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Researching

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Build your skills on using the library, note taking, reading and more to help with your researching

One to One sessions

In addition to our workshops below you can meet with specialist study skills tutors who can help you with all aspects of academic work. 

Core - Researching, using the library and referencing

An introductory workshop on how the library can support you in your studies, and how to use referencing software

  • Methods of finding sources
  • Support from the librarians
  • Referencing and introduction to referencing software

Format:
90min workshop

Recommended for 1st year Undergraduates but open to all

Dates:
2:00 PM on Mon, 30 October, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here
2:00 PM on Wed, 8 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here
2:00 PM on Fri, 17 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here

If you would like to know more please email: academicskills@gold.ac.uk

 

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Core - Successful reading strategies

An introductory workshop on how to effectively and efficiently use reading lists and reading materials

  • Reading lists and choosing what to read
  • Scanning for detail, skimming for key points and in depth reading
  • Taking notes as you read
  • Paraphrasing and summarising information

Format:
90min workshop

Recommended for 1st year Undergraduates but open to all

Dates:
2:00 PM on Mon, 23 October, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here
2:00 PM on Wed, 1 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here
2:00 PM on Fri, 10 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here

If you would like to know more please email: academicskills@gold.ac.uk

 

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Referencing and Zotero

An introductory workshop to referencing, with a focus on Zotero, which is free, online referencing software

  • Creating an account with Zotero
  • How to create an online library of references with Zotero
  • Learning how to add citations and bibliographies in seconds with Zotero

Format:
45 min workshop (it is advised that you bring your laptop if possible in order to install Zotero)

Available to all students from all years

Dates:
11:00 AM on Fri, 24 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here
1:00 PM on Thu, 30 November, Prokofiev Room (Library) - Book here

Contact eve.jamieson (@gold.ac.uk) for more information

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