Events and workshops
Increasing the Visibility of your Research for Academic and Research Staff
7 July 2015
Demonstrating the impact of your research is increasingly important for receiving funding, but to create an impact, it must first of all be noticed. Take some time out of the office to learn how to make your research outputs more visible.
Measuring your academic impact: Citations and other metrics
8 July 2015
Need to know your h-index or find the impact factor of a journal? Why are citations so important? Have these topics demystified on this course.
Finding Research Information for Academic Staff and Research Associates
9 July 2015
Take some time out of the office to refresh and refine your searching skills with expert help on hand.
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.
Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Practice
23 June 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 on hand to guide and support you.
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.
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.