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Workshops and drop-ins

We provide workshops and drop-ins in the specialist areas of Referencing, Business Data, Advanced searching and Systematic reviews.

Members of staff can request sessions to be delivered within the curriculum by completing this online form

We can also arrange group sessions for postgraduate students and researchers, tailored to support you and your colleagues. Contact us at uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk to discuss options.

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Referencing support drop-in. On-campus

Do you have a question about how to reference, or how best to use reference management software such as EndNote? The Referencing drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak to one of our Library experts to get support and guidance.

Drop-ins are open to all University of Manchester students, researchers and staff. In peak times you may need to wait, support and advice will b

How to book on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is recommended to ensure a place. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to the Library drop-in. If you don't have access to a device, there is equipment to borrow.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now.

You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk or take a look at our https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/using-the-library/specialist-library-support/referencing-support/

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tomorrow, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 10 Oct 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 24 Oct 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Referencing support drop-in. Online

Do you have a question about how to reference, or how best to use reference management software such as EndNote? The Referencing drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak to one of our Library experts to get support and guidance.

Drop-ins are open to all University of Manchester students, researchers and staff. In peak times you may need to wait, support and advice will be provided as quickly as possible. You can join the drop-in at any time during the session!

Booking on

Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and to join. This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk or take a look at our Referencing Support webpages.

Zoom help and support

Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Mon 3 Oct 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 17 Oct 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Beginners' reference management with EndNote desktop

This hands-on session will introduce you to the EndNote reference management software, a tool to help with managing your references and creating citations and bibliographies in different formats. The workshop will help to get you started using EndNote to manage references, annotate the PDFs of articles attached to your reference data and to generate bibliographies in over 5000 different styles.

How to book on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 12 Oct 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 25 Oct 2022, 13:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Datastream introduction

Thu 13 Oct 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)

This workshop is designed to introduce students to Datastreams essential functions.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Find and download company fundamental /accounting data

Find and download economic indicators

If you are not registered for a taught module in Alliance MBS building please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk to arrange for someone to let you into the building as only these students have access, you are still welcome to attend the workshop!

Please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Bloomberg introduction

Tue 18 Oct 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)

Provides an introductory guide to the use of Bloomberg. 'Bloomberg Professional' is a company/financial data and news service.

Covers: Bloomberg keyboard, searching, practical session (worksheet), business news and Help features.

If you are not registered for a taught module in Alliance MBS building please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk to arrange for someone to let you into the building as only these students have access, you are still welcome to attend the workshop!

Please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Searching systematically. Online

Tue 18 Oct 2022, 13:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)

This online searching systematically workshop will introduce you to the four database platforms that house most of the medical and health sciences databases. This session is based on the searching systematically workshop delivered on Campus.

You will be shown how to replicate a search topic in these four database platforms: EBSCO and OVID platforms which host databases such as PsycInfo and CINAHL, and Clarivate and Proquest platforms which host the Web of Science and ASSIA databases.

There will be allotted time for you to practice or ask questions after each of the four demonstrations

Blog post and pre-workshop task

To get the most out of this session, prepare by reading this blog post and then complete the pre-session task.

How to book on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

Zoom support and guidance

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event.

Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

Find out more

Business data drop-ins

Do you have a burning question about business data or how to use business resources? The business data drop-in gives you the opportunity to ask that question and find a solution.

These are quick informal sessions, there's no need to book. They can get busy so you may have to wait a little while, but we'll answer your question as soon as possible.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Thu 20 Oct 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 15 Nov 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more