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Thesis forum 2013/14 round up

This academic year saw the thesis forum return for three sessions.

The Probation Review Eric Akobeng (Economics), Graham Aldred (Archaeology & Ancient History) and Suzi Shimwell (English) shared their experiences of passing the probation review. Presenting the PhD Rahma Al Foori (Media & Communication), Dr Hamid Mani (Leicester Diabetes Centre), Yupei Zhao (Media & Communication) and Matthew Adamson (Maths) shared experiences of presenting at conferences and dealing with the peer review process. Reflecting on the PhD Dr Thomas Tagoe (Cell Physiology) and Dr Barbara Cooke (English) shared their experiences of completing a PhD.
If you missed the events you can watch recordings here (Leicester IT account required).
You will also find the videos from our 2012/13 sessions.

We are very grateful for the contributions of all our speakers this year. Their honest reflections on the process of doing the PhD have been a great benefit to current doctoral students.

The Thesis Forum will…

Setting up citation alerts or RSS feeds

This blog post looks at how to create citation alerts for specific articles in the three main citation databases.

You can see more details of how to set-up search alerts and RSS feeds in our previous blog posts:
Search alerts for science and medicine databases
Search alerts for arts, humanities and social science databases
Setting up Author alerts or RSS feeds


Web of Science
Search Web of Science for the article you are interested in. If you find it, click on the article title and then click on the Create Citation Alert link on the right-hand side of the page. You will need to login to, or create, a Web of Science account to activate the alert.

Scopus
Search Scopus for the article you are interested in. If you find it, click on the article title and then click on the Set Citation Alert link on the right-hand side of the page. You will need to login to, or create, a Scopus account to activate the alert.

You can also set-up an RSS feed by clicking on the Set Citation Feed link. You do no…

New Research Elevenses for July

The Research Elevenses return for July with plenty of new topics. The sessions will take place over coffee and cakes in the Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite every Tuesday at 11am.

There's no need to book - just turn up!

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.

1 July - Myths and misconceptions about open access publishing
Find out what you really need to know for your future publishing strategy
Watch the recording

8 July -Who is citing who? And who is citing you?
Discover how you can use Scopus, Web of Science & Google Scholar to carry out citation searches and set up citation alerts.
Watch the recording

15 July - How can we help with your systematic review?
Find out how the Library Research Services Team can assist with different stages of your systematic review -from scoping searches to reference management.
Watch the recording

22 July - Digital Humanities – What on earth is it?
Find out about dig…

Setting up Author Alerts or RSS Feeds

In most  literature databases you can set-up an author alert or RSS by doing an author search and then following the normal instructions for setting up a search alert or RSS feed.

You can see more details of how to set-up search alerts and RSS feeds in our previous blog posts:
Search alerts for science and medicine databases
Search alerts for arts, humanities and social science databases

Here are a couple of examples of setting up author alerts in popular databases:

Web of Science Make sure you are searching the Web of Science Core Collection as below:


Enter the author's name (Surname, Initial/s) and change the search field drop down box to author (as above).


On the left-hand side of the results page you will see an option to Create Alert (as above). Click on this, login into, or create, a Web of Science account and then set as a search alert or RSS feed.

EbscoHost (America: Life & History, Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EConLit, Historical Abstracts, PsycINFO)  Ente…