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History: Study skills

A guide to library resources for History, including an overview of databases, advice on referencing, a support page for researchers and contact details for your department's Subject Librarian.

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Subject Librarian support for your studies

Laura Elliott, your Subject Librarian can help you with finding the best resources for your research and assignments. You can book a one-to-one appointment via email. 

Library Workshops

The Subject Librarian team deliver a range of information literacy sessions over the academic year as part of the Academic Skills workshops.

  • Discovering Images and Copyright
    Learn where to find good quality images online and how to navigate common Copyright issues
  • Dissertation Search Strategies 
    Plan your search strategy to find resources at Goldsmiths and beyond
  • Exploring E-Resources
    Expanding your search strategies for finding online resources
  • Evaluating Resources for Your Assignments
    How to assess the relevance and reliability of resources for inclusion in your assignments
  • Fake News and Evaluating Academic Quality
    How to debunk fake news and identify academic quality sources
  • Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers and How to Make the Most of Search Engines
    How to use online tools to burst your filter bubble and find better information
  • Finding Business Information​
    How to research the inner workings of companies and charities and the markets/industries they operate in
  • Finding Library Resources for Your Assignments
    An introduction to search skills and using the Library
  • Introduction to Archives​
    Research into and use original source material at Goldsmiths.
  • Introduction to Referencing
    Understand the principles of referencing and gain confidence before your next assignment.
  • Presenting with Confidence
    Present your ideas and skills effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Resistance Researching
    Practical approaches to decolonising library research practice over three short sessions
    1. Critical Information Gathering
    2. Inclusive Citation
    3. Dissemination
  • Searching Within News Sources
    Searching effectively from worldwide newspaper sources and TV news
  • Using other libraries for your Assignments
    ​Exploring other libraries across London (and beyond)
  • Zotero for Managing Your References (Part 1)
    Learn to use this free tool to help manage your references.
  • Zotero for Managing Your References (Part 2)
    Improve your efficiency with Zotero and use advanced features.

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