Training sessions at Central Library

by Debbie

The Library’s training programme is up and running for the Spring term. A list of the sessions is available below, and further details are up on the library website. You can book a session using the online booking form.

CSA
Monday 9 February 12-1pm
Wednesday 25 February 1-2pm
CSA covers major areas of research, including materials science, environmental sciences, biological sciences, engineering and computer science. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of CSA and will include a practical hands-on session.

Ebsco
Wednesday 18 February 12-1pm
Thursday 12 March 1-2pm
EBSCO Business Source Complete 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. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of EBSCO and will include a practical hands-on session.

Engineering Village
Wednesday 4 February 12-1pm
Wednesday 11March 1-2pm
The Engineering Village platform gives access to Compendex, the most comprehensive database for engineering information and Inspec, a key resource in physics, computing, electronic and electrical engineering. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of Engineering Village and will include a practical hands-on session.

IEEE Xplore
Monday 26 January 12-1pm
Monday 23 February 1-2pm
IEEE Xplore provides full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of IEEE Xplore and will include a practical hands-on session.

Intelligent use of the Internet
Thursday 12 February 12-1pm
Friday 6 March 1-2pm
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!

MetaLib
Friday 6 February 12-1pm
Monday 2 March 1-2pm
MetaLib is an information portal providing 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. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of MetaLib and will include a practical hands-on session.

PubMed
Monday 16 February 12-1pm
Monday 9 March 1-2pm
PubMed is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of PubMed and will include a practical hands-on session.

Reading and Note Taking
Friday 30 January 12-1pm
Thursday 19 March 1-2pm
This course will show you techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills. You will learn how to read efficiently and effectively and how to make clear and useful notes.

RefWorks
Tuesday 10 February 12-1pm
Wednesday 4 March 1-2pm
RefWorks is a web-based package that is particularly useful for undergraduates preparing projects and dissertations, and taught-course postgraduates who don’t use the same PC all the time. This hands-on session will cover techniques and tips on how to import references from databases or text files, build up your own database of relevant references, add correctly formatted citations to word documents and build a bibliography.

SciFinder Scholar
Wednesday 28 January 12-1pm
Friday 20 February 1-2pm
SciFinder Scholar is a key chemistry resource and also covers biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines. This introductory session is primarily aimed at non Chemistry students. The session will cover techniques and tips for using SciFinder Scholar for text-based searching and will include a practical hands-on session

Web of Science
Monday 2 February 12-1pm
Thursday 26 February 1-2pm
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine, social sciences and statistics. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of Web of Science and will include a practical hands-on session.

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