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Friday, 20 January 2017

Research Elevenses: Using Metrics Responsibly

The next Elevenses will be on Using Metrics Responsibly. It will be of interest to anyone involved in research evaluation and impact. Or those who would like the policy talk around 'metrics' de-mystified. Do join us on Wednesday in the room, or via the webinar. 



Link to webinarhttps://connect.le.ac.uk/metrics/

A recording of this talk will be made available on the Graduate School Reading Room blog on Friday 27th. 

Listen Again: Media Resources for Research


My colleague Andrew Dunn gave a very informative talk on Wednesday on Media Resources for Research. The recording is now available for you to view again: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p9i2b23amci/


Links to the resources Andrew showed us

Media resources (including Vogue & BoB): http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media




Subsequently, we found that you CAN search Factiva for news photographs and video. Run your keyword search and then use the limits ‘Pictures’ or ‘Multimedia’.


If you have any further questions, please do contact Andrew or myself: librarians@le.ac.uk






Friday, 13 January 2017

Research Elevenses: Media Resources for Research

A new term begins and so does a new series of Research Elevenses. These are 30 minute updates on key issues for Leicester researchers. Come along in person or join the webinar.
The second in the series is:



Andrew Dunn, Librarian for the Social Sciences will be presenting. 
Details
Wednesday 18th January, 11am in Attenborough 210
To join the webinar, just click enter as a guest.
A recording will be available after the session.

Missed last week's talk on "What can Library Research Services do for you?"


Friday, 6 January 2017

What can Library Research Services do for you?


A new term begins and so does a new series of Research Elevenses. These are 30 minute updates on key issues for Leicester researchers. Come along in person or join the webinar.
The first in the series is:

Selina Lock, Research Information Advisor for Science, Engineering and Medicine will be presenting. 
Details
Wednesday 11 January, 11am in Attenborough 210

To join the webinar, just click enter as a guest.

A recording of this talk will be made available on this blog on Friday 13. 




Friday, 16 December 2016

Xmas Holidays, Thesis Submission and January Elevenses

Xmas Holidays

This is our last blog post before the Xmas Holidays.

Remember that there will be no research librarians available during the University Closure days - from 12noon on Thursday 22nd December until we return on Tuesday 3rd January.

If you need to see a research librarian before Xmas then you will need to make a morning appointment with Selina by emailing librarians@le.ac.uk

The library building will still be open on some days over Xmas - check the opening hours.

Thesis Submission

If you wish to be included in the January graduation ceremony you must have submitted an eThesis and completed/signed Final Submission Form to the Library, along with a copy of your bound thesis or confirmation that your bound thesis will be delivered to us by Print Services in the New Year.

All theses submitted during the closed period will be confirmed with the Graduate School Office on 3rd January 2017 and will be eligible for the January ceremony.

For more information on submitting see the Graduate School Submission Guidelines


January Elevenses

We will be once again running our Researcher Elevenses in January. Thirty minute talks on topics of interest to researchers. You can come along in person or join us online via the webinar.

The dates and topics for January 2017 are:

What can Library Research Services do for you?

11th January at 11am

Webinar link: https://connect.le.ac.uk/researchservices/

Media Resources for Research

18th January at 11am

Webinar link: https://connect.le.ac.uk/media/

Using Metrics Responsibly

25th January at 11am

Webinar link: https://connect.le.ac.uk/metrics/

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Research Elevenses: our greatest hits


This week I've been finalising the next Research Elevenses series for January 2017. Elevenses is our seminar series that provides briefings for researchers on the issues that matter. These can about new tools for research, policy updates, or methods of discovering information.  We will reveal the January program next week. Before we do, I thought I would take a look at the 'greatest hits'. 

We record and republish the talks to share them widely. The viewing stats reveal that the following are the Top 5 most viewed recordings. Click on the links below to watch the videos. 

1. Unlocking the REF: Text mining to show your impact
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p79lknoeq43/


2. How can we help with your systematic review?
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p4myej25euo/

3. Demonstrating your impact with the h-index
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p51ud1gxajs/


4. Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with Omeka.net
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p33np52aee5/


5. Electronic PhD etheses
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p482g155yoc/




Friday, 2 December 2016

PGR and Staff Training in the New Year

Bookings are now open for our Spring workshops:

Introduction to the Library

Introduction to reference management

Introduction to research data management

Planning your literature search - online version

Conducting your literature search - online version

Introduction to EndNote - online tutorial

Introducing RefWorks - online tutorial

Pubmed vs Medline

Who is citing who? - video version

Making research information come to you - online version

Advanced literature searching - booking form

Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Medicine and Psychology - booking form

Tools for note taking

Finding grey literature

Looking After Your Research Material: An Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) and Data Management Plans (DMPs) - booking form

Advanced Endnote - online tutorial [PDF]

Advanced RefWorks - online tutorial

Open Access: what you need to know

Introduction to Prezi

Finding images for research

Copyright and your thesis

Building interactive timelines - booking form

A gentle introduction to XML - booking form

All other sessions are available to book via PROSE

If you are a Distance Leaner or Part-Time student who cannot make it to on-campus sessions then please email us to arrange a 1to1 tutorial via email, telephone or skype: librarians@le.ac.uk