Postgraduate research programme

The library participates in the university skills development programme for postgraduates.

 

25/01/17


Archives - an untapped research resource?


Archives staff will introduce you to archives collection held in Swansea University Library, how to locate archives collections held elsewhere in the UK and how to reference archive material.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 11-12pm  
         
         
02/02/17

How we can help you: Library resources and services at Swansea University

This introductory session will give you an overview of information resources and staff in ISS who can support your research. We will cover our key systems for finding and accessing resources such as journal articles and databases and explain how your dedicated team of subject librarians can help your research process. We will also give an overview of central IT provision and our Document Supply Service.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 10-11am  
03/02/17

Endnote

Endnote is bibliographic software which can be used for managing your references.  EndNote software allows you to build up a database of the references you have used in your research. It works alongside Microsoft Word to format them in your finished work, saving you time when you come to write up. This hands-on workshop will introduce you the basics of using EndNote. The use of a bibliographic management tool such as EndNote can be useful throughout an academic career.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3.30pm  
06/02/2017

Better Literature Reviews: finding key research


Go beyond Google. Use academic databases to identify the fundamental research in your field. Explore how it has been applied subsequently and find the most current work being done. Learn how to supplement the primary journal literature with conference papers and theses. Adopt a systematic approach to defining a search strategy and recording the results of your searches. There will be opportunity for hands-on practice and a chance to talk about your own research needs. (We'll also show you how to use Google more effectively).

Bay Library, PC Room 1 9-10.30am  
         
07/02/17

Better Literature Reviews: keeping up to date

   


How can you keep track of the huge amount of new research and data being published in your field? Academic databases and online journals have a range of powerful tools built in to help you stay in touch with the latest research findings. We'll also look at how free apps and social networking services can help you create personalized streams of information tailored to your interests. (We'll even show you how to use Google Alerts).

Bay Library, PC Room 1 4-5pm  
09/02/17

Advanced EndNote

Take your EndNote skills a step further using term lists, smart groups, editing styles and other useful features. The session will look at some ways to avoid problems when working with EndNote and how to use it to help organise your research. A basic knowledge of EndNote is essential to attend this course.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3.30pm  
10/02/17

EndNote - see above

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 9-10.30am  
10/02/17

Tracing Theses

Much valuable and current research may not have been formally published - this session will cover the different options for finding and obtaining theses, including databases such as Ethos, Proquest Dissertations & Theses as well as open access theses.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 10-11am  
14/02/17

Working smarter: tools and apps

In this session we will discuss online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity (e.g. Evernote, Google Drive, etc.). Participants will have the opportunity to try out a tool of their choice and share their own tips and recommendations.

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 9-10 am  
         
16/02/17

Raising your research profile

This session will give an overview of the range of online tools available to create a professional academic online profile. We will cover establishing your researcher identity (to claim your publications and citations), research social networking sites and social media as a means of disseminating your research and raising your profile.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 1-2pm  
16/2/17

Raising your researcher profile - as above

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 5-6pm  
20/02/17

Accidents happen: how to make sure you don't inadvertently plagiarize

This session will help the researcher understand academic conventions used in writing up papers, such as how and what to cite, and an overview of bibliographic referencing styles

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 1-2.30pm  
21/02/17

Working Smarter: tools and apps


In this session we will discuss online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity (e.g. Evernote, Google Drive, etc.). Participants will have the opportunity to try out a tool of their choice and share their own tips and recommendations.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 11-12noon  
28/02/17

DigiMap and Historic DigiMap

An overview of the most comprehensive UK maps and geospatial data service. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. This session will give an introduction to Ordnance Survey & Historic Digimap.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3pm  
28/02/17

Better literature reviews: finding key research

Go beyond Google. Use academic databases to identify the fundamental research in your field. Explore how it has been applied subsequently and find the most current work being done. Learn how to supplement the primary journal literature with conference papers and theses. Adopt a systematic approach to defining a search strategy and recording the results of your searches. 

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 4-5.30pm  
02/03/17

Keeping up to date

Given the amount of new knowledge and data being produced daily, it can seem a daunting task to keep up to date with the relevant information in your field. By the end of this session you will be aware of a range of free tools which can help you create personalized streams of information tailored to your interests. We will look at alerting services, RSS, Twitter and more.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 10-11am  
02/03/17

Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to date - as above

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 9-10am  
03/03/17

Exploring Sage Research Methods

Delivered by SAGE trainer: Come along to a hands-on workshop to discover how this library database can help you with your research project and skills development. You’ll have the chance to explore resources like encyclopaedias, books, videos and real-life case studies, all related to your own research needs. So whether you’re struggling to get started with your literature review, need help writing your survey questions, or don’t understand the first thing about regression analysis, then this is the session for you

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3.30pm  
04/03/17

Researcher Saturday

A one-day ISS weekend special (with part-time or working researchers in mind) covering resources, skills and tools to help you at all stages of your research: finding funding, literature searching, managing references with EndNote, getting published, raising your profile and more. 

Bay Library, PC Rm 1 9.30-3.30pm  
10/03/17

How to publish your first journal article

How do you go about getting your research published? This session includes advice from a researcher experienced in academic monograph publishing and a comparison of open access publishing methods with more traditional publishing.  

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 10-11.30am  
 13/03/17

 Getting a book published

How do you go about getting your research published? This session includes advice from a researcher experienced in academic monograph publishing and a comparison of open access publishing methods with more traditional publishing.  

 Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  11-12 noon  
15/03/17

Research Data Management: an introduction

 

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 11-12.30pm  
21/03/17

Newspapers

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 1-2pm  
03/05/17

How we can help you: Library resources and services at Swansea University  - see above

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 12-1pm  
05/05/17

Copyright: what you need to know

This session will cover all aspects of basic copyright literacy and will give you the confidence to deal with the everyday copyright issues that you encounter in the academic environment.
It will include an introduction to copyright in the UK, copyright and the internet, Creative Commons licensing and how third party content has an impact on your thesis if you intend publishing it in the open access institutional repository, Cronfa.

 

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library  10-11.30am  
08/05/17

Getting ready for e-theses

Find out what you need to do in anticipation of Swansea University's new e-theses service.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3pm  
09/05/17

EndNote - see above

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 10.30-12noon  
11/05/17

Advanced search techniques

As part of the literature search for your thesis, you will need to carry out effective and comprehensive searches to find details of books and journal articles as well as less typical sources of information such as conference papers and theses. This session looks at advanced techniques for improving your search strategy to get the most out of database searching as well as 'smarter searching' to help you get more out of Google.

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-4pm  
15/05/17

Search strategies for systematic and in-depth reviews

This session will be of particular interest to those in Medicine, Health & Social Sciences who are undertaking a systematic review or similar  in-depth literature searching.  We will look at how you can create effective search strategies, critique search strategies you find and how you can use subject indexes to improve your searches.  We will also look at methods for recording and reporting searches

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 2-3.30pm  
17/05/17

Illustrating your research: finding images for your thesis and presentations without breaking copyright law

Training Rm 3, Singleton Park Library 11-12noon