Library KnowHOW

Workshops

Welcome to RGU Library's calendar of workshops for the 2019-20 Academic Year!

See our Library Support page for further information about how we can support your studies

Workshops

The library offers a comprehensive programme of workshops throughout the academic year to help support your studies, covering topics such as academic searching, Harvard referencing and RefWorks.

Find out what is on offer by exploring the sections below and then check our timetable and bookings calendar for the available dates and times and to sign up for the sessions. Just select the class you wish to attend and then click "Begin Registration".

NOTE: For the foreseeable future, we will be running our workshops online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To find out more about Blackboard, follow this link: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

Questions? You can get in touch at library.support@rgu.ac.uk.

KnowHOW To SearchSMART

These workshops will explain how to search databases to find academic resources to support your assignments, study and research. The session will demonstrate useful searching tips and techniques to make your literature search more effective.

Each session has a subject focus so we can show you the best resources for your subject area. These are:

  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Aberdeen Business School
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Applied Social Studies
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Architecture and Built Environment 
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Computing Science and Digital Media
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Creative and Cultural Business
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Engineering
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Health Sciences
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Law
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Nursing and Midwifery  
  • KnowHOW To SearchSMART: Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

When: check the timetable below for the available classes.

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list).

KnowHOW To Reference: Harvard

These sessions will cover the basic mechanics of referencing in the RGU Harvard style. Although these workshops are aimed at beginners, if you have prior experience but would like a refresher, then please feel free to sign up.

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

Please note: If you are required to use a different style of referencing, such as Vancouver or APA, please contact the library support team to arrange a session library.support@rgu.ac.uk

KnowHOW To Use RefWorks

This KnowHOW session will introduce you to our RefWorks referencing management software, showing you how to create an account, store your references, insert citations into your text and create a reference list for your work. Please note that we will demonstrate using the Harvard style, therefore, if you are required to use Vancouver, APA or OSCOLA, please contact the library support team to discuss library.support@rgu.ac.uk

 

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

When: check the timetable below for the available classes

How: find a class in the timetable, click on it and sign up by filling in the booking form - you will then get a confirmation email (or if the class is full you'll be added to a waiting list)

Group Bookings for Students

You and your classmates can set up sessions with one of the library staff on topics including referencing, finding information (books, journals, websites), guidance about specific journal databases or using RefWorks.

Interested? Then drop us an email at library.support@rgu.ac.uk and let us know:

  • how many people would like to attend,
  • what dates and times would be preferable and
  • what you would like us to cover.

We will be in touch shortly after to finalise the appointment details.

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

When: this will be worked out between the group and library staff

Timetable and Bookings