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Wednesday 27 September

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.

Friday 29 September

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.

Monday 2 October

10:00

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

11:30
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Tuesday 3 October

10:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Nurses new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Wednesday 4 October

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 5 October

10:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Allied Health Professionals new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 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.

Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

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.

11:00
Rare Books Room: An Introduction [Places] 11:00 - 11:30 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

An introduction to the UL's Rare Books Reading Room and its collections, which include material from the first European printing presses and from the wider world up to the present day.

16:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 16:30 - 17:15 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.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Friday 6 October

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.

10:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 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.

Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Monday 9 October

11:30
Music: Tour of the UL Music Department for non-students new [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A tour of the University Library Music collections. A short tour principally for non-music students, but with an interest in all things musical! Open to all.

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Tuesday 10 October

10:00
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 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.

Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

14:30
Resources for Medievalists new [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

This session will cover the key printed and online resources available in the main Reading Room and the Manuscripts Reading Room at the University Library, giving particular attention to: editions of medieval texts; catalogues of medieval manuscripts in collections in Cambridge and elsewhere; useful reference resources.

The session will also cover Manuscripts Reading Room procedures (entering and leaving the room, ordering and reserving material, etc) and provide guidance on the correct handling of medieval manuscripts and correct use of cushions, rests, weights and other equipment.

N.B. Although the session begins in the Catalogue Hall, it will conclude in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Please therefore ensure before the session begins that you leave anything in the main lockers that you are not permitted to bring into the Manuscripts Reading Room. Guidance may be found here:

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/manuscripts-university-archives/using-manuscripts-reading-room

17:00
Law: Squire Law Library Introductory Tour for LL.M Students new [Places] 17:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Law

An introduction to the print and online collections of the Squire Law Library led by the Squire Librarian, David Wills, and LL.M Collection Supervisor, Lizz Edwards-Waller. The tour will include a look at the dedicated LL.M print collection, information about borrowing, copying and scanning material, and an overview of the library catalogue and web pages.

Wednesday 11 October

10:00
Introduction to Chinese Resources [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library: Aoi Comms Room 1

An introduction to the many resources available through the University Library's Chinese department.

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.

15:00
Rare Books Room: An Introduction [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

An introduction to the UL's Rare Books Reading Room and its collections, which include material from the first European printing presses and from the wider world up to the present day.