Postgraduate research programme

The library participates in the university skills development programme for postgraduates.

 

11/1/18

Library Tour

Come for a guided tour of the library. Find out how your subject librarian can help you and see the different book and study areas. We will also show you how to use our catalogue and request systems, plus how to print and photocopy. 

Meet in Training Rm 1, Singleton Park Library 10-11am  
2/2/18

Endnote

Reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus - this session will introduce the pros and cons of the online/desktop versions and get you started.

 

Training Rm 3, Singleton Library 2-3.30pm  
5/2/18

Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research

This session looks at the tools available in academic databases to analyse and evaluate search results, helping you to focus and prioritise your reading.  

 

PC Rm 2, Bay Library 9-10.30am  
7/2/18

 Accessing Research Information from Archives

Archives staff will introduce you to archives collection held in Swansea University Library and also advise how to locate archives collections held elsewhere in the UK. The session will also cover how to reference archive material. 

 

 Richard Burton Archives, Singleton Park Library 11-12  
8/2/18

Advanced EndNote

Features covered will include:

  • Smart groups: a way of filtering references as they go into your library - useful if you are doing a lot of searching.
  • Term lists can improve consistency.
  • How to tweak EndNote styles: sometimes they don’t exactly fit what you need, particularly if you are submitting to journals.

A basic knowledge of EndNote is essential to attend this course.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Library 2-3.30pm  
9/2/18

EndNote

 Reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus - this session will introduce the pros and cons of the online/desktop versions and get you started.

 

PC Rm 2, Bay Library 9-10.30pm  
 10/2/18

 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day

The day will include slightly condensed versions of a selection of library-delivered training sessions that focus on the essential research skills of literature searching, managing your references and productivity. We will cover the following sessions:

  • Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research, Advanced Search Techniques, Finding Theses and Keeping up to Date
  • EndNote
  • E-theses
  • Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers
  • Enhancing your Professional Research Profile

This all-day session will duplicate content from elsewhere on the PG Skills programme. It is particularly aimed at part-time or working postgraduates but all are welcome.           

     
13/2/18

Working smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time

Research workflows and communication are being revolutionised by innovative online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity. This session will explore some of the tools available with personal recommendations and tips on their use. 

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 9-10am  
15/2/18

Enhancing your professional research profile

To get ahead in today’s competitive research world successful  researchers need a professional online profile. This session will give an overview of the main online platforms available. We’ll consider their pros and cons to help you decide how to make best use of your time for maximum impact on your research profile.

 

Bay Library, PC Rm 2

5-6pm  
15/2/18

Enhancing your professional research profile

as above

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library

1-2pm  
19/2/18

Accidents happen: how to make sure you don't inadvertently plagiarize

Plagiarism can be a serious academic misconduct issue but it is not always intentional: this session will clarify what counts as plagiarism and common reasons why it can happen. We will also explain academic conventions used in writing up papers and clear referencing to avoid plagiarism.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3pm  
 20/2/18

Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter

This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review. 

 

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 5-6.30pm  
22/2/18

Working smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time

Research workflows and communication are being revolutionised by innovative online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity. This session will explore some of the tools available with personal recommendations and tips on their use. 

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  11-12  
27/2/18

Better literature reviews: finding key research

This session looks at the tools available in academic databases to analyse and evaluate search results, helping you to focus and prioritise your reading.  

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 4-5.30pm  
1/3/18

Better literature reviews: keeping up to date with key research

A literature search often takes place early in a research degree but you need to ensure you don’t miss newly relevant papers. In this session we will look at tools and techniques to save yourself time and effort so you don’t miss important recent developments in your field.

 

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 3-4pm  
1/3/18

Better literature reviews: keeping up to date with key research

as above

 

 PC Room 2, Bay Library  9-10am  
3/3/18

 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day

The day will include slightly condensed versions of a selection of library-delivered training sessions that focus on the essential research skills of literature searching, managing your references and productivity. We will cover the following sessions:

  • Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research, Advanced Search Techniques, Finding Theses and Keeping up to Date
  • EndNote
  • E-theses
  • Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers
  • Enhancing your Professional Research Profile

This all-day session will duplicate content from elsewhere on the PG Skills programme. It is particularly aimed at part-time or working postgraduates but all are welcome.          

PC Rm 2, Bay Library 9.30-3.30pm  
5/3/18

EndNote

Reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus - this session will introduce the pros and cons of the online/destop versions and get you started.

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 3.30-5pm  
7/3/18

Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time

 This session looks at the tools available in academic databases to analyse and evaluate search results, helping you to focus and prioritise your reading.

At the end of this session ... You will have an understanding of the benefits and disadvantages of Google Scholar as a search tool. You will be aware of the tools in academic databases which enable a more strategic approach to understanding a field of research and identifying current research fronts.

PC Rm 2, Bay Library 9-10am  
9/3/18

 How to publish your first journal article

An academic researcher will share their tips and experiences in getting journal articles published.

The session will also include information to help you make good publishing choices, including the benefits of open access and using journal metrics (if that is relevant to your subject area).

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  10-11.30am  
 9/3/18

 Enhancing your professional research profile

To get ahead in today’s competitive research world successful  researchers need a professional online profile. This session will give an overview of the main online platforms available. We’ll consider their pros and cons to help you decide how to make best use of your time for maximum impact on your research profile.

 Bay Library, PC Rm 2  15.00-16.30  
 12/3/18

 Getting a book published

An academic researcher will share their tips and experiences in getting an academic monograph published.

The session will also include information to help you make good publishing choices, including a comparison of open access and traditional publishing routes.

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  11-12am  
 14/3/18

 Managing and sharing research data

There are many benefits from sharing your research data and many research funders now require this. Learn more about this topic for future research projects/professional development. Good data management will make your research degree easier! 

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  11-12.30  
 14/3/18

 Better Literature Reviews: finding key research

This session looks at the tools available in academic databases to analyse and evaluate search results, helping you to focus and prioritise your reading.  

 Bay Library, PC Rm 2  5-6.30pm  
 15/3/18

 EndNote

Reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus - this session will introduce the pros and cons of the online/destop versions and get you started.

 Bay Library, PC Rm 2  9-10.30am  
16/3/18

Better Literature Reviews: keeping up to date

A literature search often takes place early in a research degree but you need to ensure you don’t miss newly relevant papers. In this session we will look at tools and techniques to save yourself time and effort so you don’t miss important recent developments in your field.

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 9-10am  
 20/3/17

 Newspapers as a source of research information

News outlets can be a useful source of research data particularly for history, politics and media topics but also for anyone researching individuals, topics or organisations (future employers!) This session will demonstrate the specialist subscription search tools to provide a comprehensive, systematic search.

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  2-3pm  
23/3/17

Working smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time

 Research workflows and communication are being revolutionised by innovative online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity. This session will explore some of the tools available with personal recommendations and tips on their use. 

 

 PC Rm 2, Bay Library  9-10am  
26/3/18

Better literature reviews: keeping up to date

A literature search often takes place early in a research degree but you need to ensure you don’t miss newly relevant papers. In this session we will look at tools and techniques to save yourself time and effort so you don’t miss important recent developments in your field.

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 5-6pm  
28/3/18

Better literature reviews: finding key research


This session looks at the tools available in academic databases to analyse and evaluate search results, helping you to focus and prioritise your reading.  

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 9-10.30am  
29/3/18

EndNote

Reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus - this session will introduce the pros and cons of the online/destop versions and get you started.

Bay Library, PC Rm 2 3.30-5pm