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CUL: Book a Buddy! new Mon 24 Feb 2020   09:00   [More dates...] Not bookable
  • 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!

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Mon 17 Feb 2020 09:00 Not bookable
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Mon 30 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable
CUL: Disabled or neurodiverse User Orientation new Mon 24 Feb 2020   09:00   [More dates...] Not bookable
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Want to discuss your Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan?

Book a buddy!

Email disability@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.

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Mon 17 Feb 2020 09:00 Not bookable
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Mon 23 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable
Mon 30 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable
CUL:Non-Medical Helper Orientation new Mon 24 Feb 2020   09:00   [More dates...] Not bookable
  • 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?
  • Want to learn what extra support the UL can offer?

Book a buddy!

Email disability@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. You are welcome to attend by yourself or alongside the student that you assist.

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Mon 17 Feb 2020 09:00 Not bookable
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Mon 16 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable
Mon 23 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable
Mon 30 Mar 2020 09:00 Not bookable

The Graduate Self-Assessment tool is intended for those in the Humanities & Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities schools. It is the first step in an online module designed to help you to assess your own skill-set, identify target areas for improvement and make decisions about what to do next. The tool is recommended for all first year postgraduates, but will be available for you to return to check on your progress.

Once you have completed the self-assessment exercise a number of options for developing your skills will become available to you, ranging from reading articles to signing up for relevant face-to-face workshops.

We encourage students to take the survey about once a year, but it is particularly useful for those who are just starting their PhD and for those who are just entering the final year of their PhD.

You will need to click here to gain access to the self-assessment tool.

This session will help prepare you to begin your literature review. You will learn strategies for searching for relevant material, how to troubleshoot common search problems, and how to stay up to date with new publications in your field.

Please bring a laptop, tablet or other web-enabled devide with you to the session.

This session will develop skills that will help you get the most out of your literature review. From a foundation of effective search strategies, you will learn how to critically appraise academic literature, techniques for getting through sources quickly and evaluating their relevance, engaging with key material and beginning to write your literature review itself, as well as ensuring accuracy in your citations and references.

Please bring a laptop, tablet or other web-enabled device with you to the session.

Know Moore About: Copyright new Thu 5 Mar 2020   13:00 [Places]

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.

Know Moore About: Creative Commons new Thu 19 Mar 2020   13:00 [Places]

Creative Commons licenses sit alongside existing copyright regulations as a way to help researchers use existing creations and share their own work with others. This session will explore the history of the Creative Commons movement, explore how the licenses can be put together and how researchers can use them to their best advantage.

Know Moore About: Data Management Plans new Thu 12 Mar 2020   13:00 [Places]

Many funders now require evidence of how researchers will manage the data they use and collect before funding is even released. Although this can seem like yet another piece of unnecessary paperwork, data management plans can actually make the research process much more efficient. This interactive session will encourage participants to think about the different elements of a plan and give them a chance to review existing plans to gather ideas they can use in their own work.

Know Moore About: Productivity new Thu 2 Apr 2020   13:00 [Places]

This session will discuss a number of ways to increase your productivity during your studies. Firstly we will look at how to decipher your reading lists, before moving onto reading and note taking techniques. We will also take a look at how you can prioritise your tasks and time. Finally we will look at some of the ways you can create your perfect working atmosphere - from comfy seats to background noise apps.

Know Moore About: Referencing new Thu 20 Feb 2020   13:00 [Places]

This session introduces participants to the importance of good referencing practices within their work, and how it promotes good academic integrity. The University of Cambridge’s position on plagiarism will be examined before moving on to a discussion around good referencing techniques (both by hand and using a reference manager), using the Harvard referencing style as an example. Participants will see a live demonstration of the reference management tool Zotero, and will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions or book a follow-up 1-2-1 session.

Know Moore About: Research Data Managment new Thu 27 Feb 2020   13:00 [Places]

Data management is a vital part of all research projects. Done well it can save time and stress as well as making the research process more efficient. This session will introduce participants to the basic elements of managing the information they use and create as part of their projects including how information can be backed up, stored and shared.

Know Moore About: Responsible Metrics new Thu 26 Mar 2020   13:00 [Places]

Metrics have long been used as an indicator of academic success and as a way to make key decisions. As the measurement of impact becomes increasingly important within academia there has been something of a backlash against trusting purely quantitative methods of assessment. The Responsible Metrics movement aims to ensure that metrics are used fairly alongside other measures to gather a true assessment of impact. This session will discuss what the Responsible Metrics movement is, why it was developed, its importance and how research staff can get involved.

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.

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Fri 6 Mar 2020 12:00 [Places]
Tue 21 Apr 2020 12:00 [Places]

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.

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Thu 5 Mar 2020 12:00 [Places]

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.

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.

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Thu 5 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]

Health literacy is the ability to interpret and apply health information. Poor health literacy can result in exacerbated inequalities, inappropriate use of medication, and poor health outcomes.

This course will provide details and context of health literacy, raise awareness of its importance for healthcare practitioners, and discuss tools, resources, and techniques that will aid healthcare practitioners in communicating with patients and improving their health literacy.

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.

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Thu 12 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Tue 12 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Mon 11 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Thu 30 Apr 2020 11:00 [Places]

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.

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Fri 1 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Fri 13 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 5 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Wed 6 May 2020 11:00 [Places]
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