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  • The Library Detox: Tip 9

    SWOT is a collection of library eLearning courses available to all students, under their organisations in Blackboard. So far there are courses for introducing students to the library and finding journal articles. These can be found under My Organisation within your blackboard homepage.

    The library specialists are currently working on one for APA referencing which should be available early this year.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University

    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

     

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 8

    Our library guides can be found at http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk. They have been created by your librarians to help and support students, staff and researchers to use the library and find subject specialist resources.

    It is from these pages that you can find out more about your subject team and how to contact us, find a link to our library catalogue and hints and tips on getting the most of our resources.

    It is also from these guides that you can find a link to all our subject specialist resources and guides on how to get the most out of each resource. It is worth navigating these pages to find out, or remind yourself, of the rich, academic quality material available from the library.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University

    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

     

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 7

    The Bay library team participates in the university skills development programme for postgraduates. Further information on the programme across Swansea University campuses can be found at here.

    Sessions in the Bay Library in 2018 include:

    5th February Better Literature Reviews: finding key research 9.00 -10.30 am
    6th February Better Literature Reviews: keeping up to date 4.00 -5.00 pm
    9th February EndNote 9.00 -10.30 am
    13th February Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time 9.00 – 10.0 am
    15th February Enhancing your professional research profile 5.00 – 6.00 pm
    20th February Better Literature Reviews: finding smarter 5.00 -6.30 pm
    27th February Better Literature Reviews: finding key research  

    4.00 – 5.30 pm

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University

    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

     

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 6

     

    Tip Six: Ask a Librarian (Online Chat)

    Have a question? Need some help? Use our online chat to ask any research or library-related question.

    Swansea University Subject Librarians are available to chat from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Out of the above hours you can email your subject team and we will get back to you the next working day. The Bay library is manned 8.00 am to 12.00 am during term time and our Customer Service Team are able to provide advice and guidance on non-subject specialist library matters.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University
    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 5

    Our library guides can be found at http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk. They have been created by your librarians to help and support students, staff and researchers to use the library and find subject specialist resources.

    It is from these pages that you can find out more about your subject team and how to contact us, find a link to our library catalogue and hints and tips on getting the most of our resources. The Engineering Subject Guides can be found here.  The Sports Science Subject Guides can be found here.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University

    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 4

    The Academic Survival Kit (ASK) can be found at http://ask.swan.ac.uk. This fantastic and very comprehensive resource offers advice and guidance in planning and writing for your assignments. It also features a useful calendar to help you plan and schedule your work.

     

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University
    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 3

    There are many tools available to help with the referencing process. For those managing a large number of references, Swansea University Library subscribes to Endnote which is available from the Swansea University Unified Desktop.

    Endnote is a professional reference management software package used to manage references and bibliographies. It is a fantastic resource for collecting and managing references from our subscribed databases as well as free resources.

    A Word plug-in, also available from the unified desktop which allows for easy output of in-text citations and the reference list.

    Combined with EndNote Web, a web-based implementation of EndNote, the product offers mobility of resources as it not only manages references it can also manage the pdf attachments. As part of the Library Detox and the ‘Breakfast Bites’ we are running a short Endnote session on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 8.15 in the Bay Library.

    The following week on Monday, 12th February 2018 we will be looking at Mendeley.  Mendeley is a free referencing software, and therefore not supported by the library. It is an excellent resource which also works well with our subscribed resources.  It also has the ability to annotate PDFs and offers a platform to manage, showcase and connect to researchers worldwide.

    For those with less references to manage there is citation tool within iFind. Within each record you can get to the Citation in the Actions drop-down menu (see example below). This can then be copied and pasted into your work.  It isn’t always accurate and you will need to follow the guidance in your school’s handbook, but it certainly helps by providing the information needed to cite and reference your work.

    Likewise, the majority of our subscribed resources have citation tools.   Again, as with most referencing tools, it is important to check against your school handbook.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University
    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

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  • The Library Detox

    The Bay Library Subject Team are Naomi, Alasdair, Giles, Philippa, and Allison.

    We are here to help you find information for you assignments and reference the information that you use.

    You can book a face-to-face or Skype appointment with the librarians.  The book a librarian calendar can be found on the homepage of your subject specialist library guides.  For Management the link can be found here.  You are also more than welcome to email to book an appointment.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk
    The Bay Library
    Swansea University
    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

     

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  • The Library Detox

    Happy New Year and Happy New Semester and welcome to the Library Detox. This is a series of blog posts to promote good information literacy.

    Each day there will be a new blog with a simple tip to help you improve your information literacy and make managing your information cleaner and easier for your studies and research in 2018 and beyond.

    Over the last few months, Swansea University Information, Services and Systems have been working towards creating an Information Literacy framework. The framework is built on seven skillsets: Identify, Scope, Plan, Gather, Evaluate, Synthesise and Present and it is these skills that the Library Detox will address.

    Further information is available from your subject specialist support. If you haven’t already, please sign up to our blog.

    For further information please contact your library team:

    Engineering and Sport Science Team: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk

    The Bay Library

    Swansea University

    T +44 (0)1792 505500

    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

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  • Finding additional study space and campus PCs

    As you are aware, our Swansea University Libraries are very busy at the moment. If you are looking for somewhere to work, you can check our webpage for Additional study spaces to find rooms which are available outside the library on Bay and Singleton Park campuses.

    If you are looking for a PC, the College of Engineering IT team have a website which shows live, real-time updates of the number of free computers in the Bay Library as well as in select labs in School of Management, College of Engineering and Singleton Campus. The website is accessible from university PCs and via Eduroam, but is not accessible off-campus. Please be aware that there may be times when the PC labs are not free for use (when they are being used for teaching) and some labs may not be available to you (for instance the Engineering labs are only open to College of Engineering students). The website is still in development, so please be aware that it is not yet perfect. For instance, the PC lab in Nanhyfer is not yet included, though the intention is to add it in the future.

    Please ask for advice at the Information Desk in the library if you are having difficulty finding a place to study.

    Additional study spaces: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/library/studyspace/

    Availability of PCs: http://labstats.swan.ac.uk

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