Category Archives: Library research support

Come and see us tomorrow in Gass Z101

As part of our Mobile Library Research Support service, tomorrow (20th July) Chris and I will be in Room Z101 in Gass from 10-12. Please drop by to say hello, try one of our biscuits, find out what the Library Research Support … Continue reading

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ORDO on tour… on your desktop again!

ORDO online drop-in: Monday 3rd July 14:00-14:30 As part of our ORDO on Tour series of events, we have arranged another online drop-in session at 14:00 on Monday 3rd July for any research staff or students who would like to find out … Continue reading

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Mobile Library Research Support

Over the coming weeks we have decided to leave our desks and set up a mobile one-stop-shop for 1:1 support on: Research Data Management Open Access Publishing ORCIDs Open Research Online (ORO) Open Research Data Online (ORDO) Bibliometrics Researcher Profiles/Visibility (e.g. academia.edu … Continue reading

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Repository Downloads – Open Access, Community and Social Media

This is the second post concerning ORO downloads in March and April 2017. The first looked at general characteristics of repository downloads, this one focuses on a single research output in ORO. Mair Lloyd’s PhD thesis Living Latin: Exploring a … Continue reading

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Repository Downloads – March & April 2017 Edition

This edition of the downloads report from ORO forms 2 posts.  In the first I look at the general characteristics of repository downloads and repository web sessions.  In the second I will focus on a single item in ORO and … Continue reading

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Library advice regarding the responsible use of quantitative research indicators

We have written some Library advice regarding the responsible use of quantitative research indicators (the preferred term for metrics/bibliometrics). This outlines our approach to such indicators, representing current good practice and acting as a guide for future activities. We believe that this … Continue reading

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Finding images and copyright – a learning activity

We often get asked about how to find images for academic purposes (e.g. for use in presentations) online and how to navigate associated copyright issues. It is a tricky area but our Finding images and copyright learning activity will help you … Continue reading

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Web of Science

Web of Science is a renowned abstract and citation database. It has wide coverage and facilitates analysis of its content, which can help identify links between past and current research, between collaborators or between funding and research impact, for example. It is well-known … Continue reading

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Scopus – a large abstract and citation database for research

Scopus is a large, multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Here are just a few of the features that make it worth considering as a researcher: It has a lot of content … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Research Data Management

Yesterday I held a workshop for research staff and students on Research Data Management. As always this was an excellent opportunity for researchers to share their own experiences of data management and exchange tips (and grievances!). In particular there was … Continue reading

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