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Research Elevenses return for 2014

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

The talks take place over coffee and cakes in the Library Seminar Room (First Floor, David Wilson Library) every Tuesday at 11am. 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. 7 January -Are you up to date with EndNote? Making the most of EndNote X7 and its new features. Watch the recording

14 January - Are you up to date with RefWorks?
Making the most of RefWorks and Write 'N' Cite 4.
Watch the recording

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.
Watch the recording

28 January - Journal Impact Factors: use and misuse
What are they, how do you find them and should you use them?
Watch the recording

Please contact Helen or Selina if you have any questions.

Inserting Citations & References into PowerPoint with EndNote

EndNote X7, which is available on University computers, now has a toolbar for inserting citations and references into PowerPoint.

1)    Open up PowerPoint and place your cursor where you wish to insert a citation or a reference.
2)    Click on the EndNote X7 tab.
3)    Choose the reference style you want to use from the drop-down menu.
4)    Click Insert Citation or Insert Reference
5)    Search for the reference you want or search on * to bring up a list of all your references.
6)    Click on Insert.

You will need to insert the citation and the references separately as this is not a Cite While You Write toolbar like the one in Word.

Literature searching for social scientists

If you can't make it along to one of our training sessions, here are some resources you might find useful:

Planning your literature search

Conducting your literature search

Tutorial and guides for social science databases:

All Social Sciences Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index) Scopus Expanded Academic ASAP ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstract) PsycINFO
Criminology Criminal Justice Abstracts Economics EconLit Education British Education Index (BEI)

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Literature searching for arts and humanities

If you can't make it along to one of our training sessions, here are some resources you might find useful:

Planning your literature search

Conducting your literature search

Tutorial and guides for searching arts & humanities literature databases:

All arts & humanities


Project Muse

Expanded Academic ASAP


Web of Knowledge (Arts & Humanities Citation Index)

Historical Abstracts

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Museum Studies/Art & Film
Art Full Text

ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature)

Research Data Management Support

Some new research data management resources you might be interested in:

A short video looking at research data management needs at the University of Leicester

A range of data management planning documents have recently been published to help with general issues and funder-specific requirements. These are available in hard copy from the Graduate School Reading Room or in PDF format.

Thesis Forum - 27th November


The webinar will use Adobe Connect. You will not need any specific software, however, you will need speakers or a headset to hear the webinar, and you can participate in discussion by typed chat.

Adobe Connect works fine on Windows and Macs, and any browser. Use with a Linux computer may be possible but is not recommended due to uncertain results.

For best results, follow these steps:
1) Make sure any required equipment is physically plugged into your computer first, then launch your browser and go to:

2) Select Enter as Guest, type your name, and click Connect. It may take a minute or so for Adobe Connect to load up, and you will be in the meeting room.

3) Under 'Meeting' at the upper left, select Audio Setup Wizard. Go through the wizard, making sure everything works. Please note that Audio Setup Wizard should be done every time you come into a meeting.

It is a good idea to try these steps in advance of the webin…