AFBI Library Online

Library training

Training is available to all AFBI Library users in the form of the training programme outlined below. In addition, we can provide individual or small group training covering search strategies, using databases and Endnote. We can help you to set up current awareness email alerts to keep you up to date with published research in your field of interest. We also welcome any queries you may have on copyright, open access and metrics.

If you would like further information on personalised training from the AFBI Library please contact:

  • Stormont: Deborah Sherlock – 028 9025 5227 /
  • Newforge: Patrick Elliott – 028 90255227 /

**Please note: The TTRS code for attending Library training is 40004**


Introduction to Endnote

When: Thursday, 1st of June 9.30am - 11.30am
Where: Biometrics training room, Newforge

This introductory course will be taken by Deborah and Patrick from the AFBI Library and is suitable for beginners or for those who would like a refresher on Endnote basics. Course content includes:

  • Creating and backing up your Endnote library
  • Creating and importing new references
  • Organising your references
  • Using Cite-while-u-write in Word
  • Endnote Online

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For further information please contact the Library:


AFBI Library bite size training: January - June 2017

All courses will run at Stormont and Newforge on Thursdays between 10.00am and 11.00am. Please register your interest via the link attached to each date.


 Introduction to your AFBI Library

This session will give you an overview on how to locate and use the AFBI online library effectively to find books, journals and databases.  This is ideal for new AFBI staff or those who would like a refresher on using the AFBI library.

Newforge – 2nd February
Stormont – 2nd February
Newforge – 11th May
Stormont – 11th May


Customising Google Scholar

Did you know that Google scholar connects seamlessly with AFBI Library’s e-journals?  You can also export references to Endnote and more.  Come along to this session to find out to customise Google Scholar to suit your needs. 

Newforge – 9th March
Stormont – 9th March
Newforge – 25th May
Stormont – 25th May


ResearchGate and Copyright

This session explores the copyright implications of uploading papers to ResearchGate.  Practical advice on checking publisher’s guidelines will be presented.  Useful for all AFBI staff who use ResearchGate.  

Newforge – 16th February
Stormont – 16th February
Newforge – 18th May
Stormont – 18th May


PubMed v Medline

Although essentially the same resource, this session compares the PubMed and Medline databases and presents effective searching techniques for each.   Useful for staff who normally use PubMed, this session is a great introduction to all the useful features available via Medline on the Web of Science platform. 

Newforge – 30th March
Stormont – 30th March


CAB Abstracts


CAB Abstracts is a key database offering users access to 8.5 million abstracts across agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.  Come along to this session to find out how to use CAB Abstracts to locate relevant journal articles, conference papers and reports.


Newforge -15th June
Stormont - 15th June