RefWorks training webinars for January

RefWorks are running the following online training sessions this January:

Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (30 minutes)

-  Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)

- Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks — Part 1 (30 minutes)

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks — Part 2 (30 minutes)

- The new Write-N-Cite (45 minutes)

The new Write-N-Cite for the Mac (45 Minutes)

RefWorks Collaborative Features (45 minutes)

To sign up to any of these go to the RefWorks-COS Training Webinars website (http://www.refworks-cos.com/training/ ) to view a list of RefWorks Live and Recorded Webinar programs. Registration is limited and enrollment is required.

Yvonne Smith

Academic Liaison Librarian (x4300)

Getting more from Discover More

Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed your break and had lots of Easter eggs. The  next few weeks can be challenging, especially with exams and dissertations looming for some of you. One thing that can make your life a bit easier is using Discover More to find information. This is our search tool that allows you to search the majority of our electronic journals and databases at the same time.

As well as the simple search box that comes up when you open Discover More from  the library catalogue it also has an Advanced Search feature which allows you to: select the data field you want to search e,g, title, abstract; limit you search and construct more complex searches. For more details of how to use this and improve your searching take a look at the Help section in Discover More (top right hand of screen) and look at Advanced Search.

If you need any further help pop up to the Ask desk on the 1st floor of the University Library between 9am – 7pm weekdays or email librarian@edgehill.ac.uk

Yvonne Smith

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Academic Liaison Librarian (FAS & Research)

 

 

 

 

Literature Searching for Systematic Reviews – a workshop for staff and research students

10th February 2012 10.00am – 12.00pm

Come along to an overview on undertaking a focussed, systematic search to support the development of a systematic review. This session will focus on developing a search strategy and the multiple resources (both of published and unpublished sources) that ought to be searched to minimise your chances of missing potentially relevant studies. It will conclude with tips for writing up your search strategy and a template for recording your search strategy will also be provided.

To book:

Staff: book through the Staff Development wiki https://go.edgehill.ac.uk/wiki/display/research/RCB+Event+-+Literature+Searching+for+Systematic+Reviews

Research Students: Contact Yvonne Smith on 01695 584300 or email smithy@edgehill.ac.uk

For more information contact Yvonne Smith on ext 4300.

Keeping Up To Date – a workshop for staff and research students

Want to find out how social media can help you find out about developments in your field? Would you like to automatically receive information about new articles and books published on your research area? Then come along to one of the ‘Keeping up to Date’ workshops.

The workshop introduces you to the tools and techniques to help you stay informed of developments in your areas of research and academic interest. The session looks at automatic information alerts, e.g. from the British Library or electronic journal collections, and the use of social media to facilitate conversation and collaboration. Media such as blogs, RSS feeds, Twitter, academia.edu and virtual research environments will be explored.

This session is for all researchers and educators who want to learn more about the role technology can play in improving information delivery and understand how social media facilitates conversation and collaboration.

The sessions are being held on:
30th January 2012 10.00am – 12.00 noon
16th March 2012 10,00am – 12.00 noon

To book:
Staff: book through the Staff Development Wiki
Students: Contact Yvonne Smith on 01695 584300 or email smithy@edgehill,ac,uk

For more information contact Yvonne Smith x4300.

RefWorks for Postgraduate Students

RefWorks is an online reference management tool designed to help gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

These one hour, hands on workshops will enable you to organise your references, export references into RefWorks from online resources and generate citations and bibliographies as you write.

Mon 21 February 2011 2pm
Tue 15 March 2011 10am

Book your place online at:
http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/refworkspg

For further information email
lsresearch@edgehill.ac.uk

RefWorks for Postgraduate Students

RefWorks is an online reference management tool designed to help gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

These one hour, hands on workshops will enable you to organise your references, export references into RefWorks from online resources and generate citations and bibliographies as you write.

Tue 18 January 2011 4pm
Mon 21 February 2011 2pm
Tue 15 March 2011 10am

Book your place online at:
http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/refworkspg

For further information email
lsresearch@edgehill.ac.uk

RefWorks workshops for postgraduate students

RefWorks is an online reference management tool, designed to help gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

These one hour, hands on, workshops will enable you to organise your references, export references into RefWorks from online resources and generate citations and bibliographies as you write.

Thurs 25 November 4pm
Tue 18 January 2011 4pm
Mon 21 February 2011 2pm
Tue 15 March 2011 10am

Book your place online at:
http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/refworkspg

For further information email
lsresearch@edgehill.ac.uk

ICT Self Help Guide

Unsure of how to create a table in Word? Need help with setting up a colour scheme in PowerPoint? Want to know how to add a formula in Excel? Help with all these questions and many more are available in the recently released Blackboard module “ICT Self help guide”. The guide also helps you download the latest version of Java and Microsoft viewers, if you don’t have Office 2007 available on your laptop or PC.

To access the guide just look in Blackboard.