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Workshops and drop-ins

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

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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Beginner's reference management with Endnote

Tue 4 Feb 2020, 14:00 - 15:30

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.

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Datastream introduction

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

Refinitiv Datastream is a key resource for researchers who need to gather large amounts of quantitative company and financial markets data.

Create basic types of request in Datastream.

Use Datastream Navigator's basic search and explore features.

Use Datastream Advance for Office (Excel add-in) to obtain data.

Use Datastream Advance for Office to create an equity list.

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

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 13:00 - 15:00

Do you struggle replicating a search in a different database? This session will show participants how to replicate a search in four database platforms. This session will raise awareness of some of the search tools useful in replicating searches. Additional support for replicating searches can be found on the Systematic Review Libguide, and the My Learning Essentials - Getting Results: Guides to Searching Databases guide.

This session will run for 90 minutes and there will be 30 minutes at the end for further questions.

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Maths Club

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

Tomorrow, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 6 Feb 2020, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Are you working on some maths, statistics or data handling? Bring it along to Maths Club to study in a focused supportive environment with advisers on hand to help if you get stuck.

These are informal sessions and there is no need to book in advance.

Bloomberg introduction

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

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, Excel Add-In 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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Maths and statistics drop-ins

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

Today, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 5 Feb 2020, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Do you have a burning question about maths, statistics or data handling? The maths and statistics 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 (especially at the beginning of semester) so you may have to wait a little while, but we'll answer your question as soon as possible.

Beginners' reference management with EndNote online

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 14:00 - 15:30

EndNote online is the web-based version of the EndNote reference management software. Freely available on the Internet, you can register as a University of Manchester user via the Web of Knowledge database to get access to the full functionality of this resource which you can use to keep track of your reading, share your references with others and create citations and bibliographies in the appropriate format and style. This workshop will introduce you to the software and help you to start using this valuable referencing tool.

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Business data drop-ins

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

Tomorrow, 15:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 15:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 6 Feb 2020, 15:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 15:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 15:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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, theres no need to book. They can get busy (especially at the beginning of semester) so you may have to wait a little while, but we'll answer your question as soon as possible.

Referencing support drop-in

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

Fri 24 Jan 2020, 14:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 14:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 7 Feb 2020, 14:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 14:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 14:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Got a burning question about referencing or how to use reference management software? Drop-ins gives you the opportunity to ask that question and find a solution. These are quick informal sessions, theres no need to book.

They can get busy though (especially at the beginning of semester) so you may have to wait a little while, but well answer your question as soon as possible.