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

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

HDR students register via CaRST online

All other staff and students please email Andrew Williams to book your spot.


Using Altmetrics to understand your research impact and engagement

Altmetric Explorer is a tool to help you measure how your research is being used and talked about online, via online news, blogs,Twitter and more. Come along to this workshop to find out the benefits of Altmetric Explorer and how to use it to your advantage. The workshop will include: learning about the Altmetric donut and timeline, using Altmetric Explorer - including our top tips, and finding out how to increase your online attention.

Prerequisites: To help us maximise the value of the workshop time, a brief pre-work task will be emailed to you one week before the workshop. You will be asked to view a short video and read an article about Altmetrics, which we will then discuss in the workshop.

Friday 8 November, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Oliphant 213 SGD Room, North Terrace Campus

Staff and HDR students register via Course Bookings online



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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