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Autumn PGR Training

We are offering lots of training workshops fro PGRs during the Autumn term, including:
  • Introduction to the library (for those who haven't attended a library induction):
    • 12 October, 10am - 11:30am. Library Seminar Rooms. 1st floor. 
    •  20 October, 10am - 11:30am. Library Seminar Rooms. 1st floor. 
  • Introduction to  Research Data Management
  • Introduction to Reference Management
  • Planning your literature search
  • Conducting your literature search
  • EndNote
  • RefWorks
  • Making research information come to you
  • PubMed vs Medline 
  • Finding grey literature
  • Tools for note taking
  • Who is citing who?
  • Copyright & your thesis
  • Advanced Endnote
  • Advanced RefWorks

 These can be booked via PROSE.


 If you are unable to attend our face-to-face workshops then we also have online tutorials:

 Literature Search
Plan your literature search
Conduct your literature search

Discover how you can use Scopus, Web of Science & Google Scholar to carry out citation searches and set up citation alerts: Who is citing who? And who is citing you? [Video, 18 minutes]

How can we help with your systematic review? [Video, 21 minutes]
Reading list of systematic review resources

Critical Appraisal - a reading list of critical appraisal resources



Keep up to date
Make research information come to you


RefWorks (online bibliographic software)
Get started with RefWorks

EndNote (desktop bibliographic software)
Get started with EndNote
EndNote tutorials [Videos]
Advanced EndNote [PDF]


Data
Data management support for researchers
Introduction to Research Data Management [Video, 8 minutes]
Don't lose your research data! [Video, 34 minutes]

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I had some feedback last week that searching PROSE is not the easiest way to find out what library training is on offer.

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If you have any questions about the training please email Selina or myself: librarians@le.ac.uk



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