Library Workshops and Events

Library and Cultural Services offer workshops and events throughout the year to support Essex students and researchers. Workshops and events take place across all three campuses, in-person as well as online, so there’s something for everyone! On this page you will find more information about the sessions we offer, as well as links to other training and support provided by Skills for Success and IT Services .

View our ‘Upcoming Events’ below or keep reading to learn more!

Workshops

Our workshops cover a broad range of academic skills and have been designed to help you achieve better assignment and degree outcomes. These sessions include Research Support events, and our open Skills Workshops that are offered in collaboration with the Skills for Success team as part of the Academic Skills programme (available to current students via CareerHub).

Events

Apart from workshops and skills training, we also run engagement events for the Library Advisory Group and other community groups at Essex. The Arts Team within Library and Cultural Services plan regular events that can be found via the Art Exchange and Lakeside Theatre websites.

Upcoming Events

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OSCOLA; Referencing for Law Students Online

Are you struggling with OSCOLA? This is a practical session to get used to OSCOLA referencing style. We will first look at general principles, and then have a go at constructing references for basic d...  More
Date:
Monday 29 November 2021
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Using news and media in your research Online

Overview There is more to research than just using books and journals! News & media sources can be useful, and sometimes essential, for researching many topics in the social sciences, business, an...  More
Date:
Monday 29 November 2021
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: EndNote for managing your references Online

Newcomers: EndNote for managing your references Endnote is a software program that allows easy and accurate creation of bibliographies. It allows you to access your research from anywhere and manag...  More
Date:
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Google search skills drop-in Online

Complete our online tutorial at your own pace, and then drop into this session live if you have any questions. The online tutorial will cover how to search Google and Google Scholar effectively. You w...  More
Date:
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Intro to PEPWeb Database - A Psychoanalytic Library at your fingertips

In this in-person session you will learn how to browse & search PEPWeb. PEPWeb is an excellent resource for any student with an interest in psychoanalysis. It contains the complete text and illustrati...  More
Date:
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Westlaw UK Basic Certification Online

Westlaw is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use Westlaw efficiently. Westlaw UK Basic Certification is a good way to make sure that you have sufficie...  More
Date:
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Register! - 100 seats left

Westlaw International Certification Online

A demonstration on locating EU and international materials using Westlaw, followed by the Westlaw International certification test.
Date:
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Register! - 100 seats left

Intro to PEPWeb Database - A Psychoanalytic Library at your fingertips Online

In this online Zoom session you will learn how to browse & search PEPWeb. PEPWeb is an excellent resource for any student with an interest in psychoanalysis. It contains the complete text and illustra...  More
Date:
Thursday 2 December 2021
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: finding a journal to publish in Online

Newcomers: finding a journal to publish in Publishing is large part of the research lifecycle, as it’s a way of disseminating results to a wider community. Knowing how to identify the best outlet ...  More
Date:
Thursday 2 December 2021
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Finding resources (speed databasing) Online

Do you want to get to know what resources are out there? How do you decide which ones will be most useful for your research? Take part in a speed databasing session to get to know the range of online ...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time:
11:30 - 13:00
Location:
Cross-campus
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

LexisLibrary Certification Workshop Online

Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use Lexis efficiently. The LexisLibrary Research Certificate is a good way to make sure you have sufficient...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations open at 14:00 Wednesday 1 December 2021

Newcomers: IEEE standards Online

Newcomers: IEEE standards This session will demystify the IEEE Standard process and highlight the importance of IEEE Standards in innovation, patenting, and academia. Learn how to quickly find stan...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time:
15:00 - 15:45
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Using special collections and archives in research Online

Overview Interested in using primary sources in your research? This talk shines a light on the Library’s special collections & archives and those further afield. Key areas covered What a...  More
Date:
Thursday 9 December 2021
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  

LexisLibrary Certification Workshop Online

Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use Lexis efficiently. The LexisLibrary Legal Research Certificate is a good way to make sure that you have...  More
Date:
Wednesday 19 January 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations open at 13:00 Wednesday 5 January 2022

LexisLibrary Certification Workshop Online

Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use Lexis efficiently. The LexisLibrary Legal Research Certificate is a good way to make sure that you have...  More
Date:
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations open at 13:00 Wednesday 2 March 2022

LexisLibrary Certification Workshop Online

Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use Lexis efficiently. The LexisLibrary Legal Research Certificate is a good way to make sure that you have...  More
Date:
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations open at 13:00 Wednesday 27 April 2022

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