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Research Elevenses return for 2014

This January we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers.

The talks take place over coffee and cakes in the Library Seminar Room (First Floor, David Wilson Library) every Tuesday at 11am. No need to book - just turn up!
 
If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.
 
7 January - Are you up to date with EndNote?
Making the most of EndNote X7 and its new features.
Watch the recording

14 January - Are you up to date with RefWorks?
Making the most of RefWorks and Write 'N' Cite 4.
Watch the recording

21 January - What can Library Research Services do for you?
Find out how we can help you use information tools, manage your research and maximise your impact.
Watch the recording

28 January - Journal Impact Factors: use and misuse
What are they, how do you find them and should you use them?
Watch the recording

Please contact Helen or Selina if you have any questions.

If you would like to catch up with our first series of Research Elevenses (July 2013) you can find all the links on our round-up post.

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