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The Library

Learning Development: Training and guidance

Finding information

Finding information: successful searching

This workshop will cover:

  • finding books and journal articles using the Library website
  • creating an effective search strategy
  • how to locate the full-text of journal articles 
Finding company information

This workshop will show you how to locate and analyse company information relevant to your chosen subject.

Skills for success in second year: enhance your research and writing techniques

This workshop will cover:

  • reflecting and acting upon first year feedback
  • searching effectively for quality journal articles
  • critical thinking techniques to make effective use of sources in assignments

Referencing

Introduction to APA referencing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose and importance of referencing 
  • when you need to give a reference 
  • key features of APA referencing  
  • what information to include in an APA reference 
  • creating a reference list in the APA style  

APA is used by the Schools of Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science and Education 

Introduction to Harvard referencing

This workshop will cover: 

  • the purpose and importance of referencing 
  • when you need to give a reference 
  • what information to include in a reference 
  • key features of Harvard referencing 
  • creating a bibliography in the University of Lincoln’s Harvard style 
Introduction to IEEE referencing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose and importance of referencing
  • when you need to give a reference
  • what information to include in a reference
  • key features of IEEE referencing
  • creating a bibliography/reference list in the IEEE style
Introduction to MHRA referencing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose and importance of referencing
  • when you need to give a reference
  • being conversant with the footnote and bibliography components
  • creating a bibliography in the MHRA style

MHRA is predominantly used by English related subjects within the School of English and Journalism

Introduction to OSCOLA referencing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose and importance of referencing
  • when you need to give a reference
  • inserting and presenting footnotes in a Word document
  • the difference between a footnote and a bibliography reference
  • creating a bibliography following the University of Lincoln’s OSCOLA style

OSCOLA is used by the School of Law

Introduction to Vancouver referencing

This workshop will cover:  

  • the purpose and importance of referencing 
  • when you need to give a reference 
  • what information to include in a reference 
  • creating a bibliography in the University of Lincoln’s Vancouver style 

Vancouver is one of the styles used by the School of Life Sciences

Managing your references

Introduction to EndNote

This workshop will cover:

  • how to export and manually add references to EndNote
  • organising and editing your references
  • adding citations and creating a bibliography in a Word document
  • editing your citations
Introduction to RefWorks

This workshop will cover:

  • how to export and manually add references to RefWorks
  • organising your references in folders
  • creating a reference list/bibliography

Academic writing

An introduction to academic writing

This workshop will cover:

  • the features and process of academic writing
  • applying critical thinking to choosing sources, reading and writing
  • identifying an academic argument
  • constructing an effective paragraph

 

Essay writing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose of an academic essay
  • the typical structure of an essay
  • how to construct an effective introduction and conclusion
  • how to construct an effective main body paragraph
  • identifying features of critical essay writing
Report writing

This workshop will cover:

  • the purpose of an academic report
  • the sections of a typical academic report
  • how to construct an effective main body paragraph
  • identifying features of critical report writing

Presentation skills

Presentation skills

This workshop will cover:

  • design and planning
  • how best to practice a presentation
  • the elements of good presentation delivery

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word for long documents and dissertations

This workshop will cover:

  • structuring a document into sections (abstracts, methods section, chapters, etc)
  • creating and managing headers and footers, including page numbers
  • using footnote or endnotes for referencing and creating a bibliography
  • creating and managing tables of contents and tables of figures
  • using outline view to manage your document

Maths and Stats

Why do I even need a t-test (or p-value)?

This workshop will cover:

  • what a  p-value shows
  • how to interpret a t-test 
  • exploring data in SPSS 
How to start analysing data in SPSS

This workshop will cover:

  • building various graphs in SPSS
  • recognising the p-values that correspond to the graph outputs
How to get my data into SPSS

This workshop will cover:

  • inputting various data types into SPSS
  • exploring the “variable view” aspect to SPSS
  • inputting your own data into SPSS
Getting started in R

This workshop will cover:

  • downloading R onto your own computer
  • recognising the different windows in R
  • using some basic functions
  • using the “help” function of R