Information and Digital Literacy Webinars


Our Information and Digital Literacy webinar programme has now been scheduled for the Autumn semester and the webinars are available to book via the links below.

Additionally, our Information and Digital Literacy tutorials have been designed to support you in your studies and you can find answers to specific questions, or contact us, via Library Help.

Discovering

Discovering Information: Getting started (1 hour)

This session introduces information searching to students undertaking their first assessments at University level. You will learn about different information sources including StarPlus and how to access information from your Resource Lists and beyond.

Please book using the links below:

We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Discovering Information: A Masterclass (1 hour)

In this session you will learn how to use databases to find the best resources for your independent research project in order to achieve the highest marks. You will consider your information needs and have the opportunity to create an effective search strategy to produce a manageable set of relevant results.

To attend this webinar you need to have a solid understanding of how to use StarPlus - please work through the StarPlus tutorial or attend our webinar "Discovering Information: Getting Started".

Please book using the links below:

We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Images: Discover, Understand, Reference (1 hour)

In this session we cover how copyright applies to images and introduce the different Creative Commons licenses.  You will also find out where to discover images that can be reused, how to attribute creators correctly when reusing images and how you can start to analyse and understand images and their implicit meanings.

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We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Understanding

Using Ebooks Effectively

Want to get the best out of ebooks? This session provides an overview of their benefits, functionality and applications. You leave the session able to make efficient and effective use of our collection of online titles. There are no sessions currently scheduled but we can offer the following online tutorials and interactive guides:

Questioning

Questioning and Evaluating Information (1 hour)

This session provides an awareness of the purpose, strengths & weaknesses of a variety of information sources and considers a range of questions that can be used to help you evaluate the information you use.

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We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Referencing

Referencing and Plagiarism: An Introduction (1 hour)

This session introduces the purpose of referencing, the concept of plagiarism and how it can be avoided, and gives you an opportunity to practice referencing in your departmental style. The session will also provide an overview of useful citation tools for this process.

Please book using the links below:

We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Preventing Plagiarism, and Reference Management (1 hour)

This session looks at preventing plagiarism and referencing correctly using reference management software. You will gain an overview of the software and how to use it to manage your references, including editing the output where necessary. To attend this session you need to have an understanding of the core aspects of referencing and plagiarism - take the Plagiarism and referencing quiz or attend our Referencing and Plagiarism: an introduction webinar.

Please book using the links below:

We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Creating

Producing Presentations: Top Ten Tips (1 hour)

This session will provide some tips for getting started with planning, creating and delivering effective presentations as well as the opportunity to explore different presentation software.

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We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Creating websites using Google Sites (1 hour)

This session will provide you with some top tips for getting started using Google Sites and give you the opportunity to start creating a simple website. You will learn the basics of setting up and structuring a Google Site, adding content, and publishing your site.

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We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

Communicating

Blogging: From Concept to Communication

This session will introduce an awareness of the benefits and purposes of blogging and provide experience of identifying and practicing a succinct writing style that is appropriate for blogging. You will also receive all the information you need to help you choose the blogging platform that is right for you! During the session you’ll also take the first steps in creating a blog; developing your ideas and starting to draft your first blog post.

There are no sessions currently scheduled but we can offer the following online tutorials and interactive guides:

Communicating with Infographics

Infographics are a visual representation of information, data or knowledge. In this session we introduce infographics and how they can be used to communicate and share a summary or results of your research.

There are no sessions currently scheduled but we can offer the following online tutorial and interactive guide:

Commercial Awareness (1 hour)

What is 'Commercial Awareness' and why is it one of the most sought after attributes employers look for? This webinar, delivered by staff from the Careers Service and the Library will explain what it really means to have commercial awareness and how you can prove you have it. The webinar will introduce you to tools and resources you can use to think commercially and improve your skills in this broad area.

Please book using the link below:

We also offer the following complementary online tutorials and interactive guides:

HEAR recognition

Attendance at our Information and Digital Literacy Workshops can count towards your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) through The 301 Academic Skills Certificate. Find out more and register. Please note that workshops under 45 minutes cannot count towards the HEAR.

These workshops are aimed at all taught students. If you are a postgraduate research student please see the Doctoral Development Programme workshops.

Accessibility

All webinars are delivered using Blackboard Collaborate. Please see the Blackboard Collaborate Accessibility statement and the University of Sheffield Library Accessibility statement.

Book onto your workshop today!