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Events and workshops

Doing a Systematic Review - why and how?
2 December 2014

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.

Open access - why is it important to me?
4 December 2014

The open access publishing movement has been growing in influence in the scholarly communications’ process in the UK for a number of years. As many funders and universities now mandate publishing using an open access route for certain publication types, it is becoming impossible to ignore it.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Theory
12 January 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.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Practice
12 January 2015

Test the search strategies and statements that you developed in 'Finding resources for your literature review and beyond - Theory', as well as trying out citation searching techniques to further develop your knowledge of your research topic. Expert help will be on hand to guide and support you.

Copyright and your thesis
14 January 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 & citations for PGRs
15 January 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
20 January 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
22 January 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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