Posts tagged: referencing

Referencing made easier with EndNote

23 January 2018

Is there an easier way to do your referencing? Anne suggests EndNote.


 
 

Correct referencing, that is, acknowledging the books, journal articles and other sources of information you use in your essays and assignments, is a very important part of academic writing.
 

You might have already discovered that it is complicated, and can be quite time-consuming and difficult to get right. 
 
 
 

Have you ever wished you could get a machine to help you?

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Well you can!

All our open access PCs and Macs are installed with EndNote X8. This is a package that allows you to create your own library of references and add citations and a reference list to your Word documents – automatically and correctly! read more

Plagiarism Awareness Week : Feb 2018

16 January 2018
Tracy Breheny

Tracy tells you about Plagiarism Week and shows you where to get help and advice on avoiding plagiarism in your academic work.

Plagiarism can be a tricky a concept, with many people unsure what exactly it is and how to avoid it.  Want to learn more about plagiarism?  Then read on!

The Library and the Students’ Union are running a Plagiarism Awareness Week (12th-16th February) and as part of this there will be a variety of pop-up stands in library spaces and in University House to provide information about plagiarism.

As part of Plagiarism Awareness Week, there will be:

Plagiarism awareness pop-up stands in Clifford Whitworth Library, MediaCity Library and the B’hive learning space at Allerton where you can learn more about what plagiarism is and find out about all of the help available through Skills for Learning.  Test your knowledge by playing the plagiarism game with us, and maybe win a prize! read more

OSCOLA FAQs

8 November 2017
Image of front screen of OSCOLA FAQ presentation

Have you got questions about OSCOLA? Check the FAQs, it may have the answer

Have you got questions about OSCOLA referencing?

You may find the answer in the OSCOLA FAQs, click on the image to find out.

If your OSCOLA referencing question isn’t answered, check out the OSCOLA web guide at: Skills for Learning OSCOLA Referencing (select the OSCOLA tab).

Week 6 #SalfordSmart – Referencing

30 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Referencing and your essay

You may have heard lots of mention of making sure you reference your essay or assignment.

If you aren’t sure exactly what this means or how to reference then #SalfordSmart this week is just for you.

This week #SalfordSmart focuses on referencing by looking at these four questions:

1. What is referencing?

2. Why do you need to reference?

3. How do you write a reference in your assignment?

4. How do you check your work to make sure you haven’t accidentally plagiarised? read more

The 7 study mistakes too many students make – learn what they are and don’t make them yourself!

3 March 2017
Amy Pearson

You really don’t want to miss what Amy has to say about the 7 study mistakes that can cost you marks.

Some study mistakes are no big deal, others really are a big deal as they can affect your final degree classification. This is why we have put together a short online package to introduce you to the 7 things, why they matter and how you can avoid them. They are:

  • Plagiarism
  • Self-plagiarism (or double submission)
  • Collusion
  • Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
  • Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
  • Taking any unauthorised material into an examination. Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination.
  • Bribery
  • read more

    Important Changes to Ref Me

    17 February 2017
    Jen Earl

    Jen wants to make you aware of changes to Ref Me.

    It has just been announced that RefMe will be changing to Cite This For Me on February 28th 2017. Full details on this news can be found on the Ref Me website.

    If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

    If you want to create an account for Cite This For Me it will cost £6.99 a month but you are able to generate a reference list without creating an account. However without an account your reference list won’t be saved for future use. read more

    Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

    18 January 2017

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    Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

    Day three

    Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more. read more

    A letter to… Anne and everyone else doing battle with referencing.

    30 November 2016
    Amy Pearson

    Amy Pearson
    Content Developer

    Dear Anne, you are not alone. I, and many others, also learnt the art of referencing the hard way!

    In reply to your post ‘Referencing Lessons #studentdiaries‘ and for anyone else working on assignments at the moment, here are some referencing tips from Skills for Learning:

    1. Make sure you know which referencing style you should be using.

    Styles mainly used at the University of Salford are APA 6th (Harvard Style) and Oscola (for Law subjects)
    More info…

    2. As you read and make notes, write down your sources. read more

    Ambiguous Citations

    15 July 2016

    Or, how do you know what is what?

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    Let’s start with the basics:

    When you are referencing your information sources you use citations within your text. These are brief, just names and a date in brackets, in your text.

    Then at the end of your essay or assignment you have a reference list. This is a list of everything you have cited, with each reference providing the full details of the works you have cited in your writing.

    This means if someone reading your work sees an interesting idea they can use the citation to find the matching reference, and then use the details in the reference to find the original work to read for themselves. read more

    Join us at our Summer School 2016

    6 June 2016

    Events running 20-30 June

    We’re running lots of workshops during June which are perfect if you’re new to the University or even if you’ve been here a while, but just not noticed some of the excellent workshops we provide! We’re calling it our ‘Skills for Learning – Summer School 2016’ and it would be great if you, and the sun, could join us.

    So if you need to learn how to find information for your assignments, improve your study skills and build on your IT skills this is the place to start.

    Some workshops/events require you to book a place whilst others just invite you to turn up. read more