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Round-up of Elevenses Recordings

Throughout July we ran a series of short talks about issues of interest to researchers. If you missed them you can now watch the recordings:

Discovering the University’s unique archives

An overview of what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.Watch the webinar

Publishing your own Open Access journal

The Library has developed an online publishing platform (Open Journals System) that enables researchers at Leicester to set up and run their own open access journals.  This session offers an overview of the platform and what you need to consider before launching your own title.
Watch the webinar

Finding datasets for research

One of the most common enquiries from researchers is “Where can I find data on my topic?”  This session provides advice on how to find datasets for your research. We will cover a range of subject areas, and also look at the specialist resources to which the Library provides access.
Watch the webinar

Research Data Management: looking after and managing your research data

Managing the data you produce during your research activity is becoming increasingly important, for your own personal use, in order to meet funders’ data management requirements, and journals are increasingly requiring submission of data underpinning peer-reviewed publications. Whatever your area of research is, you will be dealing with data in one form or another and this session will explore how to organize and describe your data, data storage and security, and sharing and publishing your data.
Watch the webinar


Previous Elevenses recordings:
Discover Special Collections
Electronic PhD theses - our 'bestsellers'
Open Access Countdown
Distinguish yourself: Associate your research with you (ORCID) 
Unlocking REF2014: Text mining to show your impact
Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with Omeka.net 
Measure the wider impact of your research (alt-metrics)
Keeping up to date with new research
Simple ways to maximise your citation count
Publishing Open Access from a researcher point of view

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Your New Doctoral College Reading Room

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The space includes a separate Silent Study area with desks and computers, a quiet area with desks and informal seating, and a bookable group study room.

We would encourage PGR students and staff to make full use of this space.

Masters students now have a separate Graduate Reading Room elsewhere on the first floor.

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