5 Days of APA Referencing #su5dor

Do you need to improve your referencing skills? Not sure where to start? Sign up for 5 Days of Referencing! It will run from Monday 8th October to Friday 12th October. Each day, we’ll look at a different aspect of APA referencing so that by the end of the week you’ll be able to:-

  • Reference books, journal articles and websites
  • Easily format your reference list
  • Use tools to help you cite and reference

When you improve your referencing skills, you make it easier to keep a record of the material you’re reading. Your references show your lecturer that you have done your research. Paying attention to the format and presentation of your references could earn you some extra marks in your assignments. 5 Days of Referencing will help you to develop these skills by giving you information and advice in short, bitesize chunks.

To sign up, just follow our blog (enter your email address in the column on the right) or look out for the hashtag #su5dor on Twitter.

Student sitting at a desk and working on a laptop. There are pens and a notebook next to him as well as some snacks and a colourful mug.


New students! Know your library

It’s time for you to start your new life at Swansea University! There will be lots happening during Welcome Week and a lot of information to take in. Make sure you come along to one of our School of Management library talks so that you know how to make the most of our resources and services:

Monday 24th September

16.00-17.00         043 Great Hall

Tuesday 25th September

13.00-14.00         037 Great Hall

Wednesday 26th September

15.00-16.00         011 School of Management

Thursday 27th September

15.30-16.30         043 Great Hall

Each talk will cover the same information, so you only need to come to one. We’ll cover everything you need to know to start using the library. We’ll also make sure you know where to find the help you need to succeed in your studies!

We’ll also be at the Services Fair in the School of Management Atrium from 11.00 till 14.00 on Friday 28th September, so come and say hello then.

In the meantime, you’re very welcome to come in and look around your library. It’s building 5 on the campus map. Or watch our short video to help you find your way.

See you in Swansea!

The outside of Bay Library, looking towards the entrance

Bay Library

See you in Swansea! Welcome to School of Management students arriving in September

Croeso! That’s ‘welcome’ in Welsh. Congratulations if you are one of the new students who will be joining us in Swansea University next month. Well done! There will be lots to think about when you arrive, including finding out about the resources and services at the library. You’ll attend a library induction in Welcome Week, but here’s some useful information to get you started:

Library Guides

Our Library Guide for School of Management students is available online. It includes all the top resources for your subject as well as guides and information. (You’ll have to wait until you’re enrolled to access the resources, but everything else is free to view now.) See our Getting Started page to help you find your way round.

Your subject team

We are your librarians – Naomi, Philippa, Giles and Allison. We’re here to help you succeed in your studies! We can help you to find the information you need for your assignments and can offer advice on referencing. If you have any questions, you can email us at buslib@swansea.ac.uk. We’re looking forward to meeting you!


Clockwise: Naomi Prady, Philippa Price, Giles LLoyd-Brown and Allison Jones – your School of Management librarians


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See you in Swansea!

The Library Retreat

Tuesday 21st August at 10.00 am
Thursday 23rd August, 3.00 pm
Tuesday 28th August 10.00 am
Thursday 30th August 3.00 pm

summer dissertation programme digiscreen

As part of our summer dissertation programme for the next two weeks we will be running a “Library Retreat”.  These are two hour slots in PC Room 2 in the Library where you can meet up with others writing their dissertation and … just write.

A librarian will be on hand to help with any literature queries or referencing queries you may have.

There will also be a light refreshment available for half way through the session.

So pop the dates into your diary and come along and move that dissertation forward.

Summer Programme for Masters Students: Referencing Software

Referencing Software

3rd July 2018, 10.00 am in PC Room 2 in the Bay Library

The next session in the Summer Programme is Referencing Software.  Referencing software allows you to manage your references by storing them in a single place, often allowing you to attach your articles to the bibliographic data (allowing you to locate it easier in the future).  When it comes to output, you can locate and insert your in-text citation and references in word using many referencing styles.  There are many other great features, which will be discussed in the session, but they differ between software.

This session will look at advantages and disadvantage of using Mendeley and Endnote before each participant has the opportunity to work through their chosen software.

This session is held in the PC room in the library however it would be advantageous to bring your own device to this session, particularly if you decide that Mendeley is the software you want to  use.

This session is aimed at Master student but everyone is welcome to attend.  In July the following sessions have been organised:

5th July, 3.00 pm Finding Academic Sources
10th July, 10.00 am SAGE Research Methods
12th July, 3.00 pm Finding Datasets
17th July, 10.00 am Finding Business Information
19th July, 3.00 pm Keeping up-to date
24th July, 10.00 am Financial Databases
26th July, 3.00 pm Referencing Software (Output)

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

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.

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. 





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