Workshops

Library Ask & Learn Workshops Trimester B 2019

Library Ask & Learn space, Level 1, Saltire Centre.
Bring your own laptop or borrow one for the workshop (15 maximum). No booking required, just come along on the day.

Discover Refworks

In this hands-on workshop you will set up a new RefWorks account, learn how to import and manage references and how to create instant reference lists in your chosen style.

To join the online webinar click the link and you will be taken to the session. You will need sound enabled.

Monday 12noon, Wednesday 5pm (Webinar session) and Thursday 1pm

Successful Searching

This class is suitable for undergraduate students on any course. In this hands-on workshop you will:

  • learn how to break down your question into keywords
  • discover the most suitable places to search for the information you need
  • search efficiently using phrase searching, truncation and Boolean operators
  • practice filtering and evaluating your search results

Please note this class will not cover health specific searching (MESH, PRISMA) or health databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE).

Times: Mondays 1-2pm: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb

Law resources for non-lawyers

Students not studying law are sometimes required to find and use legislation or case law. In this hands-on workshop for non-law specialists you will:

  • learn about the main sources of law
  • practise finding legislation and case law
  • explore specialist law resources for human resource management and construction

Times: Mondays 1-2pm: 4 March, 11 March, 18 March, 25 March

Literature searching for your Masters Dissertation

This hands-on workshop is suitable for any masters student embarking on their dissertation. You will build upon your existing search skills focusing on techniques for systematic searching including:

  • advanced search techniques including proximity searching and wildcards
  • recording your search process and your search results
  • translating your search from one database to another
  • using controlled vocabulary
  • going beyond the library’s collections

Times:   Mondays 1-2pm : 1 April, 8 April, 15 April
Wednesday 4-5pm: 3 April, 10 April, 17 April

Getting Started with CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

This demonstration class is an ‘Introduction to searching CINAHL’. It is suitable for anyone new to searching CINAHL or needing a refresher on the basics.
The session will cover a live search on CINAHL demonstrating how to use Boolean operators and subject headings, applying limits to your search, saving your results and searches. (laptops are not required but you are welcome to follow on your own device)

Times: Every second Wednesday 1-2pm: 27 Feb, 13 March, 27 March

Getting Started with Social Care Online

This demonstration class is an ‘Introduction to searching on Social Care Online’.  It is suitable for anyone new to Social Care Online or needing a refresher.

The session will cover a live search on Social Care Online including the use of Boolean operators, applying limits and saving your searches.
(laptops not required but you are welcome to follow on your own device)

Times: Every second Wednesday 12-1pm: 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 March, 20 March

Cracking keywords

This is a half hour workshop on generating keywords for your searches:  why bother, where to start and what to do with them?  The session includes practical exercises in generating keywords and alternative terms and combining correctly using Boolean operators. It is suitable for anyone who needs to develop a search strategy.

Times: Tuesdays 12-12:30pm: 26 March, 2 April, 9 April,  23 April, 30 April.

Conquering the Cochrane Library

This hands on workshop is an ‘Introduction to searching the Cochrane Library’. The session will include: running a search using a combination of MeSH heading and keywords, whether and when to explode terms and applying filters. Participants will be able to test out their own searches with support from the Librarian. (laptops will be available but you are welcome to use your own device)

Times: Thursdays 4-5pm: 28 March, 4 April, 11 April, 18 April

Engaging with Engineering Resources

In this hands-on workshop you will learn about searching for engineering documentation using databases including IEEE, ASME and other specialist information sources commonly used by engineers in industry.
This class is aimed at undergraduates and taught postgraduates in engineering disciplines.

Times: Tuesdays 1-1.45pm: 5th Feb, 5th March, 2nd April

Fridays 12-12.45pm: 22nd Feb, 22nd March

Keeping up to date

In this short session we will demonstrate tools for keeping up to date with the latest developments in your field of research, for example:

  • Browzine
  • Journal TOCs
  • Database search alerts
  • Citation alerts

This class is aimed at postgraduate research students, but everyone is welcome.

Times: Wednesdays 4-4.30pm: 27th Feb, 1st May, 15th May

Tuesdays 4-4.30pm 26th March, 9th April

A Quick Introduction to finding Marketing Reports for your Coursework

This short demonstration will show you the key library databases to use to track down high quality and up to date business Marketing Reports.

Times: Friday  8th Feb 12-1pm, Friday 15th Feb 12-1pm, Friday 22nd Feb 1-2pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

28th January

 

 

 

 

29th January

 

 

 

 

30th January

 

Discover RefWorks
5-6pm
(webinar)

31st January

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

1st February

 

 

 

 

4th February

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Successful
Searching 1-2pm

5th February

 

Engaging with
engineering resources
1-1.45

 

6th February

 

Getting started
with Social Care
Online
12-1pm

7th February

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

8th February

 

A Quick Introduction
to finding Marketing
Reports for your
Coursework
12-1pm

11th February

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Successful Searching
1-2pm

12th February

 

 

 

 

 

13th February

Discover RefWorks
(webinar)
5-6pm

 

 

14th February

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

15th February

 

A Quick Introduction
to finding Marketing
Reports for your
Coursework
12-1pm

18th February

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Successful Searching
1-2pm

 

 

 

19th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th February

 

Getting started
with Social Care
Online
12-1pm

 

21st February

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd February

 

Engaging with
engineering resources
12-12.45pm

 

A Quick Introduction
to finding Marketing
Reports for your
Coursework
1-2pm

25th February

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Successful Searching
1-2pm

 

 

 

26th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th February

 

Getting started
with CINAHL
1-2pm

 

Keeping up to
date 4-4.30pm

 

Discover RefWorks
(webinar) 5-6pm

28th February

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

29th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th March

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Law resources for
non-lawyers 1-2pm

5th March

 

Engaging with
engineering resources
1-1.45

 

 

6th March

 

Getting started
with Social Care
Online 12-1pm

 

 

7th March

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

 

8th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th March

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Law resources for
non-lawyers 1-2pm

12th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th March

 

Getting started
with CINAHL 1-2pm

Discover RefWorks
(webinar) 5-6pm

14th March

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

 

15th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th March

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Law resources for
non-lawyers 1-2pm

19th March

 

 

 

 

 

20th March

 

Getting started
with Social Care
Online 12-1pm

 

21st March

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

 

 

Friday 22nd March

 

Engaging with
engineering resources
12-12.45pm

 

25th March

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Law resources for
non-lawyers 1-2pm

26th March

 

Cracking keywords
12-12.30pm

 

Keeping up to
date 4-4.30pm

27th March

 

Getting started
with CINAHL 12-1pm

 

Discover RefWorks
(webinar) 5-6pm

28th March

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

Conquering the
Cochrane Library
4-5pm

29th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st April

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 1-2pm

2nd April

 

Cracking keywords
12-12.30pm

 

 

 

 

3rd April

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 4-5pm

 

 

4th April

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

Conquering the
Cochrane Library
4-5pm

5th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th April

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 1-2pm

9th April

 

Cracking keywords
12-12.30pm

 

 

 

10th April

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 4-5pm

 

Discover RefWorks
(webinar) 5-6pm

11th April

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

Conquering the
Cochrane Library
4-5pm

12th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th April

 

Discover RefWorks
12-1pm

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 1-2pm

16th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th April

 

Literature searching
for your Masters
Dissertation 4-5pm

 

 

 

18th April

 

Discover RefWorks
1-2pm

 

Conquering the
Cochrane Library
4-5pm

19th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd April

 

 

 

23rd April

 

Cracking keywords
12-12.30pm

24th April

 

 

25th April

 

 

 

 

26th April

 

 

 

29th April

 

 

 

30th April

 

Cracking keywords
12-12.30pm