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Getting Started: Training

Library Inductions, Training & Lunchtime Sessions

Librarians at the IOE can offer training in or outside the library on a variety of topics (literature searching, referencing, social media, Endnote, etc).

Types of Library Training include:

EndNote Training Sessions

Introduction to EndNote X7.7 (Hands-on)

The booking system is now open.

See UCL Moodle for more details about the session.

EndNote are also offering a selection of free online training courses. You can register here for these.

Please contact us with any other questions you might have.

See the Training & Tutorials section for more details and step-by-step advice. 

Drop-ins at UCL

You are welcome to attend ISD's drop-in sessions where an IT trainer will be able to offer guidance and answer any specific queries you might have (e.g. Endnote).


The drop-ins take place on Tuesdays (10am-12pm) and Wednesdays (2pm-4pm) in Room 223, Chadwick Building. No appointments are taken so you are encouraged to arrive early.

Specialist support is offered in these areas but is not always available and will depend on the staff on duty. We recommend contacting the Digital Skills Team by email to check that the specialist help will be available.  For example:

  • Using statistical analysis tools (Stata, R)
  • web development (HTML & CSS)
  • programming (Matlab, Python, Java)
  • qualitative analysis software (Nvivo)
  • formatting longer documents (LaTeX)
  • database design (Access, SQL)
  • graphics and image manipulation (Photoshop)
  • bibliographic software (EndNote, Zotero)

More information can be found here.

Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre supports both home and international IOE students in a variety of ways:

  • short courses
  • one-to-one tutorials
  • Skype tutorials
  • phone tutorials.

Click on the link above for more information.

Computer Training and Guides

Computer training sessions are offered on a termly basis. The training programme is designed to support students and staff in the use of emerging technologies to create digitally literate educational practitioners and professionals. It offers:

  • Hands-on workshops and demonstration sessions in a wide range of applications and tools.

  • Courses looking at: Endnote, WordPress for blogging, Twitter, XMnd, screencasting, iPadd apps, Prezi, Evernote and OneNote (digital notebooks), Macintosh applications, Office 2013 applications and more.

    The training programme schedules, links to software guides and news of other training related issues are available from IT Training.

    For regular updates on computer training, join the 'Computer Training Updates and News' list by contacting the IT Training Analyst at offers thousands of top-quality video based training courses in a wide range of topics: software, technology and creative skills are covered. For more details and information on how to log in see