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These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

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Tue 15 Oct 2019 14:20 [Places]
Tue 15 Oct 2019 14:40 [Places]
Tue 15 Oct 2019 15:00 [Places]
Tue 15 Oct 2019 15:20 [Places]
Tue 15 Oct 2019 15:40 [Places]
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Fri 25 Oct 2019 15:40 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
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CUL: Book a Buddy! new Tue 27 Aug 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]
  • 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.

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Thu 29 Aug 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 3 Sep 2019 09:30 [Places]
Tue 3 Sep 2019 14:30 [Places]
Thu 5 Sep 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 10 Sep 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 12 Sep 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 17 Sep 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 19 Sep 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 24 Sep 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 26 Sep 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 1 Oct 2019 09:30 [Places]
CUL: Map Room and Cartographic Resources Wed 30 Oct 2019   11:00 [Places]

The Map Department contains some 1,100,000 maps, both British and foreign, several thousand atlases and other material. This session, based in the Map Room, is designed to give an overview of holdings and guidelines for accessing and using them.

CUL: Orientation tour Tue 8 Oct 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help

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Tue 8 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Tue 8 Oct 2019 16:00 [Places]
Wed 9 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 9 Oct 2019 16:00 [Places]
Thu 10 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 10 Oct 2019 14:30 [Places]
Fri 11 Oct 2019 09:30 [Places]
Fri 11 Oct 2019 13:00 [Places]
Fri 11 Oct 2019 16:00 [Places]
Mon 14 Oct 2019 15:00 [Places]
Tue 15 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 16 Oct 2019 14:30 [Places]
Thu 17 Oct 2019 11:00 [Places]
Fri 18 Oct 2019 13:00 [Places]
Tue 22 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 16:00 [Places]
Mon 28 Oct 2019 11:30 [Places]
Wed 30 Oct 2019 14:30 [Places]
Fri 1 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]
Tue 12 Nov 2019 14:30 [Places]
Thu 21 Nov 2019 16:00 [Places]
Mon 25 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
CUL: Orientation tour for Undergraduates new Sat 19 Oct 2019   14:15   [More dates...] [Places]
  • Are you a new undergrad who is intimidated by the thought of entering the UL?
  • Are you a second or third year who has never set foot in the UL and is embarrassed to admit that you don't know what you're doing?
  • Have you been struggling on your own and just need a few tips and tricks to get what you need?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this tour is for you!

Finding the UL intimidating and confusing is perfectly normal. It is also normal for undergraduates to only use the UL for the first time in their third year, so you are definitely not alone!

On this tour a friendly member of our Reader Services team will show you around, explain the UL's unique way of shelving books, explain what Electronic Legal Deposit is and answer any questions you may have. Most importantly we will show you where to go if you find you need help.

Don't suffer in silence! Help is here!

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Sat 19 Oct 2019 15:15 [Places]
Mon 21 Oct 2019 17:30 [Places]
Thu 14 Nov 2019 17:30 [Places]
Tue 26 Nov 2019 17:30 [Places]

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.

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Fri 25 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Tue 5 Nov 2019 14:30 [Places]
Fri 22 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Wed 27 Nov 2019 15:30 [Places]

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.

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the summer vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

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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Tue 24 Sep 2019 12:00 [Places]
Thu 24 Oct 2019 12:00 [Places]
Tue 12 Nov 2019 12:00 [Places]

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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Wed 2 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Fri 29 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]

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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Tue 3 Sep 2019 10:00 [Full]
Wed 13 Nov 2019 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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Wed 6 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Nov 2019 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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Thu 5 Dec 2019 10:00 [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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Thu 26 Sep 2019 10:00 [Standby]
Thu 17 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 14 Nov 2019 10:00 [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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Tue 17 Sep 2019 14:00 [Places]
Mon 14 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 7 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]

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.

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Wed 25 Sep 2019 12:00 [Standby]
Wed 16 Oct 2019 12:00 [Places]
Mon 11 Nov 2019 12:00 [Places]

Learn how to search databases effectively, and cite references correctly using citation software. Get the most out of your literature search for your projects.

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Fri 18 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Mon 21 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
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Mon 28 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Tue 29 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Wed 30 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today ( to get started. We can give advice via email or by telephone (including sharing our tour notes and guidance) or we can organise a one-to-one tour for you with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

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