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-Searching Research Literature – 9 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Searching Research Literature

  • Thursday 9th February 2017 @ 12:30-13:30

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

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

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

Workshop – Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – 10 November 2016

(PGT)  Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 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 develo22p good practice in literature searching.

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

Online Workshop -Searching Research Literature – 4th April 2016

(PGT-Online) Searching Research Literature

  • 4 April 2016 @ 12:30 – 13:30book

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.

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 follow the following link:

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

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- Zotero Bibliographic Tools – 3 March 2016

(PGT – Online) Zotero (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • Thursday 3rd March at 19:00 – 20:00

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This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or

advice for using Zotero to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1. Sign up for a Zotero account https://www.zotero.org/user/register/

2. Download both the Firefox plugin and the standalone client: https://www.zotero.org/download/

3. Follow these video tutorials for getting started https://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials

4. Try to use Zotero before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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.

Workshop: Searching Research Literature – 27 January 2016

book(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 27 January 2016 at 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.

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 follow the link below:

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

Workshop: Finding Academic Literature – 12 Nov 2014

book(PGT – CSE) Finding Academic Literature

  • Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 12:15 – 13:45 (GMT)

This session is designed for Science and Engineering Taught Masters students. This practical session with Academic Support Librarians is designed to give students tips and advice in finding relevant academic literature for essays, reports, literature reviews, dissertations etc.

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.

If you are unable to attend the session but would like advice on finding academic literature, please get in touch with your Academic Support Librarian directly – http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/academic-support-librarians-a-z

Workshops: Searching Academic Literature

bookThere are two events which may be of interest to University of Edinburgh masters students

  • 8 Nov (14.00-16.00) – Searching Academic Literature (MVM)
  • 15 Nov (10.00-12.00) – Finding Academic Literature (SCE)

Writing a literature review can seem like a daunting prospect, especially for students who are new to this University and its library facilities. The session will help by providing a brief introduction to library resources and services. However, as the course concentrates on the use of online bibliographic databases, its main purpose is to help you find relevant research literature efficiently.

To  book onto an events: http://edin.ac/16I4vjZ

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

Other Resources:

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The Institute for Academic Development provides links to a number of resources which can support Masters students, including:

  1. Developing your English
  2. Literature searching
  3. Managing reading workloads
  4. Writing at postgrad level
  5. Assignments: planning and drafting
  6. Meeting academic standards
  7. Critical thinking
  8. Presentations and posters
  9. Using digital media
  10. Books
  11. Study tips videos
  12. Guides and codes

You can access the above links from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/learning-resources