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This session, delivered by the Department's Library and Information Services, will focus on the literature search, helping you to develop a systematic search strategy and make best use of the print and electronic resources available to you. Please bring a laptop as you will have the opportunity to conduct some initial searching on platforms such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus and will learn how to keep up to date with current research throughout the course of their research project.

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Mon 21 Nov 2016   15:00 Finished

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Engineering: Report Writing Tue 22 May 2018   13:00 Finished

Learn to identify the characteristics of a good report. From an accurate, concise and persuasive writing style to a well organised, well-presented layout and format.

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of a report, how to plan it and how best to structure it in terms of presentation and layout. It will also offer 'good advice' on what you should (and should not) do.

There will be a pre-course questionnaire and you will find it helpful to bring along a previously written report Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk


This lecture will provide you with some of the vocabulary and ideas behind intellectual property (copyright, patents, confidentiality agreements) in the context of University Research. A useful starting point, which could prevent you making costly mistakes in the future.

In this popular talk given by Prof. Tim Wilkinson, you will get all the essentials for understanding the full process of getting your papers published from submission to publication. Recommended for all graduates.

In this popular talk given by Prof. Tim Wilkinson, you will get all the essentials for understanding the full process of getting your papers published from submission to publication. Recommended for all graduates.

This one hour lecture, given by Dr Stephan Hofmann, Reader in Nanotechnology, provides a useful guide to starting out in research for a PhD and developing your own approach to produce a successful outcome.

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Open to all postgraduates and relevant particularly for all those PhD students in their first year who have not had this training as part of their RCC.

This session, given by the Library's Information Service will help you quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to your own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. If you bring a laptop, by the end of the session, you will also have started to put together your own data management plan, addressing how you will organise, preserve and make your data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

This session, delivered by the Department's Library and Information Services, will focus on the literature search, helping you to develop a systematic search strategy and make best use of the print and electronic resources available to you. Please bring a laptop as you will have the opportunity to conduct some initial searching on platforms such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus and will learn how to keep up to date with current research throughout the course of their research project.

Open to all postgraduates and relevant particularly for all those PhD students in their first year who have not had this training as part of their RCC.

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Open to all postgraduates and relevant particularly for all those PhD students in their first year who have not had this training as part of their RCC.

Staff from the Department's Library and Information Services will take you through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing your online profiles and tracking the impact of your research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions. Bring a laptop.

Julian Peck and Alexandra Bolton from Cambridge Enterprise, will provide you with some of the vocabulary and ideas behind intellectual property (copyright, patents, confidentiality agreements) in the context of University Research. A useful starting point, which could prevent you making costly mistakes in the future.

Do you want to increase the probability of completing your PhD on time and be happier doing it? In this workshop, Dr Sue Jackson will share and discuss these 'secrets' which the aim of allowing you to reflect on what you can easily do to help yourself achieve this aim. If you haven't already been to this workshop as part of your RCC, do come along.

Do you want to increase the probability of completing your PhD on time and be happier doing it? In this workshop, Dr Sue Jackson will share and discuss these 'secrets' with the aim of allowing you to reflect on what you can easily do to help yourself achieve this aim. If you haven't already been to this workshop as part of your RCC, do come along.

This session given by Julian Peck from Cambridge Enterprise, facilitated by Philip Guildford (Director of Research) will provide you with the basics of what you need to know about intellectual property (copyright, patents, confidentiality agreements) in the context of University Research. A useful starting point, which could prevent you making costly mistakes in the future.

This session will provide a brief overview of what the library can provide for postgraduates in engineering. We will highlight key resources for research in Engineering, give some tips on starting the literature search and help you plan how you will manage the information you gather during your research.

This two hour session from the Library staff is intended for all those PhD students in their first year who have not had this training as part of their RCC. It will cover search strategies, use of reference managing software, academic reading and note taking as well as critical appraisal techniques. Bring your laptop with you to login, use these tools and get your questions answered.

Engineering: Supervisor feedback session new Wed 5 Jul 2017   11:00 Finished

This session is for all those new to supervising in the Department of Engineering who took the supervisor training sessions we ran in the current academic year ( 2016-17). Come along and share your experiences of actually supervising. What did you struggle with? What did you find useful? Any tips that would be useful to share? Is there more the Department could provide to help you get started with supervising?

Dr Alexandre Kabla and Sue Jackson will be leading the session. Do come along, contribute and hear what everyone has to say.

Engineering: Systems supporting research workshop new Thu 21 Jan 2016   13:00 Finished

This workshop will give an overview of systems supporting research. It will cover Open Access, Open Data and the University's repository, Symplectic, and Researchfish.

Intended as an introduction for anyone unfamiliar with them, a refresher for those who may have used them, and an opportunity to share experience and tips with others. If there are any other topics you’d like to address please let us know.

Engineering UG: Designing and presenting your poster new Mon 18 Feb 2019   13:00 Finished

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Creating a poster can be a tricky balancing act of what to include and how to present it. This class will take you through the process from beginning to the end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Design basics
  • Editing your poster
  • Presenting with your poster

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at the importance of research ethics and good data management for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include departmental guidance on research ethics, advice on good data management and the importance of disaster planning.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage a literature search for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include reading tips, how to get the most out of a database and reference management software advice.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage your time and your project during your 4th year project. Topics covered will include time management tips, advice on prioritisation, tools for project management and an introduction to monotasking.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Engineering UG: Referencing for beginners new Wed 8 May 2019   13:00 Finished

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Making sure you reference the works of others in your academic writing is an important skill to master early, as it becomes second nature it allows you to focus on your reading and writing. This session will focus on:

  • What plagiarism is
  • What referencing is
  • What information is needed for citations and bibliographies
  • How to reference in APA, Harvard and IEEE
  • And where to go for help

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Engineering UG: Report Writing Wed 15 May 2019   13:00 Finished

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

Engineering: What's new in Symplectic? new Fri 9 Dec 2016   11:00 Finished

Following the recent upgrade to Symplectic, the library has organised this sessions to talk about some new features, including:

  • a new way to submit papers to the Open Access team via Symplectic, which streamlines the process of Open Access submissions and updating your publication lists. The Department is part of a pilot of this new system before it is rolled out across the University.
  • A new way to deposit data in the repository via Symplectic.
  • using Symplectic to support Researchfish submissions.

At the sessions, members of the University’s Research Information and Open Access teams will demonstrate these features and answer any questions you have.

Is working with a company sponsor a new experience for you? Do you plan to spend time working at your sponsor's company/business premises during your PhD/research contract? Philip Guildford,the Department's Director of Research, will share some tips on working in a professional environment and creating a good relationship with your company sponsor. Highly recommended for PhD students or postdocs who have little or no prior experience of working in/with industry or business.

A one hour session for MPhil Engineering students starting their dissertation.

This session will look at tools and techniques for finding information for dissertations. Including:- Strategies for finding what you need Search methods and techniques Resources you can use Evaluating academic literature Referencing and Reference Managers

You may find it useful to bring a laptop to this session, but it is not essential.

This will be followed by a one hour drop-in for questions about searching and using reference managers.

A training session for CDT Future Power and Propulsion students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. Find out why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy and methods
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references
  • Creating vs reusing data
  • Storage, organisation and version control
  • Sharing your data.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

A session for Graphene Technology CDT students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. Find out why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy and methods
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references
  • Creating vs reusing data
  • Storage, organisation and version control
  • Sharing your data.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

This event will take place in the Cambridge Graphene Centre Seminar Room.

A training session for Energy Tech / Nuclear Energy MPhil students in the Department of Engineering

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering ESD Mphil) Thu 10 Oct 2019   11:00 Finished

A training session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Participants should have attempted a keyword search in a database of their choice (e.g. iDiscover, Google Scholar etc.) and made a note of their results, and any thoughts/problems they encountered.

Finding what you need (Engineering FIBE2 CDT) Tue 5 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

A finding what you need session for FIBE CDT students (DIV D)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering MLMI MPhil) new Mon 28 Oct 2019   15:00 Finished

A training session for MLMI MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides are available via http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/engineering/training.

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division A - Energy)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

An RDC session for 1st Year PhD Fluid Dynamics students (Division A) in the Department of Engineering

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division B) new Mon 4 Nov 2019   14:30 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division B), Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division C) new Tue 12 Nov 2019   15:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division C), Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division D) Mon 21 Oct 2019   14:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division D) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

This session will take place in the Civil Engineering Building.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division E) new Fri 25 Oct 2019   11:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division E) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division F) new Fri 8 Nov 2019   14:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division F) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) Thu 21 Nov 2019   10:00 [Places]


Why this course might make a difference:

This course is designed to enable participants to finish their PhD successfully and move on to the next stage of their careers. By the end of this course you will know:

  • what you need to do to submit
  • how to be a (better) leader
  • how to prepare for your Viva
  • how to plan for life after the PhD

Topics covered:

  • PhD submission process
  • Leadership: Skills and qualities of leaders
  • Viva: What to expect and how to prepare
  • Careers: How to do decide what to do, different career options
First Time Author? What you need to know Fri 23 Feb 2018   13:00 Finished

Are you a first time author in Engineering? Learn about what's expected of you in terms of Open Access requirements, copyright agreements and having an impact.

Note: This session will focus primarily on what you need to do once your paper is accepted for publication, so for questions about where to publish and how to get published, you may be better off attending a different session.

Please note the venue is Holger's office, Room BE2-03.

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Getting to know you (Engineering RDC Division B) new Mon 14 Oct 2019   14:30 Finished

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Please note that this session takes place in Holger’s Office, BE2-03.

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