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Referencing: Study Skills

Online Help


Skills4StudyCampusis an excellent self-directed learning tool - it can help you develop the study skills you require to succeed at university. You can access this online resource anytime, anywhere and start to build up a skill set that will help you make the most of your studies.
The following modules are available:
  • Getting ready for academic study: get a head start on your first year at university
  • Referencing and understanding plagiarism: get a deep understanding of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.  Please check that you are using the correct referencing style (either BU Harvard or APA depending on your course of study) when you write your own references, see the LibGuide on Referencing and EndNote for further information on referencing styles.
  • Critical thinking skills: question assumptions, evaluate the reliability of sources and evidence and compare propositions
  • Writing skills: advice on writing in an academic style suitable for assignments, and practical guidance on how to structure ideas and improve written work.

    Skills4StudyCampus access is via Moodle.

Critical Thinking

Analyse This!
Produced by Learn Higher this is a free online tutorial which helps students learn how to analyse research data

Evaluating web sources (Oxford Brookes University)
The information in this guide will help you work out whether the information you’ve found on the Web is appropriate to use in your academic work

Glossary (from Bandolier)
This glossary contains definitions for the 'jargon' words often used in health related research

OU Safari (Skills in Accessing, Finding & Reviewing Information)
Produced by the Open University this comprehensive guide will help you feel more confident about finding, evaluating, and using information

What is critical thinking?
Produced by Plymouth University this guide looks at how to organise your thoughts and materials, and how to develop an argument.

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Learning Support

Learning Services run workshops during the year on using EndNote, Advanced Search Skills, and other subjects.

We also offer 1-to-1 and group sessions, details to follow.