Pure is the University’s new research information repository, replacing EHRA (Edge Hill Research Archive) last month.
The new repository looks great and showcases the excellent research being done at Edge Hill, and you can now add your research outputs to Pure. There are a wide range of options, and some you might not be very familiar with – terminology like ‘author accepted manuscript’ and ‘ISSN’!
To help, we’ve created a range of initial guides to help you through the process of depositing your research, including complying with the REF requirements:
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
Staff: book through the Staff Development Wiki
Students: Contact Yvonne Smith on 01695 584300 or email smithy@edgehill,ac,uk
Are you a research student or a member of staff engaged in research? Do you want to know how to keep up to date in your area or need help searching a database? If so, Learning Services can help.
We offer both small group workshops and individual sessions at times to suit you. We also offer training in RefWorks, a bibliographic management tool, throughout the year. For further details of the range of support available see:
Are you a research student or an academic member of staff engaged in research? Learning Services can help you to identify relevant resources and develop your research skills. The research support team of Yvonne Smith, Craig Collinson and Elaine Czotter provide 1-2-1 and group sessions in areas such as bibliographic management, academic writing, information resources and IT skills. Get in touch with Yvonne for more infomation.
Zetoc is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with new developments in your field. It provides access to the British Library’s electronic Table of Contents service which contains around 20,000 current journals and the 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers 1993 to date, and is updated on a daily. It includes an email / RSS alerting service.
A recently introduced feature is the inclusion of abstracts.. Not all new article informationvwill have abstracts included but the number is expected to increase as further agreements with publishers are reached. The abstracts when present are found on the ‘Full record’ page.
Zetoc is available through the library catalogue. Just do a title search or select from the list of Online Databases.