Thursday, January 08, 2009

2009, and it's new semester time

New students, new faces, new experiences, and a whole lot of learning to be done.

As a new student, one of the most valuable things you can learn is how to use your Library. Getting up to speed quickly with basics such as knowing where to find the different resources, how to print and photocopy, and using online resources such as the Library catalogue and the databases will put you ahead of the game as far as your studies are concerned.

So, what's the best way to get a running start with such things? Well, the Library offers information sessions at the start of semester with exactly this in mind, for all students, new and continuing. Check out our Info Wise Program.

A Library Tour will quickly show you where the different facilities and resources are, and how to do the basics, like borrow, and print.

Finding Information for Assignments will get you using the databases, and other online tools such as the Library Catalogue and e-Journal portal.

And RefWorks is a really useful tool to get a head start with. It lets you manage the references you'll need for your assignments in one online location, it'll save you time manually recording information, and it'll produce your reference lists for you as well. Bookings are required for the RefWorks Workshops, so get in quick and get your name down; just ask at the Information Desk in the Library.

The Law Library also offers special sessions targeted for Law students, and you can book in for these at the desk in the Law Library.

So that's the rundown about our information sessions. There's some really useful information to be had, just there for the taking. Hope to see you at one or more of the sessions.

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