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Workshops and tutorials - students: Workshops

About our workshops, including recordings of past workshops and how you can book

Recorded workshops for students

Our workshops page has links to recordings of our previous workshops, as well as short recordings to help support your learning. You will need to log in to Panopto to view any of these recordings.

It is updated regularly and currently includes sessions on using the library in your studies, e-books and searching for information.

If you are looking for a brief guide on how to use the library and our collections, both on campus and off campus, please see our Video Tutorials.

Video guides

Using the Library

However long you've been at Newman, we all need some refreshers about what the library service can offer. Have a look at these videos which describe what we can do to help you, whatever level you are at.

Originally recorded with new starters in mind:

  • Watch our director Chris Porter's series, Food for Thought: how the library can help you succeed here (33 minutes in total, split into a series of 6). It gives a great overview of how you can and should use the library to prepare assignments, what types of resources you can access and using the library to study.
  • Find out in this video a little bit more about the library staff and who can help you with what. Learn about what your subject's Academic Service Librarian does and get an introduction to your Subject Guide on the library website.Welcome to new students from the academic service librarians (12 minutes)

Just because you have been here for a year or two already, there is always a way to develop your information skills. Watch our tips and guidance for your next stage of study.

E-books

Can't come into the library? Find out how to search the library catalogue for e-books to read anywhere. In the longer video find out how to use the accessibility functions, make notes and save your e-book reading.

Finding information for your assignments

Over the time your study at Newman you will be asked and expected to read and use a range of resources. This will depend on your course, level of study, and a particular subject or modules topic. Find out about how and when to use journals, databases, Google and preparing for your dissertation in this series of videos.

Referencing

Do people keep talking about Harvard referencing but you don't know where to start. This is the workshop for you, along with our referencing guide which also takes you through everything you need to know.

 

Workshops and tutorials for students

We want you to get the most out of the Library’s resources and services, so we provide live tutorials and workshops for students throughout the year:

Tutorials

You can book a one-to-one support tutorial with an Academic Support Librarian to get help using the Library, working on your assignment, advice on searching databases or on how to reference – book a slot here.

You can book a tutorial any time throughout the year.

Workshops and clinics

Our live workshops usually start towards the middle of the first semester (end of October). Once the dates are released you will be able to check the details of forthcoming sessions and sign up for them through our online booking system. Our friendly workshops and clinics cover topics such as:

  • Referencing - this will be an introduction to the key concepts of referencing and you will have a chance to ask questions

  • Finding information for assignments - this will help you find academic-standard information: from books to journals and websites

  • Using the virtual library - this will show you how to find and use online library resources including books and journals

  • Understanding legal sources - this is a session for non-law students who need to understand UK legislation and case law

  • Dissertation drop-in sessions - no need to book, come and ask an ASL about any research, information or referencing queries you have

Learning development sessions

Student Support also run a number of sessions to help with your academic writing and other skills. You can find more detail and dates for these workshops at the Learning Development workshop Moodle page. These are not run by the library so if you have any questions about the Learning Development sessions please email them.


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