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Wolfson College Information Skills: Home

Help with finding, managing and using information from the Wolfson Library Team.

Here to help

This LibGuide has been put together by the Wolfson College Library team to help you get the most from information resources. Browse the tabs to find tips and tools relevant to your stage of study or research. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us; we are here to support you throughout your degree. Email info-skills@wolfson.cam.ac.uk or drop into the library.

Drop-in sessions for quick queries

We encourage you to find us in the library if there is anything quick that you’d like help with.

One-to-one sessions for in-depth issues

If you have questions relating to any stage of your study or research, book a more in-depth one-to-one session with Laura Jeffrey, Information Skills Librarian: info-skills@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

Training courses

Study skills workshops will run as part of the Academic Skills for Success programme. All training materials including slides and handouts will be posted on this page. The tabs on this guide relate to the sessions too and so you should find more information there. However, if you have any questions about them, please send an email to info-skills@wolfson.cam.ac.uk 

Training Resources

We've removed our slides and handouts from last year to make sure they are refreshed and up to date. If you are looking for resources from sessions taught in 2017/18, please get in touch and we'll happily supply it.

Beyond Google: Literature searches

Stress-free referencing with Zotero

Speed Reading - some exercises are listed on the Speed Reading tab

Virtual Tour

CamGuides

CamGuides is an online resource for all Master’s students with a taught element. It is free and available to all students, regardless of their discipline, background or mode of study. CamGuides will support you in your transition to graduate study at Cambridge, focusing on essential information, digital, and transferable academic skills.  Explore the site and choose the parts that seem most important or relevant to you as you start your course.

Graduate Training

Graduates

There are a number of opportunities available to graduates through other libraries. Please follow the links for more information and to book places.

HASS subjects: 

https://training.cam.ac.uk/theme/infoskills 

STEM subjects: 

https://training.cam.ac.uk/cul/theme/STEM-Research

Researcher Development in general:

 https://www.rdp.cam.ac.uk 

How can we help?

Getting started

  • Find books and articles on your reading list
  • Develop strategies for searching catalogues and databases more widely
  • Search the Academic web using Google scholar and more
  • Look for news resources, conference papers and theses
  • Demonstrate referencing software
  • Comply with copyright and avoid plagiarism

Advanced skills

  • Keep up to date with new research
  • Data and information management planning
  • Develop strategies to manage your time
  • Critical reading, thinking and evaluation
  • Thesis-writing sessions
  • Prepare presentations and posters
  • Open access publishing
  • Develop an online presence and social media
  • Assess the impact of your scholarly publications