Summer Library Workshops

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The Library is offering a series of Summer workshops which any Goldsmiths student can attend.

If you would like to get a head start on finding literature for your dissertation, next assignment or project, if you want to learn to manage your references more effectively, or if you just want a refresher on using Library resources, sign up for a session using the library calendar:

http://libcal.gold.ac.uk

We are running and repeating three sessions:

1. Finding Resources: Social Sciences

This session will focus on finding resources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, for your research and other academic assignments. The session will cover skills applicable to a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on social science resources databases such as PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts, and JSTOR.

We will cover:

  • Search techniques
  • Finding journal articles
  • Identifying research articles/empirical studies

2. Referencing and Zotero

A refresher workshop on referencing with a focus on Zotero, which is free, online referencing software that is particularly useful for organising references for a longer assignment, project or dissertation.

We will cover:

  • Learning some basic principles of referencing and why it is important
  • Learning about different referencing styles
  • Creating an account with Zotero
  • Learning how to create an online library of references with Zotero
  • Learning how to add citations and bibliographies in seconds with Zotero

3. Finding Resources: Arts & Humanities

This session will focus on finding resources for your research and other academic assignments. The session will cover skills applicable to a wide range of students, with a focus on arts and humanities databases such as Art Source, Literature Online and JSTOR.

We will cover:

  • Search techniques
  • Finding journal articles
  • Specialist databases