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Library Classes for Postgraduates

In addition to subject specific classes requested by teaching staff and groups of students, the Library offers the following generic tutorials throughout the year.

Getting Started with your Literature Review

This workshop will kickstart your research process, providing expert advice on library databases and search strategies, as well as guidance on finding examples of theses and keeping current with the literature.

  • Learn how to use Library Search to find material for your literature review
  • Discover other databases the Library subscribes to which are relevant to your topic
  • Set up alerts so that the latest research is delivered to your inbox
  • Use Research Commons to find examples of other theses
  • Access the collections of other libraries using Interloans

The Responsible Researcher

This workshop will help to prepare you to carry out your research in a responsible and ethical way.

  • Understand the principles of referencing
  • Referencing styles: tips, tricks and common mistakes
  • Enhance your knowledge of the central tenets of academic integrity and how this works in practice
  • Self-plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it

Getting Started with EndNote

Suitable for those new to referencing software. You will be guided through the basics of EndNote, step-by-step.

  • Create an EndNote Library
  • Add references to your library manually
  • Import records from Library Search, databases and Google Scholar
  • Use groups, search, and notes to organise references
  • Add and annotate PDFs
  • Use EndNote with a Microsoft Word document

Becoming Expert with EndNote

An advanced workshop for those who have attended Getting started with EndNote.

  • Curate your own personal library of literature using keywords, smart groups and other features
  • Adjust referencing styles according to publisher specifications or personal choice
  • Collaborate with other researchers by using shared libraries

Word for Theses and Long Documents

Essential for first year doctoral students.

  • Format margins, page numbers, fonts etc according to the UoW presentation guidelines
  • Use heading styles to ensure consistency, automate Table of Contents and streamline document navigation
  • Create automatic lists of figures and tables
  • Create captions for tables and figures

Publishing your Research

Learn how to decide which journals to publish in, maximise your chances of article acceptance and find out which publishing pitfalls to avoid!

  • Use Cabells White and Black lists to find reputable and highly-cited journals
  • Learn how to identify and avoid predatory publishers
  • Vanity publishing: what it is and how to avoid it
  • Understand the pros and cons of Open Access publishing
  • Learn how to find Open Access journals and how to publish in them

Copyright and your Research

Learn how copyright affects all aspects of your research, from seeking permission to use others’ work, to knowing your rights when publishing.

  • Understand copyright in the academic environment
  • Third-party copyright: how to get the permissions you need
  • Use Creative Commons to share your research and control how it is used by others
  • Contracts and Intellectual Property: what you need to consider

Raising your Profile

Understand the various ways in which you can manage your identity as a researcher online, as well as methods to boost your visibility and ensure you get credit for your work.

  • How to use academic and social networks such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Google Scholar to connect with other researchers and enhance your online profile
  • Use personal identifiers such as ORCID ID, Scopus ID and Researcher ID to ensure your work is being credited to you
  • Use these tools to ensure your work is as discoverable as possible and is reaching its intended audience

Maximising your Research Impact

Discover how to assess the impact your research is having. You will learn ways to disseminate your research effectively and maximise your chances of getting cited.

  • Bibliometrics and Altmetrics: what they are and how they can be used
  • How to maximise your citations and boost your impact

NVivo for Literature Review

This workshop is oriented towards helping you learn excellent ways of managing large amounts of literature in a more organised manner. You will learn how to:

  • Use Endnote with NVivo
  • Prioritise your reading with query features
  • Make annotations and memos
  • Quickly get an overview of core ideas in your readings
  • Analyse metadata

NVivo workshops will be taught using NVivo 12 Pro for Windows.

NVivo Beginners: Introduction to Data Analysis

This is an introductory workshop to NVivo and is ideal for those who are new to the software. You will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of setting up a project
  • reparing and importing data various types of data (interview transcripts, field notes, Endnote libraries, pdf documents, MS Word documents, social media etc.)
  • Coding/Creating nodes
  • Introductions to queries and visualizations

NVivo workshops will be taught using NVivo 12 Pro for Windows.

NVivo Advanced: Nailing Data Analysis

This workshop is designed for those who are already familiar with the software. You will learn about:

  • Using attributes and classification features
  • Using visualization tools (Word Trees, Word Clouds and Cluster analysis) to tell a story about your data
  • Using coding queries to explore your data and report interesting findings from your analysis
  • Using NVivo with social media such as Facebook and twitter

NVivo workshops will be taught using NVivo 12 Pro for Windows.

Getting Started with EndNote

Suitable for those new to referencing software. You will be guided through the basics of Endnote, step-by-step.

  • Create an EndNote Library
  • Add references to your library manually
  • Import records from Library Search, databases and Google Scholar
  • Use groups, search, and notes to organise references
  • Add and annotate PDFs
  • Use EndNote with a Microsoft Word document