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Training schedule 2014-15

The Health Library will be running workshops throughout the year on effective searching, information skills and using reference management software and social media. The sessions are primarily aimed at people who have limited experience of these skills. Workshops are open to staff and postgraduate research students from the Health professions at Cardiff University.

Find out more about the Health Library's training and weekly drop-in clinics


  

Training session Date and time
Critical Appraisal Wednesday 19th November, 12.00am - 1.00pm
Searching to Guideline Standards Thursday 20th November, 12.00am - 1.00pm
Searching to Guideline Standards Monday 24th November, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Critical Appraisal Wednesday 26th November, 12.00am - 1.00pm
Searching for Evidence Thursday 27th November, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Open Access Workshop Friday 5th December, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
EndNote Web: an introduction Monday 8th December, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
"There's an App for that!" - Mobile Apps Monday 12th January, 12.00am - 1.00pm
EndNote Web: an introduction Thursday 15th January, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
EndNote Web: an introduction Wednesday 11th February, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Using Prezi to present Thursday 12th February, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Managing your references using EndNote Wednesday 4th March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Beginning a systematic review Thursday 5th March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Keeping up to date Friday 13th March, 12.00am - 1.00pm
EndNote Web: an introduction Monday 16th March, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Preparing to Publish Wednesday 13th May, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

 


   Keeping up to date

A look at how to keep up to date with current research published in your field including how to set up email alerts and RSS feeds. 

Date and time: Friday 13th March 2015, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Rowland Somers

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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 Managing your references using EndNote

An introductory workshop to EndNote where you will gain hands on experience of its main features. EndNote allows you to bulk import references from databases and can insert references into a word document creating a bibliography in the style of your choice. 

Date and time: Wednesday 4th March 2015, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

To book a place on these sessions, please follow the links above.

 

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 EndNote Web - an introduction

An introductory workshop to EndNote Web where you will gain hands on experience of its main features. EndNote web offers the advantage of sharing your libraries with colleagues and remote access anywhere connected to the web.

Date, time and location:

To book a place on the sessions, please follow the links above.

 

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 Searching to Guideline Standards

A look at advanced searching techniques to help undertake a systematic review to published guideline standards

Date, time and location:

To book a place on the sessions, please follow the links above.

 

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 Open Access Workshop

Is your research likely to be funded by Welcome Trust or The Medical Research Council? This workshop is for you!

We will cover:

  • information on RCUK funding that is available for Open Access publishing
  • details on how the University provides you with support in this area

We will also provide an overview of the process of adding your publications to ORCA using the Manage My Publications tool in Cardiff Portal.

Date and time: Friday, 5 December, 12.00 - 1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Liz Gillen and Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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  Preparing to publish

Practical tips on where and how to publish, such as journal impact factors and selecting a journal, getting the manuscript ready to submit, keeping track of your copyright and use of the ORCA open access repository for Cardiff University. 

Date and time: Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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  Beginning a systematic review

An overview of the steps in the systematic review process:

  • Identifying a clear healthcare question
  • Developing a review protocol
  • Searching the literature
  • Identifying relevant studies and critically appraising them
  • Summarising the studies 
  • Publicising conclusions

Date and time: Thursday 5th March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Rowland Somers

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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  Critical Appraisal

An overview of appraising journal articles looking at:

  • Publication bias
  • Authorship
  • Journal ranking and impact factors
  • Using critical appraisal form checklists and appraising websites

Date and time:

Location: Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Rowland Somers

To book a place on the session, please follow the links above.

 

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 "There’s an App for that!" - Mobile Apps

In this session we will explore applications to support a streamlined workflow in your research and teaching work from your mobile device.

We will be specifically looking at apps relating to:

  • reading - e.g. Readability, Browzine, Inkling
  • productivity - e.g. Mindmapper, Dropbox, Google Drive
  • reference management - e.g. Endnote, ReferenceME, Mendeley
  • resource discovery - e.g. Micromedex, BNF, Pubget
  • presenting - e.g. Prezi, Slideshare
  • note taking - e.g. Evernote, Penultimate, Dragon
  • communicating - e.g. Hootsuite, Connections
  • education - e.g. Socrative, iTunesU

NB: Call into the library to register your mobile device before the session.

Date and time: Tuesday 14th January, 12.00am - 1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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 Using Prezi to present

Prezi is presentation tool which works like a mind map to present information in a fresh and visually arresting way. Come along to find out more about using Prezi to present.

Date and time: Thursday, 12 February 2015, 12.00am - 1.00pm

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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Searching for Evidence

Do you have questions about Searching for Evidence? Contact Health Library prior to the event

Date and time: Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Location: 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Liz Gillen

To book a place on the session, please follow the link above.

 

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 The Connected Researcher

An introduction to how social media can help you connect with fellow researchers, disseminate your research and engage with the wider research community. This session is targeted at those who are new to social media. 

Date and time: To be confirmed

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainers: Lucy Collins and Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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 Twitter for healthcare professionals

An introduction to twitter: learn how to tweet, start building a twitter network and why you should consider using it.

Date and time: TBC

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Mari Ann Hilliar

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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 Web and Library Medicine

Attend this session for an overview of quality Medical resources from the Web and Library, and guidance on how to search them effectively.

Date and time: 

  • TBC

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer:Rowland Somers

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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 Web and Library Nursing

Attend this session for an overview of quality Nursing resources from the Web and Library, and guidance on how to search them effectively

Date and time: 

  • TBC

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer:Liz Gillen

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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 Zotero

This session will provide an introduction to Zotero, one of the most popular and well established free, web-based, open source reference management software alternatives to EndNote.

Zotero enables users to:

  • manage and store bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDFs) and integrate with Word in order to add citations and references to a document that you are working on
  • take advantage of its collaboration and sharing features so that you can use Zotero to work with like minded-researchers

During the session you will have the opportunity to get hands on experience with Zotero.

Date and time: TBC

Location: Room 1.06, Small Training Lab, Cochrane Building

Trainer: Lucy Collins

To book a place on the session, please email Health Library Training (Healthlibrarytraining@cf.ac.uk).

 

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If you require a session that is not listed above, or if you are interested in one of the sessions but are unable to attend, please contact Mari Ann Hilliar - hilliarM@cardiff.ac.uk

For all Llandough-based queries and training, please contact Rosemary Soper - soper@cardiff.ac.uk