Archive for ‘training’

May 18, 2011

Blogs, Twitter, Wikis and other Web-based Tools: Collaborating and Building your Online Presence

by Debbie

Course leaders: Jenny Evans and Ruth Harrison, College Library

Suitable for: PhD Students / MSc Students

Course Description:
This course gives participants the opportunity to consider the implications of using web 2.0 tools and technologies (also known as social media, social software, new or emerging technologies) on their online (and consequently research) identity as well potential legal and ethical impacts. Students will set up their own blog to use for the duration of the programme and be expected to post a minimum of 6 blog posts to critically evaluate the three compulsory elements and the three chosen optional elements.
Participants will register for the entire programme which runs over 6 weeks and will include:

  • Compulsory practical workshop: Friday 27 May 10.00-12.00 (Central Library, SK) (2 hours)
  • Optional content: Three out of seven optional modules to be completed online between Friday 27 May and Friday 1 July 2011. Each of these modules are expected to take between 30 – 60 minutes to complete. There will be an optional social reference management tools workshop (date to be confirmed) that participants can choose to attend.

In addition to the workshops, it is expected that a minimum of 1.5 hours independent work will be needed to complete the programme.

If you cannot attend the compulsory workshop but still wish to participate in this course, please contact graduate.schools@imperial.ac.uk as a repeat session may be run if there is enough interest.

May 4, 2011

Library training sessions for the Summer term

by Debbie

Booking is now open for this term’s database sessions. Come and learn how to find information for your projects at the library’s introductory database sessions on the following subjects:

Databases

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Resources for engineering students: This workshop will introduce students to the Library’s resources suitable for finding Engineering information more efficiently and effectively. Key databases, e-books and other sources of information will be covered and will include a practical hands-on session

Scifinder Scholar: SciFinder Scholar is a key chemistry resource and also covers biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines.

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.

Study Skills

Academic Writing: Learn 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.

Current awareness in your subject: This hands-on workshop will show you a number of methods (such as using a Google Reader account) to enable you to keep up to date with new developments in your subject field, including research findings and news items.

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!

Presentation Skills: Get general advice and tips on preparing a presentation, including how to plan a presentation, and what to do when you are a presenter.

Reading & Note Taking: Learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

Reference Management

RefWorks: Learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Timetable

Academic Writing: Thursday 26 May 2011 12.00 – 13.00

CSA: Tuesday 10 May 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Current awareness in your subject: Monday 16 May 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Ebsco: Monday 13 June 2011 12.00 -13.00

Google Scholar: Thursday 23 June 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Intelligent Use of the Internet: Thursday 9 June 2011 12.00 -13.00

MetaLib: Tuesday 31 May 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Presentation Skills: Thursday 16 June 2011 12.00 -13.00

PubMed: Tuesday 7 June 2011 12.00 -13.00

Reading and Note Taking: Thursday 19 May 2011 12.00 -13.00

RefWorks: Thursday 12 May 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Resources for Engineering: Tuesday 24 May 2011 12.000 -13.00

SciFinder Scholar: Monday 6 June 2011 12.00 -13.00

Web of Science : Tuesday 17 May 2011 12.00 -13.00

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library unless otherwise stated

To book

Please complete the booking form at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/library/subjectsandsupport/workshops/lrspbookings to register for any of these sessions.

January 13, 2011

Library training sessions for this term

by Debbie

Booking is now open for this term’s database sessions. Come and learn how to find information for your projects at the library’s introductory database sessions on the following subjects:

Databases

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Resources for engineering students: This workshop will introduce students to the Library’s resources suitable for finding Engineering information more efficiently and effectively. Key databases, e-books and other sources of information will be covered and will include a practical hands-on session

Scifinder Scholar: SciFinder Scholar is a key chemistry resource and also covers biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines.

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.

Study Skills

Academic Writing: Learn 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.

Current awareness in your subject: This hands-on workshop will show you a number of methods (such as using a Google Reader account) to enable you to keep up to date with new developments in your subject field, including research findings and news items.

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!

Presentation Skills: Get general advice and tips on preparing a presentation, including how to plan a presentation, and what to do when you are a presenter.

Reading & Note Taking: Learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

Reference Management

RefWorks: Learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Timetable

Academic Writing: Thursday 10 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

CSA: Tuesday 25 January 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Current awareness in your subject: Monday 21 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Ebsco: Tuesday 1 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

Google Scholar: Thursday 3 March 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Intelligent Use of the Internet: Thursday 17 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

MetaLib: Tuesday 8 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Presentation Skills: Thursday 24 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

PubMed: Tuesday 15 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

Reading and Note Taking: Thursday 3 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

RefWorks: Thursday 27 January 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Resources for Engineering: Tuesday 22 February 2011 12.000 -13.00

SciFinder Scholar: Monday 7 February 2011 12.00 -13.00

Web of Science : Tuesday 1 March 2011 12.00 -13.00
Thursday 9 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library unless otherwise stated

To book

Please complete the booking form at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/library/subjectsandsupport/workshops/lrspbookings to register for any of these sessions.

December 6, 2010

Study Skills Week 6th–10th December 2010

by Debbie

The Student Union is running a Study Skills week from 6th–10th December 2010.

See the Student Union website or their Facebook page for further details.

The Library will be running a study skills workshop on Wednesday 8th December from 1pm–2pm including tips on:

  • Exam and academic writing
  • Revision
  • Citing and referencing
  • Presentation skills

The session is open to all and requires no prior booking, so please just come along to Training Room 2 in the Central Library for 1pm.

For more advice on what the Library has to support you in developing your study skills, see our special Study Skills Support page.

October 15, 2010

Library training workshops

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.

All subjects using 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

Chemical information using Scifinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar is a key chemistry resource and also covers biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines.

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 Resources for engineering students

This workshop will introduce students to the Library’s resources suitable for finding Engineering information more efficiently and effectively. Key databases, e-books and other sources of information will be covered and will include a practical hands-on session

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.

Presentation Skills – get general advice and tips on preparing a presentation, including how to plan a presentation, and what to do when you are a presenter.

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

Academic Writing – learn 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.

Timetable

Academic Writing: Thursday 25 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

CSA: Thursday 11 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Tuesday 7 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Ebsco: Wednesday 27 October 2010 12.00 -13.00
Wednesday 24 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Google Scholar: Monday 8 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Monday 22 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Intelligent Use of the Internet: Monday 1 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Wednesday 1 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

MetaLib: Thursday 4 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Tuesday 30 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Presentation Skills: Friday 3 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

PubMed: Tuesday 9 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Thursday 2 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Reading and Note Taking: Tuesday 23 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

RefWorks: Monday 6 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Resources for Engineering: Tuesday 2 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Monday 29 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

SciFinder Scholar: Monday 25 October 2010 12.00 -13.00
Wednesday 17 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Web of Science : Tuesday 16 November 2010 12.00 -13.00
Thursday 9 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library unless otherwise stated

Note  – any courses not listed are currently fully booked.

To book

Please complete the booking form at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/library/subjectsandsupport/workshops/lrspbookings to register for any of these sessions.

April 21, 2010

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.

January 27, 2010

Library training workshops in February and March

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.

All subjects using 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

Chemical information using Scifinder Scholar. SciFinder Scholar is a key chemistry resource and also covers biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines.

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

Engineering using IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore provides full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics

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

Timetable

Session
CSA Tuesday 9 February 2010
Ebsco Friday 12 February 2010
Engineering Village Thursday 4 March 2010
Google Scholar Thursday 25 February 2010
IEEE Xplore Monday 1 March 2010
Intelligent Use of the Internet Friday 19 February 2010
MetaLib Monday 22 February 2010
PubMed Monday 15 February 2010
Reading and Note Taking Monday 1 February 2010
RefWorks Friday 5 February 2010
SciFinder Scholar Thursday 18 February 2010
Web of Science Tuesday 9 March 2010

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library.

To book

Please complete the booking form at www.imperial.ac.uk/library/lrspbooking to register for any of these sessions.

October 13, 2009

Library training workshops starting soon!

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 Illumina
CSA 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 Engineering Village
This is the most comprehensive database for engineering information and is a key resource for all engineering students.

Engineering using IEEE Xplore
IEEE Xplore provides full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics

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

For a complete timetable, and to book your training session please visit the library website

April 28, 2009

Library training workshops

by Debbie

The dates of the Library’s training sessions for the summer term are now available. You can find information on what the courses cover here, and you can book using the online booking form.

CSA
Thursday 21 May 12.00 – 13.00

EBSCO
Wednesday 3 June 12.00 – 13.00

Engineering Village
Tuesday 26 May 12.00 – 13.00

IEEE Xplore
Wednesday 5 May 12.00 – 13.00

Intelligent use of the internet
Friday 29 May 12.00 – 13.00

MetaLib
Thursday 28 May 12.00 – 13.00

PubMed
Friday 22 May 12.00 – 13.00

Reading and note taking
Friday 8 May 12.00 – 13.00

RefWorks
Monday 18 May 12.00 – 13.00

SciFinder Scholar
Monday 11 May 12.00 – 13.00

Web of Science
Monday 1 June 12.00 – 13.00

January 26, 2009

Reference Management training

by Debbie

Baffled by Reference Manager? Confused by EndNote? If so, then you might like to know that the library runs training sessions on these two reference management packages.

You can find more information on what the training covers, along with details of session times and how to book, on the library website.

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