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.
UPDATE December 2020: Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation LibSmart sessions are being delivered online next term. 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.
To book a place at a session, please use the Calendar of Events tab above.
Related guide(s): Referencing
|Referencing and avoiding plagiarism|
|Referencing cafe||Held termly, the referencing cafe provides students with an opportunity to drop in and receive help with referencing queries.|
|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.|
|Referencing software: Introduction to RefWorks|
|Bloomberg Certification||An overview of the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning module, including what it is, how to access and work through it, and how completing it can benefit employability, especially for those seeking careers in finance and investment. Includes information on using, and getting your CV added to, the the Bloomberg Talent Search (BTS).|
|Getting started with Bloomberg|
|Getting to know FT.Com||Learn your way round FT.com and how to get the most from this reosurce.|
|Introduction to finding data and statistics||This session explores data and statistical sources available at Brunel and beyond.|
|Using Bloomberg with Excel|
|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 assignment and dissertations.
|Creating an effective poster||How to make visually attractive posters convey the message you require.|
|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|
|Systematic reviews||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!|
Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing. Occasionally, and outside of these times, 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.