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Being critical: thinking, reading and writing critically

This resource explores how to be critical, highlighting practical strategies you can use in your academic reading and writing that will enable you to demonstrate critical analysis in your assignments.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Citing it right: introducing referencing

This resource explores the principles behind referencing, highlighting why it is good academic practice. It outlines when and how you need to reference, and how to read a reference when following up a source listed on a reading list or bibliography.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Critical appraisal for medical and health sciences

This resource explores the process of critically appraising articles to make it easier to quickly decide which of the thousands of research papers are published every month you should spend your time reading.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: planning

This resource will highlight some of the key stages in planning to write your dissertation. It will also highlight some useful tools to help you along the way.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: the A-Z of literature reviews

This resource will give you an introduction to literature reviews. It will also give you advice on what a good literature should include, and how to prepare for writing your literature review.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

EndNote online: a beginner's guide

This resource explores some of the key features of EndNote online, which you can use to help you to manage your references and insert citations directly into your work. It includes video demonstrations that show you how to collect, organise and format your references.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding the good stuff: evaluating your sources

This resource explores the process of evaluating the sources you find to ensure they are relevant and quality assured, equipping you with the skills you need to identify high-quality information to use in your academic work.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Introducing Special Collections

This resource introduces the different types of materials found in the Library's Special Collections, explaining what they are and how this valuable source of primary material spanning five millennia and covering a broad spectrum of subjects can be used to support your studies.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Know your sources: types of information

This resource highlights the strengths and weaknesses of different information types, enabling you to make informed decisions about the types of source you use for different purposes in your academic work.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Knowing where to look: your search toolkit

This resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Making referencing easy: introducing EndNote online

This resource highlights the benefits of using the web-based version of EndNote to manage your references, showing how you can save all of your references and making it easy to correctly format your citations and bibliographies in whichever style you need to use.

  • Duration: 10 Minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Original thinking allowed: avoiding plagiarism

This resource explores some of the issues surrounding academic integrity, providing you with techniques to help you to avoid plagiarism when referring to the work of others and to add your own voice into your work.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Report writing

This resource explores key elements of producing a written report. Including, structure, purpose, language and referencing; It highlights important considerations to help you write clear and concise reports.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Start to finish: Referencing

This set of resources will show you how to reference different types of sources in your assignments. It will help you to cite, paraphrase and manage your references using tools such as EndNote, Endnote online and Mendeley.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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