• All sessions will take place in the Library. Unless otherwise stated, sessions will take place in either the Level 1 Training Room. Venue information will be confirmed once you have booked your place.
  • You might like to view library presentations that have been delivered to research postgraduates.
  • Doctoral student bookings: If you are a doctoral student you can book the sessions through the DoctoralSkills programme (formerly PGSkills) coordinated by the Doctoral College.
  • Staff Bookings: If you are a member of staff and the course you would like to go on should be listed on the Academic Staff Development site.

Upcoming Semester 1 Sessions are shown below.

Title Date Time
Referencing and plagiarism Tuesday 19 November 10:15 - 12:05
SciVal for researchers Tuesday 19 November 12:15-13:05
Using MathSciNet Wednesday 20 November 10:15-11:05
Using ACM Digital Library Wednesday 20 November 11:15-12:05
Literature searching in behavioural science: PsycINFO & PsycEXTRA (RP00140) Thursday 21 November 10:15 - 12:05
Beyond impact factor: choosing where to publish Tuesday 26 November 12:15-13:05
Open access: what, why and how? Thursday 28 November 10:15 - 12:05
Reference management software Thursday 28 November 13:00 – 14:50
Introduction to SQL for data manipulation Friday 29 November 10:00 - 14:15
Searching for patent information Tuesday 3 December 10:15 - 12:05
Finding statistics and data in the social sciences Wednesday 4 December 10:15 - 12:05
The 4 Ps of research data management: plan, protect, publish and promote Friday 6 December 10:15-11:45
Searching for literature in physics and related subjects using INSPEC and SPIE Digital Library Monday 9 December 10:15 - 12:05
Managing Your Digital Identity as a Researcher: Strategies and Case Studies Tuesday 10 December 10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for non-sensitive data Tuesday 10 December 10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for sensitive data Wednesday 11 December 10:15 - 12:05
Introduction to R and RStudio for descriptive statistics Wednesday 15 January 10:00-12:30
Managing human participant research data Thursday 16 January 11:15-13:05
R and RStudio for Data Cleaning and Visualisation Wednesday 22 January 10:00-12:30

Upcoming Semester 2 Sessions are shown below.

Title Date Time
Literature searching: SciFinder Tuesday 4 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in education: ERIC, BEI and A+ Education Wednesday 5 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in the social sciences Thursday 6 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in behavioural science: PsycINFO & PsycEXTRA Friday 7 February 10:15 - 12:05
ChemDraw: beginners Tuesday 11 February 10:15 - 11:45
Using ORCID Tuesday 11 February 12:15 - 13:05
Literature and data searching for engineering and design Thursday 13 February 10:15 - 12:05
Searching for biological sciences literature Monday 17 February 10:15 - 12:05
Finding statistics and data in the social sciences Tuesday 18 February 10:15 - 12:05
Referencing and plagiarism Wednesday 19 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in Pubmed Thursday 20 February 10:15 - 12:05
Searching for literature in physics: INSPEC and SPIE Digital Library Monday 24 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching for business, finance and management Tuesday 25 February 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching: Scopus Thursday 27 February 10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for non-sensitive data Friday 28 February 10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for sensitive data Monday 2 March 10:15 - 12:05
Your PhD and copyright Tuesday 3 March 10:15 - 12:05
Open access: what, why and how? Wednesday 4 March 10:15 - 12:05
Commercial awareness: prepare for job searching and interviews Friday 6 March 10:15 - 12:05
Data organisation in spreadsheets: making your data work for you Monday 9 March 10:00 - 12:30
Finding scientific and engineering data Tuesday 10 March   10:15 - 12:05
ChemDraw: advanced Wednesday 11 March   10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching: Embase Thursday 12 March   10:15 - 12:05
The 4 Ps of research data management: plan, protect, publish and promote Friday 13 March   10:15 - 11:45
Room free for booking Monday 16 March   10:15 - 12:05
Reference management software Tuesday 17 March   10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching: Reaxys Wednesday  18 March   10:15 - 12:05
Publishing, open access and citations Thursday 19 March   10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching: Web of Science Friday 20 March   10:15 - 12:05
ChemDraw: creating biological drawings Monday 23 March   10:15 - 12:05
Searching for patent information Tuesday  24 March   10:15 - 12:05
Beyond impact factor: choosing where to publish Tuesday 24 March   12:15 - 13:05
Using MathSciNet Wednesday 25 March   10:15 - 11:05
Using ACM Digital Library Wednesday 25 March   11:15 - 12:05
Publishing record: present your strengths Wednesday 25 March   12:15 - 13:05
Managing Your Digital Identity as a Researcher: Strategies and Case Studies  Tuesday 31 March   10:15 - 12:05
Online maps: Digimap & JISC Geospatial Data Tuesday 21 April 10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for non-sensitive data Monday 27 April   10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for sensitive data Tuesday 28 April   10:15 - 12:05
SciVal for researchers Wednesday 29 April   12:15 - 13:05
Managing human participant research data Wednesday 03 June   10:15 - 12:05
The 4 Ps of research data management: plan,protect, publish and promote Friday 05 June   10:15 - 11:45
Introduction to SQL for data manipulation Monday 08 June   10:00 - 14:15
Writing a data management plan for non-sensitive data Wednesday 17 June   10:15 - 12:05
Writing a data management plan for sensitive data Thursday 18 June   10:15 - 12:05
Archiving, publishing and sharing your research data Monday 22 June 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in education: ERIC, BEI and A+ Education Thursday 06 August   10:15 - 12:05
Literature Searching: Web of Science Friday 7 August 10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching in behavioural science: PsycINFO & PsycEXTRA Thursday 20 August   10:15 - 12:05
Literature searching: Scopus Friday 21 August   10:15 - 12:05