If you need immediate support with any aspect of our work- literature searching, data management, open access – please e-mail the team

The Library Research Support team are holding drop-ins using Blackboard Collaborate- these are on Mondays at 10-11am and Fridays at 2-3pm. You can join the drop-in using this link.

We’re holding a session on research data management, with a focus on the issues raised by remote data collection. Wednesday 29th April 2-3. Join the session at this link.

Our sessions

Please complete this short poll to express an interest in one or more of the sessions listed below. If there is enough interest in a session we will set a date and time for it. We check the poll regularly- if you’re interested in a session but there is not enough interest to put it on we will contact you to discuss alternative arrangements.

The sessions are introductory- we assume no prior knowledge- and open to all researchers.

Research data management

  • Covers the principles of research data management, using DMP Online / templates to write a data management plan, storing data, sharing data

Reference management using Refworks

  • Covers creating an account, importing items, organising items, citing in Word documents, bibliographies

An introduction to using social media as a researcher

  • Covers setting up a Twitter account, basics of posting, ethical and privacy issues

An introduction to Open Access

  • Covers the principles of open access, green and gold OA, Elements and SHURA

Choosing where to publish

  • Covers the ‘think-check-submit’ principles, evaluating publishers and journals

Using metrics to track academic impact

  • Covers responsible metrics, key metrics used in publishing, altmetrics

Copyright and e-theses for doctoral researchers and supervisors

  • Covers third party copyright, preparing the thesis for SHURA