Looking for help and advice in searching for and handling information? Want to improve your skills to make studying more effective? There is a wide programme of courses and training opportunities to suit your needs.
Attendance at two or more Library workshops from the Get the Know-How programme can earn you points towards your Employability Award. Workshops are free and you can book a place via the Get the Know-How module on Learn.
Please note booking is available from two weeks before the workshop runs.
Finding Research Information for Academic Staff and Research Associates
2 July 2013
Take some time out of the office to refresh and refine your searching skills with expert help on hand.
Assessing your Research impact with bibliometrics - Academic and Research Staff
3 July 2013
Need to know your h-index or find the impact factor of a journal? Have these topics demystified on this course.
Increasing the Visibility of Your Research for Academic and Research staff
8 July 2013
Take some time out of the office to learn how to make your research outputs more visible.
Improving your research impact through open access - Academic and Research Staff
10 July 2013
Open access is an increasingly important phenomenon in scholarly communication and can provide considerable career benefits for individual researchers. Find out more at this session.
Creating and Measuring your Bibliometric Impact for PGRs
6 June 2013
Want to publish your research? Or have you already started? This session will highlight the importance of developing an appropriate and effective publishing strategy
Collaboration: Tools to Help you Share and Communicate - for Researchers
11 June 2013
Learn about tools that can help make your life easier. Particular areas of focus will be on free collaborative tools that aid joint development of documents, projects and networking
Keeping Alert to New Information
4 July 2013
You've done your literature search, but how can you keep your research up-to-date? This job is made easier by the use of current awareness services.
Copyright and your Thesis for PGRs
9 July 2013
Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.
Plagiarism and citation for PGRs
16 July 2013
Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.
Managing your References the Easy Way with RefWorks and friends for PGRs
17 July 2013
Learn about the advantages of using bibliographic software for managing your references and develop a basic working knowledge of RefWorks.
Finding Resources for your Literature Review and Beyond - Theory for PGRs
18 July 2013
Develop your knowledge and intellectual abilities, so that you will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University but also in the future too.
Finding Resources for your Literature Review and Beyond - Practice
18 July 2013
Test the search strategies and statements that you developed in 'Finding resources for your literature review and beyond - Theory', as well as trying out citation searching techniques to further develop your knowledge of your research topic.
If you need help, and there is no relevant course coming up, you can make an appointment with your Academic Librarian.
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|School of Business and Economics||L Fletcher|
|School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Materials, Chemical Engineering||V Franklin|
|School of Science (Compromising Chemistry, Computing Science, Information Science, Mathematics and Physics)||R Laing|
|Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering||T M Marshall|
|School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering||R Laing|
|Loughborough Design School||F Parry|
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|Social, Political and Geographical Sciences||S Reid (Geography and PHIR)
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