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Library Training Events

If you would like further information on training from the AFBI Library please get in touch.

The AFBI Library can provide individual or small group training covering search strategies, using databases, bibliometrics and EndNote. We also welcome any queries you may have on copyright and Open Access.

We can also run any of these sessions at a time that suits you. 

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

 

Introduction to the Library (30 mins)

Delivered via WebEx, this session is ideal for new AFBI staff and students. Register for this event and:

  • Meet with AFBI Library staff
  • Find out more about AFBI Library and how we can help your research
  • Learn how to navigate the AFBI Library website
  • Take a look at how to find books, journals and articles via the Library catalogue and Article Search
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the Library's key resources and services

Once you have registered for this session you will be sent a WebEx invite.

Thursday 16th September 2.00pm – 2.30pm

 

EndNote in One Hour (1 hr)

Delivered via WebEx, this course is suitable for new EndNote users or for those who would like a refresher on using EndNote to support their research output.

 Course content includes:

  • Creating and backing up an EndNote library
  • Creating and importing new references from a range of resources relevant to Biological Sciences
  • Organising your references and managing your library
  • Using EndNote’s Cite While You Write plugin to automatically create citations and bibliographies within Word
  • Working with referencing styles
  • EndNote Online/Syncing/Sharing

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite via WebEx

Thursday 30th September 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 9th December 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 

Research Lifecycle 1 - Starting Out (45 mins)

Delivered via WebEx, this session is suited to those beginning a research project or literature review and who need advice on getting started, and how the Library can help.  This session will cover:

  • Planning your topic and scoping existing literature
  • Sources of information and how to access these
  • Building a search strategy
  • Library services to support you

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite via WebEx

Thursday, 14th October 2.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Research Lifecycle 2 – Finding Literature (45 mins)

Delivered via WebEx, this session follows on from Research Lifecycle 1 and covers the following:

  • Applying your search strategy to the Web of Science database
  • Utilising bibliometrics and cited references
  • Saving your search and setting alerts
  • Exporting results to EndNote

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite via WebEx

 Thursday 28th October 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 

Research Lifecycle 3 - Working with EndNote (45 mins)

Delivered via WebEx, this session follows on from Research Lifecycle 2 and covers managing and using your references in EndNote, including:

  • Using EndNote features
  • Using the Cite While You Write plugin in Word
  • Finding and applying specific referencing styles
  • Converting your document

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite via WebEx

Thursday 11th November 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 

Research Lifecycle 4 – Finding Journals for Publication (45 mins)

Delivered via WebEx, this session follows on from Research Lifecycle 3 and covers key tools and resources available that can assist you in finding the right journal for your manuscript:

  • Finding journal quartiles
  • Open Access options
  • Tools to help you publish (e.g. manuscript matcher)
  • AFBI Repository

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite via WebEx

Thursday 25th November 2.00pm – 3.00pm