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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]
Medicine: SSC 1 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Fri 24 May 2019   09:00 Finished

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.

Medicine: SSC 2 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Fri 24 May 2019   09:00 Finished

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.

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.

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 [Places]
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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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]
Mon 11 Nov 2019 12:00 [Places]
Metrics: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly Thu 29 Nov 2018   10:00 Finished

This session aims to help you navigate your way through the metrics maze. It will enable you to discover research by using metrics and how metrics can determine online impact.

It will introduce article metrics, personal indicators such as the H-index, and altmetrics. Various tools including Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar and Altmetric will be demonstrated. Please bring your own device if you wish to follow along with the session.

Music databases and bibliographies new Thu 23 Oct 2014   14:00 Finished

We will look at different resources available for music research at Cambridge and explore search strategies, databases and bibliographies. This is a hands-on session and there will be an opportunity to focus on specific areas of research.

An informal small group session looking at research databases, referencing skills and examples of previously submitted dissertations.

Music Dissertation Skills for Part II students Wed 2 Nov 2016   14:00 Finished

An informal small group session looking at research databases, referencing skills and examples of previously submitted dissertations.

Music: Finding Music at the UL new Fri 20 Oct 2017   14:30 Finished

A session demonstrating how to find notated music at the UL using the wide range of catalogues available. This session will look at finding both printed and archival sources.

Music: Finding sheet music at the UL new Wed 22 Oct 2014   10:00 Finished

Cambridge University Library has ca. 600,000 items of sheet music (and rising!) including both printed and manuscript music. We have everything from orchestral music to popular song, manuscript film scores and medieval music. Music catalogues are among the most diverse in the university. Most music is not included on electronic catalogues and can only be found via card or sheaf catalogues, or with the help of staff. This session will provide an introduction to the music catalogues enabling you to find what you need quickly and easily.

A hands-on session exploring music databases and bibliographies available for research in Cambridge. This session offers the opportunity to focus on your own specific topic

A tour of the University Library Music Department, including a visit of our closed access materials behind the scenes. We will also give you lots of practical tips on getting the most out of the University Library Music Collections.

Music: How To Search For Pendlebury Items Wed 15 Oct 2014   10:00 Finished

This session is highly recommended for anyone new to the Pendlebury Library of Music. Even though the Newton Catalogue contains all records of items available for borrowing, limiting searches to specific media (e.g. CDs, DVDs or sheet music) can be counterintuitive. This session will demonstrate some search scenarios and also show how to recall and item which is currently on loan to someone else.

Music resources: reading lists and beyond new Wed 5 Nov 2014   10:00 Finished

We will look at different resources found on reading lists and advise on how best to locate and access these. We also go one step further and explore how to go about finding helpful additional music resources for the Music Tripos and music research.

Music: Show and Tell music display new Tue 17 Oct 2017   14:30 Finished

A display and short talk about the music collections showcasing the variety within the collections, with some of our most notable and more unusual items on display.

A guide to finding sheet music at the UL, looking at the many catalogues and resources that are available.

Music: Tour of the UL Music Department new Mon 9 Oct 2017   11:30 Finished

A tour of the University Library Music collections. A short tour principally for non-music students, but with an interest in all things musical! Open to all.

All you need to know about the music collections at the Pendlebury Library of Music and the University Library music department in a nutshell. We will be looking at: Finding your way around the Pendlebury Library catalogue, Finding sheet music at the UL and Top tips for music resources

Newspapers, past and current new Wed 23 Jan 2019   13:30 Finished

This session will cover how to find and access current newspapers, including registering for the FT.com. The second part of the session will cover how to access and search newspaper archives and how to get the best from these resources.

Open Science and Your Research Mon 14 Oct 2019   11:00 [Places]

Open Science concepts and tools have the potential to transform the current scientific system for the greater good of all, but what does it mean for you? How can you and your work benefit from the Open Science movement?

This workshop will establish what Open Science is and why it is needed. There will be an overview of the main areas of Open Science: Open Access, Open Data, Public Engagement. In addition, there will be some practical tips on changes researchers can make towards Open Science, the potential career benefits of Open Science, and information on what resources the ORION project can provide. The session is suitable for those with very little or basic knowledge of open science.

Orientation Tour Tue 11 Dec 2018   10:30 Finished

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

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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