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Medical Library Research Skills Training Programme 2018-2019

Programme of events provided by Cambridge University Libraries
(Tue 17 Jul 2018 - Thu 26 Sep 2019)

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Thu 27 Sep 2018 – Fri 16 Nov 2018

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September 2018

Thu 27
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

October 2018

Tue 2
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

Wed 3

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".

Mon 8
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

Tue 9
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability.

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.

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

Fri 12

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

Mon 15

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

Tue 16
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials (for University and NHS) new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist, the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

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.

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

Wed 17
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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?

Fri 19

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

Mon 22
Medicine: Research Data Management (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

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

Tue 23

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

Wed 24
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

November 2018

Mon 5
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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?

Tue 6

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

Please note: sessions for Pharmacology students will take place in the Cuthbert Room of the Pharmacology Department.

Wed 7

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".

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

Please note: sessions for Pharmacology students will take place in the Cuthbert Room of the Pharmacology Department.

Mon 12

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

Please note: sessions for Pharmacology students will take place in the Cuthbert Room of the Pharmacology Department.

Tue 13
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials (for University and NHS) new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist, the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

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.

Wed 14

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

Please note: sessions for Pharmacology students will take place in the Cuthbert Room of the Pharmacology Department.

Fri 16
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

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

Please note: sessions for Pharmacology students will take place in the Cuthbert Room of the Pharmacology Department.