Need help using online resources?

by Katharine Thompson

If the library training sessions now seem a long, long time ago and you’ve forgotten how to search all those databases, why not sign up for the Central Library Programme which starts next week.

Sessions last one hour and take place over lunchtimes.

Venue: PC training room 2, Haldene Collection, Level 1, Central Library.

You can book your place online.

More details and the full timetable can be found on the Central Library Programme webpages.

RefWorks – Thursday 10 May, 12:00 to 13:00
Learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Web of Science – Friday 11 May, 12:00 to 13:00
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.

CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) – Tuesday 15 May, 12:00 to 13:00
CSA covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science.

EBSCO Business Source Complete – Wednesday 16 May, 12:00 to 13:00
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.

Metalib – Monday 21 May, 12:00 to 13:00
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.

Intelligent use of the Internet – Friday 25 May, 12:00 to 13:00
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!

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