Posted by: purplepaula1 | October 13, 2009

Lunchtime Training Workshops at Central Library

teaching training room 1 smallCome and learn how to find information for your projects at the library’s introductory database sessions. These sessions are primarily aimed at undergraduates. Life Sciences students may find the sessions on CSA, Web of Science, PubMed, using the internet and reading & note taking useful:  

Using CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts). CSA covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science.

Using Web of Science. This multidisciplinary database covers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine and social sciences. It also includes cited references for all articles.

Using EBSCO Business Source Complete. Ebsco provides access to a wealth of business information including company and country reports and full-text journal articles. This session is for business and non-business students who need to find business information for their projects.

Using PubMed. This is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects.

Intelligent use of the Internet – learn which sources on the Internet to trust We all use the internet but we don’t always know how reliable it is. This session will show you how to decide whether the information you find on the internet is valuable research or just plain rubbish!

Cross-search multiple databases using Metalib, the library’s portal. This information portal provides access to databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library. Many of the resources can be cross-searched, where a single search is carried out on more than one database.

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list.

Reading & Note Taking – learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library. To see the full timetable and to book please complete the booking form at: to register for any of these sessions.


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