Workshop – Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – 25th October 2017

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 25th October 2017 @ 09:00 – 12:30

The Course is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and develop good practice in literature searching.UNI 11

The key objectives and aims of the course are:

  • Develop  an understanding of how information resources provided by the Library and beyond, both printed and electronic, are organised and their major features
  • Develop the ability to search and evaluate research literature by performing advanced search strategies and techniques, such as by using Boolean search operators
  • Develop the ability to manage search results and citation styles with the help of a bibliographic management software such as EndNote.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

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Online Workshop – Get the best from your library – 5 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 5th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (GMT Time)

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation https://youtu.be/srqpOtxXgE0 .

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…image of a keyboard

  • Know how to discover and find the resources available via the Library.  This will include databases and journals recommended for your subject area
  • Know how to get your hands on readings and how to access full text articles or books from references you already know
  • Know techniques for planning your research and finding new publications on a topic

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom).Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Online Workshop – Pre-arrival Getting started with the library – 22 August and 7 September 2017

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Getting started with the Library

  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017 @ 12:00 – 13:00
  • Thursday 7th September 2017 @ 10:00-11:00

In this session, we will cover the essential things you need to get the best from the

Library at the University of Edinburgh for your studies, whether you’re in Edinburgh or studying online. Please bring plenty of questions, and in this friendly and welcoming introduction and discussion, you’ll get a head start in preparation for your course.

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…

  • Know about the types of materials available in the Library collections
  • Know how to find physical Library locations
  • Understand how to access online Library resources (like ebooks, ejournals, etc.)EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
  • Know how to use the Library’s DiscoverEd catalogue to find resources you need
  • Know what to do if the Library doesn’t (yet) have what you need
  • Know how to get help when you need it

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom).Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

PGT Newsletter – August 2017

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (August 2017) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_12_Aug_2017

  • Online Pre-Arrival Summer School
    Workshops—August 2017
    Please note bookings will open from Monday 7th August 2017.
    Due to the popularity of these workshops, bookings may close early.
  • The University of Edinburgh—Student Welcome Events– September 2017
    Please note some of these events may require advance booking.
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Online Workshop – Get the best from your library – 16th January 2017

(PGT-Online) Get the best from your library

  • Monday 16th January 2017 @ 12:00-13:00

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover studentsas much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Upcoming Online Distance Learning Sessions

The Institute for Academic Development is running a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

All online workshops are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a brief list of online workshops we will run in October 2016.

  • Get the best from your library
  • Endnote Web (Reference Manager)
  • Mendeley (Reference Manager)
  • Effective Slide Design
  • Being Critical
  • Zotero (Reference Manager)

For more information and to book http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Online Workshop: Get the best from your library

(PGT-Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 6 October 2016 @ 19:00 – 20:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!

There are a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

Events for semester 1 of 2016/17 are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a list of online workshops we will run in semester 1.

Getting Started with Your Studies
Online Distance Learning – Welcome!
Get the best from your library
Endnote
Mendeley
Zotero
Effective Slide Design
Being Critical
Managing Your Exams: Strategies and Tips
Working Effectively Together
Getting Started with Scientific Writing
Being Critical for Assignments
Managing your exams: effective revision techniques
Networking for your Project
Dissertations strategies for writing
Postgrad Launchpad – Part I: Thinking about a PhD?
Postgrad Launchpad – Part II: Thinking about a PhD?
Project Planning

To register: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

PGT Newsletter -August 2016

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (August 2016) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_11_Aug_2016

  • All pre-arrival workshops available in September 2016
  • PGT Student Welcome Events
  • Careers Service support
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Introduction to the Online Library for Distance Learners – Jan/Feb 2015

(PGT – Online) Introduction to the Online Library for Distance Learners
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  • Saturday 31 January 2015 at 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)
  • Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular topics you’d like covered. The session will be tailored to cover as much as possible the topics which are requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session. 

To check the UK Time Zone click here

To register:

Saturday 31 January 2015 at 1200-1300 UK time – register: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=12552

Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 1900-2000 UK time – register: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=12553