Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Researcher 'Lunchtime' Sessions in the Library

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If you're a HDR or an academic wanting to develop your information seeking skills for your research this semester, well we have series of 'lunchtime' sessions coming up that will be perfect for you.

Sessions will be held in the Octagon training room on the ground floor of the Main Library and will go for approximately 45 minutes.

If you would like to attend one of these brief sessions please email David Honeyman (dhoneyma@bond.edu.au) to confirm your place.

EndNote Demonstration - 12pm, Thursday 16th February
This demonstration provides an introduction to how EndNote may be used to manage your references and create in-text citations and bibliographies. Additional follow-up sessions can be arranged with your Liaison Librarian on setting up your EndNote library, using EndNote in conjunction with Word, importing from Library databases, and customising your EndNote library for use with AGLC3 (essential for the Faculty of Law).

Searching for a literature review - 12pm, Tuesday 21st February
Searching for a literature review involves identifying key publications in the literature of a particular field. This session will help you identify appropriate academic resources to search, and also outline techniques such as using subject headings, citation links, and advanced search methods to find relevant works.

Cited reference searching - 12pm, Tuesday 28th February
Using the power of cited reference searching to discover related works, patterns of influence and co-citation that are not accessible in conventional searching.

Keeping on top of your field: Managing information for current awareness - 12pm, Tuesday 6th March
Take advantage of the many services provided by publishers and databases to keep you informed of the latest research. Save time and effort by having the most recently published information and search results sent to you.

Where to publish? Identifying and evaluating journals and conferences - 12pm, Tuesday 20th March
How do I tell if a journal is peer-reviewed? What are the journals and conferences in this field? How do they rank and what is their impact factor? Explore some of the tools available through the Library that can aid the evaluation process.

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