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Fri 25 Oct 2019
10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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CUL Study Skills: Searching for resources (undergraduates)
BeginnersNew

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Description

The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries, with the UL alone housing over 9 million items, and this doesn't include the plethora of electronic items available on and off campus.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and aren't really sure how to search for and access the items on your reading list then this session is for you!

We will cover

  • Understanding a reference
  • Understanding what kind of material is available , both physical and electronic, and how to access them
  • A guided tour of some of our search platforms including iDiscover and the A-Z database index
  • A few tips on searching beyond your reading list

The course will be led by members of the University Library's Reference Team who will provide friendly instruction and who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Target audience

This course is particularly aimed at Undergraduates but is open to anyone who would like to brush up on their searching skills

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 25 Oct   10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall Alex Fisher
Objectives
  • Break down references and identify the type of material referenced
  • Understand how to access different types of material
  • Gain confidence in using search platforms such as iDiscover
  • Develop basic search skills for finding resources beyond your reading list
Format

Presentation, activities and demonstrations

Notes

If you have a disability which means that an alternate time, one-to-one, or modified session would benefit you, please contact disability@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

If you are a member of staff and would like to arrange a bespoke session for your students, please email training@lib.cam.ac.uk to arrange this.

Duration

One hour

Frequency

A few times during Michaelmas Term

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