Learn Smart with Lynda, Digital Tools and Apps

Have you met Lynda yet? Why not acquaint yourself at our introductory session next week.

Lynda.com is a learning platform which has over 5000 video tutorials used to develop creative, software, technology and business skills for learning and teaching. Available to all students and staff, Loughborough University has purchased a subscription from Lynda.com to enhance your digital skills and personal development. Normally costing £250 for an individual annual subscription, you can use Lynda.com for free right now.

This session will introduce you to a range of web tools and apps which will help you with your studies.

  • Learn about the free online video tutorials available from Lynda.com
  • Discover a variety of apps which will help with all sorts of tasks from communicating and collaborating to problem solving and analysis

The session will be taking place next Friday, 27th April, in Library Seminar Room 1, between 12-1pm. To book your place, log in to Learn module LBA001.

Don’t Panic! Extra Exam Support on Campus

It’s that time of the year again! But don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/january/exam-support.html – for more info.

Your Education Week 28th November – 2nd December

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This week the Student Union is running its Your Education Week initiative across campus. Teams of programme presidents and representatives will be out and about across campus helping students find out how to improve their learning style and get more out of their studies.

The Library will be supporting the initiative by hosting a stall in the foyer on Tuesday 29th November between 12pm-4pm, but you can also find a wealth of information about how to improve your studying and academic practice via our online help resources. Two in particular are especially useful – we have our own Study Tips module on Learn at http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11494 , and also the Learning Support web pages which you can find at  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/students/learningsupport/

Referencing Software – Get the Know How!

knowhowWorking on a piece of coursework, a dissertation or a research project? Need to keep track of all the references you have found? Overwhelmed by the range of bibliographic software tools available, and don’t know which one to use?

Bibliographic software packages can help you to create and manage a database of references and can help you create bibliographies in a variety of different referencing styles. With that in mind, we’re running a helpful Question & Answer session on the different software available in Room U007 (Brockington Building) on Friday 13th May from 1-2pm.

Before attending this session you must prepare by watching the videos on Refworks, Mendeley and RefMe available here:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5792

Choose your favourite from these three tools, and get started, then come to this session if you have any further questions. This session is suitable for anybody interested in using bibliographic software to organise their references whether for a final year project or thesis.

To ensure every one gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to Learn module: Get the Know-how LBA001 .

Give Your Revision Skills A Boost – Get the Know-How!

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Want to improve your exam performance?  Recent exam results not what you hoped for? Revision plays a key part in ensuring you have all the information to hand on the day. With effective planning and thorough revision you can take more control of the exam process and make your life far less stressful. The following workshops will provide support and advice on improving your revision and exams skills.

  • Wednesday April 20th, 2-3.30pm, Library Seminar Room 1
  • Wednesday April 27th, 2-3.30pm. Library Seminar Room 1

To ensure everyone gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to the Learn module LBA001, Get the Know, and book here:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5792&edit=1&sesskey=ve8ZPfra9q#sectionblock-1

Referencing Software Q & A Session

Lecture 01Working on a piece of coursework, a dissertation or a research project? Need to keep track of all the references you have found? Overwhelmed by the range of bibliographic software tools available, and don’t know which one to use? Then why not come along to the question & answer session we’re running next Tuesday (16th February) in Seminar Room 2 from 1-2pm.

Bibliographic software packages can help you to create and manage a database of references, and can help you create bibliographies in a variety of different referencing styles.

Before attending this session you must prepare by watching the videos on Refworks, Mendeley and RefMe available here:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5792

Choose your favourite from these three tools, and get started, then come to this session if you have any further questions. This session is suitable for anybody interested in using bibliographic software to organise their references whether for a final year project or thesis.

To ensure everyone gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to Learn module: Get the Know-how LBA001 .

Get the Know How for Semester 2

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With Semester 1 almost over (hasn’t the time flown?!?) what better time to remind you that we begin our next range of ever-popular Get the Know How information skills sessions from the start of Semester 2 in February.

Ranging from handy tips on essay & report writing to revising more effectively, referencing & citations and bibliographic software, there’s something for every academic occasion that will stand you in good stead for the duration of your course.

Each session runs for between 50 – 90 minutes, depending on the subject matter, and they’re hosted mainly in either of the two Library Seminar Rooms – some may be taking place at the Stewart Mason Building. However, as these courses have always proved extremely popular in the past, we are asking that people register for them first via Learn. To do that – and to look at exactly what courses are on offer and when – visit this link:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/events/

Bite-Sized Study Tips – New Module on Learn!

Pilkington library after refurbishmentCheck out our bite-sized study tips! We’ve created a new module on Learn to post some of our favourite tips.

This month – as it’s the exam season, after all! – we’re highlighting tips on revision and exams. Got a tip to share? Then click on the feedback link in Learn via the link below:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11494