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Shut Up & Write! for November & December

Make a date with your writing and join us for distraction-free writing sessions in person or online.
Working on a thesis, journal article or book chapter?
Need some distraction-free writing time?
Library Research Services are running Shut Up & Write! sessions for researchers in November and December 2017.
Tuesday 7th November and Tuesday 5th December - 10am-12noon.
Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Session outline: 10am: Arrival & Prep 10.15am: Write 11am: Break & Refreshments 11.15am: Write 12noon: End
There is no need to book, just bring your laptop, pad & pen, or preferred writing tools! 
You can also use the computers in the Doctoral College Reading Room or borrow a library laptop.
If you can’t join us in person then join us online via Twitter - follow @DWLResearch and use the hastag #suwleic
These two sessions also coincide with the UK Shut Up & Write! sessions on Twitter - follow @SUWTUK and use #suwtuk if you wan…

How effective is our research data management (RDM) training?

Benchmarking RDM Training The University of Leicester research data service is involved in an international collaborative project which aims to assess and benchmark the quality of RDM training across institutions.This blog post reports on the progress of the international project so far, it originally appeared on the project blogon 6th October 2017.  Remember, you can sign up for one of our generic or discipline-specific 2017/2018 introduction to RDM training sessions here. We look forward to seeing you.
How effective is your RDM training? Collaborators (in alphabetical order by surname): Cadwallader Lauren, Higman Rosie, Lawler Heather, Neish Peter, Peters Wayne, Schwamm Hardy, Teperek Marta, Verbakel Ellen, Williamson, Laurian, Busse-Wicher Marta When developing new training programmes, one often asks oneself a question about the quality of training. Is it good? How good is it? Trainers often develop feedback questionnaires and ask participants to evaluate their training. However, feedba…

PGR & Staff Training for the Autumn Term

As usual the Library is providing a raft of training and workshops during Autumn term, as part of the Researcher Development program:
Planning your literature searchConducting your literature searchIntroduction to EndNoteIntroduction to RefWorksAdvanced literature searchingVisualising your dataSearch strategies for systematic reviewsTools for note takingFinding grey literaturePlanning lit search (online)Conducting lit search (online)Research Data ManagementCopyright and your thesisAdvanced EndnoteClick on the link to book your place. Those without links can be booked via PROSE.
If you cannot make a training session you are interested in then book a 1to1 appointment (in person or online) by emailing
We also have online training resources for literature searching, EndNote and RefWorks.
New PhD Students: Introduction to the Library, reference management, and research dataAre you new to the University of Leicester library? If you would like to find out more about the Libra…