Whew! We are in March already, and you will all be beginning your academic studies for trimester 1. For some, it is the first time studying at a tertiary level, first time out of home, a wonderful time of meeting new friends and learning new things. Welcome to UNE! For others, it is warm welcome back as you progress further into your academic journey, delve further into your study and research and expand your knowledge. Either way, at any stage, the UNE Library has resources, services and facilities to help you on your way. Check out the list below of some of the workshops on offer in the Library. Whether this is your first year at uni, or whether you’re doing coursework at a graduate level, the Library has something to suit for you. It doesn’t matter if you are on campus, on the other side of the world, or visiting for a residential school, come along and see what you can learn about managing information and maximising your research skills. For most sessions you can choose to come along to the Library’s Training Lab or you can attend virtually via Zoom webinar.
Every month, the Learning & Teaching Services Librarians (Annette, Jane, Michael and Michelle) run sessions, including the following:
Borrowing and using Library Search
Learn about borrowing, readings and learn about simple and advanced searches in ‘Search’ – the Library’s discovery layer
Developing keywords & using Google Scholar
Find out how to take keywords from your assignment question, think of alternate words, and then start searching. Find out when to use Google Scholar and why to access it via the Library’s homepage.
Selecting the best information for your assignments
Can you tell the good articles, books and other sources from the bad? Learn the five criteria you can use to evaluate a resource. You may even learn how to spot Fake News, too.
How to find subject-specific information
Learn about the difference between indexes and databases, and get hands-on with databases such as Medline, Loeb Classical Library, EBSCO and Informit. Find out why the Subject Guide for your course will be invaluable to your studies.
EndNote referencing software basics
We’ll give you information about installing EndNote, adding records from databases such as ProQuest and Google Scholar, we’ll show you how to get all of the PDFs of articles and chapters off your hard-drive and indexed in EndNote, and we’ll create a Word document and insert citations and reference list entries without typing a thing.
Get in touch with the Library during March (or anytime) – we’re here to help!