Posted by: purplepaula1 | April 20, 2010

Lunchtime training workshops: Summer 2010 timetable

The Library’s lunchtime training sessions for the Summer term have arrived! The sessions are primarily aimed at undergraduates and are delivered in the Central Library, South Kensington.

Life Sciences students may find the following sessions useful: 

Academic Writing This course will show you techniques for improving your academic writing skills. You will learn how to understand essay questions, look at different academic writing formats and gain some tips to help in those all important exams.

Cambridge Scientific Abastracts (CSA) – CSA covers major areas of research, including materials science, environmental sciences, biological sciences, engineering and computer science. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of CSA and will include a practical hands-on session.

Google Scholar is a service which uses the Google search engine, but searches only scholarly resources. This session will cover search tips, what Google Scholar can do for you, and the advantages and disadvantages of using Google Scholar. 

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.

PubMed  – the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of PubMed and will include a practical hands-on session.

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list using RefWorks, a web-based package that is particularly useful for undergraduates preparing projects and dissertations, and taught-course postgraduates who don’t use the same PC all the time.

Reading & Note Taking – shows you techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills. You will learn how to read efficiently and effectively and how to make clear and useful notes.

Web of Science – Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine, social sciences and statistics. The session will cover techniques and tips for getting the best results out of Web of Science and will include a practical hands-on session.

To book please complete the booking form  to register for any of these sessions – dates sessions are running are also in the bookings section.  Information on all the sessions can be found here.

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