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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.

Ask a Librarian chat box

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

 

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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

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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.

ASK calendar

ASK resources

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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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.

Referencing Tool in iFind

Likewise, the majority of our subscribed resources have citation tools.  The example below is from Business Source Complete.  However if you look around each resource there is a similar option that can help.  Again, as with most referencing tools, it is important to check against your school handbook.Referencing Tool in iFind

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

Bay Library Team

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:

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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Slide6The Information Literacy Framework outlines the skills required to be information literate, and gives examples of the activities and behavior that would demonstrate competency. The library can help with these skills.

Attend one of our Breakfast Bites sessions. These are based around our Information Literacy Framework. These session run throughout the semester in the Bay Library.  They are weekly workshops, between 8.15 am and 8.50 am and are timely session designed to enhance your studies and research.

During the month of January the following appetising and healthy sessions on the menu will include:

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Sessions throughout the semester include Endnote, Mendeley, Using Images and Dissertation Research.

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