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Research Skills Programme 2014-15

Programme of events provided by Cambridge University Libraries
(Tue 7 Oct 2014 - Tue 6 Oct 2015)

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Tue 7 Oct 2014 – Fri 17 Oct 2014

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Tuesday 7 October 2014

11:30
An Introduction to the Manuscripts Reading Room new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Reading Room

An introduction to the Manuscripts Reading Room and the collections of the Manuscripts and University Archives department. The session includes information on using the room, searching collections and services offered by the department.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

10:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 1) Finished 10:30 - 11:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

12:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 2) Finished 12:00 - 12:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

14:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 3) Finished 14:30 - 15:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Rare Books Room: An Introduction Finished 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

An introduction to the UL's Rare Books Reading Room and its collections, which include material from the first European printing presses and from the wider world up to the present day.

16:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 4) Finished 16:00 - 16:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Thursday 9 October 2014

10:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 1) Finished 10:30 - 11:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

12:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 2) Finished 12:00 - 12:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Chinese Resources Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

The Chinese collections of Cambridge University Library are among the finest outside China, including inscribed oracle bones dating from the 13th century BC; over 200,000 printed monograph titles, the earliest of which dates from the 12th century AD, and about 3,000 serial titles; about 200,000 digital books; as well as manuscripts, paintings, rubbings and other artefacts. This session will provide a brief introduction to these collections and guidance on how to make the best use of them.

14:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 3) Finished 14:30 - 15:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Friday 10 October 2014

10:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 1) Finished 10:30 - 11:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

12:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 2) Finished 12:00 - 12:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

14:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 3) Finished 14:30 - 15:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

16:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 4) Finished 16:00 - 16:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Monday 13 October 2014

09:30
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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?

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

14:30
Building History: Introduction to the University Library Finished 14:30 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, Map Room

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items in total, and over 1 million maps. This special session consists of a tour to help participants get to know the building, followed by an introduction to the Map Room and its holdings.

Tuesday 14 October 2014

10:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 1) Finished 10:30 - 11:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

11:30
An Introduction to the Manuscripts Reading Room new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Reading Room

An introduction to the Manuscripts Reading Room and the collections of the Manuscripts and University Archives department. The session includes information on using the room, searching collections and services offered by the department.

12:00
Orientation Tour (Tour 2) Finished 12:00 - 12:45 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

10:00
Music: How To Search For Pendlebury Items Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Music, Lecture Room 2

This session is highly recommended for anyone new to the Pendlebury Library of Music. Even though the Newton Catalogue contains all records of items available for borrowing, limiting searches to specific media (e.g. CDs, DVDs or sheet music) can be counterintuitive. This session will demonstrate some search scenarios and also show how to recall and item which is currently on loan to someone else.

10:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 1) Finished 10:30 - 11:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

13:00
Handling Special Collections Material Finished 13:00 - 13:45 Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Reading Room

Archives and manuscripts are unique, often fragile and irreplaceable. To avoid damage and deterioration, they need to be handled with particular care. This session will offer a practical introduction to handling archives and manuscript material.

14:30
Orientation Tour (Tour 2) Finished 14:30 - 15:15 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 electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Rare Books Room: An Introduction Finished 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

An introduction to the UL's Rare Books Reading Room and its collections, which include material from the first European printing presses and from the wider world up to the present day.

Friday 17 October 2014

14:30
Rare Books Resources for Language and Literature Studies new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

The UL's Rare Book collections include a range of high-quality subscribed online resources which contain a wealth of source material. This hands-on session designed specifically for Language and Literature students will introduce key online rare book resources for this field. You will also learn about the print research resources available within the Rare Books department. (Please note this session relates to early source material (pre-1900) and is not a general introduction to LibrarySearch or current article databases.)