• 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
Literature searching: SciFinder Wed 24 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Introduction to research data management Wed 10 Oct 2018 10:15-11:05
Literature searching in education Tue 16 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature and data searching in engineering and design Wed 17 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: PsycINFO & PsycEXTRA Tue 23 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Research data management: planning Fri 26 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Embase Tue 30 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Publishing, open access and citations Wed 31 Oct 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in biology and biochemistry Thu 01 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: beginners Tue 06 Nov 2018 10:15-11:45
Literature searching: SCOPUS Wed 07 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: PubMed Thu 08 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching in physics Fri 09 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Understanding copyright Tue 13 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Web of Science Wed 14 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: advanced Thu 15 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Referencing and plagiarism Fri 16 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Finding scientific and engineering data Tue 20 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
ChemDraw: beginners Mon 19 Nov 2018 10:15-11:45
Literature searching in mathematics and computer science Wed 21 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching for business finance and management Thu 22 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Finding statistics and data in the social sciences Fri 23 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Literature searching: Reaxys Tue 27 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
Reference management software Wed 28 Nov 2018 10:15-12:05
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
RSC National Chemical Database Service Wed 05 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