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Library Training: Welcome

Library Training

Libraries are all about learning. This inspires everything we do.

 

The Library provides a variety of classes geared towards helping students find and evaluate credible and peer-reviewed sources for their essays and assignments. This training is designed to develop students’ information and research skills to help them throughout their academic career. 

 

The standard training we offer is as follows: 

TOUR

 Tour of the Library's spaces with a brief description of some of our services. This is essential for all First Years. Please begin with this.  Tours are available in September (we may not be able to offer them later as usage is high and tours disturb others) so please book this first. 

NEXT STEPS

Designed to assist students in finding, assessing and understanding academic information. A more in-depth look into searching for reliable sources on MultiSearch and Databases and other relevant platforms for essays and assignments. 

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HARVARD REFERENCING & PLAGIARISM

An introduction to the Harvard Referencing style used in DkIT and information about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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MINI CLASSES

 Only bookable by lecturers. Mini Classes are 15-minute tutorials at the beginning of your class where a member of library staff can provide a refresher for students on how to use the Catalogue and/or MultiSearch. 

ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

Book a customized 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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FIRST STEPS

Students will receive an introduction to finding credible and peer-reviewed sources for essays and assignments using the Library's Catalogue, MultiSearch and Databases. 

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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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MENDELEY REFERENCE MANAGER

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

An introduction to the free Mendeley referencing manager and PDF organiser.

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DROP-INS

Drop-in Classes  are run regularly throughout the academic year. Topics covered include Referencing, Mendeley and general queries. See our Drop-in Classes calendar for details. Come along to any class that interests you. Mendeley classes must be booked in advance.