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Tuesday 17 September

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

14:00

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".

This session is aimed at University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching. 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 18 September

14:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

Thursday 19 September

14:00
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Tuesday 24 September

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

12:00
Medicine: Creating a Conference Poster (for University and NHS) new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

Wednesday 25 September

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) Finished 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.

Thursday 26 September

10:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Friday 27 September

11:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 11:30 - 11:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Monday 30 September

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other

Tuesday 1 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other

Wednesday 2 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other
10:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 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. University of Cambridge staff and students wanting to learn similar material should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) course instead.

Thursday 3 October

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today!

  • Please let us know in the special requirements box when you book, what you would like help with:
  • Using iDiscover
  • Using Electronic Legal Deposit
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Literature searching
  • Using Electronic Resources
  • Special Collections
  • Other
10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 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.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 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 PhD Students new Finished 17:00 - 17:45 Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Squire Law Library! This introductory tour is led by the Librarian, David Wills, and Enquiry Desk staff member, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, a visit to the dedicated PhD work areas within the library, an overview of the library catalogue and an introduction to the extensive law collections available to you.

Friday 4 October

11:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 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.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 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 7 October

10:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 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: Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

15:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LLM Students new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 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 Finished 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.