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On Track for your Masters

Provides information about 'On Track for Your Masters', an annual workshop programme for postgraduate taught students.

Catch up on On Track 2021

Missed a session you were hoping to attend? Below we've shared the presentations and other helpful content for lots of the On Track sessions - follow the links to catch-up on On Track 2021!

Please note that material is not available for all sessions. If you have any questions about a session that is not included here, please do get in touch.

On Track 2021 materials

Creating your Data Analysis Plan

Revisit the slides for this session to learn more about the steps to take to create an effective data analysis plan.

Evaluating sources

Complete our online tutorial on evaluating resources, where you can learn about the CRAAP Test and predatory publishers, as well as have a go at evaluating a range of sources. You can also look at the slides for this session for an overview of the concepts in the tutorial and links to resources that you can try these techniques out on!

Excel - Functions and Shortcuts

Visit the IT Training Toolkit for all course materials and a recording of a previous training session on Excel functions and shortcuts.

Excel: power PivotTables

Visit the IT Training Toolkit for all course materials and a recording of a previous training session on Excel Pivot Tables.

Finding academic sources (Humanities)

Revist the the slides for this session on finding and using sources for the humanities.

Finding academic sources (Social Sciences)

Revist the the slides for this session on finding and using sources for the social sciences.

Finding data in business & the social sciences

Revisit the slides for this session to learn more about some of the key places to find reliable data. You can also watch a separate pre-recorded video that covers finding data for use in your research. 

Finding resources for your social sciences dissertation

Have a look at the slides for the session to find out about how you can find resources for your social sciences dissertation.

Find it and use it, or create it - need data for your Masters thesis? UK Data Service perspectives

Revisit the slides from this session to learn about the data available from the UK Data Service, how you can find and access data, and the further support and training available.

Google search skills

Complete our online tutorial on Google search skills to learn some top tips for making your academic searches on Google more effective.

Introduction to using Scopus for your literature search

Revisit the slides from this session focusing on Literature Searching using Scopus, or catch up on the recording from this session.

Literature review (Social Sciences)

Revisit the slides from this session on the factors which need to be taken into account when planning and writing a literature review for social sciences, including structure, coverage and content, and style.

Literature searching

Catch up on the slides from this session for top tips on making your searches more effective and efficient. If you missed it, check our our pre-recorded video on advanced search skills.

Make the most of your Library Services

Revisit the slides for this session to learn more about some services that the Library provides which can help you in your research. You can also view a pre-recorded video that talks about how you can access resources when studying remotely, which touches on some of the services discussed in the session.

Online resources to help you with your data analysis

Take a look at the slides for this session on finding sources to help with data analysis for your research. 

OSCOLA for International Law

Have a look at the slides from this session to learn more about the general principles of OSCOLA referencing and how to cite basic international law materials.

Outlook: managing your inbox

Visit the IT Training Toolkit for all course materials and a recording of a previous training session on managing your Outlook inbox.

Overcoming writer's block

Revist the slides from this session for tips on how to overcome writer's block.

Reference management made easy with Mendeley

Complete our online tutorial on Mendeley to get to know the basics about this reference management software.

Reference management made easy with Zotero

Have a look at our worksheet for Zotero that was used during the session, and work through it at your own pace.

Structuring your dissertation (Humanities)

Revisit the slides from this session on the factors which need to be taken into account when planning a dissertation for the humanities.

Structuring your dissertation (Science + Health)

Revisit the slides from this session on the factors which need to be taken into account when planning a dissertation for science and health.

Structuring your dissertation (Social Sciences)

Revisit the slides from this session on the factors which need to be taken into account when planning a dissertation for the social sciences.

Using Eikon & Datastream to get data in business, economics & finance

Revisit the slides from the session to learn more about Eikon and Datastream, how they can be accessed, and how you can find data on them.

Using EndNote for managing your references

Visit the IT Training Toolkit for all course materials and a recording of a previous training session for an introduction to EndNote.

Using news and media resources in your research

Take a look at the slides for this session on using news and media resources for academic research. You can also watch a pre-recorded version of this session if you missed it. 

Using special collections and archives in research

Revist the slides from this session to learn about how special collections and archives that you can use in your research. You can also view our pre-recorded video on using primary sources and special collections.

Using Word to build your assignment, dissertation or thesis

Visit the IT Training Toolkit for all course materials and a recording of a previous training session on top tips and guidance in using Word for your dissertation.