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New ‘Research Elevenses’ for January


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


Electronic PhD theses: our “best sellers”


12th Jan

11am, ATT 208

Electronic theses are the most popular downloads from Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and form a huge body of knowledge which is often only available from the LRA. All doctoral theses are now submitted in electronic form and we’ve scanned older printed theses right back to the founding of the University. Apart from embargoed works, most Leicester theses are now available to the world.
LRA Manager Grant Denkinson will share some highlights of our collection and his hopes for the future of open scholarship.

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Open Access Countdown


19th Jan

11am, ATT 208

HEFCE's open access policy comes into force on the 1st April 2016 as an absolute condition for papers entered for the next REF.  Find out more about the benefits of making your papers open access, as well as how you can comply - easily - with HEFCE's new requirements.

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Discover Archives and Special Collections


26th Jan

11am, Library Seminar Room

The Library has an extensive research collection of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, and personal archives. Covering a wide range of subjects, Special Collections includes material relating to many aspects of history, literature, Museum Studies, medicine, science and mathematics. This session provides an introduction to using the collections for research, and will include an opportunity to see some of the treasures of the Library’s collections close up.  

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If you would like to participate in the webinars, simply click the link and choose ‘Enter as Guest’ on the day.

Please contact Selina if you have any questions

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Finding Company Reports Using Library Search

Company reports are an important source for anyone studying businesses and industries. We provide access to 100,000s reports through Mergent Online and Mergent Archive.  But we still hold print reports in the Library. These are mainly from banks, building societies and the transport sector.

You can find these reports with the print periodicals in the basement of the David Wilson Library.

To find them using the Library search follow the steps below.

1. Go to the Advanced Search. Change Material Type to 'Journal'.

2.To find a particular company use the name of company AND "annual report" or 
"annual report and accounts". Here's an example for the Alliance and Leicester Building Society:






3. To search for a sector, try Bank (or Building Society or Transport) AND "annual report" or 
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If you need any help finding information on companies, email us: librarians@le.ac.uk