Online academic skills
Studying at university will require you to develop your academic skills in a number of areas. The resources below include video tutorials and written documents that will help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tutorials include:
- Research and evaluating evidence, referencing and academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism)
- Planning and managing assignments, critical thinking, posters and presentations
- Dissertations/extended projects, and much more....
Law students guide for primary and secondary sources:
Save references, insert citations in a Word document and create a bibliography or reference list. RefWorks and EndNote Web are supported by the Library and there are also a number of other free tools that are available that you may come across.
is a web-based product, does not require you to obtain software, and can be accessed remotely.
Access new RefWorks to open an account or transfer an existing RefWorks account. To log in click on 'Log in with your institution's credentials' then on the arrow next to 'use login from my institution' to select University of Surrey from the drop down list.
If you already have a RefWorks account and would like to continue using this access legacy RefWorks. To log in click on the arrow next to My Institution's Credentials (Shibboleth) and select University of Surrey from the drop down list.
EndNote is installed on all Austin Pearce and Library computers. This includes EndNote Web - log in to Web of Science and follow the link to My EndNote Web.
How Do I Obtain Endnote?
The licences allow you to install the software on any computer or laptop owned by the University of Surrey. Check with your Faculty IT Manager before doing so. Contact the User Support Desk in the Library on Level 1. You will be asked to complete a form confirming that you will abide by the site licence agreement and only use the software on a computer or laptop owned by the University of Surrey.
To use the software on a computer or laptop not owned by the University of Surrey you need to purchase a personal licence. To purchase at a discounted rate, you must use your university email address at Bilaney Consultant
Referencing software help sheets
Training courses are held in the University Library. Below are useful help-sheets, tutorials and free webinars available for you to access:
- RefWorks help - tutorials, webinars and workbooks
- Using Write N Cite with RefWorks
- Tutorial for using Write N Cite new version (YouTube)