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Xmas Holidays, Thesis Submission and January Elevenses

Xmas Holidays This is our last blog post before the Xmas Holidays.

Remember that there will be no research librarians available during the University Closure days - from 12noon on Thursday 22nd December until we return on Tuesday 3rd January.

If you need to see a research librarian before Xmas then you will need to make a morning appointment with Selina by emailing

The library building will still be open on some days over Xmas - check the opening hours.

Thesis Submission If you wish to be included in the January graduation ceremony you must have submitted an eThesis and completed/signed Final Submission Form to the Library, along with a copy of your bound thesis or confirmation that your bound thesis will be delivered to us by Print Services in the New Year.

All theses submitted during the closed period will be confirmed with the Graduate School Office on 3rd January 2017 and will be eligible for the January ceremony.

For more information on submitting see the Gra…

Research Elevenses: our greatest hits

This week I've been finalising the next Research Elevenses series for January 2017. Elevenses is our seminar series that provides briefings for researchers on the issues that matter. These can about new tools for research, policy updates, or methods of discovering information.  We will reveal the January program next week. Before we do, I thought I would take a look at the 'greatest hits'. 
We record and republish the talks to share them widely. The viewing stats reveal that the following are the Top 5 most viewed recordings. Click on the links below to watch the videos. 
1. Unlocking the REF: Text mining to show your impact

2. How can we help with your systematic review?

3. Demonstrating your impactwith the h-index

4. Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with

5. Electronic PhD etheses…

PGR and Staff Training in the New Year

Bookings are now open for our Spring workshops:

Introduction to the Library

Introduction to reference management

Introduction to research data management

Planning your literature search - online version

Conducting your literature search - online version

Introduction to EndNote - online tutorial

Introducing RefWorks - online tutorial

Pubmed vs Medline

Who is citing who? - video version

Making research information come to you - online version

Advanced literature searching - booking form

Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Medicine and Psychology - booking form

Tools for note taking

Finding grey literature
Looking After Your Research Material: An Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) and Data Management Plans (DMPs) - booking form
Advanced Endnote - online tutorial [PDF]
Advanced RefWorks - online tutorial
Open Access: what you need to know
Introduction to Prezi
Finding images for research
Copyright and your thesis
Building interactive timelines - booking form
A gentle introduction to XML -