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
2014 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.
- Prior to participating in the workshop, you are encouraged to attend the Information Discovery and Management workshop, or to be familiar with literature search techniques
Stay up to date with new research
Stay up to date with new research self-paced tutorials available online
These tutorials will help keep you informed of newly published research in your area using RSS feeds and alerting services. They also focus on the latest Library tools and services to enable fast access to documents for your research. They are designed to enable you to:
- create alerts in a range of databases, easily delivered to your email, RSS reader or favourite web portal
- use up-to-date methods for obtaining documents and resources available through Deakin University Library including WebBridge and FIND IT @ DEAKIN links to journal articles
- install the LibX web browser plug-in that allows you to search the Deakin Library catalogue while browsing the web
- use BONUS+, Interlibrary Loans and reciprocal library borrowing services to access information resources worldwide
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
This workshop seminar is designed to assist research students and researchers to make informed decision about managing their data. The session will focus on questions for researchers' to consider which cover the importance and value of managing data such as practical aspects of obtaining, describing, storing and sharing data. The workshop will also cover other considerations including data ownership and IP. Participants will also be introduced to useful resources, including Deakin's Research Data Footprints tool which assists researchers to create a data management plan.
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.
- Prior to participating the workshop, you are encouraged to review the Library's Get Published webpage
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.