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Library Training: Research and Information Skills

Library

Research and Information Skills (RIS) classes teach a wide range of skills vital for students at all levels.

All classes will be facilitated online for now. Further information regarding face-to-face classes will be available later in the semester.

Our preferred software is MS Teams but we can arrange Zoom classes on request.

Please use the booking forms below. Other queries can be emailed to information.skills@dkit.ie.

 

We also provide an Introduction to the Library lesson on Moodle.

This is a self-paced lesson available to all DkIT students. We highly recommend that students begin with this.

FIRST STEPS

An introduction to the library and our resources and how to find quality information.

Designed for 1st year students or those unfamiliar with library resources and/or finding quality information.

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NEXT STEPS

An in-depth tutorial on finding, understanding and evaluating academic information for assignments.

Designed for 2nd year to postgraduate students who are familiar with the library and have a basic understanding of academic resources.

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HARVARD REFERENCING

An introduction to DkIT’s Harvard referencing style and why referencing is important.

Designed for students who are familiar with the library and have a basic understanding of academic resources (books, journal articles, websites).

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CUSTOMISED CLASSES

If there are elements of library information and research you would like to focus on or need guidance with, booking a customised session will give you a catered class tailored to your information needs and queries.

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MINI CLASSES

A 15-minute tutorial at the beginning of your class. A member of library staff will provide a brief introduction or refresher on how to use the Catalogue or MultiSearch.  Only bookable by lecturers. 

ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

Book a customised session with a library staff subject liaison to go through any specific issues you wish to address in your research, essays, or assignments. 

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MENDELEY REFERENCE MANAGER

Our Mendeley tutorial will be available in October September 2021 as a self-paced online tutorial. More details will be available here.

If you need a Mendeley tutorial in the meantime please complete the 'Customised Class' booking form and we will try to accomodate you.

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