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Research Elevenses round-up (January 2014)


Our second series of research Elevenses took place in January and you can find links to all the recordings below. We plan to run another set of Elevenses in July so would appreciate any feedback on the January sessions or suggestions for topics you would like covered next time. Contact Helen or Selina with your ideas. 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.


7 January - Are you up to date with EndNote?
Making the most of EndNote X7 and its new features.
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14 January - Are you up to date with RefWorks?
Making the most of RefWorks and Write 'N' Cite 4.
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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.
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28 January - Journal Impact Factors: use and misuse
What are they, how do you find them and should you use them?
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