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An introduction to the Manuscripts Reading Room and the collections of the Manuscripts and University Archives department. The session includes information on using the room, searching collections and services offered by the department.

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Tue 24 Oct 2017 11:00 [Places]

The Graduate Self-Assessment tool is intended for those in the Humanities & Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities schools. It is the first step in an online module designed to help you to assess your own skill-set, identify target areas for improvement and make decisions about what to do next. The tool is recommended for all first year postgraduates, but will be available for you to return to check on your progress.

Once you have completed the self-assessment exercise a number of options for developing your skills will become available to you, ranging from reading articles to signing up for relevant face-to-face workshops.

We encourage students to take the survey about once a year, but it is particularly useful for those who are just starting their PhD and for those who are just entering the final year of their PhD.

You will need to click here to gain access to the self-assessment tool.

Finding Secondary Literature Mon 16 Oct 2017   14:15   [More dates...] [Places]

Finding secondary literature to inform and support your research is paramount to any higher-level research. This session focuses on the concepts as well as practical issues, to give participants a more comprehensive understanding of the issues and features of literature searching.

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Wed 8 Nov 2017 11:15 [Places]
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Wed 27 Sep 2017   11:30   [More dates...] Not bookable

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.

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Handling Medieval and Modern Manuscripts new Tue 17 Oct 2017   11:30   [More dates...] [Places]

An introduction to the correct handling procedures for modern and medieval manuscripts, with demonstrations of how to use rests, cushions and weights, and how to deal with damaged or fragile materials, using items from the University Library collections.

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Tue 24 Oct 2017 11:30 [Places]
HASS Graduate Referencing Showcase new Thu 26 Oct 2017   13:15 [Places]

Interested in using software to manage and organise your references, but not sure where to start? Or confused about the different software options available? Come along and hear about five different reference management software packages - Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, EasyBib and RefWorks - and make a more informed choice about which, if any, will suit you and your research best.

iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Fri 29 Sep 2017   09:00   [More dates...] Not bookable

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.

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Presentation and Q&A discussion on all matters relating to image copyright. This will be an informal brown-bag session, so feel free to bring your lunch.

Introduction to Chinese Resources Wed 11 Oct 2017   10:00 [Places]

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

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.

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Mon 2 Oct 2017 10:00 [Full]
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Map Room and Cartographic Resources Tue 17 Oct 2017   11:00 [Places]

The Map Department contains some 1,100,000 maps, both British and foreign, several thousand atlases and other material. This session, based in the Map Room, is designed to give an overview of holdings and guidelines for accessing and using them.

Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials new Thu 12 Oct 2017   11:00 [Places]

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

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

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.

Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews new Tue 10 Oct 2017   10:00 [Places]

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.

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

Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new Fri 6 Oct 2017   10:00 [Places]

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

Medicine: Literature Searching for Nurses new Tue 3 Oct 2017   10:00 [Places]

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

Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography Wed 27 Sep 2017   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 19 Oct 2017 14:00 [Places]
Medicine: Research Data Management new Wed 25 Oct 2017   14:00 [Places]

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.

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.

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Tue 31 Oct 2017 10:00 [Places]

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".

Medicine: Writing for Publication new Thu 26 Oct 2017   12:00 [Places]

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.

Music: Finding Music at the UL new Fri 20 Oct 2017   14:30 [Places]

A session demonstrating how to find notated music at the UL using the wide range of catalogues available. This session will look at finding both printed and archival sources.

A hands-on session exploring music databases and bibliographies available for research in Cambridge. This session offers the opportunity to focus on your own specific topic

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Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:00 [Places]
Music: Show and Tell music display new Tue 17 Oct 2017   14:30 [Places]

A display and short talk about the music collections showcasing the variety within the collections, with some of our most notable and more unusual items on display.

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.

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