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Research Elevenses Recordings January 2016

Our Research Elevenses for January have now finished. Thanks to all the speakers, and to all of you who attended, whether in person or online. Recordings of the talks are available below. If you have questions or comments aboutwhat's been covered please email us.
Discover Archives and Special Collections
The Library has an extensive research collection of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, and personal archives. Covering a wide range of subjects, Special Collections includes material relating to many aspects of history, literature, Museum Studies, medicine, science and mathematics. This talk provides an introduction to using the collections for research, and will include an opportunity to see some of the treasures of the Library’s collections close up.  
Link to recording: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p92gtpnn0w8/
 Electronic PhD theses: our “best sellers”
Electronic theses are the most popular downloads from Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and form a huge body of knowledg…

Research Elevenses - Discover Archives and Special Collections

Next Tuesday's Research Elevenses highlights our Special Collections and the University's archive. We will be in the Library Seminar Room this time, starting at 11am.


The Library has an extensive research collection of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, and personal archives. Covering a wide range of subjects, Special Collections includes material relating to many aspects of history, literature, Museum Studies, medicine, science and mathematics. This talk provides an introduction to using the collections for research, and will include an opportunity to see some of the treasures of the Library’s collections close up. All welcome.

To access the webinar follow the link: https://connect.le.ac.uk/r1uztjvtof7/
and login as a guest.

Research Elevenses: Open Access Recording

* Update *
A recording of this talk on Open Access now available:

Research Elevenses E-theses Recording

* UPDATE *A recording of the talk on e-theses is now available here: 
https://connect.le.ac.uk/p482g155yoc/

Please share with anyone you think may be interested. If you have any questions about the e-theses collection, or the LRA, please email us: openaccess@le.ac.uk





This first Research Elevenses of 2016 is this Tuesday. Grant Denkinson will be talking about our newly enhanced e-theses collection. Join us in person or online. The recording of the talk will also be made available afterwards.

Electronic PhD theses: our “best sellers”
12th Jan
11am, ATT 208
Electronic theses are the most popular downloads from Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and form a huge body of knowledge which is often only available from the LRA. All doctoral theses are now submitted in electronic form and we’ve scanned older printed theses right back to the founding of the University. Apart from embargoed works, most Leicester theses are now available to the world.
LRA Manager Grant Denkinson will share some highli…

New year, new term, new skills

As a new year begins, it may be time to learn new skills. Is there something you want to improve in 2016, or training that you missed last term? We can help.

The Library's workshops for researchers include sessions on literature searching, Endnote & RefWorks, Open Access publishing, managing and using data. New this term are Beginners' Prezi and communicating research through comic strips. 


The full list can be found here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/for/researchers/workshops/workshops
You can also learn new IT skills in Microsoft Office (including Access), research computing (including Linux) and website authoring.
Further details here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/lli/events/courses/it
Finally, if you want to take a break from research why not explore your creative side at the Attenborough Arts Centre? This term they are offering a range of courses in art, music, dancing,and craft.
http://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/creativelearning/diary/diary-dates