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Elevenses in the Library

This July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. The talks will take place in the Library Seminar Room (First Floor, David Wilson Library) every Wednesday at 11am. If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

Elevenses sessions: 

3rd July   
Publishing the RCUK way
Advice on applying to the Open Access fund and other options
Webinar link

10th July   
Managing your research output
Making your publications available through the Leicester Research Archive
Webinar link

17th July   
Don’t lose your research data!
Thinking about managing and securing your valuable research
Webinar link

24th July   
Don’t lose credit for your research!
How to actively manage your researcher identities from the major citation services
Webinar link

31st July   
Demonstrating your impact with the h-index
Finding your h-index and understanding what it means
Webinar link

Please contact Helen or Selina

EndNote Update

We currently have a site license for EndNote at the University of Leicester: this allows EndNote to be installed on any University owned machine and we are currently running EndNote X5 on our network.

However, I know that some researchers also buy copies of EndNote for their own machines so wanted to flag up that EndNote X7 has just been released. We are hoping to upgrade to EndNote X7 on-campus over the summer.

Take a look at the new features it offers:

1,500 PhD eTheses & another 2000 coming soon!

Since 2008 University of Leicester PhD students have submitted an electronic version of their thesis (eThesis) alongside their print thesis, and these eTheses can be accessed via the Leicester Research Archive (LRA).

We're pleased to announce that we recently added the 1,500th electronic thesis to the LRA. To access the eTheses just go to the Leicester Research Archive - then search, browse the theses collection or browse by College.

Theses are some of the most heavily used items in the Leicester Research Archive – making the work of Leicester PhD students visible to a large audience.

For example our most accessed eThesis, and also the sixth most accessed item in the LRA, is:

Boutsikas, Efrosyni. Astronomy and ancient Greek cult : an application of archaeoastronomy to Greek religious architecture, cosmologies and landscapes, 2007, University of Leicester.

This eThesis has been accessed 224 times, whereas the print version hasn't been accessed at all - showing that having an …

Thesis forum: 14th May

*WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS* The webinar will use Adobe Connect. You will not need any specific software, however, you will need speakers or a headset to hear the webinar, and you can participate in discussion by typed chat. Adobe Connect works fine on Windows and Macs, and any browser. Use with a Linux computer may be possible but is not recommended due to uncertain results. If you have any technical problems, email Terese Bird For best results, follow these steps: 1) Make sure any required equipment is physically plugged into your computer first, then launch your browser and go to: https://connect.le.ac.uk/thesisforum14-5/ 2) Select Enter as Guest, type your name, and click Connect. It may take a minute or so for Adobe Connect to load up, and you will be in the meeting room. 3) Under 'Meeting' at the upper left, select Audio Setup Wizard. Go through the wizard, making sure everything works. Please note that Audio Setup Wizard should be done every time you come into a meeting. It i…