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Studying effectively webinars

Explore our programme of webinars and training sessions designed to support you with your studies and research. 

 

Sessions by topic

 

Welcome to 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.

Dates

Dates and times can be found on:


Join the Libraries Welcome Sessions Team


On-demand

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.

Dates

Dates and times can be found on:


Join the Libraries Welcome Sessions Team

On-demand

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.

On-demand

This session is available as an online resource.

Welcome to Libraries - Postgraduate researchers

 
 

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Information skills webinars

Undergraduates and Masters students

Browse webinar topics below or join the Information Skills Team on Microsoft Teams to access regular information skills support sessions.    

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

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 7th February, 2-3pm
  • Thursday 22nd February, 10-11am
  • Tuesday 5th March, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday 21st March, 1:30-2:30pm

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 31st January, 2-3pm (Arts)
  • Tuesday 6th February, 2-3pm (Social Sciences)
  • Monday 19th February, 2-3pm (Arts)
  • Thursday 29th February, 10-11am (Social Sciences)
  • Friday 15th March, 10-11am (Arts)
  • Wednesday 20th March, 1-2pm (Social Sciences)

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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

Dates and times

  • Thursday 1st February, 3-4pm (MHS)
  • Friday 9th February, 2-3pm (Engineering)
  • Tuesday 13th February, 10-11am (Science)
  • Tuesday 20th February, 10:30-11:30am (MHS)
  • Wednesday 28th February, 2-3pm (Engineering)
  • Wednesday 6th March, 2-3pm (Science)
  • Wednesday 13th March, 1-2pm (MHS)
  • Thursday 21st March, 10-11am (Engineering)

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 30th January, 10-11am
  • Wednesday 14th February, 2-3pm
  • Monday 26th February, 11am-12pm
  • Friday 15th March, 1-2pm

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 30th January, 1-2pm (Social Sciences)
  • Tuesday 13th February, 3-4pm (Arts)
  • Wednesday 21st February, 3-4pm (Social Sciences)
  • Thursday 7th March, 2-3pm (Arts)
  • Thursday 14th March, 2-3pm (Social Sciences)

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous online resource. 

Critically 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

Dates and times

  • Monday 5th February, 10-11am
  • Tuesday 27th February, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday 20th March, 3-4pm

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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 

Dates and times

  • Friday 2nd February, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 8th February, 1-2pm
  • Friday 16th February, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Friday 23rd February, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 28th February, 12-1pm
  • Monday 4th March, 1-2pm
  • Monday 11th March, 10-11am
  • Tuesday 19th March, 3-4pm

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous online resource.

Using EndNote Desktop

Using EndNote Online

 
 

Resource spotlights

These sessions are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as faculty and professional services staff. 

About the session 

Our resource spotlights will guide you through a range of key resources, including subject databases, 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 Resource Spotlights channel

Dates and times

  • Monday 29th January, 12:30-1pm (MEDLINE)
  • Wednesday 7th February, 12-12:30pm (Nexis)
  • Monday 12th February, 12-1pm (Gale Primary Sources, with guest presenters)
  • Monday 19th February, 12-12:30pm (Scopus)
  • Monday 26th February, 12:30-1pm (Business Source Premier)
  • Monday 4th March, 12-12:30pm (Historical Abstracts)
  • Monday 11th March, 12-12:30pm (Web of Science)
  • Monday 18th March, 12:30-1pm (PsycINFO)

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? 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

 

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

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

Dates and times

Please note which are in-person teaching sessions and which are online:

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our Researcher Information Skills sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous 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. Future dates will be listed on this page when added: 

Dates and times

Please be aware that these are in-person teaching sessions:

On-demand

Can't make it to one of our sessions? You can access the equivalent asynchronous online resource.

Using EndNote Desktop

 
 

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Study skills webinars

Explore different study strategies and refresh your study routines with our weekly webinars and online study session.

Upcoming sessions

Study skills: Referencing

Date
07/03/2024 (13:00-14:00)

Preparing for exams

Date
21/03/2024 (13:00-14:00)
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Further help and support

 

 

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Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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