Monday, January 20, 2014

#LibraryResolutions: Part Two

This is Part Two in our New Year #LibraryResolutions blog post series. See Part One here.

This is a pretty common New Year's Resolution: a pledge to organise your life so you're better prepared for the unexpected. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to study: spending a little bit of time getting organised at the beginning of the semester will save you an enormous amount of time around exam period.

Here are our top tips to organise your library life:

  • Learn how to use RefWorks or EndNote. These tools allow you to organise your references into libraries so they are easy to locate when it comes time to do your referencing. Not only that, but they practically do your referencing for you. Can you believe it? Come along to a class to find out more. 

  • Create a back-up plan for your assignments. This may sound dull, but if your computer or USB drive fails later in the semester this is going to save your life. Check out this advice from the Service Desk team, and if you do nothing else: don't store your only copy on a USB drive!

  • Finally, you don't have to get organised on your own. We're here to help. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Why? Because we post reminders, updates, advice and study and research tips throughout the semester to help keep you on track.

So what are your tips for getting your ducks in a row? Let us know in the comments, or share your thoughts with us on Instagram using the #libraryresolutions hashtag.

>> Stay tuned for the final #LibraryResolutions post next week << 

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