Posts tagged Library workshops

Whenever we run one of our Library workshops on the referencing software Refworks we always need to remember to answer the ubiquitous question ‘How do I insert page numbers within Refworks?’. Fortunately, this is precisely what Elif Varol (Electronic Resources Library Assistant) has done as part of our Just Ask facility where students ask any question to the Library team – for the answer see below for a series of step-by-step screenshots. Also, why not check out Elif’s informative Thought Cloud blog at: http://elif.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/.

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http://ask.library.lincoln.ac.uk/faq/54123

I’ve just  attended some preliminary training on the referencing software EndNote, which would ideally suit researchers and those committed to longer-term research projects and developing specialisms.  You can use EndNote  to search for keywords, retrieving results and viewing the abstract. The references are then stored under tagging (‘labels’) and establishing themed groups. It is similar to our other referencing software, Refworks  but is probably more aimed at higher level students or researchers.  I was particularly impressed by the way a user could find freely available pdfs within the collated references, rating the article, the flexibility it offered, the use of ‘sticky notes’, and an easy keyword search within the references. You can find EndNote on university pcs (start > all programs > EndNote). There are some videos from endnote.com that will help you if you want to use EndNote.

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Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet

Based on a postgraduate workshop that took place last week, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but also includes a few others for historical research.

Just to let you know that Laura Pearson, our maths and stats colleague has added some more SPSS workshops to the MASH website.

Please email Laura at mash@lincoln.ac.uk to book you place

SPSS For Beginners –  28th November, 4-5 pm, Room UL101 in the Library

This is for you if you know SPSS is going to be part of your course and you’d like a brief overview of what it is and how to navigate around it. By the end of this session you will know how to input various forms of data, run some analysis to gain descriptives and frequencies.

 

SPSS For Intermediates – 5th December, 4-5 pm, Room UL101 in the Library

This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for the different t-tests, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output.

Daren and myself will be running a series of drop in workshops next week, w/c 24th Sept in arrangement with Siobhan Goggin.

The times are:

Mon 24th Sept – 9 til 10 and 11 til 12

Tues 25th Sept – 11 til 12 and 12 til 1

Weds 26th Sept – 9 til 10, 10 til 11 and 11 til 12

Fri 28th Sept – 9 til 10, 10 til 11 and 11 til 12.

We will be covering the new ‘Find it at Lincoln’ search engine, demonstrating FAME and Marketline Advantage, as well as showing you where to find company reports and journal articles.

A folder has been placed behind the main library desk, so please book on as soon as possible as places are strictly limited to 20 students per session.

The help guide to accompany this session is below:

Finding Information for Accountancy and Finance 12-13

If you would like to learn more about revision techniques in preparation for your forthcoming exams, then you may be interested in attending our workshop taking place on Monday from 2-3 in UL102, on the first floor of the Library. We have uploaded the presentation for this workshop as a taster for the session…

Revision and Exam FINAL V2

As part of the workshop you are encouraged to complete a learning styles questionairre. Everyone has a dominant learning style, to a varying degree, that will help your revision and alleviate some of the stress involved.

3 Study Methods

So, why not discover your learning style and be better prepared for your exams? Just turn up for the workshop – no need to book.

The Creative Review Handbook has ceased publication. However there is a web site available at: www.chb.com

It seems to be free to view and is continuing for the foreseeable future.

The new season of Learning Development workshops are now available. As before you do not have to book, just come along to the relevant session.

Finding journal articles for your assignment

30 January 11:00-11:50 in UL101
15 February 12:00-17:50 in UL101
2 March 14:00-14:50 in UL101
15 March 12:00-12:50 in UL101

Harvard referencing

24 January 13:00-13:50 in UL102
3 February 12:00-12:50 in UL101
20 February 15:00 -15:50 in UL102
9 March 14:00-14:50 in UL102

 RefWorks: the basics

2 February 12:00-12:50 in UL101
14 February 12:00-12:50 in UL101
23 February 12:00-12:50 in UL101
16 March 12.00-12:50 in UL101
27 March 14:00-14:50 in UL101

 Advanced RefWorks

29 March 17:00-17:50 in UL101 

Introduction to essay writing

26 January 13:00-13:50 in UL102
1 March 12:00-12:50 in UL102
9 March 12:00-12:50 in UL102

Understanding your assignment title

13 February 14:00-14:50 in UL102

Overcoming your fear of presenting

31 January 14:00-14.50 in UL102
7 February 14:00-14.50 in UL102

The Literature Review: What is it? Why do I need one? How do I do it?

6 February 16:00-16.50 in UL102
27 February 16:00-16.50 in UL102
15 March 16:00-16:50 in UL102 

An introduction to NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software

17 February 14:00-15:00 in UL101
28 March 10.00-11:00 in UL101

Revision and exam preparation

16 April 14:00-14:50 in UL102
30 April 14:00-14:50 in UL102

We are running workshops for first year Accountancy and Finance students, particularly focusing on Harvard Referencing and finding good quality journal articles.

There’s no need to book – if you are interested in attending, then please just pop along to UL101, the IT lab on the first floor of the Library at the following times:

Monday 23 January        11 – 12

Tuesday 24 January      11 – 12

Wednesday 25 January  11 – 12

Thursday 26 January      11 – 12

Common Fears of Public Speaking Handout

When?

  • 10 -11, 11-12, 12-1 and 1-2 on Mon 26th Sept
  • 10-11, 11-12, 12-1 on Tues 27th Sept
  • 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 on Weds 28th Sept

 What will be covered?

Finding company information, financial statements and researching journal articles.

Please book at the Library desk – places are limited to 20 students per session.