AFBI Library Training Programme September 2022 to January 2023

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Training is available to all AFBI Library users in the form of the training programme outlined below.  Click on the links to make a booking.

In addition, we can provide individual or small group training covering search strategies, using databases, bibliometrics 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 and Open Access.

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

**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 course invite.

Friday 30th September 10.00am to 10.30am (WebEx)
Friday 4th November 10.00am to 10.30am (WebEx)
Friday 13th January 10.00am to 10.30am (WebEx)


Introduction to EndNote

Delivered in-person and 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.

Wednesday 23rd November 10.00am to 11.30am (Newforge Library)
Tuesday 17th January 2.00pm to 3.30pm (WebEx)

Finding Literature using Web of Science

Delivered in-person or via WebEx, this session follows covers the following:

  • Creating a literature search strategy
  • 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.

Friday 18th November 10.00am to 11.00am (WebEx)
Tuesday 29th November, 2.00pm-3.00pm (VSD Library)
Thursday 8th December 2.00pm to 3.00pm (Newforge Library)
Wednesday 25th January 10.00am to 11.00am (Newforge Library)

Open Access, Bibliometrics and Incites

Delivered in-person or via WebEx, this session covers key tools and resources available that can assist your research:

  • Finding journal quartiles
  • Open Access options
  • Tools to help you publish
  • Incites research benchmarking tool

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite.

Thursday 3rd of November 2.00pm to 3.00pm (Newforge Library)
Friday 20th January 10.00am to 11.00am (WebEx)