As a new student, we know you may be a little overwhelmed. You will be trying to get to grips with your course, make friends, settle into your new accommodation, navigate your way around campus, and find out about the support available to help your learning.

We run a number of teaching sessions to introduce our services and the specialist resources you can access, supported by online learning packages if you can’t make session dates, prefer to work at your own pace or would like to review the materials afterwards.

Master’s students

Discovering Quality Information is a hands-on training session that will show you how to find the information that you need for your assignments, projects or research. Please work through our Discovering Quality Information eLearning​ and do the quiz before coming along to your session. After you’ve finished, you will know about the different types of information you will need to use for your studies at Cranfield, and when they are useful. This means that in the face-to-face session we’ll be able to concentrate on learning how to search our resources effectively.

Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism explains what plagiarism is, and why it is an important issue. We cover the role and importance of citing bibliographic references, and how you incorporate the work of other authors into your literature review correctly, and without plagiarising. This course is only available online. Choose the correct link for your school to complete the eLearning module: SATMSOM​ or SWEE​.

PhD students

You will attend a Quick Start to the Library session as part of your induction day, which will provide an overview of our services. This will be followed by an invitation to attend Discovering Quality Information, a hands-on training session that will show you how to find the information that you need for your research. Please work through our Discovering Quality Information eLearning​ and do the quiz before coming along to your session. After you’ve finished, you will know about the different types of information you will need to use for your studies at Cranfield, and when they are useful. This means that in the face-to-face session we’ll be able to concentrate on learning how to search our resources effectively.​

You can also request a personalised induction session with your Information Specialist. At this session, we can find out more about your specific research needs, show you the most appropriate resources to use and explain more about how we can help you with publishing your research, research data management and skills training.

We also participate in the Doctoral Researchers Core Development (DRCD) training programme. This offers a range of opportunities for you to continue developing your personal and professional research skills in the form of face-to-face workshops, webinars, online material and other resources. Find out more about the DRCD training programme.

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