LibSmart is the Digital and Information Literacy programme run by the Academic Liaison Librarians. It is designed to support students and staff with the academic practice, information literacy, and employability skills needed to get the best out of time at Brunel and beyond.
LibSmart sessions are delivered in a hybrid programme of online and in person sessions. Please have a look at the calendar of events and book your place. The presenter will publicise links to join the session within the calendar or by email.
|Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
|Referencing software: Introduction to RefWorks
|Aimed at all students. In this session you will learn how to use RefWorks, bibliographic software that helps you document and manage your references, allowing you to cite while you write.
|Referencing software: Introduction to Mendeley
|Aimed at all students. In this session you will learn how to use Mendeley, bibliographic software that helps you document and manage your references, allowing you to cite while you write.
|Getting started with Bloomberg
|Getting to know FT.Com
|Learn your way round FT.com and how to get the most from this resource.
|Introduction to finding data and statistics
|The session is aimed at providing you with an overview of the various datasets and statistical sources available to you. These include data on global economies, company financials as well as data on environmental, social and corporate governenace (ESG).
|Using Bloomberg with Excel
Attendees at this seminar should have previously attended a getting Getting Started with Bloomberg LibSmart class, or have past experience using Bloomberg.
|What's in UK Data Service?
|Discover statistics and sources within the UK Data Service website.
|Advanced literature searching
An in-depth look at finding good quality, relevant literature for assignments and dissertations.
|Using article citations and journal metrics to find quality journal articles and evaluate your sources.
|Creating an effective poster
|How to make visually attractive posters convey the message you require.
|Finding Market Research Reports and Data
Learn about the market research databases available at Brunel, for access to reports and statistics on industries, markets, companies, consumers and economies / countries
|Finding Technical Standards for your Research
|Standards are intended to ensure compatibility between products and appliances from different suppliers. Find out how to locate and access British and International Standards.
|Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Patents
|Patents are a form of intellectual property, which can provide useful technical information. Find out more about more about IP and copyright, and how to locate and access British and International Patents.
|Keeping up to date with your research
|Find out what goes into creating a rigorous systematic review.
|Using copyright free images
|Find out how to access a wealth of good quality copyright free images for use in your slides and in Blackboard. You’ll never take a picture from a Google Image search again!
There are a range of Library Online Learning resources with guidance and, often, activities. These are available for access in Brightspace:
Academic Liaison Librarians are available between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time to discuss queries about using library resources and referencing.
Outside of these times, you can use the Library chat service and your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.