Learning and Research Support Programme

by Debbie

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

Reading & Note Taking – learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

The sessions will take place on the following dates.

Metalib
Tuesday 22 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 15 February: 13:00 – 14:00

RefWorks
Friday 25 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 25 February: 13:00 – 14:00

CSA
Monday 28 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 12 February: 13:00 – 14:00

EBSCO Business Source Complete
Thursday 31 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 7 March: 13:00 – 14:00

Reading & Note Taking
Friday 1 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 18 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Web of Science
Monday 4 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 4 March: 13:00 – 14:00

PubMed
Tuesday 5 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Thursday 21 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Intelligent use of the Internet
Friday 8 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 3 March: 13:00 – 14:00

Compendex
Monday 11 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 29 February: 13:00 – 14:00

All sessions are in the training room on Level 5 of the Central Library.
Please complete the booking form to register for any of these sessions.

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