Summer Sessions for Staff and Researchers 2019
Day 1 - Tips and tools for researchers
Date: Wednesday 12th June
Location: Training Room 1 O’Reilly Library
Advanced search strategies for conducting comprehensive reviews of the literature
The course aims to provide effective techniques for searching the literature systematically. We will focus on developing a search strategy, including ensuring you understand the question at hand, developing keywords and using boolean operators and other advanced search tips.
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Managing information using Zotero
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including Harvard, Chicago and APA etc. This workshop will introduce you to the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.
Getting the most from Sage Research Methods
This session will give you a solid introduction to the SAGE Research Methods platform, a database containing thousands of resources, dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas. We will cover selected content and tools you can use in order to improve your research skills and capabilities. By the end of the session, you should be ready to start exploring the platform independently. The SAGE package is ideal for faculty colleagues who are teaching Research Methods courses, those supervising research projects, or even those conducting their own research!
Day 2 - Maximising your research impact and visibility
Date: Thursday 13th June
Location: Training Room 1 O’Reilly Library
Identifying high impact journals
This session will provide an overview of journal metrics. It will demonstrate some of the tools and resources used to identify high impact journals in your research area.
Managing researcher profiles in Scopus, Google Scholar and ORCID
Accurate and complete profiles are essential for reporting researcher impact from bibliometric tools. This session explains how you can create and maintain Google Scholar, Scopus, and ORCID profiles.
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Strategies for research promotion
Optimising the discoverability of your research on the internet is a great way to enhance its visibility, citation rate, and impact. This presentation will discuss how online networks and social media platforms can be used to boost the profile of your research.
Day 3 – Increasing student engagement with scholarly sources for assignments
Date: Tuesday 18th June
Location: Room G220 Cregan Library
Using and embedding Library online tutorials and quizzes in your modules
This session will demonstrate the LETS online tutorials and quizzes which can be easily embedded into any Loop page or taken by students independently at any time, benefiting students and module coordinators alike. ‘LETS’ comprises 10 bite size tutorials designed to help students locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
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Between assignment and assessment - library resources and tools to promote to students
This session will give an overview of some of the key resources and tools relevant for students undertaking literature searches. It will also cover how to get the best from databases by setting up alerts and saving searches. This session is aimed at staff, delivering modules which have a literature review component but it would also be relevant to anyone who wishes to harness the power of journal databases for keeping abreast of the current literature.
Day 4 - Managing and using data
Date: Wednesday 19th June
Location: Room G220 Cregan Library
An Introduction to data cleaning with OpenRefine
This session is an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for working with and cleaning data. It is aimed at humanities researchers working with ‘messy’ datasets or interested in developing data skills but all are welcome. No prior knowledge of OpenRefine is assumed.
An introduction to data management plans using DMPOnline
Services like DMPOnline can help to demystify the process of creating data management plans. Here we show how to create clear and complete DMPs using the tool.
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An introduction to mapping data using ArcGIS
This session is aimed at humanities researchers interested in spatial data and using maps to tell stories. With ArcGIS we will show how to create a visually engaging map from raw data and look at how to build contextual narrative around your map using the Storymaps feature.
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