Yesterday, 24th October, was the start of Africa Week 2019 at the University. A chance to celebrate Edinburgh’s connections to the region. There are a number of events taking place to mark Africa Week but I wanted to highlight just some of the library resources available to staff and students of the University that will allow you to study and research Africa and Africa related subjects further.
Working on your assignment and unsure how to do references? Wondering what references, citations, endnotes, footnotes, etc., actually are? Don’t know your Harvard style from your Chicago style? We’ve got a few useful online resources that should help demystify the referencing process.
What is referencing?
Referencing is the process of acknowledging other people’s work when you have used it in your assignment or research. It allows the reader to locate your source material as quickly and easily as possible so that they can read these sources themselves and verify the validity of your arguments. Referencing provides the link between what you write and the evidence on which it is based.
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We’ve been revamping the library subject guides for School of Social and Political Science. So if you’re just starting at the University or you are a returning student why not take a look?
The subject guides include information about and links to library resources, facilities and services both specifically for your subject area and for general library use.
You can find new subject guides for the following subject areas:
- African Studies
- Canadian Studies
- Global Public Health
- International Development
- Politics & International Relations
- Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
- Social Anthropology
- Social Policy
- Social Work
- South Asian Studies
These subject guide pages have been completely overhauled and we hope these will prove useful to you.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for School of Social and Political Science
Get the Best from the Library Week is all about helping you find out more about how the Library can work for you at the University of Edinburgh.
During the Get the Best from the Library Week you can:
- Discover the full range of information resources available to you
- Find out about new resources purchased recently
- Get one-to-one support from a library specialist in your subject area
All next week the Library Academic Support team are taking over the Pop-up Library desk in the afternoons (1st floor, Main Library, Mon-Fri 2-4pm) so why not pop-up for a chat and find out how you can Get the Best from the Library?