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Monday 6 February

13:00
Understanding copyright and your research (for Biological Sciences) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

You own your own research right? Well it depends...

This session will explore the sometimes complicated world of copyright and what can happen when publishing work through formal routes such as journals or through more informal routes such as pre-print servers. The session will also introduce concepts such as third party copyright and rights retention, as well as how licensing tools such as Creative Commons can be used to not only help maximise the reach of research but also navigating reusing other people's work.

14:00
Medicine: PsycINFO (NHS) and ASSIA (University) Q & A new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students, who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of PsycINFO or ASSIA via the Proquest interface. Those who want an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

15:00

Need to find scientific litertaure and resources for your Part II dissertation or project? We've got you covered.

In this session, we will introduce you to breaking down your research question, developing your keywords or vocabulary for what you want to search for, before putting it all together using tried and tested techniques to get the best results quickly. We'll show you where to find relevant and reliable resources, how to navigate pesky paywalls and even how to hack Google...legally of course!

If you can't make our live sessions, everything we talk about (and a little bit more) is covered in our self-guided online course.

Want something a bit more advanced? Check out our Going further with your literature searching for your Biological Sciences dissertation or project workshop which will show more detailed searching, demonstrate how the reference manager Zotero can help you at Part II, as well as leaving lots of time for questions and troubleshooting.

Tuesday 7 February

12:00
Know Moore About: Scopus new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Want to know where to get started with your research? Join us as we explore Scopus, an abstract and citation database of over 70 million items on a range of topics. In this session we will look at basic and advanced search functions, how to set up and search author profiles to keep track of outputs and how to find relevant citations. We will also share our top tips for getting the most out of Scopus.

Join us online and book today.

14:00
How to manage your references - for EPSRC CDT students [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

Referencing is a face of academic life. Students and researchers need to explore the work of others in order to build upon it and proper referencing helps to showcase the range and breadth of research undertaken. The ideas of others also need to be credited appropriately in order to avoid accusations of plagiarism. But - it's also a fact of academic life that referencing can be boring and complicated. This session aims to change all that!

In this session we will explore online reference management tools and how they can save you time and effort when compiling your bibliography. Using the tool Zotero as an example we will show you how to import references from a range of sources, create easy in text citations and produce a bibliography at the click of a button.

Medicine: CINAHL (NHS) and PsycINFO (University) Q & A new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training on database searching and want to learn more about the features of CINAHL and PsycINFO via the EBSCOhost interface. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

14:30
Orientation tour: University Library [West Road] [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

Wednesday 8 February

14:00
Troubleshooting with the Biological Sciences Libraries Team: ask us your questions! new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Drop in for a chat with a member of the Biological Sciences Libraries Team:

We can help you with lots of things including:

  • referencing
  • getting to grips with critical reading
  • understanding your recommended reading
  • finding books and digital content
  • successfully executing a literature search
  • and much more!

If we can't answer your question in the session, we'll take your details and investigate it further for you!

Medicine: Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course specifically for University of Cambridge staff and students. Attendees will learn how to search medical/healthcare databases accessed with a Raven login (such as Medline and Embase) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography. This course is delivered at an introductory/refresher level, and assumes you have had no prior training in how to search databases.

All attendees are required to have a Raven login. NHS staff wanting to learn similar material should book onto our 'Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching' course instead.

UPDATE: This session is taking place in the Medical Library's training room, not online.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Thursday 9 February

11:00
Academic reading and note making - for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Effective note making is an essential bridge between reading and writing. When making notes for a long piece of writing, if you paraphrase and interpret as you go along, you will be able to retrieve what you have learned from reading quickly and efficiently and often produce sections that you can drop straight into your work. This workshop will introduce you to the theory of good note making, discuss different note making techniques and offer advice for deciding which approach best suits your practices.

Please note: This session will be offered, either online or in person, in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms.

13:00
Know Moore About: Web of Science new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Want to know where to get started with your research? Join us as we explore Web of Science, an online platform giving you access to a range of databases in a single search. In this session we will look at basic and advanced search functions, how to set up and search author profiles to keep track of outputs and how to find relevant citations. We will also share our top tips for getting the most out of Web of Science.

Join us online and book today.

14:00
Medicine: PubMed Q & A new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of PubMed. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

14:30
Orientation tour: University Library [West Road] [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

Friday 10 February

14:00
Medicine: Embase and Medline Q & A new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of Embase and Medline via the Ovid interface. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

15:00

Need to find scientific litertaure and resources for your Part II dissertation or project? We've got you covered.

In this session, we will introduce you to breaking down your research question, developing your keywords or vocabulary for what you want to search for, before putting it all together using tried and tested techniques to get the best results quickly. We'll show you where to find relevant and reliable resources, how to navigate pesky paywalls and even how to hack Google...legally of course!

If you can't make our live sessions, everything we talk about (and a little bit more) is covered in our self-guided online course.

Want something a bit more advanced? Check out our Going further with your literature searching for your Biological Sciences dissertation or project workshop which will show more detailed searching, demonstrate how the reference manager Zotero can help you at Part II, as well as leaving lots of time for questions and troubleshooting.

16:30
Orientation tour: University Library [West Road] [Places] 16:30 - 17:30 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

Monday 13 February

13:00
How to prepare a polished conference poster (for Biological Sciences) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Need to create a conference poster but are not sure where to start? This session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of designing an effective and engaging poster that is perfect for communicating research ideas. The session will look at good design practice, where to source free high quality graphics, as well as deciding what you should (and maybe shouldn't) include in your final poster.

14:00
Literature searching for research - for EPSRC CDT students Not bookable 14:00 - 15:30 West Hub, West Room 1

This session equips participants with foundational skills that they need to build and execute effective search strategies to locate relevant materials for literature reviews, projects, and other related research activities. The session will explore key searching techniques, where to search, how to troubleshoot common searching problems, as well as keeping up to date with the latest research.

Medicine: Searching the deep web and grey literature new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Finding grey literature can be a challenging element of research and assessed work. This course explains what grey literature is and why it should be included in systematic or literature reviews, sites and sources of grey literature, alternative search engines to Google and how to search Google more effectively.

This course is aimed at those who are including grey literature in their systematic or literature reviews, but may also be of interest to those who want to search the web more efficiently.

Tuesday 14 February

11:00

This session will help researchers explore academic literature through discussing key skills such as critical evaluation, structural reading, effective note-taking, and getting started with writing.

Please note: This session will be offered, either online or in person, in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms.

13:00
Know Moore About: Research Data Management [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Data management is a vital part of all research projects. Done well it can save time and stress as well as making the research process more efficient. This session will introduce participants to the basic elements of managing the information they use and create as part of their projects including how information can be backed up, stored and shared.

Book your place today.

Wednesday 15 February

14:00
Troubleshooting with the Biological Sciences Libraries Team: ask us your questions! new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Drop in for a chat with a member of the Biological Sciences Libraries Team:

We can help you with lots of things including:

  • referencing
  • getting to grips with critical reading
  • understanding your recommended reading
  • finding books and digital content
  • successfully executing a literature search
  • and much more!

If we can't answer your question in the session, we'll take your details and investigate it further for you!

Thursday 16 February

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Friday 17 February

11:00
Managing your research data - for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences [Standby] 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Managing your data well is a key responsibility as a researchers and it prevents disasters. You will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to look after it properly.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Please note: This session will be offered, either online or in person, in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms.

Monday 20 February

13:00
Getting started with Research Data Management (for Biological Sciences) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session introduces participants to the concept of research data, all the forms that it can take as well as negotiating the management of different data depending on their type.

Topics such as effective storage, handling sensitive data, and developing best practice approaches to avoid data loss during a project will be covered. The session will also explore how to create a data management plan (DMP) and the support available, as well as providing an overview of useful tools and services both within the University of Cambridge and beyond.