Research Skills Central

Course materials for teachers of information literacy

The research landscape: embedded modular provision

These two sessions – ‘Introduction to the research landscape’ and ‘Surviving the research process’ – form the backbone of an embedded, modular course of research skills support originally designed for … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to do a literature search

If I had to choose just one class to give out of my programme, it would either be Academic Reading and Writing or this one – and I don’t think … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Referencing without tears

“It’s amazing the different referencing systems that students are using.” “You mean Harvard and Vancouver?” “No, I mean Zotero and Mendeley” (Helen Beetham, ‘Strange encounters: academic learning and digital know-how‘, … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to avoid plagiarism

In many universities the institutional attitide towards plagiarism is one of detection rather than deterrence: in other words, the focus is on punishing the deed rather than developing an understanding … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Here be dragons

‘Here Be Dragons’ is designed to offer a different take on traditional library instruction. Rather than representing the library as merely its catalogue, this presentation deploys old maps, dragons and … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to find things on your reading list

This is a ‘Library and Information 101′ course: an introduction to the catalogue and the e-journals collection. The focus is very practical – it’s about finding material quickly and easily … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Academic reading and writing

This session aims to give students strategies for staying on top of their reading and to make explicit the role of structure in academic writing. It also offers opportunities to … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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