Posted by: purplepaula1 | January 14, 2011

Library training workshops Spring term 2011

The Library’s lunchtime training sessions for the Spring 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. Tuesday 25 January 2011 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 1 March 2011 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. Thursday 3 March 2011 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 15 February 2011 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! Thursday 17 February 2011 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. Tuesday 8 February 2011 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. Thursday 24 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list. Thursday 27 January 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Reading & Note Taking – learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills. Thursday 3 February 2011 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 10 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

Current awareness in your subject – This hands-on workshop will show you a number of methods (such as using a Google Reader account) to enable you to keep up-to-date with new developments in your subject field, including research findings and news items. Monday 21 February 2011 12.00 – 13.00

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

To book

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

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