Library KnowHOW

Workshops & Drop-Ins: 2019-2020

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

Workshops & Drop-Ins

The library offers a comprehensive programme of workshops and drop-in sessions 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".

Not on campus? You can email your question to library.support@rgu.ac.uk or give us a ring on 01224 263450.

Library Drop-In Sessions

If you have a library query, such as how to develop searching skills, access resources (e.g. journal articles), reference or get dissertation help, one of the library staff will be available to help.

Where: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre (Aberdeen Business School Level 3)

When: check the timetable below for the available sessions.

How: there is no need to book in advance, just come along to the IT Lab 321 during one of the scheduled drop-in sessions and someone will be available to help.

NEW! Library Drop-in sessions at Gray's School of Art! Check the timetable below for available sessions. No need to book, just pop along to Room GA30! 

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: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3.

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:: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3.

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: IT Lab 321, GSS Learning Centre, ABS Level 3.

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: location dependent on the group size

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

Timetable and Bookings