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New term, new workshops

 As the summer term starts, so does the Library's training workshops for researchers. Our program covers a range of sessions all related to finding, managing and using information. 

These include:
  • Planning and conducting a literature search
  • Introduction to EndNote and RefWorks
  • Looking after your stuff: research data management and data management plans
  • Search strategies for systematic reviews
  • Visualising research data
  • Copyright and your thesis
  • Communicating research with comics.
You can find further information about all these session (and more) on PROSE.

    If you can't make a workshop, you are welcome to see Selina or myself individually. Please email: to arrange an appointment.  

    Recording of some the workshops will be made available in the Research Essentials Online module in Blackboard

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