More Books!

Posted by hpsm1 at Oct 25, 2016 05:00 PM |

More Books! is back, giving you the opportunity to tell us what books you need in our Library.

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Halloween Flash Fiction: Free Writing Workshop

Posted by sc578 at Oct 03, 2016 12:10 PM |

Delve into spooky, fantastical and gruesome items from the University of Leicester Archives and Special Collections.

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Introduction to OSCOLA referencing for law

Central workshop provided by the Library, with Jackie Hanes

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PhD students: Advanced RefWorks

To enable you to edit your own reference styles, try the advanced features and ask any in-depth questions you have about RefWorks. You must already be using RefWorks to attend this session.

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PhD students: Advanced EndNote

This session is designed to introduce you to the advanced EndNote features, such as editing styles and EndNote Web, and discuss issues around your use of EndNote, while receiving peer and expert support.

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PhD Students: Copyright and your thesis

This session will introduce the copyright issues that apply to your thesis and help you navigate the path to submission.

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PhD Students: Making research information come to you

This session will introduce you to tools for staying up to date in your field and ensuring you never miss important information for your research.

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PhD Students: RefWorks

This session allows you to use RefWorks to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write.

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PhD Students: EndNote

This session allows you to use EndNote to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write.

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PhD Students: Conducting your Literature Search

This session is designed for you to start work on an integral section of your PhD, the literature search, while receiving peer and expert support.

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Staff/PGRs: Creating Online Exhibitions with is a web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to build digital exhibitions and online collections of photographs, audio, film and textual content. Researchers can publish digital essays, share primary source collections, and collaborate with others in the creation of digital scholarship.

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Staff/PGRs: Looking After Your Research Material: An Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) and Data Management Plans (DMPs)

Good research data management is an essential component of research practice. Research data should be effectively stored, preserved and where feasible, shared/published so others can discover your research data. This introductory session covers data management benefits and drivers and the importance of developing a data management plan (DMP).

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Staff/PGRs: Very Gentle Introduction to XML

XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is widely used both in research and commercial environments, and plays an important role in many IT systems. This workshop will first explore some of the reasons why humanities scholars choose to use XML, then introduce the basics of XML and related technologies. The workshop is very hands-on: participants will create XML documents and learn what sorts of research they can conduct using XML documents.

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Staff/PGRs: Building Interactive Timelines

TimelineJS is a simple, but effective, open-source tool for creating visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Multimedia content can be drawn in from a variety of sources, including YouTube, Vimeo, Vine and SoundCloud. The result is an engaging and interactive chronological narrative that can be embedded into a webpage or blog. For example, see:

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Staff/PGRs: Creating Data Visualisations

Discover new ways to visualise research data and make your work stand out. We will be using Google Tools to create charts, histograms, maps and other visualisations from your data.

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Staff/PGRs: Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Medicine & Psychology

A systematic review is a type of literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a specific research question. This requires an extensive and reproducible search strategy. Systematic review methodology is most commonly used in the areas of Medicine, Health & Psychology.

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Staff/PGR: Advanced Literature Searching

This session looks at some of the more advanced search options and strategies that can be used when searching literature databases.

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Maths Help Centre now open!

Posted by sc578 at Oct 14, 2016 11:30 AM |

Drop in to the Ground Floor of the David Wilson Library for help with maths and statistics.

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How to plan and structure an essay: Webinar

Who is this workshop for?

Students who would like to perfect their essay planning and structuring techniques.

What will it cover?

We will look at what works when first approaching an essay question, constructing essay outlines, and the best types of introductions and conclusions.

Do I need to do anything to prepare?

  • No need to sign up in advance
  • To put it in your Outlook calendar click vCal and then Open

How do I join the webinar?

On the day of the webinar, from 11.45am UK/GMT:

Everyday Life and Women in America

Posted by sad7 at Oct 05, 2016 04:00 PM |

Trial available until 31st October 2016

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