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Thursday 23 November

13:00
Tools to track the impact of your publications on social media new [Full] 13:00 - 14:00 Politics and International Studies, Alison Richard Building, S2

Collecting impact evidence from social media of publications, conference papers or any other scholarly output can be complicated and time-consuming. In this session, we'll introduce you to a number of tools that can help to streamline and simplify these processes: IFTTT, Storify, Twitter analytics, Altmetric and ImpactStory.

Friday 24 November

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

11:00
Tour of the UL Music Department, including behind the scenes visit new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A tour of the University Library Music Department, including a visit of our closed access material behind the scenes.

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication new [Places] 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.

14:00
Making your research impactful [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session explores why you should share your all research as widely as possible and how you can go about doing so. It will demonstrate the potential that Open Research can have in maximising exposure for your work and how you can track and trace how your research is being shared online.

Monday 27 November

10:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 10:30 - 11:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

14:00
Divinity Faculty: UL Tour new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty of Divinity, Lightfoot Room

We start with an orientation session at the Divinity Faculty (ca. 45 minutes), followed by a tour of the University Library (ca. 30 minutes) for Divinity Faculty members, led by members of the Divinity Faculty Library staff.

Music: Dissertation Skills for Part IB and Part II students new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty of Music, Dent Room

An informal small group session looking at research databases, referencing skills and examples of previously submitted dissertations.

Tuesday 28 November

14:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Medline database, targeted at doctors. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Music: Dissertation Skills for Part IB and Part II students new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty of Music, Dent Room

An informal small group session looking at research databases, referencing skills and examples of previously submitted dissertations.

Wednesday 29 November

10:00
Managing your online presence new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session will introduce participants to the wide range of platforms and services that are available to help you manage your online presence as a researcher. We'll look at academic tools like ORCID, Google Scholar and ResearchGate/Academia.edu, as well as more social ones such as Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. We'll also have discussions around issues such as the risks of sharing research through these platforms and reaching wider audiences. We will also show participants how to flip these tools and use them to access research for their own work too.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

Thursday 30 November

09:00

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today (research-skills@lib.cam.ac.uk) to organise a one-to-one tour with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

14:00
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 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.

Friday 1 December

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

15:00
Do you really own your research? Copyright, collaboration, and Creative Commons new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

You own your own research right? Well it depends. In this session we will explore the sometimes very complicated world of copyright and what can happen when you publish your work. We'll also introduce you to concepts such as third party copyright, and how you can use existing licencing tools to maximise the reach of your research as well as using other peoples work to advance your own, but legally.

Wednesday 6 December

10:00
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 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.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

Thursday 7 December

14:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide [Places] 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?

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

Friday 8 December

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

14:00
Medicine: Research Data Management new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 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.

Wednesday 13 December

10:00
Medicine: The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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".

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

14:00
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews new [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a systematic review.

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.

Thursday 14 December

14:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Allied Health Professionals new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at allied health professionals. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.