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Successful searching

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This session is a workshop to help you think about the basics when searching for information relating to an assignment topic. You will learn a number of different steps which can be taken in order to help refine your results and pinpoint relevant information and resources as quickly as possible. Interactive exercises will give you practical experience of structuring a comprehensive search and help you to develop your own strategies for searching by working through common difficulties.

What makes a journal article credible

Tue 30 Oct 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

Are you unsure what journal articles are? Have you had some feedback to indicate that you should be including better quality literature in your assignments? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will determine the key components of a journal article, building a list of criteria which will then enable you to effectively assess the credibility of an article. Applying this strategy to your University work will add strength to your arguments.

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Bloomberg introduction

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 31 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Provides an introductory guide to the use of Bloomberg. 'Bloomberg Professional' is a company/financial data and news service.

Covers: Bloomberg keyboard, searching, practical session (worksheet), business news, Excel Add-In and Help features.

Duration: 1 hour.

Please email uml.bds@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions. Please put MLE workshops in the subject line.

Using websites and recognising bias

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

In this workshop you will learn about the importance of critically evaluating information which is available via websites and other online sources. You will work with others to discuss how websites are produced for different purposes and present different information. You will create evaluation criteria to apply to websites in order to judge whether theyre appropriate to use in your work.

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Datastream

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Fri 9 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Thomson Reuters Datastream is a key resource for researchers who need to gather large amounts of quantitative company and financial markets data. We will walk you through these steps:

1] Create basic types of data request (static and time series).

2] Lookup equities and data items available using the Datastream Navigator.

3] Use Datastreams Excel Add-In to create portfolio lists and retrieve data.

The session lasts for 1 hour. Please email uml.bds@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions and put MLE workshops in the subject line.