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Tuesday 25 September

10:00
Medicine: Research Data Management (for University and NHS) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

There is an increasing emphasis in research on the management and sharing of data. Many funding bodies that support research undertaken at Cambridge require not only open access to any publications based on that research, but also to the data underlying it. This course will help you understand funders’ requirements for management and sharing of research data, and will provide opportunities to create your own data management plan and test out resources that will make the data management process easier.

Wednesday 26 September

14:30
Library lowdown: A brief introduction to the University Library new [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

Thursday 27 September

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

Friday 28 September

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

Saturday 29 September

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

Monday 1 October

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

11:00
Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology for Undergraduates [Places] 11:00 - 11:30 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

An introduction to the use of the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA for undergraduates, providing information on how to make the most effective use of this resource; of particular relevance to those preparing or working on a dissertation and wanting to acquire wider bibliographic information on a specific topic.

12:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

Tuesday 2 October

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

14:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course specifically for NHS staff. Attendees will learn how to search databases accessed with an Athens login (such as Medline, Embase and Cinahl) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography.

All attendees are required to have an NHS Athens login.

Wednesday 3 October

10:00

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

10:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 10:30 - 11:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

12:00
Orientation Tour [Places] 12:00 - 12:45 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

Thursday 4 October

10:30

This session provides an introduction to the use of IDiscover (the University Library catalogue), for new Postgraduate students and Academic staff, demonstrating the main functions of the catalogue and showing how to make the most effective use of its capabilities for locating books and journals in print and electronic form.

11:00

This session provides an overview of the extensive e-resources relevant to Theology, Religious Studies and the Philosophy of Religion, including e-books, e-journals, databases and electronic legal deposit materials (journal articles and monographs).

16:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 16:30 - 17:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and LLM Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LLM print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue, web pages and legal databases.

Friday 5 October

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

We start with an orientation session at the Divinity Faculty (ca. 45 minutes), followed by a tour of the University Library (ca. 30 minutes) for Divinity Faculty members, led by members of the Divinity Faculty Library staff.

14:15
An introduction to electronic resources for Undergraduates studying Theology [Places] 14:15 - 14:45 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

This session provides an overview of the extensive electronic resources available to Divinity Undergraduates, including e-books, e-journals, databases and the use of Moodle.