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Supporting your research leaflet

We have just released a new library leaflet on how we can help support your research.

You can download the leaflet from the library website or pick up a copy from the library.

There is a form attached to the leaflet (see image below) asking for some basic details about you, your research, any help you currently require and some questions:

- Would you like us to send you our initial thoughts about relevant library services and resources available through the Library?
- Would you like to make an appointment to discuss your needs in detail?
- Would you like to be put in touch with others doing similar research?

You can return the form to any of the help desks in the library or by post.

Or you can email the answers to:

Selina Lock(College of Medicine, Biological Science & Psychology and College of Science & Engineering)

Helen Steele(College of Social Sciences and College of Arts, Humanities & Law).

We also hope to have a web-form available in the near future.

Technology toolkit

Software and web 2.0 technologies are developing all the time and it is difficult to compile a definitive toolkit for today's researcher. We've compiled a few of our favourites in the table below, as well as highlighting two useful websites. If you'd like further advice on using web tools in your research, drop in to the Graduate School Reading Room on weekday afternoons.

Bamboo DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. This is a great place to start if you are unsure which resource is suitable for your task. provides an annotated link compilation to help you identify and locate reliable resources.

Google scholar
Remember the Milk

A year in webinars...

The Library Research Services Team was formed in September 2013, and since then we've been busy providing PhD and researcher training.

We have aimed to make more of our training available online as webinars, so we thought we'd do a round-up of those we have been involved in recording during the 2013/14 academic year in case you missed any:

Digital Humanities: Stuart Dunn's 'The Emergence of the Online Gazetteer'
Watch the recording

Thesis Forum: 'Rethinking digital literacies - a sociomaterial analysis of students use of technology'
Watch the recording

Thesis Forum: 'Finishing the PhD & beyond...'
Watch the recording

Thesis Forum: 'The APG Review'
Watch the recording

Thesis Forum: Pat Thomson's 'Writing the Doctorate'
Watch the recording

Publishing the RCUK way Watch the recording
Managing your research output Watch the recording
Don't lose your research data! Watch the recording
Don't lose credit for your research! Watch the …

Research Elevenses round-up (July 2013)

Demonstrating your impact with the h-index

Our final Elevenses session focused on finding your h-index and what it means.

You can watch the 30 minute webinar (including questions) here:

Demonstrating your impact with the h-index

Thanks to everyone who has supported our first Elevenses sessions. We hope to run these again in the new academic year. If you have any feedback, or suggestions for topics you'd like to hear more about, please get in touch.