“Plagiarism (either intentional or unintentional) is the using of ideas or work of another person
(including experts and fellow or former students) and submitting them as your
own. It is considered dishonest and unprofessional. Plagiarism may take the
form of cutting and pasting, taking or closely paraphrasing ideas, passages,
sections, sentences, paragraphs, drawings, graphs and other graphical material
from books, articles, internet sites or any other source and submitting them
for assessment without appropriate acknowledgement.”University of Sheffield, 2013 Plagiarism is an important topic that all students
are expected to take seriously.
the University's Student Skills and Development Centre, which is based at 301
Glossop Road.301 run a wide range
of academic skills workshops to support you in your study, on
topics such as speed reading, critical thinking & exam technique.
You can also book a 20 minute one-to-one session with a tutor to discuss your research
or study skills.
available through 301 are Mathematics and Statistics Help (MASH), Languages for
All, Writing Advisory Service and Specialist dyslexia/SpLD tutorial service.
The current online edition of International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)is now available to University of Sheffield staff and students.This authoritative reference source provides
key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.
for Researching is delivered by The University Library at 301:
Student Skills and Development Centre, which is located at 301 Glossop Road.
The workshop will show you how to find the best resources for your research
project. You will learn about different information sources and how to create
an effective search strategy to produce a manageable set of relevant results.
You will also consider evaluating information, referencing and plagiarism –
making sure you use your own ideas and reference the work of others properly.
Places are still available on the workshop for the
Thursday 20 November 2014 (18:30-19:30)
Tuesday 2 December 2014 (12:00-13:00)
For more information and to book your place, please click here.
you require help with literature searching for your assignments? Would
you like some advice on referencing? Would
you like to speak one-to-one with a subject Librarian? If so, then the Information
Skills Advisory Service is here to help you!The service is located on Level 1 of the Information
Commons – just ask at the Information Desk. There is no need to book an
appointment – drop in between 13:00 & 17:00, Monday to Friday (during
term time).However, please be aware
that there may be a queue for the service during busy periods.
The Library provides an online reading list service, myResource Lists, with links to electronic resources such as journal articles, ebooks
and websites in addition to items physically held in the library. You can
search for your reading lists by course, lecturer and department. For more information, please see our
short introductory video on the myResource Lists homepage.
How do I access myResource Lists on & off campus?
You can access these in the following ways:
Via the Reading List link in your MOLE course menu
StarPlus, the Library catalogue, can be accessed from your MUSE
account (under My services) or from the Library webpages at:http://www.shef.ac.uk/library.
Remember to sign in by clicking on the University members
link at the top of the page. This will give you full access to resources and
features including the e-Shelf
and your online Library account.
Search under the University Collections tab to
find: books, ebooks, journals, theses and multimedia. Enter keywords into
thesearch box then refine your results later.
Use the Articles and More tab to search for journal articles from
databases. All results shown will be available for you to access. However,
you can also choose to include results without full text online access. Top tips
quotation marks when searching for a phrase, e.g. “global warming”.
an asterisk at the end of a word to represent alternative endings.
For example, educat* will search for: education, educating,
the e-Shelf to organise,
print, email and push your search results into reference management
software. Add search results to your e-Shelf by clicking on the star icon
(located on the left of each search result).
request a book that is out on loan, click on the Get Ittab and then click Request (top left of window).
at theSubject Guides to identify the key databases and online
resources for your subject area. Link to the Subject Guides from the home page ofStarPlus.
for and connect to databases from the University Collections tab.