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Creating a conference poster Wed 18 Nov 2020   13:00 [Full]

A course to take you through conference poster design, with tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively. The course will cover where to source good quality, free graphics, how to include references in your poster, and advice about how best to present it at a conference. The session will NOT involve hands-on creation of a poster.

The session will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation email.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email bg403@cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Cambridge University Library's Reader Services team are here to help! Book a video or voice call with one of our experienced team members and we can help you to get the most out of our services. These are sessions with staff from the Reader Services team which can be tailored to your needs, whether it's help finding your books or help with a literature search. We'll tell you about how the Library is enabling learning while keeping you safe through the UL's Click and Collect, Scan and Deliver and Book-a-visit services, as well as give you tips on finding resources through iDiscover and on how to access online resources.

When you have booked please email reference@lib.cam.ac.uk with any specific queries you would like to ask, this will help us assign your call to an appropriate member of our team. We will contact you to arrange a call using Microsoft TEAMS.

If you would prefer another date and/or time, please let us know and we can arrange this for you.

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Fri 30 Oct 2020 14:30 [Full]

Though the physical building is currently closed, Cambridge University Library is open online and our Reader Services team are here to help! Book a video or voice call with one of our experienced team members and we can help you to get the most out of our online services.

Simply email reference@lib.cam.ac.uk with details of your availability and what you would like help with. We will assign your request to a member of the team and will contact you to arrange a call using Google Hangouts.

Calls are available between 10.00 and 12.00, and 14.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

The Graduate Self-Assessment tool is intended for those in the Humanities & Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities schools. It is the first step in an online module designed to help you to assess your own skill-set, identify target areas for improvement and make decisions about what to do next. The tool is recommended for all first year postgraduates, but will be available for you to return to check on your progress.

Once you have completed the self-assessment exercise a number of options for developing your skills will become available to you, ranging from reading articles to signing up for relevant face-to-face workshops.

We encourage students to take the survey about once a year, but it is particularly useful for those who are just starting their PhD and for those who are just entering the final year of their PhD.

You will need to click here to gain access to the self-assessment tool.

Finding what you need Wed 2 Dec 2020   13:00 [Places]

This session will help prepare you to begin your literature review. You will learn strategies for searching for relevant material, how to troubleshoot common search problems, and how to stay up to date with new publications in your field.

The live session will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please note that the session may be recorded, by booking a place you consent to the recording taking place. If you have any questions about this, email bg403@cam.ac.uk.

Literature Searching for Biological Sciences new Self-taught Booking not required

This course is based on a typical literature review lifecycle. You start by planning your search. You then carrying out your search. Once you've found some results, you evaluate what you have found to see if it is relevant to your needs. You manage your results by saving them to a suitable place so you can come back to them. If you are interested in tracking changes in your field, you enact approaches to keep up to date with new research. And as your research evolves, you refine your search to reflect new concepts and new terms. And so the cycle continues.

While you may not be as focused on the longer term tracking of new research in your field, being able to plan, search, evaluate and manage effectively are key skills which we will cover in this course. The course will be structured around these first four stages, with optional additional information about the last two stages for those who are interested.

This course is supplemented by live workshop opportunities throughout the academic year.

Where on Earth is that file from two years ago? Can I share this personal data? I heard that my funder has specific requirements, what are they?

If you've asked these or similar questions, you're not alone. Data management is a key skill for researcher but many start new projects without thinking through these issues properly. Following this session you will be a well-informed data steward, making sure that you store, organise and share your data appropriately all the way through your projects.

This is a blended session: you will find out about the basic elements of good data management in your own time, then join one of the Cambridge Data Champions who will share her experiences and tips for data management during a live session.

The live session will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please note that the session may be recorded, by booking a place you consent to the recording taking place. If you have any questions about this, email bg403@cam.ac.uk.

One-to-one drop-in sessions for Public Health/EPI/Primary Care MPhil students to answer any questions about literature searching, or using referencing software. Please come prepared, preferably having attempted your searches and/or use of referencing software, with a list of the specific problems you've encountered.

This session will take place online, and the library will email you a joining link in advance. Please do not respond to automated reminder emails -- please instead email the library directly: librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

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Wed 11 Nov 2020 09:00 [Full]
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Wed 11 Nov 2020 12:40 [Full]

A course to take you through conference poster design, with tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively. The course will cover where to source good quality, free graphics, how to include references in your poster, and advice about how best to present it at a conference. The session will NOT involve hands-on creation of a poster.

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.

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Mon 14 Dec 2020 12:00 [Places]

This course will help you understand how to critically evaluate medical research articles, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability of an article in informing evidence-based practice and decision-making in a healthcare context.

We will send you the article in advance, and it is a prerequisite that you read it before attending the session, and bring a copy with you to class.

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.

Medicine: EndNote Q & A new Tue 1 Dec 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using EndNote desktop and EndNote online.

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.

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Thu 5 Nov 2020 10:00 [Standby]

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.

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.

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Thu 10 Dec 2020 10:00 [Places]

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: 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.

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Wed 9 Dec 2020 10:00 [Full]
Medicine: Mendeley Q & A new Wed 2 Dec 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using Mendeley.

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.

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Fri 6 Nov 2020 10:00 [Full]

There is an increasing emphasis in research on the management and sharing of data. Many funding bodies that support research undertaken at Cambridge require not only open access to any publications based on that research, but also to the data underlying it. This course will help you understand funders’ requirements for management and sharing of research data, and will provide opportunities to create your own data management plan and test out resources that will make the data management process easier.

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.

This course will help you understand how to undertake a risk of bias assessment of a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability. The session uses the ROBIS tool to assess a preselected published systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

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.

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Wed 28 Oct 2020 14:00 [Full]
Fri 11 Dec 2020 10:00 [Places]

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

This session assumes attendees have already had prior introductory training in literature searching. It is a prerequisite that you have attended either Introduction to Literature Searching (if you are a University of Cambridge staff member or student) or Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching (if you are an NHS staff member). Exceptions will be made if you received similar training from another department or university - please contact us if you have any questions about prerequisites.

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.

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Tue 10 Nov 2020 14:00 [Full]
Medicine: Virtual Ebooks Drop-in new Thu 5 Nov 2020   12:30   [More dates...] [Places]

During this session you will learn how to search for ebooks via iDiscover -- the University of Cambridge library catalogue -- look at a couple of the main medical ebook platforms, and learn where to find further help and information on ebooks.

This session will take place online via Zoom. The library will email you directly with the Zoom link the day before the session takes place. Please do not respond to the automated reminder emails -- instead, if you have questions, contact the library directly at library@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

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Wed 9 Dec 2020 17:00 [Places]

Publishing a protocol -- stating in advance the search strategy, inclusion and exclusion criteria, data analysis and other evaluative techniques -- is a core requirement for conducting a systematic review. The process of writing this protocol will also mean you have written in advance a large chunk of what will need to go into the finished systematic review, saving you a huge amount of time.

This session will cover the contents and types of information you will need to provide in your protocol, and will give attendees the opportunity to write a draft protocol, as well as highlighting helpful resources and further support.

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.

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Thu 17 Dec 2020 10:00 [Places]

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.

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Wed 18 Nov 2020 12:00 [Full]
Medicine: Zotero Q & A new Fri 4 Dec 2020   12:00   [More dates...] [Places]

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using Zotero.

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.

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Wed 4 Nov 2020 14:00 [Standby]

This live session builds on skills and knowledge developed through the online Literature Searching for Biological Sciences course. Join us as we move beyond basic searching and give you live demonstrations of some of the more detailed searches you can do using our databases, how you can get more information out, as well as a live exploration of the reference manager Zotero. We will have activities and opportunities for discussion throughout so this session will be truly tailored to your needs. We'll end with an opportunity to ask questions, learn from what other people have done and whatever else comes up.

Participants will be emailed a Zoom link ahead of the session.

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Thu 29 Oct 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fri 30 Oct 2020 14:30 [Places]
Mon 2 Nov 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 4 Nov 2020 14:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 14:30 [Places]
Tue 26 Jan 2021 10:00 [Places]

The Office of Scholarly Communication invites you to join three PLOS Scientific Editors for an essential introduction to Peer Review.

If you have recently started peer reviewing, or are ready to get involved, this is an unmissable chance to pick up tips and best practices from PLOS, publishers of some of the top journals in the Life and Medical sciences, including one of the world's largest multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journals. (PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Pathogens, and PLOS ONE.)

You'll learn:

  • what you should include in a review
  • how to structure a review for clarity and rigour
  • how to phrase comments in a constructive tone
  • what editors expect when communicating with potential reviewers
  • new types of peer review practices, such as preprint commenting, and published peer review histories

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today (research-skills@lib.cam.ac.uk) to get started. We can give advice via email or by telephone (including sharing our tour notes and guidance) or we can organise a one-to-one tour for you with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

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