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Thesis Forum: Running conferences and journals

Wednesday 22nd July - Going beyond your Doctoral Studies: Running conferences & journals 2.30pm-3.30pm, David Wilson Library Seminar Or online via


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 …

Research Elevenses in July

Using RefGrab-IT with RefWorks

There are lots of research literature databases that allow you to export references straight to RefWorks e.g. PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Scopus. This is the recommended way of getting references into RefWorks, and we have lots of instructions on how to do this for different databases.

If you are using a webpage that doesn't allow you to export directly to RefWorks then you can try using the RefGrab-IT bookmarklet.

Instructions on how to install the RefGab-IT bookmarklet for Internet Explorer can be found in our Advanced RefWorks Guide [PDF].

Instructions on how to install the RefGab-IT bookmarklet for Chrome.

Once you have installed the bookmarklet then you can click on the RefGrab-IT bookmark on any page that you want to export as a reference into RefWorks:

RefGrab-IT will give you an option to import information on the webpage, or any references it recognises on that webpage.

Please note: The results are very variable as it doesn't work on all pages. You need to …

Bon Voyage to Helen

I'm sure many of you, over the last several years, will have met Dr Helen Steele. Either in a training session, via a 1to1 appointment or through the Thesis Forum.

Helen has now left us for exciting adventures in The Netherlands, and I'm sure you'd like to join us in wishing her all the best for the future.

Dr William Farrell will be joining us on July 6th, as the new Research Information Advisor. William has a PhD in history and has recently been working on the SESHAT - the Global History Databank project.

In the meantime you can still get help, or make a 1to1 appointment, with me or one of the subject librarians by emailing