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Thursday 4 March

10:00
Medicine: Embase and Medline Q & A new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of Embase and Medline via the Ovid interface. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

13:00

Confused by copyright? You are not alone!

From fair dealing to sharing your research online it seems that nothing with copyright is ever simple. There are few black and white rules about copyright but there can be serious consequences for getting things wrong! This session will cover the basics of UK copyright law and how these impact researchers such as dealing with third party materials, seeking permissions and how to manage risk.

Friday 5 March

12:00
Medicine: PubMed Q & A new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of PubMed. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

13:00
Referencing and Bibliographies - for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

In a long piece of writing, good referencing is crucial for showing the breadth of your research, acknowledging the work of others, enabling readers to consult your sources and helping you avoid plagiarism. In this class, we will discuss what is referencing, why we reference, when we reference and various styles of referencing. We will also discuss whether to use referencing tools and which one(s) might be best for you.

Monday 8 March

14:00
Medicine: Web of Science Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of the Web of Science database. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

Tuesday 9 March

13:00
Publishing academic books - for researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Seeing your name on the spine of a book is a great achievement, which can help to kick start your career in some disciplines. How do you get there?

This session answers some of the key questions along the way, including including:

  • Should you turn your thesis into a monograph?
  • How do you choose a publisher?
  • How do you get your proposal accepted?
  • What are the key stages in the publication process?
Know Moore About: Problem Publishers Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session will look at the 'problem' of so-called predatory publishers. These firms regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers and with the increased emphasis on publishing as a measure of success it can be easy to give into temptation. This session will look at whether these publishers are a problem, how to spot a potential predatory publisher or conference and the best action to take if you are approached.

14:00
Medicine: EndNote Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using EndNote desktop and EndNote online.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Thursday 11 March

12:00
Medicine: Mendeley Q & A new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using Mendeley.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

13:00

Referencing where you got ideas and inspiration from for your research is a core skill for any good researcher. In this session, you will be shown handy tools, such as the reference manager Zotero, that can do a lot of the hard work for you as well as managing your literature and reading throughout your research and beyond.

The session will also give some tips on how to avoid being caught out through bad referencing techniques as well as the University of Cambridge's approach to plagiarism.

We will use a combination of live demonstrations, discussions and quizzes to help you apply your knowledge and get to grips with your referencing needs!

This session will take place online. Once you have booked a place, you will receive a joining link in your confirmation email.

14:00
Medicine: Risk of Bias Assessment - Systematic Reviews (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This course will help you understand how to undertake a risk of bias assessment of a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability. The session uses the ROBIS tool to assess a preselected published systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Monday 15 March

14:00
Medicine: Zotero Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using Zotero.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Tuesday 16 March

13:00
Know Moore About: Presentations Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session will introduce participants to a variety of methods used to communicate research before moving on to a discussion around best practice and techniques when preparing a presentation. Participants will first be given advice on producing slides, focusing on good design, accessibility, data presentation, and accessing Creative Commons licenced materials for their work. The session will conclude with an exploration of good delivery techniques with additional advice on what to do if it all goes wrong.

Wednesday 17 March

13:00
STEMM Libraries present: ”working together” virtual study room new Finished 13:00 - 16:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

To support your studies, STEMM Libraries are offering a “working together” virtual study room. Set your goals for your afternoon of study and work informally alongside other students in a virtual space.

How will the study room work?

  • You don’t have to stay for the whole afternoon You can pop in, leave, return, and take breaks as you please. We are asking people to book so we manage access to the room so pick whatever date(s) work for you!
  • There will be a 30 minute comfort break halfway through the session.
  • Library staff will be present in the room if you have questions about resources or anything else library-related. We will also be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • These study rooms will be delivered through Zoom and a link will be sent out as part of your booking.
  • Closed captioning will be enabled alongside the option to use breakout rooms for private discussion as needed.

Please note, the study rooms will run from the 17th March – 9th June initially.

14:00
Medicine: Critical Appraisal for NHS Staff (for NHS staff only) new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This course will help you understand how to critically evaluate medical research articles, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability of an article in informing evidence-based practice and decision-making in a healthcare context.

We will send you the article in advance, and it is a prerequisite that you read it before attending the session, and bring a copy with you to class.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Thursday 18 March

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

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.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Friday 19 March

12:00
Medicine: Creating a Conference Poster (for University and NHS) new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course to take you through conference poster design, with tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively. The course will cover where to source good quality, free graphics, how to include references in your poster, and advice about how best to present it at a conference. The session will NOT involve hands-on creation of a poster.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Tuesday 23 March

10:00
Medicine: Writing a Systematic Review Protocol (for University and NHS) new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Publishing a protocol -- stating in advance the search strategy, inclusion and exclusion criteria, data analysis and other evaluative techniques -- is a core requirement for conducting a systematic review. The process of writing this protocol will also mean you have written in advance a large chunk of what will need to go into the finished systematic review, saving you a huge amount of time.

This session will cover the contents and types of information you will need to provide in your protocol, and will give attendees the opportunity to write a draft protocol, as well as highlighting helpful resources and further support.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

13:00
Know Moore About: Sharing your Research Online new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Completing your research project is no longer the final step in the research lifecycle. It's important to ensure that those both within and outside academia see your work and this means thinking strategically about how you promote both yourself and your work online. This session will look at how you can build a promotional strategy tailored to your work, things to think about when building your online presence and how to maximise and measure your impact.

Completing your research project is no longer the final step in the research lifecycle. It's important to ensure that those both within and outside academia see your work and this means thinking strategically about how you promote both yourself and your work online. This session will look at how you can build a promotional strategy tailored to your work, things to think about when building your online presence and how to maximise and measure your impact.

Please note that this session is offered by the Moore Library. To book a place, visit: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cul/event/3751046

Wednesday 24 March

13:00
STEMM Libraries present: ”working together” virtual study room new Finished 13:00 - 16:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

To support your studies, STEMM Libraries are offering a “working together” virtual study room. Set your goals for your afternoon of study and work informally alongside other students in a virtual space.

How will the study room work?

  • You don’t have to stay for the whole afternoon You can pop in, leave, return, and take breaks as you please. We are asking people to book so we manage access to the room so pick whatever date(s) work for you!
  • There will be a 30 minute comfort break halfway through the session.
  • Library staff will be present in the room if you have questions about resources or anything else library-related. We will also be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • These study rooms will be delivered through Zoom and a link will be sent out as part of your booking.
  • Closed captioning will be enabled alongside the option to use breakout rooms for private discussion as needed.

Please note, the study rooms will run from the 17th March – 9th June initially.

Thursday 25 March

10:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

This session assumes attendees have already had prior introductory training in literature searching. It is a prerequisite that you have attended either Introduction to Literature Searching (if you are a University of Cambridge staff member or student) or Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching (if you are an NHS staff member). Exceptions will be made if you received similar training from another department or university - please contact us if you have any questions about prerequisites.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Monday 29 March

14:00
Medicine: Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course specifically for University of Cambridge staff and students. Attendees will learn how to search medical/healthcare databases accessed with a Raven login (such as Medline and Embase) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography. This course is delivered at an introductory/refresher level, and assumes you have had no prior training in how to search databases.

All attendees are required to have a Raven login. NHS staff wanting to learn similar material should book onto our 'Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching' course instead.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Tuesday 30 March

14:00
Medicine: PubMed Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of PubMed. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

Wednesday 31 March

12:00
Medicine: Scopus Q & A new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of the Scopus database. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

13:00
STEMM Libraries present: ”working together” virtual study room new Finished 13:00 - 16:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

To support your studies, STEMM Libraries are offering a “working together” virtual study room. Set your goals for your afternoon of study and work informally alongside other students in a virtual space.

How will the study room work?

  • You don’t have to stay for the whole afternoon You can pop in, leave, return, and take breaks as you please. We are asking people to book so we manage access to the room so pick whatever date(s) work for you!
  • There will be a 30 minute comfort break halfway through the session.
  • Library staff will be present in the room if you have questions about resources or anything else library-related. We will also be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • These study rooms will be delivered through Zoom and a link will be sent out as part of your booking.
  • Closed captioning will be enabled alongside the option to use breakout rooms for private discussion as needed.

Please note, the study rooms will run from the 17th March – 9th June initially.