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Online live events and training

Live and on-demand training and events designed to support you with your studies and research. 

 

Browse the categories below and follow the joining instructions for your chosen session.

 

Your introduction to University of Nottingham Libraries

In these sessions we'll explore how the library can support your time at University from using NUsearch to find resources to who to contact for more help.

To attend any of these sessions, join the Libraries Welcome Sessions team on Microsoft Teams.

Undergraduate students

About the session

Discover how the library and its resources can support your time at University, from the provision of scholarly information to support your coursework to reading for pleasure to support your wellbeing.

We’ll show you how to use NUsearch to find information across the library’s print and digital collections and point you to sources of help so you can get started using the library.

  • Tuesday 27 September: 12:00-12:30 (Life Sciences)
  • Wednesday 28 September: 9:15-9:45 (Medicine)
  • Wednesday 28 September: 10:00-10:30 (Engineering)
  • Thursday 29 September: 2:00-2:30 (Health Sciences)
  • Thursday 29 September: 3:00-3:30 (Science)
  • Thursday 29 September: 4:00-4:30 (Arts)
  • Friday 30 September: 10:00-10:30 (Social Sciences)

Join Libraries Welcome Sessions on Microsoft Teams

On-demand

If you are unable to attend the sessions above, this session is available as an online resource.

Welcome to Libraries - Undergraduate

 

Masters students

About the session

Discover all you need to know to get started using library resources.

We’ll show you how to use NUsearch to find information across the library’s print and digital collections and point you to sources of help.

You’ll also be invited to enrol on ‘On Course for Your Masters’ – our online course on Moodle – to help you further develop your information skills at your own pace.

  • Monday 26 September: 2:00-3:00pm (Medicine)
  • Tuesday 27 September: 10:00-11:00 (Arts)
  • Tuesday 27 September: 1:30-2:30 (Business School)
  • Tuesday 27 September: 3:00-4:15 (Science)
  • Wednesday 28 September: 11:30-12:30 (Engineering)
  • Thursday 29 September: 11:00-12:00 (Health Sciences)
  • Thursday 29 September: 12:30-1:30 (Life Sciences)
  • Friday 30 September: 11:00-12:00 (Social Sciences)

Join Libraries Welcome Sessions on Microsoft Teams

On-demand

If you are unable to attend the sessions above, this session is available as an online resource.

Welcome to Libraries - Masters students

 
 

Returning students

About the session

Welcome back to Libraries! For a refresher on using the library and its resources to support your studies and research, visit our online guide. 

We'll re-introduce you to NUsearch and our subject guides to support your learning, as well as our leisure reading collections to support your wellbeing.

Welcome back to Libraries - Returning students

 

Postgraduate researchers

About the session

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.

Register your attendance for this session by selecting the session you would like to attend:

  • Thursday 20 October: 15:00-16:00
  • Wednesday 26 October: 10:00-11:00

On-demand

If you are unable to attend the sessions above, this session is available as an online resource.

Welcome to Libraries - Postgraduate researchers

 
 

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Information skills

Undergraduates and Masters students

Join the Libraries Information Skills Team on Microsoft Teams

Join the Libraries Information Skills Team on Microsoft Teams to access regular information skills support sessions. Find out more details about each session and when they are taking place below. 

Getting started 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.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 4 October: 11:00-12:00 
  • Thursday 13 October: 15:00-16:00 
  • Monday 17 October: 14:00-15:00 
  • Tuesday 25 October: 15:00-16:00 
  • Tuesday 1 November: 10:00-11:00 
  • Friday 11 November: 11:00-12:00 
  • Wednesday 16 November: 14:00-15:00 
  • Wednesday 23 November: 12:00-13:00 
  • Thursday 1 December: 11:00-12:00 
  • Monday 5 December: 11:00-12:00 
  • Tuesday 13 December: 12:00-13:00 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Getting started using library resources

 

Navigating 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.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Thursday 6 October: 15:00-16:00 
  • Tuesday 11 October: 11:00-12:00 
  • Wednesday 19 October: 15:00-16:00 
  • Thursday 3 November: 12:00-13:00 
  • Tuesday 15 November: 16:00-17:00 
  • Friday 2 December: 11:00-12:00 
  • Monday 12 December: 10:00-11:00 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Navigating information on the web

 
 

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.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Thursday 20 October: 16:00-15:00 (Arts) 
  • Tuesday 25 October: 20:00-21:00 (Social Sciences) 
  • Tuesday 8 November: 20:00-21:00 (Arts) 
  • Thursday 17 November: 15:00-16:00 (Social Sciences) 
  • Monday 28 November: 10:00-11:00 (Arts) 
  • Wednesday 7 December: 11:00-12:00 (Social Sciences)

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Literature searching: Arts

Literature searching: Social Sciences

 

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.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 18 October: 20:00-21:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences) 
  • Wednesday 26 October: 14:00-15:00 (Engineering) 
  • Wednesday 2 November: 10:00-11:00 (Science) 
  • Monday 7 November: 14:00-15:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences) 
  • Tuesday 15 November: 20:00-21:00 (Engineering) 
  • Tuesday 22 November: 20:00-21:00 (Science) 
  • Thursday 1 December: 10:00-11:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences) 
  • Thursday 8 December: 10:00-11:00 (Engineering) 
  • Thursday 15 December: 15:00-16:00 (Science) 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Literature searching: Engineering

Literature searching: Medicine and Health Sciences

Literature searching: Science

 
 

Searching for 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.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Friday 7 October: 11:00-12:00
  • Thursday 13 October: 11:00-12:00
  • Tuesday 18 October: 12:00-13:00 
  • Monday 31 October: 14:00-15:00 
  • Wednesday 9 November: 15:00-16:00 
  • Tuesday 22 November: 10:00-11:00 
  • Friday 9 December: 11:00-12:00 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Searching for evidence for a systematic review

 

Critically evaluating information (Arts and Social Sciences)

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

About the session

In this session discover how to think critically when reading and evaluating information you find through your literature searches in the Arts & Social Sciences, particularly papers found in published journals.  You’ll learn why it’s important to critically evaluate information before using it in coursework, and be introduced to a series of questions (who, where, when, why, how) to help you assess the quality and reliability of published literature.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 18 October: 15:00-16:00 (Social Sciences) 
  • Wednesday 2 November: 13:00-14:00 (Arts) 
  • Wednesday 9 November: 10:00-11:00 (Social Sciences) 
  • Thursday 24 November: 10:00-11:00 (Arts) 
  • Tuesday 29 November: 13:00-14:00 (Social Sciences) 
  • Monday 12 December: 14:00-15:00 (Arts) 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Criticall evaluating information (Arts)

Critically evaluating information (Social Sciences)

 
 

Critically evaluating information (STEM)

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

About the session

In this session discover how to think critically when reading and evaluating information you find through your literature searches in STEM, particularly papers found in published journals.  You’ll learn why it’s important to critically evaluate information before using it in coursework, and be introduced to a series of questions (who, where, when, why, how) to help you assess the quality and reliability of published literature.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 27 October: 13:00-14:00 
  • Friday 18 November: 11:00-12:00 
  • Tuesday 6 December: 15:00-16:00 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Critically evaluating information (STEM)

 

Using EndNote Online

These sessions are suitable for undergraduates and Masters students. 

About the session 

Want to find out more about using EndNote Online to keep track of references you find through your literature searches?

In this session discover how to import references to EndNote Online from your database searches, organise and edit the references you save, and use EndNote Online with Word to create consistent in-text citations and bibliographies in your writing.

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel 

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Thursday 20 October: 12:00-13:00 
  • Wednesday 2 November: 15:00-16:00 
  • Tuesday 8 November: 15:00-16:00 
  • Tuesday 15 November: 11:00-12:00 
  • Thursday 24 November: 12:00-13:00 
  • Friday 2 December: 10:00-11:00 
  • Monday 5 December: 14:00-15:00 
  • Wednesday 14 December: 14:00-15:00 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access the equivalent online resource.

Using EndNote Desktop

Using EndNote Online

 
 

Resource spotlights

These sessions are suitable for undergraduates and Masters students. 

About the session 

Our resource spotlights will guide you through a range of key resources, including subject databases and Google Scholar, to help you search effectively for information. 

We'll highlight the key features of each resource and show you how to structure a search using a variety of search techniques to help you get the best results. 

Join the Libraries Information Skills channel

Once in the channel, find the specific date and time of the session you want to attend. Click the session details to join.

Dates and times

  • Monday 3 October: 13:00-13:30 (Web of Science) 
  • Monday 10 October: 12:00-12:30 (Google and Google Scholar) 
  • Monday 17 October 12:00-12:30 (Scopus) 
  • Wednesday 26 October: 12:30-13:00 (JSTOR) 
  • Wednesday 2 November: 12:00-12:30 (IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) 
  • Monday 7 November: 12:00-12:30 (PsycINFO) 
  • Monday 16 November: 12:00-12:30 (Business Source Premier) 
  • Monday 21 November: 12:30-13:00 (Historical Abstracts) 
  • Monday 28 November: 12:30-13:00 (Medline) 
  • Monday 5 December: 12:00-12:30 (Project Muse) 
  • Monday 12 December: 12:00-12:30 (ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) 

On-demand

Unable to attend a live session?  You can access a range of database walkthroughs from your subject guide.

Subject databases: Arts

Subject databases: Engineering

Subject databases: Medicine and Health Sciences

Subject databases: Science

Subject databases: Social Sciences

 

Literature searching support

Need help planning and structuring your literature search, identifying keywords, or deciding which subject resources to use to find relevant information on a topic?

Or maybe you need help using EndNote to manage the references you find from your literature searches?

Take a look at our online resources first of all

These will guide you through the literature searching process and get you started using EndNote.

Literature searching: Arts

Literature searching: Engineering

Literature searching: Medicine and Health Sciences

Literature searching: Science

Literature searching: Social Sciences

Using EndNote Online

Using EndNote Desktop

Need to chat with a Librarian?

If you need further help with your literature search, or with using EndNote, you can request one-to-one help.

Please complete our online form to submit your question and we'll send you a 30 minute Teams appointment to meet a Librarian online.

Literature searching support: Request help

 

Postgraduate researchers

Faculty-specific 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?

This 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. Please register your attendance by selecting the appropriate session. 

On-demand


The live sessions for 2022-23 are currently being scheduled, but this session is available as an online resource.

Researcher information skills (Arts)

Researcher information skills (Engineering)

Researcher information skills (Medicine and Health Sciences)

Researcher information skills (Science)

Researcher information skills (Social Sciences)

 

 

Introduction to EndNote Desktop for researchers

About the session

This session will help you get started using EndNote Desktop. 

You’ll be guided through setting up your own EndNote Desktop library and will discover how to use EndNote’s key features to help you import, manage, organise and edit the references you find through your literature searches for your research.

We’ll also explore how EndNote Desktop interacts with Word to enable you to reference consistently throughout your writing.

How to join

Advance booking is required. Please register your attendance by selecting the appropriate session.

On-demand


The live sessions for 2022-23 are currently being scheduled, but this session is available as an online resource.

Using EndNote Desktop

 
 

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Student Academic Skills

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines. Sessions are held on a range of topics including Note taking, Reading strategies, Essay writing, Time management and more.

Visit the hub of the relevant Faculty below to find dates and sign up forms.

 
 

Study With Us Online

These sessions are 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. Find the latest session and click 'Join'.

Study With Us Online

 

Study one-to-one appointments

These session are suitable for all University of Nottingham students.

About the session

Want to develop your academic skills?

Book a  one-to-one appointment with a member of the team for help with essay writing, referencing, note making, presentation skills and much more.

Fill in the one-to-one form

 
 

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Help and support

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Ask Libraries

Find out more about our library services and resources with our webinars

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We answer your questions on Instagram every Wednesday between 2-4pm

 
 

 

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