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  • Breakfast Bites – Referencing your dissertation

    Are you writing your dissertation or research project? Do you know how to reference:

    • Conference papers
    • Journal articles
    • Information you’ve found online
    • Data and statistics…

    We can help you to reference all this and more! Come to our Breakfast Bites session this Thursday morning. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates

    Breakfast Bites sessions are held 8.15am to 8.50am in PC Room 2 of Bay Library. You don’t need to book – just come along!

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  • Engineering Reference Collection in Singleton Park Library

    Floor Plan of Level 1 East

    We appreciate that a lot of Bay students live closer to the Singleton Campus and in response to demand we have now created an Engineering Recommended Reading collection.

    This collection is reference only, so that they are always there for people to use, and can be found in East Level 1 (at the end of the A-Z sequence).

    If you wish to loan items, it is still possible to request items to be picked up from the other campus. You can do this by signing into iFind (highlighted below).

    iFind Sign In screenshot

    Selecting Request from the Library details and completing the request form.

    A screenshot of iFind Request

    You have the item sent to your preferred pick-up location.

    iFind pick up Location Screenshot

    More information on the Engineering Reference Collection can be found in our Engineering Library Guides at http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk/engineering

    If you wish to recommend a text for this collection please contact the College of Engineering Library Subject Team

    Email: engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk

    Telephone: +44(0)1792 606038

     

     

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  • Plagiarising parrots and better references with Endnote

    Are you worried about accidental plagiarism? Would you like some advice from your librarians? Call in to Bay Library between 11.30 and 13.30 today and tomorrow to meet Pryderi the parrot and to find out about good academic practice from your subject librarians. We also have a drop in Breakfast Bites session on Accidental Plagiarism from 8.15 to 8.50 tomorrow in PC Room 2.

    Photo of Pryderi the parrot, a soft toy, reading a book

    If you would like some help managing your references and inserting citations in your assignments, sign up for 5 Days of Endnote this week. Just follow the blog: https://5daysofendnote.wordpress.com/. You will learn how to create an Endnote account, export reference details from iFind and insert references and citations in Word.

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  • Breakfast Bites – Searching for Information for Your Dissertation

    Are you starting work on your dissertation or research project? Are you working on a literature review? Our Breakfast Bites session on Thursday (1st March) could be just what you need! Come along and try our 3 Minute Search Strategy to develop your understanding of your topic and to make your literature searching more efficient.

    Breakfast Bites workshops are held once a week in Bay Library’s PC Room 2 from 8.15am until 8.50am. The sessions are open to all staff and students. No need to book, just come along on the day!

    If you can make it to the workshop, but would like some help with literature searching, please email us at engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk  or use the Book a Librarian calendar on our Library Guide for Engineering or for Sports Science to make an appointment.

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  • Breakfast Bites – Using Images in your Assignments

    Do you use images, diagrams, graphs and charts in your assignments? Did you know that you must check if you have permission to re-use images you find online or in books and journals? You also need to make sure images, diagrams, graphs and charts are referenced correctly when you use them in your own work. Come along to our Breakfast Bites session on Tuesday 20th February to find out more. The session is open to all staff and students. No need to book, just come along!

    Breakfast Bites workshops are held once a week in Bay Library’s PC Room 2 from 8.15am until 8.50am.

    There is more information about using images on our Copyright Library Guide. You can also book an appointment with one of your librarians by emailing engineeringlib@swansea.ac.uk or using the Book a Librarian calendar on our Library Guide.

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  • Breakfast Bites – Be prepared: using the library to enhance your employability

    The jobs market is a competitive one. Whether you’re looking for a weekend job to bring in some extra income while you study, or thinking ahead to your future career, you need to make sure you show your prospective employer that you’re the best person for the job. Did you know that library databases can help you to prepare for job applications and interviews?

    Come along to PC Room 2 in Bay Library tomorrow (Tuesday 30th January) 8.10-8.50 am to find out how you can easily access information on companies, industries and markets. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Make sure your employers know you’re the sort of person who does their research and comes prepared!

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  • The Library Detox: Tip 10

    Every week during term the library run breakfast sessions. These are short sessions designed to enhance your studies and improve your information literacy and digital literacy. This semester these are:

     

    Tuesday, 30th  January Be Prepared: using the library to enhance your employability
    Wednesday, 7th February Referencing Tools – Endnote
    Monday, 12th February Mendeley
    Tuesday, 20th February Using Images in your assignment
    Thursday, 1st March Searching for Information for your dissertation
    Tuesday, 6th Open Data (Others)
    Wednesday, 14th March Research Methodologies
    Wednesday, 21st March Accidental Plagiarism

    They are open to all and booking is not necessary. More information on the content will be available closer to the date.  Our next session ties in with Employability Week:

    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 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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