Lunchtime training workshops: Summer timetable

by Debbie

The timetable for the Library’s free one-hour lunchtime training sessions is now available. The sessions are aimed at undergraduates, but anyone is welcome. You can see the whole list, and book sessions, on the Library training workshops page on the website, but sessions which might interest Environmental Technology students are:

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.

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

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.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a service which uses the Google search engine, but searches only scholarly resources. This session will cover search tips, what Google Scholar can do for you, and the advantages and disadvantages of using Google Scholar.

Academic Writing
This course will show you techniques for improving your academic writing skills. You will learn how to understand essay questions, look at different academic writing formats and gain some tips to help in those all important exams.

Intelligent use of the Internet
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
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.

If you’d like to attend, please use the booking form to reserve a place.

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