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Taught Postgrad Refresher Sessions

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Taught Postgraduates  

 Dissertation Refresher Workshops: Information, Document and Writing Skills

 

This workshop series is designed to support taught postgraduate students working on dissertation research and is intended to supplement discipline specific workshops that were delivered at the start of the academic programme (Sept/Oct and Jan/Feb). Three library (information skills) refresher workshops present techniques, tips and resources to help find academic and scholarly books and journal articles, as well as reliable support material. The issues of avoiding plagiarism and correct referencing are covered (Part 3). Instruction on RefWorks (a reference management package) is integrated through Parts 1, 2 and 3.

 

Workshops on writing literature reviews, and aspects of writing a dissertation are presented by colleagues in the Student Learning Service (SLS). A workshop on using Word for the creation of long documents is presented by colleagues in the Training & Documentation unit of IT Services. Using LaTeX for writing a dissertation (aimed at students in the School of Engineering) is provided by SLS. 

 

All the materials below are all as used in the workshop series presented in late May and early June 2019.

 

Part 1: Starting your dissertation research 

Workshop Materials  

 

Slides from Workshop 

 

 

Worksheet

  

 

Planning Chart

  

Library Guides  

 

Primo guide

 

 

RefWorks guide - Introduction

 

 

Ebook Central (formerly known as ebrary) guide

 

 

Accessing Electronic Information guide

 

 

 

Part 2: Going further with your dissertation research 

Workshop Materials 

 

Slides from Workshop

  

 

Worksheet - Refresher: Part 2

  

 

Worksheet - Managing References: RefWorks Part 1 

 

 

Import Methods for RefWorks

 

Library Guides 

 

RefWorks - attaching a file to a reference

 

Worksheets for individual databases 

 

EBSCO Worksheet

  

 

JSTOR Worksheet

  

 

ProQuest Worksheet

 

 

Medline Worksheet

 

 

Scopus Worksheet

 

 

Web of Science Worksheet

 

 

 

Part 3: Managing your dissertation research 

Workshop Materials 

 

Slides from Workshop

 

 

Worksheet - Managing References: RefWorks Part 2

 

Library Guides 

 

RefWorks guide - Introduction 

 

 

RefWorks guide - Using folders to organise your references 

 

 

RefWorks guide - Getting started with RefWorks Write-N-Cite 

 

 

RefWorks guide - Write-N-Cite advanced features 

 

 

 Additional Workshops 
Workshop Materials - May/June 2019

 

Word: working with long documents 

 

 

Writing your dissertation in LaTeX

 

Slides from workshop: presentation_LaTeX_may 2019.pdf  

 

Examples used in workshop: biblio.bibDissertation.pdfDissertation.texDissertation[1].pdfDissertation[1].texDissertation[2].pdfDissertation[2].texDissertation[3].pdfDissertation[3].texDissertation[4].pdfDissertation[4].texDissertation[5].pdfDissertation[5].texfigure1.pdffigure2.pdfMyFigure1.pdf ; UoA stacked logo - unable to load this - this can be sent on request, please contact s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk 

 

See also materials provided in the Toolkit at https://www.abdn.ac.uk/toolkit/skills/latex/

 

 

Writing a literature review

 

 

Writing your dissertation/project

 

Academic writing - spelling, paragraph structure and constructing an argument

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (1)

Susan McCourt said

at 9:33 am on May 31, 2019

31/5 - LaTeX materials added although 1 file could not be loaded - it would appear "live" as a logo rather than a link to it

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