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:

Image of Digiposter for Workshop: Summer programme for master students working smarter

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. 

 

 

 

 

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

Newspaper Resources in Management

newspaper imageNewspapers do not have an authoritive voice and are not usually academic sources and as such should be used sparingly  (consult your module handbook for guidance) but information contained within newspapers have their own value in gauging or demonstrating public opinion and are also excellent resources in business for current affairs and employability.

At Swansea University, we subscribe to a large collection of newspapers, both historical and current. Our current collection for business include the Economist and the Financial Times.  The Economist is a weekly magazine covering business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts.  The Economist can be found within the ProQuest Business Collection.

FT.com is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  The School of Management has a subscription to this resource for its students. To access FT.com you need to go to www.ft.com and register using your Swansea email address.  After registering there can be a slight delay whist, they check your status.

Swansea University also have access to hundreds of newspapers and other news sources from many countries around the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA.  There are two options worth looking at for Newspaper content.  Nexis UK, which is the largest database.  NexisUK contains the text of many newspaper articles from the 1990s.  The University also subscribes to ProQuest International Newsstream. This provides content of the US and Canada as well as more than 660 top newspapers from across the world.  Although a smaller database coverage often, but not always, dates back further than NexisUK.  Although there are newspapers freely available on the internet these databases are very useful as they can cross-search several newspapers at once and are also have increased search functionality.

Swansea University also subscribe to historical newspapers via a number of different databases.  Below is a table with a few of our most popular Historic newspaper archives

Gale: Times Digital Archive The Times Archive provides the entire Times newspaper, from its beginning in 1785 up to 2012, including articles, photographs, letters and advertisements
UK Press Online The UK Press Online site provides access to the full text of the Daily Mirror from 1903 to the present and the Daily Express from 1900 to the present. It also includes the Sunday Express, Daily Star and Star Sunday. Full page facsimiles are provided so each issue can be viewed as it would have originally appeared (complete with photos, pictures, adverts etc.).

 

Gale: Burney Collection newspapers The British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). At more than twelve hundred titles, this is the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media

 

Gale: 19th century British Library Newspapers The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 70 newspapers selected by the British Library to represent nineteenth century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers and can be particularly useful if you are researching local or family history.

 

Chronicling America 10 million pages of digitized historic newspaper content dating from 1836 to 1922. It is a Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities (part of the National Digital Newspaper Program – NDNP) project.

 

Welsh Newspapers Welsh Newspapers Online provides free access to about 120 Welsh newspaper publications up to 1919. It includes most of The Cambrian from 1804 to 1910.

 

Although these can be searched separately, and it is advisable to do so in certain situations you can also do a cross database search across the Gale Primary Sources Platform.

As with all sources, they need to cited and referenced. Below is information on how to reference our online and printed newspaper articles.

Online newspaper Article:

Reference:

Author, A.A. (year, month, date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://url

In-text citation:

(Author, year)

Printed Newspaper article:

Reference:

Author, A.A. (date). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, xx, p. or pp.

Citation:

(Author, year)

More detailed information on referencing newspaper can be found on page 17 in the Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style

Finally you can link to all of our newspapers by going to our Management Library Guide (Other Publications)  or by typing the name of the newspaper in iFind.

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:
Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.ukThe Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

Breakfast Bites: SAGE Research Methodologies

Tuesday, 15th May 2018
8:15 am in the Bay Library

Are you working on your dissertation or a research project?  SAGE Research Methodologies is a fantastic resource to answer your research methods and statistics questions.  It contains information on qualitative and quantitative methods, practice datasets, case studies and books and encyclopaedias on research topics.

Our breakfast bites on the 15th May will look at the functionality of this excellent resource.

Breakfast Bites photo

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!

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:
Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.ukThe Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

Breakfast Bites: Keeping up to date

keeping upto date

 

This session will look at the functionality within the library resources to enable you to keep up to date with information.  This session is useful for those doing longer research projects and their dissertations.  Remember if you are unable to make this session you can book a 1-2-1 session with your subject librarian in the Bay library.

For further information, please contact the School of Management 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

 

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Layout

Today we war looking at frequently asked questions regarding the layout of your work.  We will start with a general question that is asked quite frequently.

Is it okay to use software such as Grammerly to check for my punctuation, grammar and to ensure I am not plagiarising?

The use of Grammerly or other plagiarism checker is not recommended.  The Centre for Academic Success can help and advise you on your work.  To book an appointment and find out more about the service go to  https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/myuni-academic-study-services/cas/asp/

When do I use capitalisation within my references?

Capitalisation of text within references

  • Article title – the first word of the article title should start with an upper case letter, but subsequent words should start with a lowercase letter.
  • Journal title – each word should start with a upper case letter with the exception of small words within the title. For example, you’d write Journal of Management not Journal Of Management.

 

What is the difference between a bibliography and a reference list?

  • A reference list is a list of everything you have cited in your assignment. A bibliography is a list of everything you’ve read as part of your research, even if you haven’t cited it in your assignment.

The following are commonly asked questions that the School of Management Library Team are often asked.

I have read a book which cites something I want to use cite myself, what do I do?

This kind of referencing is called secondary referencing.  The advice is, wherever possible to read the original work.  Often this is not feasible so you must make sure that that the reader is aware that you have not read the original and also refer to the work that you did read.

Secondary referencing

For further information, please contact the School of Management 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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