• All sessions will take place in the Library. Unless otherwise stated, sessions will take place in either the Level 1 or Level 5 Training Room. Venue information will be confirmed once you have booked your place.
  • Unless otherwise stated, sessions will be held as indicated below on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.15-12.05.
  • You might like to view library presentations that have been delivered to research postgraduates.
  • The sessions are part of the University's DoctoralSkills programme (formerly PGSkills) and are coordinated by the Doctoral College.
  • Staff Bookings: where the title of the training session is emboldened there may be spaces available for University staff to join. Please contact Tamsin Reilly or Alison Nightingale by email to register.

How to book a place:

  1. Find a training event on the DoctoralSkills programme diary. You can also browse the sessions by RDF domain.
  2. Click on the relevant link provided for an individual event.
  3. Within the description for the individual event, you will find a booking link near the bottom of the screen.
  4. After you have attended an event, please provide us with feedback so we can continue to improve our sessions.

Semester 1 2018-2019 Sessions

(List of sessions can be downloaded in PDF format for reference)

Title Date Time
Open access: what, why, how? Thu 29 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Searching for patent information Tue 04 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: creating biological drawings Thu 06 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
Research data management: working with data Fri 07 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
Managing Your Digital Identity as a Researcher Tue 11 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: advanced Thu 13 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
Research data management: planning Wed 12 Dec 2018 10:15-12:05
Research data management: sensitive data Thu 17 Jan 2019 11:15-13:05
Literature searching: SciFinder Tue 5 February 2019 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in Education Wed 6 February 2019 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in Social Sciences Thu 7 February 2019 10:15-12:05
Literature searching PsycINFO & PsycExtra Fri 8 February 10:15-12:05
Publishing, citations and open access Tue 12 February 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: beginners: Wed 13 February 10:15-12:05
Literature and data searching in Engineering and Design Thu 14 February 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in Biology and Biochemistry Fri 15 February 10:15-12:05
Finding statistics & data in the Social Sciences Tue 19 February 10:15-12:05
Referencing and plagiarism Wed 20 February 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: PubMed Thu 21 February 10:15-12:05
Reference management software Fri 22 February 10:15-12:05
Literature searching for Business, Finance and Management Tue 26 February 10:15-12:05
Searching for patent information Wed 27 February 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Scopus Thu 28 February 10:15-12:05
Research data management: planning Fri 1 March 10:15-12:05
Understanding copyright Tue 5 March 10:15-12:05
Open access: what, why and how? Wed 6 March 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in Mathematics and Computer Science Thu 7 March 10:15-12:05
Commercial awareness: tools to prepare for job searching and interviews Fri 8 March 10:15-12:05
Finding scientific and engineering data Tue 12 March 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: advanced Wed 13 March 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Embase Thu 14 March 10:15-12:05
Introduction to research data management Fri 15 March 2019
Literature searching in Physics Tue 19 March 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Reaxys Wed 20 March 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Web of Science Fri 22 March 10:15-12:05
Managing your digital identity as a researcher: strategies and case studies Tue 02 April 2019
Using DIGIMAP: Ordnance Survey maps and data Tue 9 April 10:15-12:05
Research data management: planning Tue 16 April 10:15-12:05
Research data management: archiving and sharing Thu 16 May 10:15-12:05
Research data management: working with data Wed 22 May 2019
Introduction to research data management Fri 07 June 2019
Research data management: planning Wed 19 June 2019
Introduction to research data management Wed 19 June 10:15-12:05
Research data management: planning Tue 16 July 2019