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

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Every week during term we 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

 

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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.

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For further information please contact your library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500

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

The Library Detox

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SWOT is a collection of library eLearning courses available to all students, under My Organisations in Blackboard.

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So far there are courses for introducing students to the library and finding journal articles. The library specialists are currently working on one for APA referencing which should be available early this year.

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For further information please contact your library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University

T +44 (0)1792 505500

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

 

 

The Library Detox

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Our library guides can be found at http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk.  Just search for your School or College. 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.

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For further information please contact your library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
Swansea University

T +44 (0)1792 505500

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

The Library Detox

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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:

Business Library Team: buslib@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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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.

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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:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500

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

 

The Library Detox

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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 School of Management Library Guides can be found here.

For further information please contact your library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500

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