Training and events calendar

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Information Services workshops and events are here to help you get started with the skills you need for success at University. There are bookable sessions on a range of different topics, and also regular drop-ins on different campuses. 

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Upcoming events

Time Zone: UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)

10:00am - 11:00am, < Online >.
10:00am - 11:00am, < Online >.
2:00pm - 3:00pm, < Online >.
10:00am - 10:30am, Craiglockhart.
10:00am - 10:30am, Merchiston.

International Games Month

This November we have a range of live workshops and game sheets you can complete, some to win Amazon vouchers! See links below for more information and to take part.

Reading List
International Games Month 22-23

Students can win Amazon vouchers!
These games can be played online. Complete the puzzle, take a screen shot and email it from your University email address to with the subject line International Games Month.  You’ll then be entered into the draw to win a prize for the games shown. 

We’d love to have your feedback on our International Games Month events and activities.  Please complete our Feedback Form.

Terms and Conditions
To be entered into the prize draw:

  • You must be a student.
  • You need to email a screenshot of your online entry to from your University email address.
  • Your student number must be included on any paper entries.
  • Only one prize per person.
  • Closing date for all entries Tues 2nd Dec 2022.

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Subject guides aren't answering your questions? Email your Subject Librarian to book time one-on-one and get help with sources for your study or research project. See My Librarian to find the name of the librarian for your subject area.

Looking for help and advice on Moodle and other learning technologies? Email to book a time with one of our expert Learning Technology Advisors and get 1:1 support for your module design and development. Visit the Learning Technology Hub to find contact details.

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Skills for study and research

Sessions are available for all modules and levels, and can range from a basic introduction to using LibrarySearch and academic journals for first year students to subject-specific research sessions for postgraduate students and staff.

For a basic introduction to Library resources:

  • Your subject guide will list key subject-specific resources, databases and starting points.
  • See our drop-in sessions throughout the year. You may also have subject-specific sessions in your scheduled class times.

Staff and PhD students
We offer the research-specific sessions below:

  • Starting your literature review
  • Reference management
    • Endnote
    • Mendeley
  • Keeping up to date with research
  • How to choose which journal to publish in
  • Open access and publishing in the repository
  • Copyright - What does it mean for me and research/publishing?

These sessions will be available throughout the year, or you can contact your subject librarian to book a session for a particular group, or tailored to a specific subject area.

Research Cycle

For more information about starting research, the Information Services Research Cycle aims to introduce the key information and research skills required to develop into a successful researcher. 

Research Cycle