Upcoming Training Sessions

It may be the summer holidays but that does not mean we are going to stop offering a variety of library skills training sessions for you! We have a range of sessions suitable no matter your level of expertise – whether you are a student, academic, or NHS staff we have something for you. However, if you require something a bit more in-depth or you have any burning questions, just email us: liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

For a full up-to-date list of our training sessions, and to register, visit our SGUL Library LibCal. The links below will also direct you to the booking form in addition to providing full details on the session.

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Training sessions for NHS staff

Introduction to UpToDate (with Wolters Kluwer Health)

UpToDate’s aim is to support healthcare professionals to make evidence-based clinical decisions at the point of care. Available to all St George’s Trust staff, UpToDate’s coverage includes 9,300 graded evidence-based recommendations and 6,500 drug entries. Come along to this 30-minute session to get you started with UpToDate and find about its main features.
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 13:00-13:30 (online)
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 13:00-13:30 (online)

Training sessions for all NHS users

Finding the Evidence

Finding top-quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high-quality resources available to you, as well as provide training in how to use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.
Wednesday 10 August 2022, 12:00-13:30 (online)
Monday 22 August 2022, 11:30-13:00 (in-person)
Thursday 1 September 2022, 13:30-15:00 (online)
Tuesday 13 September 2022, 12:30-14:00 (online)

NHS Library Induction

Library induction for NHS staff, introducing you to the range of services and resources on offer to those working for St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and other community-based sites.
Tuesday 16 August 2022, 12:30-13:00 (in-person)
Friday 9 September 2022, 11:30-12:00 (online)

Training sessions for everyone

Systematic Reviews: finding and managing the evidence

This in-person course, based onsite in the Library Training Room, will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results. It will provide you with an overview of the systematic review process, the know-how of creating effective search strategies, systematic searching of the literature, managing your results and documenting the search process.
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 10:00-12:00 (in-person)
Tuesday 20 September 2022, 11:00-13:00 (online)

Sign up to one of our free skills sessions

Did you know that alongside sessions built into the curriculum, the library offers a rolling programme of open skills sessions you can sign-up to to help you make the most of library resources?

Our courses, still currently online, range from focusing on key databases such as Medline and CINAHL to find health literature to support your learning, assignments, dissertations, practice or research, to use of specialist resources such as RefWorks to help you manage your references. You can learn in-depth advanced search techniques to underpin systematic reviews and, new for 2022, we are offering sessions on the Web of Science platform which, uniquely, provides a range of multi-disciplinary searchable citation indexes- ideal for researchers wishing to track literature in their fields.

All these databases, and more, are available through our A-Z databases page, via NHS OpenAthens accounts for our NHS members or network logins for University members; targetted sessions are available for all our key audiences including NHS staff, researchers, academic staff and, of course, students.

Here’s what people have said about our courses:

I am very happy for having this opportunity to learn such an important skill from a great teacher!

Found the interactive part of the session ( ie doing my own searches) very helpful

To see the latest programme and book-on, visit our Library training calendar today or email liaison@sgul.ac.uk for more information.

Free training sessions January- March programme

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All of our online training sessions are completely free and open to NHS staff, academics, researchers and students as indicated.

Booking is easy- identify a time below you can attend and visit our calendar at https//sgul.libcal.com/calendar/infoskills to sign up. Or, to arrange a bespoke departmental, group or 1-2-1 session, email liaison@sgul.ac.uk

Finding the evidence (NHS staff and placement students)January: Tuesday 18th 11:30am – 1:00pm, Thursday 27th 12:00pm – 1:30pm  

February: Wednesday 9th 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Thursday 17th 1:00pm – 2:30pm  

March: Friday 11th12:00 – 1.30pm, Tuesday 29th 11:30am – 1:00pm
Introduction to Web of Science
(Students, academics or research staff)
March: Wednesday 9th 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Literature searching for your dissertation,
review or research project (Students, academics or research staff)  
January: Thursday 20th 11:00am – 12.30pm

February: Wednesday 23rd 11:00 – 12:30pm

March: Tuesday 22nd  11:00am – 12.30pm
NHS Library Induction
(NHS staff and placement students)
January: Thursday 20th 1:00pm – 1:30pm

February: Wednesday 16th 12:30pm – 1:00pm

March: Tuesday 22nd 12:00pm – 12:30pm
RefWorks (Students, academic or research staff)February: Thursday 24th  12:00pm – 1:00pm
March: Tuesday 15th 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Systematic reviews: finding
and managing the evidence (All)
January: Wednesday 19th 1:00pm – 3:00pm

February: Tuesday 22nd 11:00am – 1:00pm

March: Wednesday 23rd 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Visit https//sgul.libcal.com/calendar/infoskills to sign up to any of these sessions

Information Skills Training: April to June

In the upcoming months we will again be offering a variety of library skills training sessions. There are different sessions suitable for your level of expertise or year of study, for students, academics and NHS staff.

Below you can find out more about the different training sessions we offer and the dates for these sessions. To book, please visit LibCal and register for the session you would like to attend. These sessions are all held online, via Microsoft Teams.

Don’t forget, we also continue to run our Library Research online drop-ins, Monday to Friday 12-1pm. At our drop-ins we can help you with getting started with finding information for your assignment, doing in-depth literature searching projects and referencing enquiries.

Visit our website to find out more or email liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

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Training sessions on offer

My Learning Essentials: Hunter & Harvard

Wednesday 26th May, 1-2pm
Tuesday 22nd June, 1-2pm

This session is suitable for SGUL or FHSCE undergraduate or postgraduate students who have specific referencing or literature searching enquiries relating to their assignments.  You will be able to discuss your query with the librarian, and receive guidance on how to effectively use Hunter to find academic books and articles and how to use CiteThemRight to ensure your referencing complies with SGUL’s specific Harvard Referencing Style.

Book here.

Literature searching for your dissertation

Tuesday 18th May, 11.00-12.30pm
Tuesday 15th June, 11-12.30pm

We know databases, like Medline (aka PubMed) and CINAHL, can be daunting, but with a little help and guidance, we are short you will get to grips with them in no time. If you have a longer research project, like a dissertation, or you just want to impress in your assignments, this session is for you. You will learn how to effectively run a literature search in a database relevant to your subject. The sessions are suitable for St George’s and FHSCE staff and students.

Sign up here.

RefWorks

Thursday 13 May 1-2pm
Wednesday 16 June 12-1pm

In this session, we will introduce you to the reference management software RefWorks. We will show you up to set up an account, add references, manage them and how to use RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM), a Microsoft Word Add-in.

Book here.

Training sessions for NHS staff

NHS Library induction

Thursday 20th May, 12.30-1pm
Tuesday 15th June, 11-11.30am

Library induction for NHS staff, introducing you to the range of services and resources on offer to those working for St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and other community-based sites.

Sign up here.

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Finding the Evidence

Thursday 29th April, 1-2.30pm


Monday 10th May, 12-1.30pm
Wednesday 26th May, 12.30-2pm


Friday 11th June, 11-12.30
Monday 21st June, 1-2.30pm

Finding top-quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high-quality resources available to you, as well as provide training in how to use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.

The session will cover: The range of evidence-based healthcare resources available, including: NICE Evidence, the Cochrane Library and BMJ Best Practice.

How to use the NHS databases effectively and identify the most appropriate database for your need. This includes how to create and plan a search strategy using subject headings and keywords and how to combine searches and apply limits to focus your results; how to access full-text articles where available or locate articles through St George’s journals page; and how to save your searches and set up alerts.

You can book your slot here.

Systematic Reviews: finding and managing the evidence

Wednesday 28th April, 1-3pm

Tuesday 25th May, 11am-1pm

Thursday 24th June, 11am-1pm

This course will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results. It will provide you with an overview of the systematic review process, the know-how of creating effective search strategies, systematic searching of the literature, managing your results and documenting the search process.

You can book this session here.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • plan robust search strategies for literature searches in support of systematic reviews
  • carry out systematic, advanced searches on the Ovid platform
  • save searches strategies and create alerts
  • plan how you will manage your search results and report on your search methodology.

If you have any questions about these training sessions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

Information Skills Training: January – March

We are restarting our information skills training for university and NHS library users from January. While the sessions were on hold over the past months as we shifted all our training and support services online, we are now in the position to start offering these sessions again. All our sessions are online.

We have specific training for St George’s staff and students, as well as for NHS library users. These generic training sessions are open to everyone and are available in addition to any course-specific training you might have.

Don’t forget, we also continue to run our online drop-in, Monday to Friday 12-1pm. At our drop-ins we can help you with getting started, doing in-depth literature searching projects and referencing enquiries.

Below you can find out more about the different online training sessions we offer and the dates for these sessions. To book, please visit LibCal and register for the session you would like to attend.

Visit our website to find out more or email liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

Training sessions on offer

My Learning Essentials: Hunter & Harvard

Wednesday 27 January 1-2pm
Monday 22 March 12-1pm

This session is suitable for SGUL or FHSCE undergraduate or postgraduate students who have specific referencing or literature searching enquiries relating to their assignments.  You will be able to discuss your query with the librarian, and receive guidance on how to effectively use Hunter to find academic books and articles and how to use CiteThemRight to ensure your referencing complies with SGUL’s specific Harvard Referencing Style.

Book here.

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Literature searching for your dissertation

Thursday 14 January 11.30-1pm
Monday 15 February 11.30-1pm
Tuesday 15 March 11-12.30pm

We know databases, like Medline (aka PubMed) and CINAHL, can be daunting, but with a little help and guidance, we are short you will get to grips with them in no time. If you have a longer research project, like a dissertation, or you just want to impress in your assignments, this session is for you. You will learn how to effectively run a literature search in a database relevant to your subject. The sessions are suitable for St George’s and FHSCE staff and students.

Sign up here.

RefWorks

Thursday 28 January 12-1pm
Tuesday 23 February 12-1pm
Wednesday 24 March 1-2pm

In this session, we will introduce you to the reference management software RefWorks. We will show you up to set up an account, add references, manage them and how to use RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM), a Microsoft Word Add-in.

Book here.

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Training sessions for NHS staff

NHS Library induction

Friday 22 January 12-1pm
Wednesday 17 February 12-1pm
Monday 22 March 1-2pm

Library induction for NHS staff, introducing you to the range of services and resources on offer to those working for St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and other community-based sites.

Sign up here.

Finding the Evidence

Monday 11 January 11am-12pm
Wednesday 27 January 2pm-3pm

Tuesday 9 February 10am-11am
Thursday 25 February 3pm-4pm

Friday 12 March 1pm-2pm
Wednesday 31 March 12pm-1pm

Finding top-quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high-quality resources available to you, as well as provide training in how to use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.

The session will cover: The range of evidence-based healthcare resources available, including: NICE Evidence, the Cochrane Library and BMJ Best Practice.

How to use the NHS databases effectively and identify the most appropriate database for your need. This includes how to create and plan a search strategy using subject headings and keywords and how to combine searches and apply limits to focus your results; how to access full-text articles where available or locate articles through St George’s journals page; and how to save your searches and set up alerts.

You can book your slot here.

Systematic Reviews: finding and managing the evidence

This course will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results. It will provide you with an overview of the systematic review process, the know-how of creating effective search strategies, systematic searching of the literature, managing your results and documenting the search process.

You can book this session here.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • plan robust search strategies for literature searches in support of systematic reviews
  • carry out systematic, advanced searches on the Ovid platform
  • save searches strategies and create alerts
  • plan how you will manage your search results and report on your search methodology.

If you have any questions about these training sessions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

Welcome to St George’s Library 2020/2021

A very warm welcome to those new to St George’s and welcome back to those returning to their studies. As we won’t be meeting most of you face-to-face for a while, in this blogpost you can find all the information you need to get started with the academic year.

If you are joining us this year, be sure to complete your library induction quiz which forms part of your online induction.

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Help and support

Your Liaison team is here to support you in your learning and research. Most of you will meet your liaison librarians for training  sessions as part of your course. We will show you how to use the resources we have, how to research an essay topic and how to get to grips with Harvard, the referencing style used at St George’s.

New for autumn 2020, we are launching daily, weekday Library Research drop-ins online for anyone to get help on the spot with things you might find tricky. If you are unsure of where to start or are looking for some tips and tricks on how to make the most of the databases we have, you can meet us via Microsoft Teams (available to everyone at St George’s). No need to book – just click on the relevant link in our events calendar, between 12-1 on the day you want help.

You can also get in touch with us about any questions you might have about finding information for your assignments or referencing using our dedicated email address – liaison@sgul.ac.uk. We can support you via email or a 1-2-1 appointment via Microsoft Teams so you can get specialised help from your liaison librarian. 1-2-1 appointments are online meetings, you will need to be in an appropriate study space, you cannot take calls or have conversations in the library.

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If you have a more general question about the library or need help with passwords or book loans, the library team can answer all your questions via email, so there is no need for you to come in. Email library@sgul.ac.uk with any questions you might have and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online resources and library guides

You can access library resources online through your SGUL username and password 24 hours a day from the library homepage.

The library has invested more than ever this year in enhancing our e-book collection with hundreds of new titles added in the last 6 months, and access to new collections including AccessMedicine, and LWW Health Library collections. We also provide access to e-resources such as healthcare databases and study skills resources like Cite Them Right Online. You will be using most of them during your studies at St George’s. The infographic below highlights a few of the resources available to you, including Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments and Science Education) and BMJ Learning.

Infographic. A list of some the e-learning resources available at St George's.

To find out more, take a look at these how-to videos on a variety of topics, we are expanding this collection over the coming months. The videos offer a quick introduction, in the case of BMJ Learning, or more detailed guidance on Hunter – Library Search , and Cite Them Right for example. You can watch them all on YouTube.

If you are new to St George’s, have a look at our Library Essentials Libguide, which covers everything you need to know to get started with using the library. We have many more Libguides, including general ones on literature searching and printing at St George’s, as well as subject specific ones for courses taught at St George’s.

The library has a dedicated module on Canvas. This will be developed further to provide self-directed units on finding information for your assignments and referencing essentials, so keep a look out. Depending on the course you are doing, we also have dedicated subject pages within your course modules where you can find information on your library training sessions.

In-person services

Over summer, we started a ‘Click and Collect’ service for physical books. It allows you to reserve books via Hunter – Library Search, and come in to pick it up when it is ready. To find out more about this service, please visit our Covid response page. We are working on restoring our ‘Browse and Borrow’ service, which will allow you to pick books up from the shelf yourself. More details on this service will be made available soon. Check our website or social media sites for updates.

Throughout September, the library is open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with library staff on hand should you need help. We will be extending these hours from October to include weekend opening. Please check our website for updates.

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In line with St George’s policy, we ask you to not come on campus or use the library unless it is essential that you do so. All spaces available are for individual, silent study only and you must wear a face covering in the library. It goes without saying that you need to keep a distance of 2 metres from library staff and other library users, including your friends! Disinfectant sprays and paper towels are available throughout the library. It is your responsibility to wipe down your study space and PC before and after use.

Stay in touch

To stay up-to-date with library services and opening hours, please visit our Covid-19 response page. We are active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where you can also get news and service updates.

Finally, we would like to welcome you again to St George’s and wish you a successful year! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any library-related questions.


Phone: 020 8725 5446

Email : library@sgul.ac.uk

Web: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/library

Holiday Library Update

In less unusual times, we know that many of our students would be heading away from SGUL right now to enjoy a few weeks’ holiday; and while it’s easy lately for the days and weeks to blend into one, we hope that everyone does get a chance to take some time off over the coming weeks (even if our entertainment options these days are a little different than in the past).

That said, we know that many of you will also be working to stay on top of your studies. With that in mind, here are three quick reminders of some of the ways your library can help.

1. Access online resources with your SGUL password

Hunter allows you to search a huge collection of online journal articles that you can access with your SGUL login. For tips on finding articles in Hunter, check the Hunter FAQs.

Or browse a list of learning resources – including HSTalks for lecture videos, Cite them Right for referencing help, our most popular online resource BMJ Best Practice, and many more – that can also be accessed with your SGUL login.

Help with offsite access

Our quick video shows you the easiest way to log in to journals and other online resources when you’re offsite. There’s also a PDF helpsheet to guide you through the process.

If you’re having problems logging in to any of our journals or online resources, let us know at journals@sgul.ac.uk. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Resetting your SGUL password

You can reset your SGUL password here, as long as you’ve registered an alternate email address; if you haven’t done this yet, contact the Student Life Centre to set one up.

If you have problems resetting you password, email ITAV@sgul.ac.uk.

2. Explore e-books

There are now over 3000 e-books available in Hunter – so whatever your topic, it’s quite likely there’s an e-book that can help. To find out, search in Hunter for Books and more; then select Online Resources in the filter at the left to see which titles you can access straight away using your SGUL login.

See our short video on finding and accessing e-books in Hunter.

Use the Online Resources filter to see e-books only

Temporary access to extra e-books

A number of publishers are making their e-book collections freely available during the Covid-19 health crisis – so you may be able to view e-books now that you wouldn’t usually be able to access.

From Monday 13th April you’ll be able to access all of these through Hunter while free access lasts. For now, you can log in to publishers’ websites to see what’s available and start reading. Try:

For a full list of these offers – as well as a growing collection of free resources on Covid-19 – check the new list in our Databases A-Z. We’re updating this list as new resources become available.

Borrowed books?

We’ve suspended holds for now, so you won’t be asked to return any books you’ve borrowed until further notice. Books will continue to renew automatically.

3. Get 1-2-1 help from a librarian

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Working from home

The library team may now be working from kitchens, bedrooms, sitting-rooms and a few other places besides – but we’re as committed as always to getting you the information, research and referencing help you need.

We continue to provide 1:1 support for everyone at St George’s. To make an appointment, please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk. In these unusual circumstances, we use Microsoft Teams to guide you through the databases and answer any questions you might have.

We are focusing our efforts on developing online material on Canvas and helping you make the most of our e-resources. For any queries or help needed email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk. We are happy to help!

Introducing: Lunchtime Learning workshops

Do you find literature searching laborious? Does Harvard Referencing ruin your day? The library can help.

In response to recent student feedback, the library is offering a new series of workshops to support you with your academic work.  These sessions are over lunchtime so you can fit them into your busy schedule and they will give you a head start for your assignments.

My Learning Essentials: Hunter & Harvard Drop-In

Tuesday 25 February 1-2pm

Monday 23 March 1-2pm

Do you have a burning question about referencing or finding academic sources through Hunter? These drop-ins give you the opportunity to speak to a librarian and find a solution. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day!

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Literature searching

We know databases, like Medline (aka PubMed) and CINAHL, can be daunting, but we’ll let you into a little secret: Librarians LOVE them! So, not only will you learn how to effectively run a literature search on a relevant database, you’ll also make a librarian’s day!

There are two versions of these Lunchtime Learning sessions. One specifically for medical students and one for other St George’s University (SGUL) and Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE) students…

Literature searching for your Audit, QI project or Research (medical students)

Wednesday 1 April 11am-12:30pm

Suitable for Medical students, T Year and above, who are undertaking a literature review as part of an audit, QI project or research for publication.

Here is the booking form for this session.

Literature searching for your dissertation, review or research project (SGUL/FHSCE students)

Tuesday 11 February 2-3:30pm

Wednesday 4 March 11am-12:30pm

Suitable for all SGUL and FHSCE students, e.g. biomedical, paramedic, midwifery, pharmacology

Here is the booking form for this session.

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RefWorks

Monday 17 February 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday 11 March 2-3pm

Students BEWARE! Free, online Citation Tools can be inaccurate and unreliable. Learn how to manage and store your references using RefWorks – the only Citation Tool supported by the library. 

RefWorks is available with your SGUL username and password. Come along to find out how to import references to RefWorks from various databases. You’ll also get a chance to use Write N Cite to create in-text citations and generate bibliographies in Word.

Suitable for any students undertaking extensive pieces of academic writing such as dissertations, theses etc.

Here is the booking form for this session.

Information Skills Training Sessions January – March 2020

Dates for our January – March 2020 Information Skills Training Sessions are below. Please see our Information Skills Training page for full details, and to book a place.

Literature searching for your dissertation, review or research project

This session is for SGUL/FHSCE students and staff who are carrying out more in-depth research, such as for a literature review, dissertation, research project etc.

Recommended for: SGUL/FHSCE staff and students

Friday 31 January 10:00 -11:30

Tuesday 11 February 2:00 -3:30

Wednesday 4 March 11:00 -12:30

Finding the evidence

Introduction to healthcare resources and databases, and training in how use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.

Recommended for: NHS staff

Thursday 23 January 3:00 – 4:30

Tuesday 25 February 11:30 -1:00

Friday 20 March 9:30 – 11:00

Systematic reviews – Finding and managing the evidence

Systematic literature searching for systematic reviews, research projects or service developments.

Recommended for: NHS staff & researchers

Wednesday 29 January 1:00 – 4:00

Wednesday 11 March 10:00 – 1:00

Refworks

This course will introduce you to RefWorks, an online bibliographic/reference manager.

Recommended for: SGUL/FHSCE staff and students

Monday 17 February 10:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 11 March 2:00 – 3:00

Library Inductions for NHS Staff

Recommended for: NHS staff

Wednesday 5 February 10:00 – 11:00

Wednesday 4 March 10:00 – 11:00

Introduction to critical appraisal

Introduction to the concepts of critical appraisal and evaluating healthcare literature.

Recommended for: NHS staff & researchers

Sessions available on request.
Please email liaison@sgul.ac.uk

Citation metrics – an overview

An overview of traditional and alternative metrics, with the opportunity for hands on exploration of a range of metrics.

Recommended for: Researchers or SGUL/FHSCE staff and students

Sessions available on request.
Please email liaison@sgul.ac.uk

Keeping up-to-date

Introduction to a range of services that will help you keep up to date with current literature.

Recommended for: NHS staff & researchers

Please email liaison@sgul.ac.uk to book your bespoke session

Personalised training

If you cannot make any of the scheduled sessions, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organise a bespoke session please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk

Now on Canvas: Referencing essentials quiz

New to academic study and confused about referencing? You are not alone! It is understandable to feel overwhelmed by how to reference correctly, especially if you are not used to the referencing system used at SGUL.


As we know that referencing can be a little dull and feel overly complicated, we have put together a quiz, which covers the basics and gives you some practice using Cite Them Right. The quiz is available on the Library module on Canvas. You can find it by navigating to “Quizzes” (part of the menu on the left-hand side). You can also access the quiz here.

It is intended for beginners. The first few questions cover some of the basics of why and how we reference. The rest allow you to learn how to do in-text citations and references correctly. The quiz is also suitable for intermediates, so any second-year or third-year students who feel like they could do with a refresher should also give it a go.

Referencing at SGUL

Here at St George’s we use a version of Harvard, a common referencing style, based on the guidance in a book called Cite Them Right by Pears and Shields (2019). The book is currently in its 11th edition and there is a useful accompanying website too. As there are many different versions of Harvard, you can ensure you are referencing correctly by only following the guidance in Cite Them Right or resources produced by St George’s Library.

Cite Them Right

This website is available to you through SGUL and allows you to see at a glance how to reference books, journal articles and websites. The publisher even has included an example of a NICE guideline. If you are not using a University PC or the Wifi, you have to login with your SGUL login details. You can find Cite Them Right through Hunter and most Libguides include a link to the website too. For those of you who prefer to use a physical copy, we have Cite Them Right (2019) as a book available for you to borrow in the Library.

Help available

If you are still feeling unsure about how to reference correctly, please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk. The Research Enquiries Desk, located in the Library next to the silent study areas, is staffed every weekday 11 am to 2 pm with Librarians who can help you with your referencing dilemmas. For those of you who are interested in using reference management software, we have a RefWorks libguide and we will be running training sessions on RefWorks in the new year. Check out our training pages for dates.


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