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Subject Librarians

Library training is coordinated by Subject Librarians working in three subject teams. Each School has a designated Subject Librarian within the team.

Students

Subject Librarians:

  • Deliver library inductions
  • Provide one-to-one training
  • Deliver training sessions in collaboration with your school
  • Deliver training courses in collaboration with other departments such as the Graduate School

You can request a training session by contacting your Subject Librarian.
 

Library Courses 2018/19

Upcoming Library Courses for the Graduate School

Beyond Google: Widening the Search: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

This session is suitable for Arts, Humanities and Social Science students who want to develop their research skills and move beyond simply using Google. It will cover designing search strategies and using key library databases, as well as highlighting essential library services such as Subject Librarians, Subject Guides and Inter-Library Loans.

Date Time Venue Capacity
Tuesday 16th October 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Training Room 2, McClay Library 18

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.
 

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences: Big 4 Databases

How to plan and run searches in Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Scopus.

Date Time Venue Capacity
Tuesday 16th October 10.00 am - 12.00 pm MBC 0G/105 20
Tuesday 16th October 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm MBC 0G/105 20

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.

 

Introduction to Open Access, Pure and Queen’s Research Portal

This session is for all research postgraduate students who want to gain an understanding of open access publishing and how it can have a positive impact on their research.  It will also introduce students to the Pure research information system, demonstrate how students can manage and maintain their research profile and showcase their research on Queen’s institutional repository (Research Portal).

Content:

  • Introduction to open access
  • What to consider when publishing
  • Pure and the Research Portal
Date Time Venue Capacity
Monday 22nd October 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Gillespie Room, McClay Library 25

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.

 

Systematic Searching Techniques

This session is open to postgraduate students who wish to develop their skills in finding relevant literature by developing systematic search techniques and searching relevant databases.

Content:

  • Developing your search strategy
  • Understanding and searching databases
  • Identifying different types of literature
  • Managing search results
Date Time Venue Capacity
Wednesday 24th October 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Auditorium, McClay Library 20

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.

 

Managing your References: Biological Sciences

This session is aimed researchers in the School of Biological Sciences and will enable you understand referencing styles used at Queen’s and highlight some tools to help you reference more effectively.

Content:

  • Introduction to referencing
  • Overview of Harvard and Vancouver referencing styles
  • Online referencing tools
  • Cite2Write
  • Reference management tools – cite in Word documents and create instant bibliographies
  • RefWorks
  • Mendeley
Date Time Venue Capacity
Wednesday 24th October 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm MBC 0G/105 10

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.

 

Copyright and your e-thesis

This session is for all postgraduate students who want to gain an understanding of copyright and how it applies to their e-thesis. It will make students aware of Queen’s requirement for e-thesis submission and the copyright implications of this. Fair dealing, copyright exceptions and how to seek permission when using copyright works will also be covered.  

Content:

  • University requirement for e-thesis
  • Understanding what copyright is
  • What you need to consider when writing your thesi
Date Time Venue Capacity
Wednesday 24th October 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Gillespie Room, McClay Library 25

Please login to MyFuture to book a place.

Academic Staff

Subject Librarians:

You can request a training session by contacting your Subject Librarian.

Open Access Team

The training that the Open Access Team provides for academic staff and postgraduate research students is outlined in the Open Access guide.