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Information skills workshops

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Workshops for students

Information skills workshops run regularly throughout the year. Sign up for a session below or get in touch with us for further support with your studies. 

  • Literature searching. We will explore literature searching principles, share tips and techniques for finding academic journal literature for essays and literature reviews and provide advice on devising appropriate search strategies. 
  • Going beyond Google. Web search engines are the starting point for any information that we seek. In this workshop, you will examine the best techniques for searching the web for academic purposes and learn how to critically evaluate the quality of your results.
  • Academic integrity: citing and referencing. What citation method do you need to use? We examine how to cite in your research and how to create a bibliography according to the accepted standards. We will look at reference management tools such as EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero.
  • Legal research: case law. Need help with law report citations on your reading lists? This session is for you. We will also cover how to research case law. This is suitable for 1st year law undergraduates, those new to legal research or those needing a refresher.
  • Using EndNote to manage your references. Our hands on workshop will enable you to get started using EndNote. Learn how to manually create references and also automate the process as part of your research so you are building a bibliography automatically.

Workshops for staff and researchers

You are welcome to attend any of our workshops but we also offer services specifically for LSE staff and researchers.

We work with the Learning Technology and Innovation team to provide support such as:

  • Bibliometrics and citation analysis. Learn how to find top-ranked journals, use bibliometrics such as citations and impact factor. Also covered: calculating your h-index and using other bibliometric tools such as Harzing’s Publish or Perish and Google Scholar Citations.
  • Writing a Data Management Plan. This session will introduce requirements on data sharing and data management plans so you meet research funder requirements.

Online support

In addition to face to face workshops, the Library provides learning support in Moodle.

  • Library Companion for Data Users
  • Library Companion for Legal Research