Workshops and Appointments

RGU Library

Workshops and Appointments

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. We can also meet with you on a 1-1 basis.

Workshops

In line with the University's response to COVID-19, we have temporarily moved all our face-to-face appointments online.

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: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

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

About our workshops

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:

  • SearchSMART: Aberdeen Business School
  • SearchSMART: Applied Social Studies
  • SearchSMART: Architecture and Built Environment
  • SearchSMART: Computing Science and Digital Media
  • SearchSMART: Creative and Cultural Business
  • SearchSMART: Engineering
  • SearchSMART: Gray's School of Art
  • SearchSMART: Health Sciences
  • SearchSMART: Law
  • SearchSMART: Nursing and Midwifery
  • SearchSMART: Pharmacy and Life Sciences

We have a range of materials to support your literature searching

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.

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

Our various referencing guides can help you make the correct decision regarding references in your assignments

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. If you are required to use Vancouver, APA or OSCOLA, please contact the library support team to discuss library.support@rgu.ac.uk

Timetable and Bookings

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


Virtual Appointments

If you would like to discuss using the Library, literature searching, referencing or RefWorks, you can book a virtual 1-1 appointment with one of the librarians.

Please bear in mind that all appointments are online and will be carried out using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra virtual classrooms.


Group Appointments

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.

All sessions are currently online, via Blackboard Ultra.

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
  • what you would like us to cover