Summer Programme for Masters Students: Avoiding Plagiarism

Thursday, 21st June, 2018. 3.00 pm in the Bay Library.

Summer programme for masters students

The next session in the programme is Accidental Plagiarism.  The content of this session is very much about tips, techniques and tools that are freely available or are university subscribed resources that will help to avoid plagiarism and help with the referencing process.

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Summer Programme for Masters Students

This week is the start of our summer programme for Masters students at the Bay with the following two sessions:

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19th June, 10.00 am Working Smarter where you can find out about tools and apps that will help with organising resources, Time Management, developing ideas, keeping up-to-date and working collaboratively.

Summer programme for masters students

21st June, 3.00 pm Avoiding Plagiarism where we look at note-taking and referencing skills to ensure good academic practice in-line with University Policies.

Each of these sessions will be approximately an hour long and have been planned and designed for Masters students at Swansea University.

For those of you unable to make the above sessions you can still book 1-2-1 sessions with a librarian throughout the summer. Our calendar is available at  https://swansea-uk.libcal.com/calendar/BayLibrary.  If there isn’t a suitable slot available please email your subject team at buslib@swansea.ac.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Summer Programme for Masters Students

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Over the next few months, the Masters student will be working hard to submit their dissertation in September. Your dissertation is a substantial piece of work that requires many digital and information literacy skills.  These skills are useful, not just for this upcoming project, but also for employability and future learning.  As such, the Bay library team have created a programme of classes that will take place over the summer to help you develop these skills.

Please find below a calendar of our events and a short description of each session. These sessions are drop-in session, and there is no requirement to pre-book.  All sessions will be held in the Bay Library in PC Room 2.

June

19th June, 10.00 am Working Smarter where you can find out about tools and apps that will help with organising resources, Time Management, developing ideas, keeping up-to-date and working collaboratively.

21st June, 3.00 pm Avoiding Plagiarism where we look at note-taking and referencing skills to ensure good academic practice in-line with University Policies.

26th June, 10.00 am Literature Review where we Learn how to scope, plan and gather information for the literature review process.  Get advice on creating a systematic approach to your review to ensure a comprehensive search.

July

3rd July, 10.00 am Referencing Software (Input) looks at booth Endnote and Mendeley and gives you a chance to explore your chosen software.

 5th July, 3.00 pm Academic Sources this session explores quality, peer-reviewed, academic sources for your dissertation.

 10th July, 10.00 am SAGE Research Methods SAGE research methods is a database containing thousands of resources, dedicated to research methods. This session looks at different research methods, case studies and statistical resources.

12th July, 3.00 pm Finding Datasets looks at the large number of freely available datasets and explores these datasets and discuss the implications surrounding their use.

 17th July, 10.00 am Business Databases This session looks at two amazing Industry standard resources, Marketline and Mintel. We also explore the country statistics, company information and analysts reports, market research and country information within these resources.

 19th July, 3.00 pm Keeping up-to date Given the amount of new knowledge and data being produced daily, it can seem a daunting task to keep up to date with the relevant information in your field. By the end of this session you will be aware of a range of free tools which can help you create personalized streams of information tailored to your interests. We will look at alerting services, RSS, Twitter and more.

 24th July, 10.00 am Financial Databases The School of Management subscribes to a number of industry standard resources containing valuable information on company data, mergers and acquisitions, economic and financial data and financial data on banks and other financial  resources.

 26th July, 3.00 pm Referencing Software (Output) With the dissertation due in a few weeks this session will concentrate on the output of your references from the software onto the page. At the end of the session there will be a librarian available to look at individual references and advise on changes

August

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With revision and assessment from the 30th July to the 17th July there will be no workshops available.  However for the remainder of the month the library will be hosting “Library Retreats”.  Two-hour distraction free research and writing time with a librarian available for the first hour to advise on literature and referencing.

21st August, 10.00 am The Library Retreat

23rd August, 3.00 pm The Library Retreat

28th August, 10.00 am The Library Retreat

30th August, 3.00 pm The Library Retreat

September

These final two session will concentrate on referencing.

4th September, 10.00 am Referencing Software (Output) will be a repeat of the 26th July session. This session will concentrate on the output of your references from the software onto the page.  At the end of the session, there will be a librarian available to look at individual references and advise on changes.

6th September, 3.00 pm Check your references will concentrate on the more obscure references and will be led by the students in attendance.  After the session the librarian will be available to look at individual references.

For those of you unable to make the above sessions you can still book 1-2-1 sessions with a librarian throughout the summer. Our calendar is available at  https://swansea-uk.libcal.com/calendar/BayLibrary.  If there isn’t a suitable slot available please email your subject team at buslib@swansea.ac.uk

Breakfast Bites: A refresher on Business (including Financial) Resources

Thursday, 14th June, 2018. 8:15 – 8.50 in the Bay Library.

Would you benefit from a refresher on the range of business resources available to you? In this session we’ll look at a number of key resources, with plenty of practical tips to get the most from them.

The session is open to all students and staff. No need to book, just come along on the day!

Finance

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