Category Archives: Library research support

#ThesisThursday at The Open University

So Dan Weinbren quotes Steven Rose the OU’s first professor of biology in his history of the OU. (1)   It’s not just true of research in general but also postgraduate research: The Open University is a destination for PhD students.  And that’s … Continue reading

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Open Research workshop – 31st October

Beck Pitt from the Open Education Research hub and Nicola Dowson from the Library Research Support team are running a workshop on ‘Open Research’ from 10:30am-12 noon on Wednesday 31st October. This session will take a brief foray into open research practices and approaches! … Continue reading

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Online library training – advanced literature searching and systematic reviews

We are happy to announce a series of online Library training sessions on advanced literature searching and systematic reviews. These are aimed at postgraduate researchers but any interested research staff are welcome to attend: Advanced literature searching 1 (online) Date – … Continue reading

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ORO Annual Update 2017-18

PDF Version: ORO Update 2017-18 Highlights from the ORO year include a big increase in deposits to ORO, this was due to: Requirements on self archiving for the REF2021 exercise Deposit of around 500 theses digitised by the EThOS service Strategies for … Continue reading

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ORDO online drop-in

Our monthly online drop-in session for ORDO is tomorrow, Tuesday 4th September, 11:30 – 12:30. Ask Dan about using our research data repository, ORDO, for data preservation, data sharing, showcasing your work, collaborative projects… and anything else. To join, go to our Adobe Connect … Continue reading

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Student Dissertations in ORO

We are very pleased to have recently added some third level student dissertations to ORO.  They are for the History module “A329 – The making of Welsh history” and are listed in ORO on their own Student Dissertations page. Adding student projects to … Continue reading

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If ORO was a drink.. what would it be?

I recently attended the Playful Learning conference at Manchester.  The conference introduced me to a variety of playful strategies to use in both teaching situations and in  everyday work scenarios. One of the very first things we were asked to do … Continue reading

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Official NVivo tutorials on YouTube

The makers of NVivo, the qualitative data analysis software, provide numerous playlists of official tutorials about their product on YouTube. These may come in very useful if you are learning NVivo or have a specific issue that requires guidance!

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A roundup of free online training

There have been a few new, free online training resources for researchers released lately, so we thought with summer here it would be worth a roundup. From a focus on working with data and data management to a broader range … Continue reading

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A great new opportunity to access the Times Higher Education.

The Library is pleased to announce that we have secured access for all staff and students to the Times Higher Education online through our institutional subscription. Setting up a personal account will enable access to the latest and archive editions … Continue reading

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