18 January 2011

New training timetable now available

A new timetable of information skills training sessions from the Medical Library for January to April 2011 is now available.

We offer sessions on literature searching using health and medical databases, resources for evidence-based practice, critical appraisal of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and using Reference Manager or EndNote software to organise and cite your references. If you are a researcher, why not come to our 'Assessing the impact of your research' session, where you can learn to use resources that provide citation data, such as times cited and your h-index.

We also offer library inductions on a drop-in basis on Wednesday afternoons at 3.00pm. For more information see the library's information skills training web pages.

UCL Discovery launched

UCL Eprints has been transformed into UCL Discovery, which showcases UCL's research publications, giving access to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, digital web resources, theses and much more, from all UCL disciplines.

UCL Research Publications Service (RPS)

The UCL Research Publications Service (RPS) is the new way for UCL researchers to manage their publications, available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/publications. It helps you to keep an up-to-date and complete list of your publications with the minimum of effort, and use it for personal profiles, H-index calculations, grant submissions, promotion applications, research assessments, etc. It also allows you to easily upload the full text of your publications to UCL Discovery (formerly UCL E-Prints).

Do you want to find out how to make best use of the new service? Then come to a hands-on practical session at the Royal Free Medical Library where you can explore the RPS and ask questions.

Sessions will be held in the Library’s Training & Electronic Study Area (TESA) on the following dates:

Thursday 11 November 14.30 – 15.30
Wednesday 17 November 10.00 – 11.00
Friday 26 November 11.00 – 12.00
Wednesday 8 December 12.00 – 13.00
Thursday 16 December 13.00 - 14.00

Please contact Ruth Muscat on ext 34791 or email info.skills@medsch.ucl.ac.uk if you wish to attend one of the above sessions.