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Haddon Library

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The Haddon Library offers you a wide-range of classes throughout the year aimed at enhancing knowledge of crucial research skills and strategies. We also are always happy to offer bespoke 1-to-1 consultations or training sessions for specific courses or contexts. Please contact us with ideas and requests. 

Examples of classes we offer include:

  • Literature Searching for Dissertations
  • Strategic Academic Reading and Note Making 
  • Using Zotero and other Reference Managers 
  • How to Write When You Do Not Want to Write 
  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
  • Academic Referencing
  • Note Making for Dissertations
  • Shut Up and Write (3-hour writing sessions)

We are always happy to mix and match topics!

In the main, our classes are for students on the HSPS Tripos and in the departments of Archaeology, Anthropology and Sociology. Students from other departments are welcome, though we ask you please to contact the library class instructor first.

Further helpful skills resources include:

Library Study Skills Catalogue Available on Moodle, this is a searchable list of the skills classes and resources offered by Cambridge libraries
Research Skills Programme Has signposts for library and academic skills training sessions across the university
Research Skills Libguide Covers many useful areas including literature searching, note making, understanding copyright and building your online profile
Critical Reading Course Available as a Libguide, this online course sharpens your techniques for reading scholarly literature effectively and efficiently.
Literature Searching-A Guide for Undergraduates Available on Moodle, this course is aimed at undergraduate students who are undertaking an independent research project, such as a dissertation. The guide gives you tips on doing your literature search and guidance on what to do with the references you find.
Study Skills LibGuide Lists many online resources for study and academic skills
Good Academic Practice and Avoiding Plagiarism An introduction to academic integrity and how to avoid plagiarism through proper referencing
Reading on Screens LibGuide A guide to reading ebooks and in digital formats, including ways of making screen-reading easier and more accessible, taking notes from ebooks and accessing alternative e-formats
Social Sciences Research Methods Programme An interdisciplinary programme providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level
CamGuides A pre-arrival resource for students focussing on essential study and technology skills for getting started at Cambridge

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