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Tuesday 1 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other

Wednesday 2 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other
10:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course specifically for NHS staff. Attendees will learn how to search databases accessed with an Athens login (such as Medline, Embase and Cinahl) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography.

All attendees are required to have an NHS Athens login. University of Cambridge staff and students wanting to learn similar material should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) course instead.

Thursday 3 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other
10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for PhD Students new Finished 17:00 - 17:45 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and Enquiry Desk staff member, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, a visit to the dedicated PhD work areas within the library, an overview of the library catalogue and an introduction to the extensive law collections available to you.

Friday 4 October

11:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

Monday 7 October

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

14:00
Medicine: Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) new Finished 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.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

Tuesday 8 October

10:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 10:00 - 10:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

11:45
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 11:45 - 12:45 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

14:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 14:00 - 14:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
16:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 16:00 - 16:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help

Wednesday 9 October

10:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 10:00 - 10:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
11:00
Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology for Undergraduates Finished 11:00 - 11:30 Faculty of Divinity, Room 6

An introduction to the use of the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA for undergraduates, providing information on how to make the most effective use of this resource; of particular relevance to those preparing or working on a dissertation and wanting to acquire wider bibliographic information on a specific topic.

14:30
CUL Study Skills: Searching for resources (undergraduates) new CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries, with the UL alone housing over 9 million items, and this doesn't include the plethora of electronic items available on and off campus.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and aren't really sure how to search for and access the items on your reading list then this session is for you!

We will cover

  • Understanding a reference
  • Understanding what kind of material is available , both physical and electronic, and how to access them
  • A guided tour of some of our search platforms including iDiscover and the A-Z database index
  • A few tips on searching beyond your reading list

The course will be led by members of the University Library's Reference Team who will provide friendly instruction and who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

16:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 16:00 - 16:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help

Thursday 10 October

10:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 10:00 - 10:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

10:30

This session provides an introduction to the use of IDiscover (the University Library catalogue), for new Postgraduate students and Academic staff, demonstrating the main functions of the catalogue and showing how to make the most effective use of its capabilities for locating books and journals in print and electronic form.

11:00

This session provides an overview of the extensive e-resources relevant to Theology, Religious Studies and the Philosophy of Religion, including e-books, e-journals, databases and electronic legal deposit materials (journal articles and monographs).

11:15
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for PhD Students new Finished 11:15 - 12:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and Enquiry Desk staff member, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, a visit to the dedicated PhD work areas within the library, an overview of the library catalogue and an introduction to the extensive law collections available to you.

13:00
MMLL Library: Finding and managing your information new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Teaching Room 336

This session is designed to introduce first year MMLL undergraduates to the different kind of library and resources available to them in Cambridge. We will be learning to search IDiscover, and to maximise their searches with the use of filters. The MMLL VLE will be introduced, with advice on navigating and maximising the Reading Lists resources, before moving on to the MMLL LibGuides available. The session ends with a brief introduction to the reference management tool Zotero.

14:30
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 14:30 - 15:15 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.