Tag "Referencing"

  • 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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  • 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 – 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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  • Parrots and plagiarism

    Get plagiarism advice all next week in Park and Bay libraries – lunchtime week beginning 27 March 2017

    • Take Pryderi’s Plagiarism Challenge
    • Get support and advice from your librarians
    • Book one to one session for in depth queries

    Watch out for Pryderi the Plagiarising Parrot!

    Photo of Pryderi the toy parrot reading a book

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  • 5 Days of EndNote

    5 Days of EndNote is an open online course for Swansea University students, running from Monday, 29th February to Friday, 4th March.

    Each day there will be a new blog post that will talk you through EndNote Online reference management software.

    You will learn how to create/import, organise and share references; create bibliographies and use EndNote within Microsoft Word to insert citations and reference lists in your assignments.

    To join, please sign up to follow the blog by email.

    You can also join the Twitter conversation at #su5doe.

    For any questions please contact Naomi Prady.


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  • Referencing guides

    The University Learning and Teaching Committee recently approved 4 referencing styles for use by undergraduates at Swansea. Library staff have produced guides to these which are avaible for students in their Library support module in Blackboard. The styles are APA (an author date style), Vancouver (numbered), MHRA (footnotes) and Oscola (a legal style).

    We will be doing a drop in session on referencing in the Vancouver style on Friday 9th Nov 12-1 in Training room 1 in the library. If your students need help with referencing contact us (scieng@swansea.ac.uk) to arrange a training session or suggest that they contact their subject team for individual help.

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