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Next week: Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements

Our first talk in this year's Research Elevenses is:

Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements Wednesday 24th January 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Grant Denkinson
If you have research funding from a funding council, charity or elsewhere they may require you make your publications Open Access in particular ways. You might have to do extra things as well as meeting the HEFCE / REF and university policy which applies to all research staff. It is usually relatively simple to comply and not doing so may jeopardise your funding. Open Access and Research Data Advisor Grant Denkinson will go through some of the main funder Open Access requirements and how you can meet them.
Link to webinar:  https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/0806bd04816e4176ae8d81ae8fec8b30
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Research Elevenses

30 minute updates on key information issues for Leicester researchers
Library Research Services are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!
If you are off-campus you can join in the webinar. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.
Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements Wednesday 24th January 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Grant Denkinson
If you have research funding from a funding council, charity or elsewhere they may require you make your publications Open Access in particular ways. You might have to do extra things as well as meeting the HEFCE / REF and university policy which applies to all research staff. It is usually relatively simple to comply and not doing so may jeopardise your funding. Open Access and Research Data Advisor Grant Denkinson will go through some of the main funder Op…

Gavin Stamp in the David Wilson Library

Gavin Stamp, the architectural historian and journalist, sadly died over Christmas. Through his work as a scholar, columnist for Private Eye and campaigner he did a huge amount to restore the reputation of Victorian architecture and helped to save several important buildings from being demolished. He was part of generation of writers who changed attitudes in Britain towards its built heritage.  

The David Wilson Library has at least sixteen books written or edited by Stamp, reflecting the University's strengths in urban and local history, and Victorian Studies. These include ephemera in our specialist print collections. One of Stamp's specialisms was the architecture of Edward Lutyens, who designed the war memorial in Victoria Park next to our main campus. He was also interested in memorials more widely, and had strong opinions on how the dead should be remembered in built form. These arguments will be particularly interesting to think about as we approach the centenary of the …

Shut Up & Write! for Spring

Make a date with your writing and join us for distraction-free writing sessions in person or online.
Working on a thesis, journal article or book chapter?
Need to set some time aside for writing?
Library Research Services are running Shut Up & Write! sessions for researchers once a month during Spring Term and once a week during the Easter Holidays.
WHEN: Spring Term Friday 12th January, Friday 9th February & Friday 9th March - 10am-12noon.
Easter HolidaysFriday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April - 10am-12noon.
WHERE:
Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Session outline: 10am: Arrival & Prep 10.15am: Write 11am: Break & Refreshments 11.15am: Write 12noon: End
There is no need to book, just bring your laptop, pad & pen, or preferred writing tools! 
You can also borrow a library laptop.
If you can’t join us in person then join us online via Twitter - follow @DWLResearch and use the hastag #suwleic
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Merry Xmas from Library Research Services & OA Owl

We hope all our PGRs and researchers have a good Xmas break. Try to squeeze some rest and relaxation in between the research duties!

Most of Library Research Services are finishing early for Xmas, but Selina will be available until 12noon on Thursday 21st December, so email librarians@le.ac.uk if you need any urgent help before the holidays.

Library Opening Over Xmas You can find the full library opening hours here.

But remember...

There are no staffed services between Friday 22nd December to Monday 1st January, but the library building is open on most days.The library building is closed on Monday 25th Dec, Tuesday 26th December and Monday 1st January. We will be back from Tuesday January 2nd.

Changes to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) recently unveiled a new look and new features. ODNB is one of the best resources for anyone interested in the history and culture of Britain and its former Empire. Here are a few changes worth knowing. 

LoginIf you have logged in via the Library you do not need to login for a second time. The 'Sign In' options on the left-hand side are for creating a personal account with the ODNB; it doesn't unlock the content for you. (It could be a good idea to create an account however, as it will allow you to save searches and annotations.) 

There are more ways to browse the content. You can now browse biographies by Occupation and Religious Affiliation. For example, browsing by Occupation > Law and crime > Crimes of deception reveals 90 biographies of forgers, fraudsters and swindlers. This includes the intriguing entry for "Carter, Henry [Harry] (1749 1829), smuggler and Methodist preacher".https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:…

You can now export multiple citations from Google Scholar

You can now export multiple citations from Google Scholar if you have a Google Account.
Go to Google Scholar and sign into your Google Account.Conduct your search.Click on the Star icon (Save) under each reference you want to export.Then click on My Library in the top, right of the screen.Select all the references and click on the Export option:



To Export into EndNote

Choose the EndNote option.Open the EndNote file that is created.The references should automatically import into EndNote. To Export into RefWorksChoose the RefMan option.Save the RIS file that is created.Login to your RefWorks account.Click on the plus (+) button.Choose Import References.Add the RIS file you just saved.Set the file import option to RIS - Reference Manager.Click import and your references will be imported.

--- Good Practice Tip: Always check that all the reference information you need has been imported - e.g. for a journal article =  author, title, journal name,. volume, issue, page numbers. If it has not th…