Research Workshops

Our team of Liaison Librarians will be available to provide online help to researchers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please contact us through the team email LISLiaison@wlv.ac.uk for support with finding and managing information, promoting your research and access to online resources. 

Recordings of our Skills for Researcher workshops 2019-20 can be found online in Canvas via the Post-Graduate Researcher Development Programme (Literature Searching for Researchers; Raising Your Research Impact & Profile; Getting Started with Archival Research; Open Access and the REF)

We will also continue to add webinars from external organisations to this page.

 

22nd September 2021 | 10-10:45am | Workshop by Clarivate

Kick off your academic year with the new Web of Science and other essential tools for researchers

Whether you’re an early-career or well-established researcher, the suite of Web of Science integrated tools will supercharge your workflow! Learn how to make the most of the brand-new Web of Science platform and start off the year on the right foot.

 Please book at the link below:

https://clarivatesupport.webex.com/clarivatesupport/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb2648b697a1e022f3c4f330f51b59f5a

 

29th September 2021 | 10-11am | Workshop by Clarivate

Open Access and Research Funding

 Various funders are actively involved in the field of open access and reflect this in their funding programs. Join our experts to learn how to measure your institution’s alignment with the funders’ Open Science requirements.

 Please book at the link below:

https://clarivatesupport.webex.com/clarivatesupport/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9437cac2c84b6f3e4d22f88a0e7becb5

 

Tuesday 19th October, 11-12pm

Introduction to CAS SciFinder – presented by  Lee Walsh-Benn of the American Chemical Society.

In this session, we will cover how to ensure you have the most up-to-date research in your dissertation, right up to submission day; how to review reaction methods without downloading any publications; and we will discover all of the functionality in CAS SciFinder that is built with researchers and students in mind.

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Skills for Researchers: the basics

This session introduces doctoral students to the support available from LIS. We will demonstrate the LIS web pages, which provide access to research evidence within the university, online, and outside the library’s collections. We will also show the wide range of help available in the form of guides and workshops. There will be a chance to start finding resources and set up a Refworks account.

DateTimeVenueBooking
Tuesday 19th October, 2021 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link
Thursday 24th February, 2022 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link

 

Literature Searching for Researchers

This workshop is for doctoral students to enhance their literature search techniques, across a selection of platforms including live demonstrations. We will look at how to use search histories and set alerts as part of developing a wider search strategy.

 

Date

Time

Venue

Booking

Friday 22nd October, 2021

10am - 11.30am

Online

Eventbrite Link

Friday 19th November, 2021

2pm - 3.30pm

Online

Eventbrite Link

Tues 15th February, 2022

10am - 11.30am

Online

Eventbrite Link

Friday 1st April, 2022

2pm - 3.30pm

Online

Eventbrite Link

Monday 6th June 2022

10am - 11.30am

Online

Eventbrite Link

 

Copyright for your thesis: keeping it legal

This workshop will introduce doctoral students to the basics of copyright and its application regarding your theses and its ultimate publication through WIRE. It will cover the law and your responsibilities as well as practical skills such as identifying copyright holders, the steps required to gain permission for material and the redaction process.

Date TimeVenueBooking Link
Monday 25th October 2021 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Thursday 31st March 2022 2pm - 3.30pm Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link

 

Raising your Research Impact & Profile

This workshop will help doctoral students to think about ways of raising their research profile and sharing their findings. It will look at the place of journal impact factors (Journal Citation Reports/Scimago) and how to understand scholarly impact indicators in citation indexes such as Scopus. It will highlight the importance of research identity services such as ORCiD and researcher profiles, plus a look at the use of social media tools to promote research.

 

DateTimeVenueBooking
 Monday 22nd November, 2021 2pm - 3.30pm  Online  Eventbrite Link
 Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link

 

Making your research open: Open Access and Open Research

This workshop will introduce doctoral students to the concept of open research, touching on open access, open data and open software. It will look at principles of gold and green open access publishing, such as APCs, publisher embargoes and licensing. It will also look at how funders may set conditions for open access and data, and highlight other routes for sharing research openly.

 

Finding and using open data and research

This session will introduce students to open data and open access resources; what’s out there, including datasets and raw data, how to find it and how to limit searches in databases to open access material. Finally, we will cover open licences, sharing your own data, and what you can legally do with open access material.

DateTimeVenueBooking
Thursday 16th December, 2021  2pm - 3.30pm  Online via Canvas  Eventbrite Link 
Tuesday 10th May 2022  10am - 11.30am  Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link 

 

Getting Started with Archival Research

This workshop will introduce students, especially those with little experience of archival research, to research best practice, both physical and on-line. It aims to equip them with some of the skills and knowledge that they will need to locate and access primary source materials for their projects. The focus is on expanding skills and knowledge in locating original source material, both manuscript and printed.

DateTimeVenueBooking
Monday 6th December, 2021 2pm - 3.30pm Online  Eventbrite Link 
Thursday 12th May, 2022 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link

 

Academic Writing: starting your thesis

This workshop is for doctoral students who are in the first year of their studies, or have not yet started writing their thesis. The session will introduce students to the basics of writing a thesis. It will cover the basic structure of the thesis, the different writing styles needed, as well as tips for starting the writing process. It will look at the importance of the literature review and demonstrate how students can find example theses in their subject.

DateTimeVenue Booking
Thursday 25th November, 2021 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Friday 1st April 2022 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link

 

Academic Writing: progressing with your thesis

This workshop is for doctoral students who have written a few chapters of their thesis. The session is for students who would like to improve their academic writing style, and learn to identify good and bad features in writing. It will also cover how to create structure, sustain an argument throughout a chapter and the thesis as a whole, as well as how to work signposting and metadiscourse into your writing.

DateTimeVenueBooking
Monday 29th November, 2021 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Monday 4th April, 2022 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link

 

Academic writing: finishing your thesis

This session will outline the ways in which you can get your thesis into the best possible shape before submitting. It will address how to check that the overall structure is coherent, how to ensure that the writing is of a high quality, and cover practical tasks to carry out in finalising your thesis. It will also consider what examiners look for in a thesis, and the submission process itself.

DateTimeVenueBooking
Tuesday 30th November, 2021 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 5th April, 2022 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link

 

Elsevier Regional Webinars

Solution  Webinar platform Title  Audience  Duration Date/Time (GMT+1 London) Register in advance for this webinar:
All Zoom Webinar How to get published in a scholarly journal: Top Tips from a Publisher

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
• Have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper.
• Choose the right journal to submit your paper to
• Understand the available Open Access options
• Have a clear idea about author rights and responsibilities
• Understand sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism and duplicate publishing.
• Understand how peer review works and how to respond to feedback
Postgraduate students, Academic staff, Researchers and Library- and Research staff 75min  5th November 2021,
10.00-11.15am
https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0V0-RceORIKCFyEu1OV9WQ
Scopus Zoom Webinar Top 5 tips for Scopus
Search smarter, find faster
These tips will help you get a good start on searching, refining and organizing your research on Scopus.
Postgraduate Students, Academic staff, Researchers and Library- and Research staff 45min 16th November 2021,
2.00-2.45pm
https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aA-SLinQRLiDzm6oufPwaQ
Scopus Zoom Webinar Scopus Yourself
Learn more about Scopus Author Profiles, how to identify experts or track who is citing your research
Postgraduate Students, Academic staff, Researchers and Library- and Research staff 30 min 17th November 2021,
2.00-2.30pm
https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OOXoubFrQ66EjgeO1ji1TQ
ScienceDirect Zoom Webinar Introduction to ScienceDirect: More than a full text platform
This webinar will cover the advantages of using ScienceDirect as a search platform, as well as useful features and tips and tricks to help you be more efficient in your research
Students, Academic staff, Researchers and Library- and Research staff 30 min 18th November 2021,
2.00-2.30pm
https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wYYgy6M3S1iqPsR4LTJYkw

 

Introducing Zetoc for researchers - tracking the latest articles and journal titles

8th November 2-2.45pm  

Presented by Suzanne Williams, Jisc.

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Zoom Webinars:

How to Write a Great Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Scholarly Journal You can now view this online session at your convenience.  

Recorded webinar:

https://elsevier.zoom.us/rec/share/h0ae0CwXwY9Rqhb7KWfblZG-v2xJLH-Og2yrZ0OsHB1PfSdOmNvr7dFLyecwypxp.FZpugtcAR2u-jJBE

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You will find the link to the slide deck and further guidance here: https://researcheracademy.elsevier.com/workshop/92019731-fcb5-45d0-be23-26c629c48f3e

 

Getting the most out of Scopus You can now view this online session at your convenience.

https://researcheracademy.elsevier.com/workshop/17e72b2a-2d7d-4118-b220-7087a13896c7

For those who attended, here is your workshop Code for your certificate of attendancePTBMEY

Recorded Webinarhttps://elsevier.zoom.us/rec/share/RR6vciq1wr1sQh095h60HK8_-VuBBffWwGSpid0cqObZk05mq_YCVV-Yn86WXWbw.8KkCj8p-4qHpjohG

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Understanding Research Metrics and Indicators in Scopus and using these responsibly You can now view this online session at your convenience.  

You will find the link to the slide deck and some further guidance here: https://researcheracademy.elsevier.com/workshop/c0dd44c7-9a94-4cef-a586-0f342f09bc69

Recorded Webinarhttps://elsevier.zoom.us/rec/share/0F_5kCAIFqgtMODrVs9Ga9aUyYbpZuygVarkAwlj3X2ikRcO2-vUITGOXRox8WqG.CR_EKJlm5PIqB8mX

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ScienceDirect - Improve the way you discover, read and share scholarly research - University of Wolverhampton

Recorded Webinarhttps://elsevier.zoom.us/rec/share/txlNUz3j9v1TQOUrhB7pqpuamC0pw9cdDmbwJPRZuHiOlrozrBrMWtArApc2m3uS.w2bypQ9rZbYXNzIt

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Submitting to high-impact journals: tips for your researchers [Recordings]

Would you like to provide your researchers with guidance on submitting to high-impact journals? Editors of The Lancet Rheumatology and Joule, Cell Press, share information on the publishing cycle, developing papers for submission and getting research noticed.

Learn how Lancet editors decide which papers to accept for publication  >

Must know tips for publishing in premium journals  >

 

How to Get Published with the IEEE

Learn how to become a published author with the IEEE and increase the visibility of your research.

Join IEEE Client Services Manager, Paul Henriques, for this insightful session. Discover how to select the appropriate journal or conference, what IEEE editors and reviewers look for, and how to use IEEE Xplore for an effective literature review. Paul will highlight the IEEE Author Center and other helpful resources available to IEEE authors.

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