to use this free tool to help manage your references.

Suitable for all students.

Format:
These are 90-minute workshops.

This beginners workshop will introduce you to the freely available reference management software called Zotero. Zotero can help you collect and manage your references as you find them and then quickly add them to your written work using automated in-text citations and an automatically generated reference list. 

You are strongly advised to bring your own laptop if you have one and make sure that you have installed Zotero in advance of the session. This video guide can help you. 

You will also be able to use Zotero on the computers provided if you do not have your own laptop.

By the end of this session students should be able to:

  • Check their Zotero is correctly set up and synced to their account
  • Understand the basic layout and benefits of Zotero
  • Use simple methods to add references to their Zotero library and make edits
  • Use the Zotero word processor plugin
  • Produce a reference list in a style of your choice

Zotero is recommended for all students and researchers who want to use to a tool to manage their references. Zotero is particularly useful for longer projects, dissertations, or research.

Dates:
3:00 PM on Tue, 25 February, RUTHB 008 - Book here
3:00 PM on Thu, 5 March, RUTHB 008 - Book here

For further information please email Academic Skills

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Zotero for Managing Your References (Part 2)

Improve your efficiency with Zotero and use advanced features.

Suitable for all students.

Format:
These are 90-minute workshops.

This second Zotero session is aimed at students and researchers already familiar with Zotero who want to know more about its advanced functionality and added features. You should have already attended the beginners session first unless you are experienced using Zotero for managing your references.

You are strongly advised to bring your own laptop if you have one, and are expected to have already installed Zotero and used the basic features for adding references. You will also be able to use Zotero on the computers provided if you do not have your own laptop.

By the end of this session students should be able to:

  • Use advanced methods to add references to your Zotero library, including exporting multiple references at once and creating chapter references
  • Check and remove duplicate references
  • Utilise advanced functions in Zotero to manage research and note taking
  • Use groups to share references

Dates:
3:00 PM on Tue, 3 March, RUTHB 008 - Book here
3:00 PM on Wed, 11 March, RUTHB 008 - Book here

For further information please email Academic Skills

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