The library offers a range of training activities to support the learning and research activities of the University.

Have a specific training need? Contact your Liaison Librarian to talk about customised training options.


Upcoming workshops, lectures & seminars

Course Bookings

EndNote: Basics

This is a hands-on session designed to give you the essential skills to use EndNote for your research and writing. No prior knowledge of EndNote is assumed.

On completion students should be able to build an EndNote library manually or by direct export from databases; have an introduction to managing their library, use Cite While You Write to insert citations into a Word document and edit those citations.

Friday 20 September, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hub Central Training Room 348, North Terrace Campus

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Staff: contact Andrew Williams to book your place

Copyright considerations for your thesis

This session will focus on what copyright considerations you need to be aware of when completing your thesis for examination and final submission. You will also be able to apply the general principles to other situations including publishing.

The session will cover:

  • Copyright basics — coverage, rights, ownership, duration, exceptions, and permissions.
  • Use of third party copyright material in your thesis — when it can be included and under what conditions.  
  • Your rights as an author — copyright ownership of your thesis and other publications.

Tuesday 24 September, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Lower Napier LG28 Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus

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Publishing Principles for Your Research: a Copyright and Open Access Perspective

Deciding where to publish can be complex. In this session we will take you through the key principles that you will need to consider, as well as explore the tools that can help you along the way.

In particular, this session will look at how to make your work open access - such as selecting reputable open access publishers and taking advantage of self-archiving opportunities. We'll also take a look at publication agreements: what they cover, the terms that you should expect and the steps that you can take if you aren't happy with terms on offer. 

Wednesday 16 October, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Engineering South S111, North Terrace Campus

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Preparing Your Research Data Management Plan - Waite Campus

A research data management plan is required for all research projects led by the University of Adelaide. This hands-on workshop will step you through the process of creating and finalising a research data management plan. Experts from the library, ITDS research support and Adelaide Enterprise (the commercialisation team) will be on hand to provide advice and assistance, from data storage options to IP considerations. 

Prerequisites: Before you attend you need to complete the online course, Managing your Research Data (and as part of the course, upload a Data Management Worksheet).

Tuesday 22 October, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Charles Hawker 129, Waite Campus

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Course Access Options 

Copyright Induction Course - interactive course

All University personnel should be aware of the University’s copyright obligations, and are encouraged to undertake this course to increase their understanding of copyright issues.


Demystifying Research Metrics - recorded lecture

Demystifying research metrics is designed to lift the lid on research metrics: what they are and the best tools to use. In this session we will introduce you to author, journal and article metrics, as well as look at how you use Web of Science, Google Scholar and InCites to work out (or calculate) metrics. 

Video is of a lecture recorded on 17 May 2019.

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EndNote Basics - recorded lecture

This video is aimed at staff and students who are just getting started with EndNote. We'll provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to use EndNote successfully for your research and writing. 

Video is of a lecture recorded on 27 February 2019.

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Research Data Management

There are a range of different research data management training options available - view online courses and videos.


Mendeley & Zotero: which is the right free reference management tool for you? - recorded lecture

This video will introduce you to Mendeley & Zotero, two freely-available and very popular reference management tools. We'll step you through the similarities and differences, so that you can select the right tool for you.

Video is of the lecture recorded on 16 August 2018.

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