IDL Workshops

To book on a workshop or webinar, please use the calendar below or see the dates below each workshop description.

Digital Skills for Dissertations -  masterclasses (2 hrs)

Working on your dissertation over the summer? Prepare yourself by coming along to our Digital Skills for Dissertations Masterclass. This workshop will include short sessions on the following topics, delivered by staff from the Library and 301.

  • Discovering Information for your dissertation
  • Discovering and using images in your dissertation
  • Referencing tips and tricks
  • Academic Writing (delivered by 301)
  • Evaluating Information for your dissertation

Please feel free to drop in or attend all sessions.

Location: The Digital Commons, Level 1, Information Commons

Discovering

Discovering Information: A Masterclass

(1 hour 30 minutes)

In this workshop you will learn how to use databases to find the best resources for your independent research project. You will consider your information needs and have the opportunity to create an effective search strategy to produce a manageable set of relevant results. You will look at ways to manage and evaluate the information you find. To attend this workshop you need to have a solid understanding of how to use StarPlus- please work through the StarPlus tutorial, or attend ‘Getting started with discovering information’.

Location: Library Skills Room, Level 4, The Diamond

Can't make these dates? Check out our online tutorials.

Images: Discover, Understand, Reference

Would you like to use images in your work? This workshop will introduce you to searching for copyright free and Creative Commons images, interpreting images, and referencing images within your academic work.

No events currently scheduled - If you're interested in this workshop please contact library@sheffield.ac.uk or check out these tutorials:

Understanding

Using ebooks effectively

Want to get the best out of ebooks? This workshop provides an overview of their benefits, functionality and applications, enabling you to make efficient and effective use of our collection of online titles by using functionality such as highlighting and annotation.

No events scheduled - If you're interested in this workshop please contact library@sheffield.ac.uk or watch this tutorial.

Questioning

Questioning and Evaluating Information

This workshop will provide you with an awareness of the purpose, strengths & weaknesses of a variety of information sources and consider a range of questions that can be used to help you evaluate the information you use.  In order to practice these evaluation skills, please bring along an information source you are planning to use for your work

No events scheduled - If you're interested in this workshop please contact library@sheffield.ac.uk or check out our online tutorials.

Referencing

Referencing and Plagiarism: An Introduction

This short session will introduce the concept of plagiarism and provide guidance on how to reference effectively. You will also be provided with an overview of useful tools for this process.

No events scheduled - If you're interested in this workshop please contact library@sheffield.ac.uk or check out our online tutorials.

Preventing Plagiarism, and Reference Management

(1 hour 30 minutes)

This session introduces plagiarism and how it can be avoided, the purpose of referencing, and gives you an opportunity to practice referencing in your departmental style. You will gain an overview of reference management software and how to utilise this to reference quickly and efficiently. You will also be able to critically appraise the output and where necessary, adapt this. Available as both a workshop and webinar.

Location: Library Skills Room, Level 4, The Diamond

Can't make these dates? Check out our online tutorials.

Creating

Producing Presentations: Top Ten Tips

(30 minutes)

This session will provide some tips for getting started with creating effective presentations and give you the chance to explore different presentation software.

Location: MindSphere Lounge, Ground Floor, The Diamond

Communicating

Blogging - from concept to communication

(1 hour 30 minutes)

This workshop will cover the purposes and benefits of blogging. You will gain experience of identifying and practicing a succinct writing style for blogging, and consider the blogging platform that is right for you. During the workshop you’ll also take the first steps in creating a blog; developing your ideas and starting to draft your first blog post.

Location: Library Skills Room, Level 4, The Diamond

Can't make these dates? Check out our online tutorials.

Communicating with Infographics

(45 minutes)

Infographics are a visual representation of information, data or knowledge. This workshop will introduce infographics and how they can be used to communicate and share a summary or results of your research. During this session you will take the first steps to creating an effective infographic.

Location: Library Skills Room, Level 4, The Diamond

Commercial Awareness

(1 hour)

What is 'Commercial Awareness' and why is it one of the most sought after attributes employers look for? This workshop, 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. You will be introduced to tools and resources you can use to think commercially and improve your skills in this area.

Can't make this date? Check out our Information and Digital Literacy (IDL) for Employment Guide

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.

Book onto your workshop today!