I’d used library resources before but knew I was kind of muddling along & I wanted to learn more about using the online library. Whilst I was browsing the library website last week I saw a link to some online training sessions.

I had a look through a list of the sessions available and they not only included introductions to using the online library but also how to find information for my assignment and how to use referencing software to record and keep track of what I’ve read.

I was intrigued by some of the sessions and wanted to know what it would be like to take part in a live online training session. I took the plunge & joined a session about how to find online journal articles.

It was great! I found so many articles that I could download for my next assignment. Even better was the fact that it felt as if the other students and the librarian that was running the training session were in the room with me!

There was lots of friendly chatter and it wasn’t too formal, I learnt so much.

There are even recordings of the sessions too, so I can watch them again later if I want to remind myself about something or can’t make it to some of the other live sessions.

I’m already planning to attend another one next week about using RefWorks because although it sounds like an interesting tool I don’t really know how to use it.


Summary: The online training sessions are a great way to make sure you can get the most out of using the thousands of resources available to you when you are studying.

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