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Finding Grey Literature - Online Webinar Jun 01, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This online webinar will focus on searching for ‘grey literature’: unpublished or hard to find research materials. These include: PhD theses, conference papers, reports, and government publications. Every researcher wants to feel confident in the quality of their literature review. However, not all relevant material appears in the main databases. We provide participants with strategies for finding grey literature and improving the strength of your literature review.
Finding images for research May 04, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Images and visual sources are increasingly important for many fields of research. This session will introduce you to effective methods for finding images. We will also look at tools for storing images and their meta-data. Finally, copyright issues around the re-use of images in publications will be discussed.
What you need to know about Open Access publishing May 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This session will introduce you to the options for making your publications open access, and discuss the many benefits for researchers, not least maximising your impact.
PhD students: Tools for note taking May 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Ken Edwards Room 101,
Making and organising notes is a fundamental activity for researchers. A variety of tools now exist that support all types of note taking, whether you are working in a lab, archive or out in the field. Knowing which ones are right for you can be a challenge however. This session aims to make that choice easier. We introduce researchers to the range of tools out there, and show examples of how others are using them. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice using tools that interest them. Finally, we will look at best practice for storing and backing up research notes.
Staff/PGRs: Advanced Literature Searching May 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:55 AM
This session looks at some of the more advanced search options and strategies that can be used when searching literature databases. This session would be useful for anyone writing a review article for a journal, or who has to provide a literature review as part of a funding application. PhD students who want confidence in the strength of their literature review would also benefit from attending.
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