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Research Elevenses & Thesis Forum Recordings

The Research Elevenses sessions are now all available to watch online.

Distinguish yourself: Associate your research with you

ORCID is your free unique researcher identifier for life.  It allows you to unambiguously associate yourself with your research. Otherwise it can be difficult to know exactly who wrote a paper because many people have similar or identical names. ORCID is independent of any employer, funder or commercial concern. We will look at the benefits of ORCID and how simple it is to set up and maintain.
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Unlocking REF2014: Text mining to show your impact

The Library is building a searchable full text database of the papers submitted by Leicester for REF2014.  It has already been used to help support a business case for a piece of equipment, but there may be many other applications.  This session explains how you can undertake your own text mining projects using EndNote and how the Library can help with larger-scale projects using specialist software.
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Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with Omeka.net

Omeka.net is a web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to build digital exhibitions and online collections of photographs, audio, film and textual content. Researchers can publish digital essays, share primary source collections, and collaborate with others in the creation of digital scholarship. No technical knowledge is required, and it’s a simple and cost-effective way of presenting your research online. This session will provide a quick introduction using examples from Leicester and elsewhere.
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Measure the wider impact of your research

Non-traditional metrics (alt-metrics) have become widely available in recent years to help you understand the wider impact of your work.  These complement rather than replace traditional citations and measure very different things.  This session will explore some of the metrics available: including article-level downloads, social media mentions, social bookmarking counts and recommendations.  What do they mean, and how can you access them to follow the progress of your papers?
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Thesis Forum

Going beyond your Doctoral Studies: Running conferences & journals
Ryan Nutting (Museum Studies), Karen Stephens (Education), Dr William Farrell (Library) & Dr Chantal Bielmann (LLI) shared their experiences and advice for running conferences and being involved with PhD-led journals.
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I had some feedback last week that searching PROSE is not the easiest way to find out what library training is on offer.

We sympathise with you! An alternative is to look at the list of training on our Researchers page

Or you can look at brand new guide to the Postgraduate Researcher Workshop Programme

If you have any questions about the training please email Selina or myself: librarians@le.ac.uk



Library publishing services

The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.

Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences.  If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. 
Please contact Library Research Services for more information: librarians@le.ac.uk



Digital collections Some researchers will be collecting materials as part of a project, and may want to publish them online. The Library supports two platforms to do this:


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New RefWorks available now!

RefWorks allows you to manage all the references you have used in your assignments or research.
New RefWorks Users Create and organise a library of references that you can access via the webStore and annotate the PDFs of articlesImport references from bibliographic databases and other information sourcesCite while you write using add-in Word/Google Docs featuresAutomatically create bibliographies If you have never used RefWorks then see our Getting Started Online Tutorial
Existing RefWorks UsersWhy should you upgrade to new RefWorks? New RefWorks has lots of extra features: Store, view and annotate PDFsTag your referencesQuick Cite functionSave to RefWorks browser buttonWord 2016 citation toolbar (Add-In)Google Docs citation toolbar (Add-In)When should you upgrade to new RefWorks? New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks will both be available to use during the 2016/17 academic year to allow you to upgrade to new RefWorks at a time that suits you.
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