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PhD & Staff Workshops for Spring

The Library research Services Team will once again be providing lots of workshops and events in the Spring term:

For New PhD Students

Fri 15th Jan, 10am Introduction to Reference Management
Fri 15th Jan  - 10.30am  – Introduction to Research Data Management
Fri 15th Jan – 11.30am  – Introduction to the Library

To book on to the Introduction to... sessions please go to PROSE
Once you have logged in to PROSE, search by key term ‘Introduction’.

For All PhD students

All of the workshops below are now available to book via PROSE.

Planning your literature search
Conducting your literature search
Making research information come to you
EndNote
RefWorks
Finding grey literature
Who is citing who?
Copyright & your thesis
Beginners Prezi
PubMed vs Medline
Raising your publication profile through open access
Publishing in a peer-review journal
Communicating your research as a comic strip
Enhancing your digital profile
Search strategies for systematic reviews
Web tools for researchers
Advanced EndNote
Advanced RefWorks

You can also Train Yourself using our online training resources.

For Staff & PhD students

These workshops can be booked via the Leicester Learning Institute:

Google tools for researchers
Cleaning messy data with OpenRefine
The basics of research evaluation
Introduction to database design
Visualising your data
Using Microsoft Access
Creating an online exhibition using Omeka.net


Remember, if you cannot attend any of the workshops then you can book a 1to1 appointment in person or via Skype by emailing librarians@le.ac.uk

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Finding our training

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



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