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Learning Development: Training and guidance

Finding information: successful searching

  • Find out how to search for information for your assignment using the library website
  • Create an effective search strategy
  • Evaluate results and locate the full-text of an information source


Find out how to reference different types of information sources in your assignments in the following styles:

  • APA
  • Harvard
  • OSCOLA  

Managing your references with RefWorks

  • An introduction to the reference management software RefWorks 
  • Find out how to export and add references
  • Organise your references in folders
  • Create a reference list/bibliography

Managing your references with EndNote

  • An introduction to the EndNote reference management software
  • Find out how to manage and organise your references
  • Create reference lists/bibliographies

Essay writing

This workshop is aimed at beginners and will cover:

  • essay structure
  • effective paragraphs
  • how to write introductions and conclusions
  • academic argument
  • moving away from descriptive writing and towards critical writing

Being critical

This workshop is aimed at beginners and will cover:

  • critical reading
  • critical writing
  • developing an argument


Report writing

This workshop will look at:

  • organising and structuring your information
  • analysis
  • formal language

Presentation skills

Presentation skills will cover:

  • Using the library to prepare for a presentation
  • Planning and structuring a presentation
  • Handling stage fright
  • How to handle a post-presentation q&a