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JOIN OUR FREE LIBRARY FOCUS WORKSHOPS!

Weekly online short-workshops offered by Middlesex Dubai Library to complement and enhance your academic studies.

Library Focus workshops develop your research skills and help you get the most out of your Library resources. We deliver research training to build the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed in your academic career and beyond...

Students need to pre-register: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/library_focus

Each workshop takes place at both 1pm and 6pm to offer you the flexibility you need!  

Workshops

Date

Finding information for your assignments
This session will provide an overview of information which you can use in your
assignments and how you can get hold of it. We’ll provide tips on how you can
find quality information efficiently and with ease.
We will consider various information sources and how you should evaluate
these in your work. 

Wednesday, 03/02/2021

Internet Searching for Research
We live in a world of infobesity. The internet is bursting with information and
it can be difficult to wade through the irrelevant stuff.
This workshop will prepare university students to utilise the
internet in finding information sources of good academic quality.
It will also cover evaluation criteria in identifying reliable websites
for specific research needs.

Wednesday, 10/02/2021

FactCheck: Recognising Fake News
"A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its
boots on…". You’ve heard the expression 'fake news', but what does
it really mean? For university students it’s especially important to
distinguish fact from fiction and recognise purveyors of misinformation.
In this workshop we break down the language around this topic and
give tips to help you protect yourself from misinformation.

Tuesday, 16/02/2021
6pm

Wednesday, 17/02/2021
1pm

Researching resources for Law
This session explores our Law databases for law reports, legislation,
and full text journals. We will discuss the best techniques for accessing
resources, before undertaking a practical exercise using three of our
databases: Heinonline, Lexis Library, and Westlaw. 

Wednesday, 24/02/2021

Developing a successful search strategy
This workshop provides an introduction to the ‘success’ search strategy.
We will provide you with the guidelines to consider your information needs,
information sources, and search techniques within specific contexts.
By applying the ‘success’ search strategy,  you’ll spend less time
searching but still find relevant quality materials for your assignment. 

Wednesday, 03/03/2021

Accessing business databases and researching company information
This session explores our business databases for both academic and professional
journal articles plus sources of company information. We will discuss the best
resources to use for accessing articles, before undertaking a practical exercise
using three of our academic databases: Business Source Complete, Passport
and IBISWorld.

Wednesday, 10/03/2021

Citing & referencing (using APA style referencing)
This session will take you through the basics of the APA referencing systems
(used within the Psychology discipline). 
We will look at how to cite and reference a number of different sources and
why referencing is an important academic skill. This workshop will include
ac tivities and discussion about citing and referencing. 

Please note: check the referencing style relevant to your discipline.

Wednesday, 17/03/2021

Citing & referencing (using OSCOLA style referencing)
This session will take you through the basics of the OSCOLA referencing systems
(the standard method of legal citation). We will look at how to cite and reference
a number of different sources and why referencing is an important academic skill.
This workshop will include activities and discussion about citing and referencing.
Please note: check the referencing style relevant to your discipline.

Wednesday, 24/03/2021

Citing & referencing (using Harvard style referencing)
This session will take you through the basics of the Harvard referencing system.
We will look at how to cite and reference a number of different sources and
why referencing is an important academic skill. This workshop will include
activities and discussion about citing and referencing. Please note: check
the referencing style relevant to your discipline.

Wednesday, 31/03/2021

Using RefWorks and Mendeley
For students confident in citing and referencing. This session will introduce
RefWorks and Mendeley, our software to help you manage your references
and help you cite and reference within Word documents.

Wednesday, 01/04/2021

Internet Searching for Research
We live in a world of infobesity. The internet is bursting with information and it can
be difficult to wade through the irrelevant stuff. This workshop will prepare university
students to utilise the internet in finding information sources of good academic quality.
It will also cover evaluation criteria in identifying reliable websites for
specific research needs.

Wednesday, 07/04/2021

FactCheck: Recognising Fake News
"A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on…". 
You’ve heard the expression 'fake news', but what does it really mean?
For university students it’s especially important to distinguish fact from fiction and
recognise purveyors of misinformation. In this workshop we break down the language
around this topic and give tips to help you protect yourself from misinformation.

Wednesday, 14/04/2021

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