- Organising information
- The links below will take you to resources that explain the
importance of organising information. You can find out about tools to
help you organise your references. You will find the resources on
this page especially useful if you are involved in project work or
literature reviews for Tutor Marked Assessments (TMAs).
Being digital activities
Avoiding plagiarism (4 minutes)
Short introductory podcast explaining how you can avoid plagiarism by
developing your skills.
Introduction to referencing (10 minutes)
Find out what referencing is, why it is important, and what's
involved in doing it.
Recognising plagiarism (10 minutes)
Short introduction to the forms plagiarism can take.
Referencing books (10 minutes)
Find out how to reference books in your writing and in your reference
Referencing ejournals (10 minutes)
Find out how to reference ejournals in your writing and in your
Referencing module texts (10 minutes)
Find out how to reference module texts in your writing and in your
Referencing websites (10 minutes)
Find out how to reference websites in your writing and in your
Selecting the right online tools (5
Learn how to select the right online tool
What plagiarism feels like (5 minutes)
Introduction to the consequences of plagiarism in academic and
Library activities (requires an OUCU)
Using social media for research (Level
1: 30 minutes)
This activity will introduce you to a
range of social media tools and help you to judge which are best for
Organising information (Level 2: 45
Learn why it’s important to organise
information and reference correctly.
Organising and synthesising literature (Level
3: 1 hour)
Learn how to organise material retrieved
from a literature search into themes, and to synthesise material from
a variety of sources into a coherent argument.
Producing an annotated bibliography (Level
3: 40 minutes)
An annotated bibliography is a list of
references with an assessment of their value. Learn how to create one
in this activity.
Avoiding plagiarism (Library Videos) (2
Bob discovers what plagiarism is and how he
can avoid it. Transcript available.
Finding information for your assignment (1
Guidance on the key steps in finding
information for your assignment.
Keeping up-to-date (20 minutes)
Guidance on how to keep up to date in your subject area.
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