Essential Information Skills for Research

 

Semester 2 2016/17

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Advanced Refworks

Wednesday 8th March 12:00 - 13:30
Thursday 23rd March 12:00 - 13:30
Scott McGowan 

 

Aimed at more experienced Refworks users, this session will explore the finer points of the Refworks software, including many of the “customising” options available.

Learn how to:

  • Globally edit references
  • Add your own "Keywords" terms to references
  • Set up RSS feeds through Refworks
  • Create your own bibliography output styles
  • Manage your reference database

Audience: Recommended for those with a good working knowledge of Refworks - beginners should start with one of our basic sessions

Maximum number of participants: 11

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Basic Refworks

Wednesday 8th February, 12:00 - 13:30
Wednesday 22nd February, 12:00 - 13:30
Thursday 16th March, 12:00 - 13:30
Julie Beard, Jane Shaw or Jo-Anne Watts

 

An introduction to RefWorks: our web-based reference management software, available for all Keele staff/students.

Learn how to:

  • Import references from databases
  • Create bibliographies
  • Organise your own Refworks accounts
  • Share your references

Audience: Open to all

Maximum number of participants: 11

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Exploring Impact Factors

Wednesday 26th April, 12:00 - 13:30
Thursday 1st June, 12:00 - 13:30
Scott Chesworth or Scott McGowan

 

This session will provide an introduction to this important area for researchers.

Explore:

  • How impact factors are measured and their relevance
  • Their strengths/limitations
  • How to find impact factors for journals
  • Alternatives to Impact factors (e.g. H index, Google Scholar Citation Counter, Alt Metrics)
  • Measure how often your work is cited
  • The potential for Open Access to raise the visibility and profiel of your research publications

Audience: Open to Postgraduate students, academic/research staff

Maximum number of participants: 11

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Finding Literature for your Dissertation

Thursday 2nd February, 12:00 - 14:00
Thursday 16th February, 12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 1st March, 12:00 - 14:00
Steve Parton or Jo-Anne Watts

 

Find out how to plan a search for your dissertation and get the best results by learning about the literature searching process. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions about searching databases or accessing e-journals.

Learn how to:

  • Plan your research
  • Find sources on your topic
  • Perform a 'literature search'
  • Manage your references (using RefWorks

Audience: Open to Undergraduates and taught Postgraduate students

Maximum number of participants: 25

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Keeping up to Date with your Research

Thursday 30th March, 12:00 - 13:30
Thursday 4th May, 12:00 - 13:30
Scott Chesworth

 

An overview of the online tools available to help you keep up to date with research.

Explore:

  • What alerting services are and the types available
  • Setting up alerts from the Library's databases
  • Using Zetoc and JournalTOCs to set up alerts
  • Using Social Media to track research

Audience: Open to Postgraduate students, academic/research staff

Maximum number of participants: 25

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The New Refworks (An Overview)

Wednesday 7th June, 12:00 - 13:00
Scott Chesworth

 

An overview of the new interface of RefWorks: our web-based reference management software, available for all Keele staff/students. This version will be available from after Easter 2017.

Audience: Open to all

Maximum number of participants: 25

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