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Zotero for Graduates Fri 20 Oct 2017   12:00 Finished

The aim of the workshop is to give an overview of how graduate students can make effective use of Zotero software for referencing and managing information.

You may have already thought about using Zotero, in which case you will find this workshop especially helpful if you have already downloaded Zotero to your laptop and bring it with you.

This workshop will especially suit graduate students from the School of Arts and Humanities, or Humanities and Social Sciences.

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.

Showcasing Tools and Resources for Graduates Thu 28 Feb 2019   15:00 Finished

In this informal session you will be able to learn more about various topics and resources, including

  • reference management
  • text mining
  • data visualisation
  • tools for structuring long-term writing projects
  • resources for legal research
  • copyright and Creative Commons

You will be able to rotate between these different areas, exploring tools on the areas that interest you most and how they can help your research, or what you feel you need to learn more about. The session will be led by librarians from across the different Schools in the university, and from the University Library.

Please only sign up for one of the sessions. There are no fixed time slots so feel free to drop in and out as you wish within your allocated hour.

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, Twitter analytics, Altmetric and ImpactStory.

Newspapers, past and current new Mon 17 Feb 2020   13:00 Finished

This session will cover how to find historical and current newspapers for research.

The first half will focus on searching and accessing historical newspapers. This includes referencing, copyright restrictions and finding print and digital collections.

The second part of the session will focus on searching and accessing current news, including registering for the

Finding Secondary Literature Thu 23 Jan 2020   11:00 Finished

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.

Please bring your own wifi-connected device, so that you can look at some of the platforms.

Working with Digital Manuscripts new Wed 6 Feb 2019   10:00 Finished

Session 1: Introduction to working with digital manuscripts This workshop will introduce you to digital manuscripts by exploring how and where to find them, what to expect when you do, understanding digital manuscript resources and what you can do with them.

Session 2: Tools for working with digitised manuscripts This workshop will introduce you to some of the tools that can be used when working with digital manuscripts. We will also explore further ideas and tools in addition to some other sources for assistance and further learning opportunities.

HASS Graduate Referencing Showcase new Tue 22 Oct 2019   14:00 Finished

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 two popular reference management software packages - Zotero and Mendeley - and learn how they work and which of them might suit you best.

This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the Official Publication (OP) collections available to students and researchers in Cambridge. The first part will be an introductory talk on how to find government and official publication material in both print and electronic formats. You can also choose to stay for the second part which will run as a clinic where staff will be available to talk one-to-one about your chosen topics and how to start your literature search.

This class will focus mostly on official documents from the UK, but will also provide general guidance that can be applied to searching for international documents.

Description - This session is designed for PhD students in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The session will include a brief introduction to copyright and how this relates to re-use of images. The advantages of creative commons licences will be described with demonstrations of websites that specialise in CC0 images. The benefits of ARTSTOR as a specialist image database will be explained. Dr Lorraine de la Verpilliere will explain using case studies how to copyright-clear images for publication and give tips on the best ways to achieve this. There will be time for questions.

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