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Know Moore About (Research Skills Programme) 2021-22

Programme of events provided by Cambridge University Libraries
(Mon 4 Oct 2021 - Mon 7 Mar 2022)

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Mon 4 Oct 2021 – Mon 7 Mar

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October 2021

Mon 4
Copyright Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Tue 12
Know Moore About: Navigating the Online Library new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

The physical library building and its collections are only the tip of the information iceberg. A wealth of online resources is available during your studies … if only you know where to look!

In this session we will highlight some of our most useful online resources including electronic books and journals and the range of databases you can access to help with your search. We will also give you a tour of iDiscover (our library catalogue) and pass on our tops tips and tricks for getting the most out of online sources including how to build a successful search, find what you need and choose the right resources for your work.

Get ahead with using the online library and book a place now.

Mon 18
Know Moore About: Using What You Find new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

You've found some resources, but how do you evaluate them and ethically incorporate these into your work? What do you need to reference?

In this session we will be giving advice on referencing material, avoiding plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity. If you aren’t sure if you should use a reference manager or record your sources manually we will be discussing both and giving our top tips for making your referencing experience as smooth as possible!

We will also be looking at critical reading and evaluation techniques to help you assess the relevance of the material you find.

Mon 25
Navigating the Online Library Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Need some help finding your way around the online library? Let your Physical Sciences Research Support Team guide you on your journey to finding and making the best use of our digital resources. This session is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about navigating the online resources available to you.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Tue 26
Know Moore About: Avoiding Information Overload new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Does your desktop have multiple files labelled ‘FINAL’? Do you struggle to locate important information in your emails? If the answer to these questions is yes then this is the session for you.

In this session we will look at the basic components of good information management including back up strategies, where to store your information and how to organise your files so you can find what you need when you need it. We will also help you to build a plan for your project which means that you will always stay on top of your information.

Make your life a little bit easier and book a place now.

Thu 28
Navigating the Online Library Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Need some help finding your way around the online library? Let your Physical Sciences Research Support Team guide you on your journey to finding and making the best use of our digital resources. This session is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about navigating the online resources available to you.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

November 2021

Mon 1
Copyright Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Tue 2
Know Moore About: CopyWRONG to CopyRIGHT new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You’re not alone! The good news is that we are here to help you navigate from copy-wrong to copy-right.

This session will introduce the basics of copyright, outline how you can use the work of others in your own and how to safely share your work at the end of a project. We will also look at Creative Commons licences and how these can help you understand and grant permission to use work.

Become a copyright expert and book a place now.

Mon 8
Literature Searching Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Do you feel like you’re searching for resources on your topic but coming up empty-handed? Let your Physical Science Research Support Team help you with the best advice on building a successful literature search for your project and how to keep track of what you find. This session will give you the opportunity to ask your literature searching questions.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Tue 9
Know Moore About: How to Give a Terrible Presentation new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Glossophobia (the fear of public speaking) is something that impacts many of us. However, the ability to design and deliver an effective presentation is a valuable skill both in academia and beyond. Join us for this gentle introduction to the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

In this session we will look at the process of pulling together an eye catching and accessible set of slides, capturing the attention of your audience, preparing for the unexpected and crucially how to overcome your nerves. At the end of the hour you will be able to put together and deliver a perfect presentation, whatever topic you choose.

Note that this is a theory only session – we won’t make you actually give a presentation (unless you are so inspired that we can’t stop you!).

Hone your skills and book a place now.

Thu 11
Literature Searching Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Do you feel like you’re searching for resources on your topic but coming up empty-handed? Let your Physical Science Research Support Team help you with the best advice on building a successful literature search for your project and how to keep track of what you find. This session will give you the opportunity to ask your literature searching questions.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Mon 15
Referencing Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

We’ll let you in on a secret – not everyone loves referencing as much as librarians! If you’re finding it tough to keep on top of things or you just have something really awkward that you don’t know how to reference then your Research Support Team answer your questions.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Tue 16
Know Moore About: Publishing Your Research in an Open World new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

The world of publication is changing. There are more ways to share the outputs of your research than ever before and at the same time there is an increasing emphasis on sharing these outputs openly.

This session will guide you through the essentials of publishing and sharing your research outputs (both formal and informal) to ensure maximum exposure for your work. From choosing the best format and publisher to avoiding problem publishers this session will outline everything you need to know including an introduction to open access.

Learn how to make the most of open publication and book a place now.

Thu 18
Referencing Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

We’ll let you in on a secret – not everyone loves referencing as much as librarians! If you’re finding it tough to keep on top of things or you just have something really awkward that you don’t know how to reference then your Research Support Team answer your questions.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Mon 22
Know Moore About: Promoting Yourself and Your Research new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Congratulations – you’ve published your research! But what are you going to do now? Although it might be tempting to move onto the next project you need to ensure that people are able to find, read and use your outputs. Not only can this help to increase the readership of your output but it can enhance your reputation and lead to more opportunities.

This session will guide you through the decisions you need to make to create a promotional strategy that works for you. We will look at how to build a successful online profile, where to (legally) share your work and where to spend time creating a targeted output.

Learn how to build a personalised promotional strategy and book your place now.

Tue 30
Know Moore About: Making an Impact: What you REALLY Need to Know about Metrics new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Once you have shared your research you need to know about what type of impact it’s having. How many people are reading it (or not) and what does this tell us about our future plans? And should we just rely on numbers anyway? (spoiler alert: nope!).

This session offers an introduction to modern metrics as one element of a wider system to measure success. Learn about traditional metrics, newer methods such as Altmetrics and why there is more to impact than just numbers. We will also discuss the move towards the responsible use of metrics and how research active staff at any level can get involved.

Learn about which measures really matter and book your place now.

December 2021

Mon 6
Copyright Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

January 2022

Tue 25
Know Moore About: How to Give a Terrible Presentation new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Glossophobia (the fear of public speaking) is something that impacts many of us. However, the ability to design and deliver an effective presentation is a valuable skill both in academia and beyond. Join us for this gentle introduction to the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

In this session we will look at the process of pulling together an eye catching and accessible set of slides, capturing the attention of your audience, preparing for the unexpected and crucially how to overcome your nerves. At the end of the hour you will be able to put together and deliver a perfect presentation, whatever topic you choose.

Note that this is a theory only session – we won’t make you actually give a presentation (unless you are so inspired that we can’t stop you!).

Hone your skills and book a place now.

February 2022

Tue 1
Know Moore About: Promoting Yourself and Your Research new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Congratulations – you’ve published your research! But what are you going to do now? Although it might be tempting to move onto the next project you need to ensure that people are able to find, read and use your outputs. Not only can this help to increase the readership of your output but it can enhance your reputation and lead to more opportunities.

This session will guide you through the decisions you need to make to create a promotional strategy that works for you. We will look at how to build a successful online profile, where to (legally) share your work and where to spend time creating a targeted output.

Learn how to build a personalised promotional strategy and book your place now.

Mon 7
Copyright Clinic new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

Thu 10
Know Moore About: Making an Impact: What you REALLY Need to Know about Metrics new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Once you have shared your research you need to know about what type of impact it’s having. How many people are reading it (or not) and what does this tell us about our future plans? And should we just rely on numbers anyway? (spoiler alert: nope!).

This session offers an introduction to modern metrics as one element of a wider system to measure success. Learn about traditional metrics, newer methods such as Altmetrics and why there is more to impact than just numbers. We will also discuss the move towards the responsible use of metrics and how research active staff at any level can get involved.

Learn about which measures really matter and book your place now.

Tue 15
Know Moore About: Navigating the Online Library [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

The physical library building and its collections are only the tip of the information iceberg. A wealth of online resources is available during your studies … if only you know where to look!

In this session we will highlight some of our most useful online resources including electronic books and journals and the range of databases you can access to help with your search. We will also give you a tour of iDiscover (our library catalogue) and pass on our tops tips and tricks for getting the most out of online sources including how to build a successful search, find what you need and choose the right resources for your work.

Get ahead with using the online library and book a place now.

Tue 22
Know Moore About: CopyWRONG to CopyRIGHT new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You’re not alone! The good news is that we are here to help you navigate from copy-wrong to copy-right.

This session will introduce the basics of copyright, outline how you can use the work of others in your own and how to safely share your work at the end of a project. We will also look at Creative Commons licences and how these can help you understand and grant permission to use work.

Become a copyright expert and book a place now.

March 2022

Tue 1
Know Moore About: Using What You Find new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

You've found some resources, but how do you evaluate them and ethically incorporate these into your work? What do you need to reference?

In this session we will be giving advice on referencing material, avoiding plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity. If you aren’t sure if you should use a reference manager or record your sources manually we will be discussing both and giving our top tips for making your referencing experience as smooth as possible!

We will also be looking at critical reading and evaluation techniques to help you assess the relevance of the material you find.

Mon 7
Copyright Clinic new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk