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Friday 29 November

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.

Monday 2 December

09:00
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:00 - 09:30 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!

Email reference@cam.ac.uk to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with 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.

Don't suffer in silence - Book a buddy!

14:00
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Genetics only) new CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:30 Department of Genetics, Genetics Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

14:30
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Genetics only) new CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:00 Department of Genetics, Genetics Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

15:00
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Genetics only) new CANCELLED 15:00 - 15:30 Department of Genetics, Genetics Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

Tuesday 3 December

09:30
CUL: Copyright, plagiarism, and all that jazz. new Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, Anderson Room

Copyright can be confusing. Music copyright can be a minefield. This course looks at the benefits of copyright in relation to music, and how to navigate what the law does and doesn’t allow you to do. With hands on examples to evaluate, and some real-world copyright issues; this is an opportunity to discuss and find out more about the complex world of musical copyright, and its near relation musical plagiarism.

10:00
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Plant Sciences only) new CANCELLED 10:00 - 10:30 Department of Plant Sciences, Plant Sciences Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

10:30
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Plant Sciences only) new CANCELLED 10:30 - 11:00 Department of Plant Sciences, Plant Sciences Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

11:00
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Plant Sciences only) new CANCELLED 11:00 - 11:30 Department of Plant Sciences, Plant Sciences Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

14:00
Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Genetics only) new CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:30 Department of Genetics, Genetics Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

14:30
Do You Really Own Your Research? Copyright, Collaboration, and Creative Commons Finished 14:30 - 15:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

You own your own research right? Well it depends. In this session we will explore the sometimes very complicated world of copyright and what can happen when you publish your work. We'll also introduce you to concepts such as third party copyright, and how you can use existing licencing tools to maximise the reach of your research as well as using other peoples work to advance your own, but legally.

Answering your literature search and referencing questions (for Part II students in Genetics only) new CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:00 Department of Genetics, Genetics Library

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

Wednesday 4 December

13:00
An Introduction to Critical Reading (for Psychology Students) new Finished 13:00 - 14:30 Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology

This workshop session aims to address the following:

  • What is critical reading?
  • Reading productively
  • Reading critically
  • Effective note-taking techniques
  • Pulling out the Big Ideas

The course will be a mixture of front-led instruction and interactive small group discussions.

14:00
Introduction to Chinese Resources Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library, Aoi Comms Room 1

An introduction to the many resources available through the University Library's Chinese department.

14:30
CUL: Copyright, plagiarism, and all that jazz. new Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Library, Anderson Room

Copyright can be confusing. Music copyright can be a minefield. This course looks at the benefits of copyright in relation to music, and how to navigate what the law does and doesn’t allow you to do. With hands on examples to evaluate, and some real-world copyright issues; this is an opportunity to discuss and find out more about the complex world of musical copyright, and its near relation musical plagiarism.

16:00
Introduction to Literature Searching and Referencing new POSTPONED 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture, Downing Site

This session aims to address the following:

  • How to define and refine your research question
  • Building up your search skills
  • Learning what databases to use and when
  • Getting Google to work for you
  • Evaluating your sources
  • Referencing what you find

Thursday 5 December

10:00
Medicine: Research Data Management (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 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.

13:00
MMLL Library: Time management for effective studying new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Teaching Room 336

This session is designed to introduce first year MMLL undergraduates to the best tools and techniques for managing their time more effectively, getting organised, identifying how they work best, and learning to prioritise their workload. It includes online tools and strategies for effective time management.

14:30
CUL: Copyright, plagiarism, and all that jazz. new Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Library, Anderson Room

Copyright can be confusing. Music copyright can be a minefield. This course looks at the benefits of copyright in relation to music, and how to navigate what the law does and doesn’t allow you to do. With hands on examples to evaluate, and some real-world copyright issues; this is an opportunity to discuss and find out more about the complex world of musical copyright, and its near relation musical plagiarism.

Monday 9 December

09:00
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:00 - 09:30 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!

Email reference@cam.ac.uk to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with 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.

Don't suffer in silence - Book a buddy!

Wednesday 11 December

09:00
Medicine: SSC 2 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for the SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will be a refresher in how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

Medicine: SSC 1 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 3 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for your SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will teach you how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

11:00
Medicine: SSC Systematic Reviews (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

This is a course designed for students undertaking a systematic review for their SSC project. It will cover all aspects of the systematic review process: ensuring your database search is as comprehensive as possible (and knowing when to stop), how to manage the process and results of the systematic review, and how to save references and cite them effectively.

Thursday 12 December

10:00
Medicine: Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 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.

14:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 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. University of Cambridge staff and students wanting to learn similar material should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) course instead.