Posted by: purplepaula1 | October 15, 2010

Library training workshops Autumn 2010

The Library’s lunchtime training sessions for the Autumn 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: 

CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science. Thursday 11 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Tuesday 7 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

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. Tuesday 16 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Thursday 9 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

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. Monday 8 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Monday 22 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

PubMed is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects. Tuesday 9 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Thursday 2 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Intelligent use of the Internet. 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! Monday 1 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Wednesday 1 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

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. Thursday 4 November 2010 12.00 -13.00 and Tuesday 30 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Presentation Skills – get general advice and tips on preparing a presentation, including how to plan a presentation, and what to do when you are a presenter. Friday 3 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list. Monday 6 December 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Reading & Note Taking – learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills. Tuesday 23 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

Academic Writing – learn 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. Thursday 25 November 2010 12.00 – 13.00

All sessions are in Training room 1 on Level 1 of the Central Library unless otherwise stated

Note – any courses listed on the website but not listed here are currently fully booked.

To book

Please complete the booking form at to register for any of these sessions.

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