Here at Queens' we're dedicated to developing your skills and helping you study in the most effective way possible. To that end, next week we are running several Research Skills workshops aimed at both undergraduates and graduate students.
Google and beyond workshop: How to become an expert at finding, evaluating, and organising essential readings for your course
Save time, astound your DoS and raise your game (academically) with your ability to locate, evaluate, and organise essential and rare information in your subject area. Two sessions to be led by Dr Tim Eggington (Fellow Librarian), Lucy Woolhouse (Reader Services Librarian) and Isobel Goodman (Library Graduate Trainee) will take place on Monday 29th October at 1.00-2.00pm and 5.30-6.30pm in DD47.
For more information and booking, see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350868172330945/
For graduate students:
Building & Organizing Bibliographies with Zotero
There are better and faster ways to build and organize a stellar bibliography besides typing it up by hand every time! This workshop will be an interactive introduction to using the free online bibliographic management system, Zotero.
We will cover how to implement and master Zotero and make it a part of your life, saving you from hours upon hours of reference hunting, re-typing references, and essay stress. Two sessions will be led by Lucy Woolhouse (Reader Services Librarian) and Isobel Goodman (Library Graduate Trainee) on Tuesday 30th October in DD47 at 1.00-2.00pm and 5.30-6.30pm.
For more information and booking, see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/448882965636027/
Advanced literature searching: Google Scholar versus Web of Knowledge/Scopus
Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge, Scopus - you may have been introduced to these online databases but learning how to make the most of them can be challenging. This in-depth workshop will show you how to do ‘advanced searching’ (beyond Author / Title / Keyword) and explain the secrets and joys of citation searching, the h-index, and ‘impact factor’. It will be useful to all who need to explore their topic independently and evaluate resources. Two sessions will be led by Dr Tim Eggington (Fellow Librarian) on Wednesday 31st October at 1.00-2.00pm and 5.30-6.30pm in DD47.
For more information and booking, see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1961914757255131/
How to get the most out of social media and online tools - SOLD OUT but waitlist available
Led by current Queens' PhD student Tyler Shores, this workshop will walk you through a number of invaluable resources to help you become a more efficient digital academic. It will provide some hands-on ways to use and optimize a range of social media and digital tools that can help you in your everyday workflow. The session will take place on Thursday 1st November at 1.00-2.00pm in DD47.
For more information and booking, see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/245067896174663/