Researcher @Library Training for Graduate Students and Researchers

The University Library provides a range of workshops to help researchers develop their library research skills. Workshops cover topics ranging from literature searching and managing your references and data to publishing strategically and tracking impact.

NB: Workshops marked 'UpSkills' are open only to graduate researchers (PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research students). All other Researcher@Library workshops are open to all graduate students and staff.

Upcoming sessions:

The library:  your research link to the sciences and engineering (for graduate students)
Mon 20/02 @ 3:15pm-4:15pm
PAR-Elec. Engineering-108 (Greenwood Theatre)
Meet your liaison librarians, discover key resources and learn how to structure successful search strategies for locating quality information for your research project. The session also introduces effective techniques for managing your information and how to keep your literature search up-to-date by using time-saving features.

The library:  your research link to the sciences and engineering (for graduate students)
Mon 20/02 @ 3:15pm-4:15pm
PAR-Elec. Engineering-108 (Greenwood Theatre)
Meet your liaison librarians, discover key resources and learn how to structure successful search strategies for locating quality information for your research project. The session also introduces effective techniques for managing your information and how to keep your literature search up-to-date by using time-saving features.

The library:  your research link to the arts, education and social sciences (for graduate students)
Wed  22/02  @ 3:15pm-4:15pm
PAR-ERC-132 (Charles Pearson Theatre)
Meet your liaison librarians, discover key resources and learn how to structure successful search strategies for locating quality information for your research project. The session also introduces effective techniques for managing your information and how to keep your literature search up-to-date by using time-saving features.

The library:  your research link to the bio-sciences, medicine and health (for graduate students)
Wed 22/02 @3:15pm-4:15pm
PAR-Medical-W312 (ESJ King Theatre)

Visualise your data for HASS: Information session and workshop
Wednesday, 15th March @ 1:00 - 3:30pm
Arts-West Building, Digital Studio (level 3)
An introductory session for HASS researchers in communicating elements of research as visualisations. The session includes decision making, demonstration of easy to use tools, and hands-on experience. BYO device. book here

Searching the Literature

Searching the Literature – Discipline Specific

Systematic Review Miniseries

Reference Management

Reference Management – Discipline Specific

Data Visualisation

Research Data Management

Researcher Profiles, Strategic Publishing & Research Impact

Altmetric for Institutions Workshop
Tuesday 7th February 11.00-12.00 Baillieu Library, eLearning Studio #1.

For researchers and research administrators, this workshop will teach you how to use Altmetric for Institutions to identify, track and report online attention to research outputs via Twitter, Facebook, news outlets, Weibo, Mendeley and more. The workshop will be useful for anyone interested in understanding the reach and impact of research, or who report to funders on their own or others research engagement in broader society.  The workshop will cover:

*          Who’s talking about your research?  Where are they? And what are they saying?

*          How to save workspaces, set up alerts and export data

For more information and to register: http://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=g1000403~S30

Upskills:

Other online information can be found at:

  • UpSkills: Open Access Thesis Requirements – Early Planning Advice[URL TBC]
  • UpSkills: Open Access Thesis Requirements – Critical Issues for Submission[URL TBC]

Microsoft Office, Adobe & Google Apps

  • Pick It Up Online - online training resource for University of Melbourne students and staff
  • Office 365 - online training resource for University of Melbourne students and staff

How to register

  1. Click the link for the session you are interested in.
  2. Click the 'Register' link to the right of the session date/time and location you prefer.
  3. Log in using your University of Melbourne username and password.

NB: Some sessions are only open to students of a certain level of study or from particular faculties. See session notes for eligibility details.

View Your Registrations

  1. Log in to your Library Account via the 'Login to your Library borrowing record' link on the library homepage.

Cancel a registration

  1. Log in to your Library Account via the  'Login to your Library borrowing record' link on the Library homepage.
  2. Click the 'Program currently registered' link.
  3. Select the session you wish to cancel, then click the 'Cancel selected items' link.

If you cancel your registration:

  • You can register for another session with the same title, and
  • You will allow people on Waitlists to attend.

Waitlists

Waitlists operate for popular sessions. If you are on a Waitlist, you will automatically receive a place if one becomes available.

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