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Events and training - by topic

Explore our upcoming online training and drop-in sessions by topic. 

 

University of Nottingham Libraries are offering a range of upcoming online sessions to help you make the most of our services, resources and support. Browse the categories below and follow the joining instructions for your chosen session.

 

Your introduction to University of Nottingham Libraries

To attend any of these sessions, join the the Libraries Information Skills team on Microsoft Teams.

Sessions for postgraduate researchers

We’ll introduce you to key library resources, including NUsearch and your subject databases, and point you to sources of further help.

You’ll also be invited to enrol on ‘Literature Searching and the Literature Review’ – our online course on Moodle – to help you further develop your literature searching skills at your own pace.

  • Tuesday 6 October, 10 - 11am
  • Wednesday 7 October: 2 - 3pm

Sign up for Welcome to Libraries on Central Short Courses

Undergraduate and Masters students

Our live Welcome to Libraries sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students have finished.

You can access our library induction materials online:

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Information skills

Undergraduates and Masters students

To attend any of these sessions, join the the Libraries Information Skills team on Microsoft Teams.

Getting started with using library resources

This session is suitable for year one undergraduate students in all subjects.

About the session

Need help getting started using library resources? In this session discover how to find academic information for your coursework.

We’ll start with your online reading lists, then show you how to use NUsearch to find print and electronic books and journals.

Finally, we’ll look at how to follow up references you find in other sources.

You’ll also be introduced to basic literature searching skills to help you find information more easily.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose your session name from the list of channels
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 29 September: 11am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 1 October: 4 - 5pm
  • Monday 5 October: 2 - 3pm
  • Wednesday 7 October: 11am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 October: 2 -3pm
  • Friday 16 October: 10 - 11am
  • Tuesday 20 October: 6 - 7pm
  • Wednesday 21 October: 3 - 4pm
  • Monday 2 November: 3 - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10 November: 10 - 11am
  • Friday 20 November: 11am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 26 November: 1 - 2pm
  • Tuesday 1 December: 2 - 3pm
  • Monday 7 December: 3 - 4pm
 

Searching for information on the web

This session is suitable for undergraduate and masters students in all subjects.

About the session

Keen to search web more effectively? In this session discover:

  • how to use advanced search functionality on Google and Google Scholar to find relevant information
  • how to determine reliability of information sourced on the web by applying fact-checking and critical evaluation techniques
  • how to use social media effectively to keep up to date with research in your subject area

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose your session name from the list of channels
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 29 September: 2 - 3pm
  • Friday 9 October: 10 - 11am
  • Wednesday 14 October: 11am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 22 October: 3 - 4pm
  • Tuesday 3 November: 10 - 11am
  • Tuesday 10 November: 6 - 7pm
  • Thursday 19 November: 1 - 2pm
  • Monday 23 November: 2 - 3pm
  • Friday 4 December: 11am - 12 noon
  • Wednesday 9 December: 10 - 11am
 
 

Advancing your literature searching skills (Arts and Social Sciences)

This session is suitable for undergraduates (year two onwards) and Masters students studying Arts subjects.

About the session

Looking to further develop your literature searching skills to find information for projects and dissertations? This session will focus on more advanced literature searching skills and techniques.

We’ll explore your subject databases in the Arts and Social Sciences in more detail, along with other sources of information you may not have used before to help you take a broader approach to searching for information.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose your session name from the list of channels
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 30 September: 2 - 3pm
  • Thursday 8 October: 6 - 7pm
  • Tuesday 13 October: 10 - 11am
  • Wednesday 21 October: 11am - 12 noon
  • Friday 6 November: 10 - 11am
  • Thursday 12 November: 2 - 3pm
  • Monday 16 November: 4 - 5pm
  • Tuesday 24 November: 12 noon - 1pm
  • Monday 30 November: 3 - 4pm
  • Friday 11 December: 11am - 12 noon
 

Advancing your literature searching skills (STEM)

This session is suitable for undergraduates (year two onwards) and Masters students studying STEM subjects.

About the session

Looking to further develop your literature searching skills to find information for projects and dissertations? This session will focus on more advanced literature searching skills and techniques.

We’ll explore your subject databases in STEM in more detail, along with other sources of information you may not have used before to help you take a broader approach to searching for information.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose your session name from the list of channels
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Friday 2 October: 10 - 11am
  • Tuesday 6 October: 12 noon - 1pm
  • Thursday 15 October: 6 - 7pm
  • Tuesday 20 October: 2 - 3pm
  • Wednesday 4 November: 11am - 12 noon
  • Monday 9 November: 3 - 4pm
  • Tuesday 17 November: 4 - 5pm
  • Friday 27 November: 11am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 3 December: 10 - 11am
  • Tuesday 8 December: 2 - 3pm
 
 

Searching systematically to find evidence for a systematic review

This session is suitable for undergraduate and Masters students doing systematic reviews for projects or dissertations in STEM subjects.

About the session

Doing a systematic review for a project or dissertation? Expand your knowledge of the literature searching process in this session, to help you structure and perform a focused, methodical and rigorous search for your systematic review.

Tips on hand-searching and using grey literature will also be included to help you conduct a wide-reaching search to find your evidence.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose your session name from the list of channels
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Monday 12 October: 3 - 4pm
  • Tuesday 27 October: 11am - 12 noon
  • Wednesday 4 November: 2 - 3pm
  • Friday 13 November: 10 - 11am
  • Thursday 26 November: 4 - 5pm
 
 

Postgraduate researchers

Researcher Information Skills

About the session

Looking to further develop your literature searching skills and knowledge of resources to find relevant information for your research?

These session will focus on advanced literature searching skills and techniques, and will explore a range of databases and specialist resources in your subject area to help you search effectively for your research.

How to join

We are running individual sessions for each faculty. Advance booking is required.

Follow the link below to sign up on Central Short Courses. Links coming soon.

  • Arts: Monday 19 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Engineering: Thursday 22 October, 10 - 11am
  • Science: Friday 23 October, 10 - 11am
  • Social Sciences: Monday 26 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Medicine and Health Sciences: Tuesday 27 October, 3 - 4pm
 

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Student Academic skills

Study chats

About the session

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

The following dates and times are for Arts and Social Sciences students.

Visit our Moodle Hubs for sessions for: 

  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Science

How to join

Links will be added soon. Please add the date and time to your diary and check back soon.

Note making

These sessions are suitable for all students.

  • Arts and Humanities: Tuesday 6 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Social Sciences: Tuesday 6 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Social Sciences: Tuesday 20 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Arts and Humanities: Tuesday 20 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Time management

These sessions are suitable for all students.

  • Arts and Humanities: Friday 9 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Social Sciences: Friday 9 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Social Sciences: Friday 23 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Arts and Humanities: Friday 23 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Time management for your independent project

These sessions are suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students.

  • Arts and Humanities: Tuesday 13 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Social Sciences: Tuesday 13 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Social Sciences: Tuesday 27 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Arts and Humanities: Tuesday 27 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Writing effective research questions

These sessions are suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students

  • Arts and Humanities: Friday 16 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Social Sciences: Friday 16 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Social Sciences: Friday 30 October, 2 - 3pm
  • Arts and Humanities: Friday 30 October, 3.30 - 4.30pm
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Study with us online

This session is suitable for all University of Nottingham students.

About the session

Finding it hard to focus? Join our online study sessions for two hours of structured study time alongside other students from across the University.

How to join

Our online study sessions take place every Wednesday from 11am - 1pm on Microsoft Teams.

To take part:

  1. Join the Study With Us team on Microsoft Teams
  2. Click on the channel for today's date in the left menu and click 'Join'.

Study with us

 

Study pop-ups

This session is suitable for all University of Nottingham students.

About the session

Want to develop your academic skills?

Drop in to our online study pop-ups for help with essay writing, referencing, note making, presentation skills and much more.

How to join a study pop-up

 
 

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Help and support

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Live chat

Our website live chat will be available from 21 September

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Ask Libraries drop-in

Join us on Microsoft Teams on Fridays between 2-4pm

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Instagram Q&A

Join us on Instagram every Wednesday between 2-4pm

 

 

 

 

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