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Research and information skills

Key academic skills | Academic writing | Reading and research | Digital technology | Work with numbersPersonal wellbeing | Doctoral Skills  | Multiple skills

Reading and research

      Also explore our other topics in the menu above, and check out the bootcamps and writing gyms, or the doctoral skills topic.


Academic skills webinars

These are library research support sessions for staff and doctoral researchers. Select a title to find out more, and book your place. (Sign up to UniHub before booking.)

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Referencing sessions

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.


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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.


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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. 


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Skills Guides

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.

For statistics, also see our section on Working with numbers