Study Skills

Description:  This tutorial gives an overview of various aspects of Study Skills including Time Management, Note-Taking, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Giving Presentations, Revision and Exam Techniques. It includes interactive exercises with feedback and a booklist for further reading. 
Target Audience:  It is aimed at first year students who are looking for guidance on how to succeed in their university career. 
Requirements:  This tutorial makes use of frames and Javascript and must be viewed with an up to date version of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Originally authored in Asymetrix Toolbook, the Study Skills tutorial has been converted for web delivery by Linda Creanor. 
 
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Computer Sources

Description:  This tutorial is a general introduction to computer-based bibliographic databases and how to search them for references. The tutorial is divided into three sections: 
  • Basic Principles- An introduction to basic search techniques such as using keywords, truncation, Boolean and field searching. 
  • Advanced Methods- this section covers more advanced Boolean, controlled vocabulary and citation searching. 
  • Practical Exercises- an opportunity to practise some of the techniques described in the tutorial. 
Target Audience:  It is aimed at all students who are new to on-line and CD-ROM database searching. 
Requirements:  This tutorial uses frames and Javascript and must be viewed with an up to date version of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Originally authored in Asymetrix Toolbook, the Computer Sources tutorial has been converted for web delivery by Linda Creanor. 

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 Library Search Skills

Description:  Library Search Skills describes the preliminary steps which should be taken to ensure finding all relevant information for a project or essay. It explains how to put together a search strategy by defining terms, highlighting keywords, generating broader and narrower terms, finding synonyms and related terms
Target Audience:  It is aimed at first year students in all subject areas who are beginning essays and project work. 
Requirements:  This tutorial uses frames and Javascript and must be viewed with an up to date version of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Originally authored in Asymetrix Toolbook, the Library Search Skills tutorial has been converted for web delivery by Linda Creanor. 

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