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Thesis Forum - Public Speaking with Confidence

Giving your first conference paper as a PhD student can be a nervous experience. That's why the next Thesis Forum is on Public Speaking with Confidence. We have arranged for three speakers to share their experiences with you. Hear advice from Maribel Canto-Lopez (Lecturer, Law), Richard Mbasu (PhD student, Cancer Studies)  and Katie Dexter (PhD student, Physics and Astronomy). 


The Thesis Forum is an informal event where PhD students from across the university can  discuss issues that matter to them. It is free and open to all. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.

When: Thursday 17th March, 2pm to 4pm
Where: ATT002

If you cannot make it in person the Forum will be broadcast live as a webinar. To access the webinar go to the link: https://connect.le.ac.uk/publicspeaking/and login as a guest.

If you have any question about the Forum please email William: wjbf1@le.ac.uk

New look Library Search from 11 April 2016

Library Search is the system you use to find books, eBooks, journals and other resources available from the Library.  It is available from the 'All' search option on the Library homepage

A new, improved Library Search system  'goes live' from Monday 11 April 2016. There will be some limited changes to services while we implement the system.

What's better about the new Library Search system?
as well as books, eBooks and journals, you will be able to search our research archives, rare books, University exam papers, dissertations and theses all in one go;
you can create and save lists of your favourite books and other resources;you can browse the Library shelves virtually;
new items added to the Library (including digital resources such as eBooks) will become available for you to use more quickly.
How different is the new system from the current one?Although the new system offers important improvements, it works in a very similar way to the cu…

An Introduction to Prezi

If you can't attend our Beginners Prezi training then there are lots of online resources you can use to train yourself instead.
What is Prezi? It's an online presentation platform that gives you an alternative to using PowerPoint.

You can see some examples of ways we've used Prezi on the Library Research Services Prezi Account and Prezi also have Staff Picks of some of the best presentations that use the software.

Start Using Prezi First of all you need to sign-up for a free Educational Account - Choose Get Started and then the FREE plan. Use your University email address to create the account.

The education account gives you more privacy controls than the normal free Prezi account.

Watch the Prezi YouTube tutorials to get you started:




How to set up citation alerts ...

... in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. For those of you who can't make the workshop this week, or who would like a quick reminder.
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 not need a Scopus account to create a RSS feed.

Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar for the article or book you are interested in. If you find it, click on the Cited By link under the item (there will not be a …