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This session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" ( in this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

  • The key aims of a literature review
  • Critical reading
  • Note taking
  • Reference managers
  • Structuring your review
  • Knowing when you can stop searching
Engineering: Library Space and Resources Fri 13 Oct 2017   13:30 Finished

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Library! We will give you a quick introduction to the print and electronic resources that are available to you in the different libraries in Cambridge. We will also give you an idea of some of the topics we can help with, from literature searching and referencing to Open Access and more.

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

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Thu 16 May 2019 13:00 [Places]
Engineering: Report Writing Tue 22 May 2018   13:00 Finished

Learn to identify the characteristics of a good report. From an accurate, concise and persuasive writing style to a well organised, well-presented layout and format.

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of a report, how to plan it and how best to structure it in terms of presentation and layout. It will also offer 'good advice' on what you should (and should not) do.

There will be a pre-course questionnaire and you will find it helpful to bring along a previously written report Please email any questions to

Engineering: Preparing for the 4th year project Mon 4 Jun 2018   13:00 Finished

This session will look at ways to plan your 4th year project, manage your time, and tips on conducting a literature search.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Intimidated by Open Access publishing? Frightened by funder requirements? Reticent about REF eligibility? It’s okay, we’ll take you through what you need to know to make sure your research counts toward the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Best suited for: Engineering researchers who have recently submitted articles, or plan to do so in the near future.

Engineering UG: Referencing for beginners new Wed 8 May 2019   13:00 [Places]

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Making sure you reference the works of others in your academic writing is an important skill to master early, as it becomes second nature it allows you to focus on your reading and writing. This session will focus on:

  • What plagiarism is
  • What referencing is
  • What information is needed for citations and bibliographies
  • How to reference in APA, Harvard and IEEE
  • And where to go for help

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

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How do we build up knowledge in Engineering? What is your PhD contributing to? This session will introduce you to where your PhD fits in the context of academic publishing and wider society, considering academic integrity, peer review, open research and having an impact outside of academia. The following topics will be covered:

  • Placing the First Year Report and PhD in the context of the academic landscape
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Academic publishing and peer review
  • Metrics and Open Research
  • Impact
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Your online academic identity

A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

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Tue 21 May 2019 14:00 [Places]
Tue 28 May 2019 14:00 [Places]
First Time Author? What you need to know Fri 23 Feb 2018   13:00 Finished

Are you a first time author in Engineering? Learn about what's expected of you in terms of Open Access requirements, copyright agreements and having an impact.

Note: This session will focus primarily on what you need to do once your paper is accepted for publication, so for questions about where to publish and how to get published, you may be better off attending a different session.

Engineering Div E ISMM: Research Ethics & Integrity Wed 21 Nov 2018   09:00 Finished

This session will help students consider the potential ethical issues they may face in their own work, enabling them to carry out their work ethically and with research integrity. It will also help them prepare for the Department Ethical Review process.

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