Get help using library resources with the Central Library Programme

by Katharine Thompson

Come and learn how to find information for your projects at the library’s introductory database sessions on the following subjects:

Business and related subjects using EBSCO Business Source Complete
Ebsco provides access to a wealth of business information including company and country reports and full-text journal articles. This session is for business and non-business students who need to find business information for their projects.

All subjects using CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science.

All subjects using Web of Science
This multidisciplinary database covers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine and social sciences. It also includes cited references for all articles.

Medicine and related subjects using PubMed
This is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects.

Engineering using Compendex
This is the most comprehensive database for engineering information and is a key resource for all engineering students.

Intelligent use of the Internet – learn which sources on the Internet to trust
We all use the internet but we don’t always know how reliable it is. This session will show you how to decide whether the information you find on the internet is valuable research or just plain rubbish!

Cross-search multiple databases using Metalib, the library’s portal
This information portal provides access to databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library. Many of the resources can be cross-searched, where a single search is carried out on more than one database.

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Timetable
EBSCO Business Source Complete
Monday 22 January – 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 13 February – 13:00 – 14:00

CSA
Tuesday 23 January – 12:00 – 13:00
Thursday 8 February – 13:00 – 14:00

Web of Science
Thursday 25 January – 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 5 February – 13:00 – 14:00

PubMed
Monday 29 January – 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 6 February – 13:00 – 14:00

Compendex
Tuesday 30 January – 12:00 – 13:00
Thursday 15 February – 13:00 – 14:00

Intelligent use of the Internet
Thursday 1 February – 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 12 February – 13:00 – 14:00

RefWorks
Friday 2 February – 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 19 February – 13:00 – 14:00

Metalib
Friday 16 February – 12:00 – 13:00

All sessions are in PC training room 2, Haldane Collection, Level 1.
Please complete the booking form at www.imperial.ac.uk/library/clpbooking to register for these sessions.

Everyone who signs up and attends will be entered into a prize draw for a memory stick!

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