A collection of workshops and software programs designed to help you develop the skills required for researching.
This 1 hour, hands-on workshop will introduce you to using the Library Catalogue, finding a database for your faculty, find articles on your topic, evaluate the information you find and access study guides for more help.
This class covers key strategies to maximise relevant results from databases and developing a comprehensive search strategy for your topic - eg. when undertaking a literature review. It builds on the Introduction to Library Research class.
This class will introduce a number of key statistical websites and other resources to use when sourcing statistics. It will include both Australian and international sources eg: Australian Bureau of Statistics, SourceOECD, World Bank, the United Nations and an effective Google search.
EndNote for Researchers
This 2 hour workshop introduces EndNote and covers: getting the software, creating an EndNote library, adding references to your library, reference styles including Harvard (UTS), using Groups, using EndNote with Word to create a bibliography, and more.
This 2 hour workshop covers advanced features of EndNote such as: attaching files, printing reference lists, managing images and figures, footnotes, editing reference styles, EndNote library preferences, EndNote Web and more. Bring your own question or topic!
This session will introduce the growing role of social media in academia. It will focus on how researchers can take advantage of social media and other tools to promote their own research and interact with scholarly communities around the world.
Twitter for researchers
Twitter is being increasingly used by scholars to promote their research. In this hands on class you will create your Twitter account and start using it to connect to other researchers around the world.
Blogging for research
Blogs are a great way to test your voice and also communicate your research to the broader community. In this class we will help you set up a blog in Wordpress. Participants should bring along a picture of themselves, and images of their work if relevant.
Where should I publish?
This seminar will teach you how to use bibliometrics to publish strategically! We will show you how to identify potential places to publish and then evaluate them using a number of tools.
How to show research Impact
This class will show you how to measure the impact of your research using a number of free or library subscribed tools. It will also look at name management and ways you can make your publications more "visible". The session includes overview of altmetrics and managing your researcher ID.
Understanding Open Access
On hold till closer to OA week.
Plagiarism and ethical issues are always hot topics to academic researchers. In this workshop, we will explain the myths, does and don’t, examples and consequences relating with plagiarism. We will also introduce the tools available to help you with referencing, e.g. EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley.
Evernote a free software application that assists in collecting information you want to remember in one place and syncs all your devices eg notes in meetings, websites, files, photos and email management. This class will look at the web version, you can then continue to use it or download the free software and take advantage of this very powerful tool.
Staying up to date and organised
This 1 hour workshop will cover these key areas:
Use RSS feeds (Netvibes) to support your study and research. The beauty of RSS is that it takes the work out of keeping up to date by delivering content to you in a flexible way. Rather than visit your favourite websites individually, learn how to utilise their feeds to bring updated information to you. You can also receive the most recent Table of Contents of your favourite journals.
Data organisation: basic tips on consistent naming of files, version control and tagging
认识和利用 RefWorks 或者 EndNote
参考文献管理工具RefWorks或者EndNote能帮助你轻松地建立完美的参考文献目录。RefWorks 或者 EndNote中文讲座能帮助你迅速掌握使用这种软件的技能。