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Research Workshops

Our team of Liaison Librarians will be available to provide online help to researchers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please contact us through the team email LISLiaison@wlv.ac.uk for support with finding and managing information, promoting your research and access to online resources. 

Research workshops will be delivered virtually. 

 

An Introduction to Knovel – a key source of technical information for engineers and scientists.

A live online demonstration, 8th April, 2-2.30pm, by Susan Watson, Elsevier Customer Consultant for Engineering and Geosciences.  

Knovel is a leading interactive e-book and database platform which gives fully searchable online access to hundreds of science and engineering publications, including handbooks, dictionaries and technical reference books.

Click here to register for this online demonstration

 

 

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Raising Your Research Impact and Profile

30th March 2020 | 10am - 11.30am | Online Workshop

 

This workshop will help doctoral students to think about ways of raising their research profile and sharing their findings. It will look at the role of journal impact factors (Journal Citation Reports/Scimago) and how you can demonstrate your scholarly impact using citation indexes such as Scopus. There will also be a hands-on look at research identity services such as Orcid, plus a look at the use of social media tools to promote research.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to demonstrate your scholarly impact through citation indexing and Altmetrics
  • Appreciate the importance of developing your online research identity
  • Gain a greater awareness of how Social Media can be used to share research

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Finding and Managing Your Data

2nd April 2020 | 2pm - 3.30pm | Online Workshop

 

This workshop will introduce doctoral students and staff to datasets, including how to find data using different tools and sources. It will cover the changes in availability and re-use of data, and introduce an awareness of managing research data such as Data Management Plans.

 

Learning outcomes

  • To learn about the substantial changes occurring in the sharing a re-use of global data
  • To identify new data sources, and how to use these.
  • Develop awareness of the implications of funder requirements, to go on to formulate a data management plan (DMP) for independent research.

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Literature Searching for FSE Researchers

21st April 2020 | 2pm - 3.30pm | Online Workshop 

This workshop is for doctoral students who wish to enhance and update existing skills in literature searching and finding information. It will explain how to create and use effective search strategies, as well as covering tools to help you stay updated in your field of study, and ways of critically reviewing and evaluating the information and sources you find.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a better understanding of information requirements to underpin your research
  • To be able to create effective search strategies
  • To be able to use the features common to research databases.
  • To gain knowledge of tools available to keep you updated in your field.
  • To critically review and evaluate information from a number of resources

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Literature Searching for FSE Researchers

30th April 2020 | 10am - 11.30am | Online Workshop

This workshop is for doctoral students who wish to enhance and update existing skills in literature searching and finding information. It will explain how to create and use effective search strategies, as well as covering tools to help you stay updated in your field of study, and ways of critically reviewing and evaluating the information and sources you find.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a better understanding of information requirements to underpin your research
  • To be able to create effective search strategies
  • To be able to use the features common to research databases.
  • To gain knowledge of tools available to keep you updated in your field.
  • To critically review and evaluate information from a number of resources

Click here to book your free place

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Open Access and the REF

11th May 2020 | 2pm - 3.30pm | Online Workshop

This workshop will introduce doctoral students and staff to open access publishing, looking at issues around green and gold open access.  It will cover the role of open access publishing in the next REF (Research Excellence Framework) and compliance with HEFCE requirements.  Understand journal publisher embargoes (Sherpa REF online service) and learn how to deposit your research publications in WIRE, the online repository for Wolverhampton University.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • To have a greater understanding of green and gold open access publishing
  • To gain knowledge of how to comply with HEFCE requirements for the next REF
  • To be able to deposit research publications in WIRE

 

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Getting Started with Archival Research

19th May 2020 | 10am - 11.30am | Online Workshop

This workshop will introduce students, especially those with little experience of archival research, to research best practice, both physical and on-line. It aims to equip them with some of the skills and knowledge that they will need to locate and access primary source materials for their projects. The focus is on expanding skills and knowledge in locating original source material, both manuscript and printed.

 

Learning outcomes

  • To learn about the range of archives and materials available to access
  • To understand how to identify useful archives and search their catalogues
  • To know about the practical elements of using an archive and how to get the most out of your visit.

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