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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 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.

On-demand

The live sessions have concluded, but 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.

On-demand

The live sessions have concluded, but 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, come along to our welcome session for returning students.

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

On-demand

The live sessions have concluded, but this session is available as an online resource.

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:

On-demand

The live sessions have concluded, but this session is available as an online resource.

Welcome to Libraries - Postgraduate researchers

 
 

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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 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 the 'Getting started with library resources' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 13 October: 15:30-16:30
  • Thursday 21 October: 15:30-16:30
  • Wednesday 27 October: 14:00-15:00
  • Monday 1 November: 14:00-15:00
  • Tuesday 9 November: 10:00-11:00
  • Thursday 18 November: 11:00-12:00
  • Wednesday 24 November: 13:00-14:00
  • Monday 29 November: 15:00-16:00
  • Thursday 9 December: 15:00-16:00

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

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

On-demand

This session is available as an 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.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Advancing your literature searching skills' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 12 October: 14:00-15:00 (Social Sciences)
  • Tuesday 19 October: 11:00-12:00 (Arts)
  • Monday 25 October: 10:00-11:00 (Social Sciences)
  • Wednesday 3 November: 18:00-19:00 (Social Sciences)
  • Wednesday 10 November: 15:00-16:00 (Arts)
  • Wednesday 17 November: 10:00-11:00 (Social Sciences)
  • Tuesday 23 November: 11:00-12:00 (Arts)
  • Thursday 2 December: 16:00-17:00 (Social Sciences)
  • Tuesday 7 December: 15:00-16:00 (Arts)

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

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.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Advancing your literature searching skills' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 13 October: 10:00-11:00 (Science)
  • Thursday 21 October: 18:00-19:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Tuesday 26 October: 16:00-17:00 (Engineering)
  • Tuesday 2 November: 15:30-16:30 (Science)
  • Wednesday 10 November: 12:00-13:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Tuesday 16 November: 18:00-19:00 (Engineering)
  • Friday 26 November: 12:00-13:00 (Science)
  • Tuesday 30 November: 18:00-19:00 (Science)
  • Wednesday 8 December: 10:00-11:00 (Medicine and Health Sciences)

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

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.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Searching for evidence for a systematic review' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 2 November: 12:00-13:00
  • Friday 19 November: 12:00-13:00
  • Thursday 2 December: 10:00-11:00

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

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.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Critically evaluating information' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 20 October: 15:00-16:00
  • Monday 22 November: 15:00-16:00

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

Critically evaluating information (Arts and 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.

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Critically evaluating information' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Monday 8 November: 10:00-11:00
  • Tuesday 7 December: 11:00-12:00

On-demand

If you are unable to make a live session you can access an online version.

Critically evaluating information (STEM)

 

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. 

How to join

  1. Join Libraries Information Skills on Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose the 'Resource Spotlights' channel
  3. Find the specific session you want to attend and join

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 13 October: 12:30-13:00 (JSTOR)
  • Monday 18 October: 12:00-12:30 (PsycINFO)
  • Monday 25 October: 12:30-13:00 (Web of Science)
  • Wednesday 3 November: 12:30-13:00 (Business Source Premier)
  • Monday 8 November: 12:30-13:00 (Medline)
  • Monday 15 November: 12:30-13:00 (IEEE Xplore)
  • Monday 22 November: 12:30-13:00 (tbd)
  • Wednesday 1 December: 12:30-13:00 (tbd)
  • Monday 6 December: 12:30-13:00 (tbd)

On-demand

If you are unable to make 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

Live online help: Fridays from 2 - 4pm

If you need further help with your literature search, or with using EndNote, we're here to answer your questions on Fridays from 2 - 4pm.

Please complete our online form to submit your question and we'll send you a link and a specific 20 minute slot to join a Librarian online.

Literature search support: Request help

 
 

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. Register your attendance by selecting the appropriate session. 

Dates and times

 

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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 pop-ups

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

 
 

 

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