Sources for science: learning the craft of evaluating information and referencing academic sources online
All university students need to become skilled in identifying, evaluating and referencing academic sources. These are often essential steps in completing course and tutorial assignments successfully. Unfamiliar sources like peer-reviewed scientific journals and understanding how and why to reference correctly can challenge new undergraduates. In this session we explore the different types of academic sources you may encounter, tools to evaluate a source for academic quality and how to demystify referencing.

Intended audience: Oxford undergraduate students from MPLS and MSD.
Date: 23 February 2024, 14:00 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Speakers: Oliver Bridle (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford), Karine Barker (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Bodleian Research and Learning Support
Organiser: Helen Bond (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
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Part of: Bodleian iSkills - Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Oxford undergraduate students from MPLS and MSD.
Editors: Helen Bond, Melanie Smith