Monthly Archives: January 2018

What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?

…so begins this recently published guide to Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), from the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge. The short answer is that ELNS are “a software system for documenting your research work”, which can replicate a hard-copy … Continue reading

Posted in Library research support, Research Data Management, Tools | Leave a comment

Dimensions – a new service for discovering and analysing academic literature

Researchers may be interested to try out the free version of Dimensions, a new research information platform from Digital Science (the company behind Figshare, Altmetric, Readcube etc.). Its main functionality includes: Discovery – search for journal articles, books and other … Continue reading

Posted in Library research support | Leave a comment

You asked, we delivered: online training

We are regularly asked if we can deliver our training sessions online to research staff and students who don’t work at Walton Hall and can’t make it onto campus. In order to satisfy this demand we have arranged a series … Continue reading

Posted in Training opportunities | Leave a comment

New icon images in Library Search

OU Library Services is constantly trying to improve the services it provides. As part of this commitment, we have developed new icons for Library Search. These are brighter (in keeping with The OU’s up-to-date website templates), colour-contrast tested for accessibility … Continue reading

Posted in Library research support | Leave a comment