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Events and workshops

RefWorks: an introduction
29 April 2015

Come along to this session to learn how RefWorks can help you manage your references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. The session is aimed at all University staff and students who want to learn what the tool can offer and start using it straight away.

Mendeley: an introduction
29 April 2015

Mendeley is one of the fastest growing reference management tools that is freely available. Come along to this session to learn how it can manage your PDFs, references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. You will also have the time and opportunity to practise your new skills in the lab.

Creating an effective publication strategy
6 May 2015

Getting your research outputs noticed is the key to a successful academic career. Take time to reflect on the most appropriate dissemination channels, learn about the pros and cons of bibliometrics for measuring success, as well as the increasingly important open access publishing routes.

Open access - why is it important to me?
7 May 2015

This session will explain what open access is and how it impacts on research practice and dissemination.

Effective literature searching for PGRs (online)
11 May 2015

Struggling to find relevant information for your thesis? Unsure of the best databases to search? Or how to search them effectively? If so, join this online course, in which you will explore key databases in your discipline and learn key searching techniques

Collaboration: tools to help you share and communicate your research
12 May 2015

Learn about tools that can help make your life easier. Particular areas of focus will be on free collaborative tools that aid joint development of documents, projects and networking.

Doing a Systematic Review
14 May 2015

A systematic review is becoming an increasingly popular method for providing an overview of a research area, but is it really different to a 'normal' literature review? Find out more in this session.

Research Data Management
21 May 2015

Do you know where all your research data is located? Is it secure, backed up or duplicated? Do you know what constitutes research data? Have you written a data management plan? Did you know that some funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more. .

RefWorks: an introduction
27 May 2015

Come along to this session to learn how RefWorks can help you manage your references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. The session is aimed at all University staff and students who want to learn what the tool can offer and start using it straight away.

Mendeley: an introduction
27 May 2015

Mendeley is one of the fastest growing reference management tools that is freely available. Come along to this session to learn how it can manage your PDFs, references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. You will also have the time and opportunity to practise your new skills in the lab.

Finding Information for your Literature Review - Theory
23 June 2015

Develop your knowledge and intellectual abilities, so that you will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University but also in the future too.

Copyright and your Thesis
25 June 2015

Copyright law is constantly evolving, with the latest change in Summer 2014. Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Plagiarism & citation for PGRs
1 July 2015

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Keeping up-to-date
6 July 2015

You've done your literature search, but how can you keep your research up-to-date? This job is made easier by the use of current awareness services from within databases and beyond, but how can you avoid information overload?

Managing your references effectively
8 July 2015

Your PhD thesis can involve hundreds of references, so how can you keep a check on them all? Learn about the advantages of using bibliographic software for managing your references effectively and develop a basic working knowledge of RefWorks and Mendeley.

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