Workshops

Library Ask & Learn student workshops 2022

Library workshops are not running on campus currently. The RefWorks Clinic is online please click on the header below for dates and times.

RefWorks Clinic
RefWorks Clinic

RefWorks is a referencing management software. It acts as a filing cabinet for you to safely store any resources you want to use as a reference in your academic works. It will produce a reference list ready for you to cut and paste into your document. You can save any type of reference including books, articles, webpages and video. RefWorks can also be linked with Word online. Bring any questions to the clinic from getting started to working with Word.

Dates and times:

Beginning on 31st January the RefWorks Clinic will be online every Tuesday at 2pm and Friday at 12 noon.

Join a 'RefWorks Clinic' workshop on GCU Learn.

Cracking keywords

Activity-based workshop suitable for anyone who needs to develop a search strategy. Learn how to generate keywords for your searches and combine them using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT searching)

Dates and times

Wednesday 17th November 10:00-10:45am

Thursday 18th November 2:00-2:45pm

Wednesday 24th November 10:00-10:45am

Thursday 25th November 2:00-2:45pm

Join a 'Cracking keywords' workshop on GCU Learn.

Search using subject headings in health and life science databases

Search using subject headings in health and life sciences databases

Subject heading searches help to focus a search and make it more specific. This demonstration class will help you to understand what subject headings are (including MeSH), what they do and how to use them effectively.

Dates and times

Thursday 18th November 10:00:10:45am

Thursday 25th November 10:00-10:45am

Thursday 2nd December 10:00-10:45am

Thursday 9th December 10:00-10:45am

Thursday 16th December 10:00-10:45am

Join a 'Search using subject headings in health and life sciences databases' workshop on GCU Learn.

Doing a literature search

Taking a methodical approach to literature searching can save you time. Learn how to break down your question into keywords and combine them using phrase searching and Boolean operators. Discover the most suitable places to search for the information you need and learn how to filter and evaluate your results.

Note this class does not cover health specific searching (MESH, PRISMA) or health databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE)

Dates and times

Beginning 1st November- every Monday 4-5pm and every Wednesday 11-12 until the end of trimester A.

Join a 'Doing a literature search' workshop on GCU Learn

LinkedIn Learning for Personal and Professional Development

LinkedIn Learning for Personal and Professional Development

LinkedIn Learning is a huge online collection of courses and tutorials created by industry experts in software, creative and business fields.  Learn about everything from how to use Microsoft Excel or Python to how to manage your time effectively or start a small business. Content ranges from beginner to advanced levels. LinkedIn Learning is widely recognised by employers, and you can earn badges and certificates which you can add to your LinkedIn account or CV. This session will get you started with using LinkedIn Learning for your personal and professional development.

Dates and times

Beginning on 2nd November – every Tuesday at 12:30-13:00 until the end of trimester A.

Join a 'LinkedIn Learning for Personal and Professional Development' workshop on GCU Learn.