Researcher development training for 2021/22

The full researcher training programme for 2021/22, including new sessions

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Our Research Support Team provides training workshops for all researchers including students and staff; these are included in the University’s Researcher Development Programme.

Workshops cover topics such as publishing your research, open access, using Pure and EndNote, and writing a strong data management plan.

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Pure: new guides available

Pure is the University’s new research information repository, replacing our previous system EHRA (Edge Hill Research Archive).

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 of 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:


Hope they prove useful!

As always, please contact [email protected] with any questions about the process, or if something doesn’t make sense.

Support for Research

The library offers individual assistance and support to staff and students engaged in research.

This includes advice on:

  • Locating information resources
  • Literature searching
  • Using electronic journals and databases
  • Current awareness
  • Managing bibliographic data
  • Academic writing.

Your academic liaison librarian can offer help on finding information relevant to your subject area.

For full details of the services available to researchers, or to contact the research librarian, see

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, 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 [email protected],ac,uk

For more information contact Yvonne Smith x4300.

Introducing IEEE Xplore

A new e-Resource for Computing

IEEE Xplore is a full-text database from the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology – UK), and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – US).

This resource contains almost 3 million full-text documents going back to 1988 in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.

Further content includes 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings and more than 3,400 technical standards. It also includes access to IEEE Standards Dictionary Online.

To access this online resource, search the library catalogue for IEEE Xplore or locate a link on the Business & Computing Subject Resources web pages under ‘Key Collections’.

View an example of a search query on “Multimedia systems“.

Access Live Online Training, Self Paced Tutorials, & User Guides.





Support for researchers

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:


Andrew Fleming

Academic Liaison Manager – Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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:

For further information email
[email protected]

Research support from Learning Services

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.

New Electronic Resources

Learning Services have taken out subscriptions to two new electronic databases:

  • Business Source Premier is a full-text database containing over 2,000 management journals
  • Academic Search Premier is also a full-text database and contains over 2,000 journals across a large number of subject areas

Both databases can be accessed via the library catalogue

ZETOC – keeping informed of new publications

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.