Information Skills Sessions

The Library is running information skills sessions across the academic year, designed to support your studies and help you prepare for assignments and exams.

If you want to learn how to use online software to make referencing simple, how to search for peer-reviewed journal articles, how to access other libraries in London and the UK, how to use our Special Collections and Archives, how to find online newspapers or video, how to use our online reading lists system or even how to confidently present your work, then we’ve something for you and you’re more than welcome to attend.

No need to sign up in advance. If there’s a session you like the sound of, just turn up. Please check the dates, times and rooms of sessions – most are in IT labs in the Rutherford Building (ground and first floor), but some are in Special Collections (ground floor) or the Prokofiev Room (second floor). Each session lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Referencing and Zotero

 

Learn about using Zotero (free and open-source online reference management software)

 

Wednesday 28th October, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Tuesday 1st December, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Thursday 3rd December, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 13th January, 13.00-13.45 (RB102)

Tuesday 9th February, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Thursday 11th February, 13.00-13.45 (RB103)

Wednesday 9th March, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 4th May, 13.00-13.45 (RB102)

 

Searching for information

 

Advanced tips for searching the catalogue

Effective database searching

Searching alternative formats

 

Monday 30th November, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 2nd December, 13.00-13.45 (RB102)

Friday 4th December, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Monday 8th February, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 10th February, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

 

Using other libraries

 

Goldsmiths students can use many other libraries in London and beyond – discover how to find them and access them

 

Wednesday 2nd December, 14.00-14.45 (RB102)

Wednesday 10th February, 14.00-14.45 (RB008)

Finding & Using Special Collections & Archives

 

What is a ‘special collection’ or an archive?

Find the collection you need, in London and beyond

Work hands-on with items from our collections

Discover how special collections and archives can contribute to your research

 

All sessions held in Special Collections and Archives

 

Wednesday 11th November, 17.00-18.30

Tuesday 1st December, 14.30-15.15 (Finding SC&A)

Thursday 3rd December, 14.30-15.15 (Using SC&A)

Tuesday 19th January, 17.00-18.30

Tuesday 9th February, 14.30-15.15 (Finding SC&A)

Thursday 11th February, 14.30-15.15 (Using SC&A)

Thursday 17th March, 14.00-15.30

Wednesday 13th April, 14.00-15.30

Finding newspapers and news online

 

Where to find primary source news reports and newspapers online

 

Wednesday 18th November, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 16rd March, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Searching for audio-visual resources

 

Learn more about Goldsmiths’ audio and video collections and more that are publicly available and suitable for research

 

Wednesday 25th November, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Wednesday 23th March, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Using online reading lists

 

The Goldsmiths online reading lists system shows the real-time availability of items in the library; as well as linking directly to online resources such as ebooks and journal articles.


This session will show students how to access the reading lists system and online resources both on/off campus, and the functionality of the reading lists system.

 

Friday 20th November, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Friday 12th February, 13.00-13.45 (RB008)

Presenting with confidence

 

Come and learn tips on how to speak to different audiences with confidence. We will examine clips of public figures like Obama, Clinton, and well known academics, and discuss useful strategies that will leave you more prepared to face the world!

Tuesday 3rd November, 14.00-15.00 (Prokofiev Room)

Tuesday 1st December, 14.00-15.00 (Prokofiev Room)

Wednesday 20th January 14.00-15.00 (Prokofiev Room)

Tuesday 9th February, 14.00-15.00 (Prokofiev Room)

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