Library in your Living Room is back

Back by popular demand, our Library in your Living Room sessions.

These sessions are bite size sessions held over lunchtimes in the hope they will be helpful to you but cause minimum disruption to your day.

The sessions have been put together and will be presented by the LLC Digital Skills Team.  

 

Sessions on Offer

Getting Started - Thursday 20 January, 12.30  Register here

In this session we will be looking at 5 key things you need to know about the Library to hit the ground running when you start your course, including:

  • Accessing library resources, both in person and online
  • Using Library Search (the portal to the library catalogue) to find learning materials to support your studies
  • Resource Lists - what they are and how should you use them
  • Library Subject Guides - curated resources to support independent research 
  • How to contact the library when you need a bit more help

Search & Find - Thursday 27 January, 12.30  Register here

Some of the most common problems students have when searching for library resources are:

  • being overwhelmed with a huge number of search results
  • having high levels of irrelevant resources returned in search results
  • getting no hits when running searches, or nothing relevant to their research

Come along to this session to learn some top tips for improving your searching of library resources, to ensure you locate the best resources for your learning as efficiently as possible.

Endnote Basics - Tuesday 1 February, 12.30  Register here

What is Endnote and how to get started using it.

Using Google Scholar like a Pro - Tuesday 8 February, 12.30  Register here

If you are going to use Google for your research, at least make sure you are doing it right! Come along to this session to learn about key features of Google Scholar, the academic search engine of Google, including:

  • Influencing the search algorithm using phrases and keywords
  • Finding connected research
  • Setting up search alerts and following key academics in your field
  • Saving results
  • Accessing full text of papers, including linking your Google Scholar account to the Library

Get it Right with Cite them Right - Tuesday 15 February, 12.30  Register here

Referencing can be difficult. Come along and learn how to cite and reference correctly using Cite Them Right online.

You will learn

  • what referencing is and why it is so important in academic assessments
  • the different templates to follow for books, journal articles, webpages and other types of resources
  • how to avoid the common mistakes with citations and references

with lots of helpful and practical tips throughout the session.

Searching to Support Systematic Reviews - Thursday 24 February, 12.30  Register here

This literature searching session will guide you through the initial steps in the systematic review process. The session will cover how to create a search strategy using both keywords and controlled vocabulary terms (for example, MeSH) and selection of the databases. It will also include an example search using Medline (Ebsco interface) and the management of your results up to the screening stage.

Using the Library Remotely - Tuesday 1 March, 12.30  Register here

Whether you're trying to use an ebook, journal article or one of our numerous databases, accessing library resources off campus can be complicated. Come along and learn

  • how to access some of our main publishers' resources
  • how to avoid the common mistakes when trying to access electronic resources
  • how to troubleshoot when full-text access doesn't work

with lots of helpful and practical tips throughout the session.

 

We are always happy to hear your thoughts on our sessions and to listen to any ideas for sessions you may find useful.  Please contact just contact the Digital Skills Team with any ideas or comments.  Thank you.