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Induction round-up

To help you remember what was covered during the Graduate School library induction sessions, and for those of you who couldn't attend, please find below links to our induction materials:

Introduction to the Library
Find out all about the library resources and services on our Getting Started page.

Introduction to Reference Management Software
Our Bibliographic Software pages give you an overview of the software we provide. Before deciding what to use take a look at our 'Which bibliographic software is right for you?' guide.

Introduction to Literature Searching
Take a look at the Introduction to Literature Searching Slides and our finding information workshops and materials.

Introduction to Research Data Management
Watch our 'Don't lose your research data!' video and then browse the research data management pages.

Introduction to Web Tools
Work through the Introduction to Web Tools for Researchers prezi.

The slides from the main Graduate School Induction are also now available.

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We are also offering a range workshops throughout the autumn term, which are live on PROSE and ready to book.

If the dates aren't suitable or you're based off-campus, remember that you can always request more help or a one-to-one appointment on any of the workshop topics. We can talk in person, via Skype, on the phone, or by email. Just email liblass (Law, Arts & Social Sciences) or libstem (Science, Technology & Medicine) to book an appointment.

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