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Workshops and seminars

Library training and resources workshops

The Library offers a range of workshops as part of the Deakin University HDR training program. These workshops are targeted to meet the interests and needs of University researchers, and higher degree by research students. Bookings are essential

2015 Library HDR Training Program

Alternatively, download the latest HDR workshop program from Training and workshops.

Currently offered Library workshops are listed below.

Information discovery and management

Information discovery and management (90 minutes)

This workshop will assist you to develop comprehensive and systematic approaches for searching, documenting and managing your research. You will be introduced to key information sources and search tools available from the Library, including journal collections and theses and dissertation databases. You will also learn how to keep your research up-to-date with newly published literature by setting up search alerts and RSS feeds.

Workshop prerequisites: Prior to the workshop, we recommend you:

Tracking authors and papers

Tracking authors and papers (60 minutes)

This workshop will assist you to focus your literature search by using citation databases to track key authors, papers and research ideas in your fields of interest. You will learn how to follow a line of research from a known piece of literature; find key research papers following citation counts and 'cited by' information; and keep informed of who is researching and being cited in your research areas.

Workshop prerequisites:

Managing references and sources

Managing references and sources (90 minutes)

This workshop will introduce you to reference management tools and techniques which will assist you to collect, organize and manage resources for your research. The workshop will help to get you started with EndNote, the industry standard for reference management software. Topics include creating an EndNote Library, selecting referencing styles, adding references, importing citations, attaching files, using Cite While You Write in Word and basic editing of an in-text reference. We will also refer to cloud-based management products, e.g., Zotero and Mendeley, to assist you to select the most appropriate tool for your research needs.

Workshop prerequisites: Prior to participating in the workshop, please:

  • download and install EndNote. Instructions for installing EndNote X7 or upgrading from EndNote X6 are available from the EndNote Library Resource Guide
  • explore introductory features of EndNote, including setting up and adding references to an EndNote library. See the EndNote Library Resource Guide for more information.
  • visit the library research webpages for more information and resources on reference management tools

Data management

Data management (90 minutes - presented by the Dean of Research Training and the Director of eResearch)

If you're likely to use, collect or produce data during your research - this workshop is designed for you. You will be introduced to principles and tools to manage research data, including Research Data Footprints to help you create a data management plan.

Interactive questions will help you to consider the practical aspects of managing data. Building your awareness of data ownership, and how best to obtain, describe, store and share it.

Workshop prerequisites:

Publishing your research

Publishing your research (60 minutes, co-presented with the Dean of Research Training)

This presentation will discuss the importance of publishing your research results. The library will outline types of publication and digital repositories and their implications for copyright and your thesis. The session will also outline arguments for and against presenting your thesis as a collection of publications.

Where to publish? Quality, reputation and impact

Where to publish? Quality, reputation and impact (60 minutes)

This workshop is designed to introduce you to scholarly publishing issues and opportunities, and to assist you to develop strategic and effective publishing strategies. Topics covered include copyright and managing your rights as an author, open access publishing and methods of evaluating the quality of scholarly publication. You will also be introduced to Deakin Research Online, the university's research repository which provides access to Deakin's research output.

Workshop prerequisites:

The connected researcher

The connected researcher (60 minutes)

This session focuses on developing and managing an online presence using social media, YouTube, blogs and tweets for professional purposes. It provides an overview of ways to increase the discoverability and impact of your research, and share your research responsibly using academic networking sites.

We encourage people interested in means of showcasing research outputs to also consider attending Where to Publish? Quality, reputation and impact.

Tailor made workshops

Tailor made workshops

Can't see a workshop that suits your needs? Let your Liaison or Research Librarian know and we can work with you to design a workshop targeted to the needs of your group or audience.

Contact your Liaison or Research Librarian to discuss training needs of your group, or request a tailor-made workshop or seminar.

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