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Academic skills webinars
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These are library research support sessions for staff and doctoral researchers. Select a title to find out more, and book your place. (
This is a 60-minute online class to help you get started with APA referencing. The webinar includes interactive activities to let you practice your referencing and a chance to ask any questions you have about APA.
OSCOLA is a referencing guidance system specifically used in the area of Law and the legal professions. If you are studying on any of the Law degrees you may be required to use the OSCOLA system. Sessions are hosted online in Zoom - please use the links below to book via Unihub.
ProQuest RefWorks is an online tool that helps you organise your references, and format citations and reference lists in Microsoft Word. We will add more workshops on a weekly basis.
Sign up for a webinar to learn how to use ProQuest RefWorks to support your writing.
Explore our online guides to develop your skills in reading and research - each guide covers the basics of each topic, as well as linking to additional relevant resources.
- Using Library Search
Understand how to find the right resources for your assignments, with videos and interactive quizzes to help you check your understanding.
- Researching for Assignments (Science)
Tips for researching for assignments, such as understanding resource types, finding, acknowledging and evaluating sources.
- Effective reading
Our top tips on getting the most from your reading, taking effective notes from journal articles, and identifying links between sources.
- Literature reviews
This guide explains what you need to know in order to structure and write an effective literature review or annotated bibliography.
- Literature reviews (Health & Sciences)
How to find information for science or health based literature reviews
- Dissertations and research projects
Guidance for every stage of your research project, from planning to writing up.
- Designing research posters
Within this guide you will find all the necessary content and resources to help you construct your research poster.
- Success at master's level
Find out how to step up to the new challenges and expectations from tutors and employers at master's level.
For statistics, also see our section on Working with numbers