Online training (June-July 2020)

You can find training materials, recorded webinars and other support via our Library Catalogue or from within databases themselves (look for a help link), but we will include on this page a range of upcoming online webinars which we believe may be of interest to some of our staff and student colleagues.


July 2020

Date & Time Provider Title Registration & Further info
Thursday 2nd July at 2.00pm UK Data Service Social data and the third sector: evidence, skills and tools – Workshop 1: Evidence and impact using census data Registration
Friday 3rd July at 10.00am Proquest Early English Books Online: How to get the most out of the ProQuest Platform Registration
Thursday 9th July at 2.00pm UK Data Service Social data and the third sector: evidence, skills and tools – Workshop 2: Data skills: understanding survey data Registration
Tuesday 14th July at 10.00am Durham University Library and Collections eBooks: an introduction Registration
Thursday 16th July at 2.00pm UK Data Service Social data and the third sector: evidence, skills and tools – Workshop 3: Telling a story with data Registration
Thursday 16th July at 2.00pm Durham University Library and Collections eBooks: an introduction Registration
Thursday 16th July at 7.00pm Elsevier Science Direct: General Overview Registration
Thursday 23rd July at 7.00pm Elsevier Scopus: General Overview Registration
Week of 27th-23rd July at 4.00pm (1 hour session each day) IEEE Effective Remote Instruction: Reimagining the Engineering Student Experience Registration

Pre-recorded training and support

The below offer a range of pre-recorded online support for various academic databases which staff and students may find useful.

(Please note, some platforms host multiple products and databases, not all of which we have access to).


Previous training

June 2020

Date & Time Provider Title
Tuesday 2nd June at 1.00pm UK Data Service Introduction to Text-Mining
Thursday 4th June at 4.00pm BREPOLS Reference works for Theology and Church History
This webinar will look at the databases Index Religiosus and Dictionnaire d’Histoire et de Géographie Ecclésiastiques
Tuesday 9th June at 7.00pm Proquest Plagues, Epidemics, Peculiar Beliefs and Practices through Time:
Delving into Primary Sources
Wednesday 10th June at 2.00pm Elsevier EMBASE: Computer programs for semi-automation of evidence synthesis
Thursday 11th June at 11.00am Wiley Publishing Cochrane Library: Advanced Search and MeSH
Friday 12th June at 3.00pm Elsevier Scopus: The many helpful applications of journal impact metrics
Monday 15th June at 5.00pm Open Book Publishers Editorial and Publishing Processes at OBP
Tuesday 16th June at 1.00pm UK Data Service Text Mining: Basic Processes
Wednesday 17th June at 1.00pm Altmetric.com Virtual Institutional Workshop: Unlocking the Metrics Puzzle
Wednesday 17th June at 9.00am / 3.00pm / 9.00pm CAS (a division of the American Chemical Society) SciFinder: Effective and Efficient Reference Searching
Thursday 18th June at 2.00pm Proquest Early English Books Online: How to get the most out of the ProQuest Platform
Tuesday 23rd June at 10.00am Clarivate Analytics Find the best-fit journal for your manuscript
Tuesday 23rd June at 2.00pm Proquest Early English Books Online: How to get the most out of the ProQuest Platform
Tuesday 23rd June at 9.00pm EBSCO Search CINAHL effectively. Use of subject headings, subheadings, limits, field codes and search history
Monday 29th June at 11.00 am Clarivate Analytics Make confident decisions with publisher-neutral intelligence (new version JCR 2020)
Monday 29th June at 1.00pm UK Data Service Text Mining: Advanced Options
Tuesday 30th June at 10.00am Clarivate Analytics Open Session: How do I do this in Web of Science?

May 2020

Date & Time Provider Title
Monday 18th May at 5.00pm Open Book Publishers Overview of OBPs book publishing process (Session 1)
Tuesday 19th May at 2.00pm Gale Cengage Gale Primary Sources: The Mirror Historical Archive

(NB: We currently have trial access to this archive until July 31st)

Wednesday 20th May at 10.00am Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Tips to save hundreds of hours writing research papers (using EndNote)
Wednesday 20th May at 11.00am Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Hunt down the right research
Wednesday 20th May at 3.00pm Wiley Publishing Introduction to Current Protocols
Wednesday 20th May at 9.00pm EBSCO EBSCOhost: Advanced Searching Tips & Tricks (15 minute micro-session)
Wednesday 20th May at 9.30pm EBSCO EBSCOhost: Search Alerts and Journal Alerts (15 minute micro-session)
Thursday 21st May at 11.00am Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Qualified Journals and Criteria: The Importance of Peer Review
Thursday 21st May at 2.30pm British Library Introduction to EThOS: the British Library database of UK theses
Thursday 21st May at 4.00pm Elsevier Setting students up for success with science literacy
Monday 25th May at 5.00pm Open Book Publishers Open Access book publishing: beyond the BPC
Tuesday 26th May at 3.00pm Elsevier Chemistry Data for Systems Thinkers
Tuesday 26th May at 4.00pm Altmetric.com Webinar: Boost your communications with altmetrics
Thursday 28th May at 10.00am ProQuest Explore Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press

(NB: We currently have trial access to this archive until June 20th)

Thursday 28th May at 10.00am Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Are people looking at your publications in Web of Science?
Thursday 28th May at 2.30pm British Library Project FREYA: How persistent identifiers can connect research together
Friday 29th May at 2.00pm Gale Cengage Explore Digital Collections: Making of the Modern World 1800-1890

(NB: We currently have trial access to this archive until July 31st)

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