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Friday, 30 October 2009

November edition of Take Five


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November Edition of Take Five

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact the Information Service at ScHARR Library by email scharrlib@shef.ac.uk or phone 0114 2225420

Latest Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

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Latest edition of Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact The Information Service @ ScHARR Library on 0114 2225420 or by email scharrlib@shef.ac.uk

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Recommended Website of the Month - Mendeley



Posted by Andy

Describing itself as the iTunes of reference management, Mendeley is a free research management tool for desktop and the Web. In fact it has created that much of a stir that the Guardian have documented its existence.

Working along the same lines as similar free reference management tools, CiteuLike, Connotea and Zotero, Mendeley lets you explore research trends and connect to other academics in your discipline.

Just like its contemporaries, it comes fitted with everything the modern researcher would want in the wonderful world of Web 2.0. You can find new research, collaborate with other researchers who share your interests, sort and organise your own research library, and much more. With a quick download you can sync your references across more than one PC, and that's where there's a difference between that and others like Connotea and Citeulike, which are totally Web-based. You can import and export from EndNote and easily add papers found in a number of popular services.

Just glancing at some of the other capabilities of Mendeley are enough to entice you to try it out.

Annotate PDFs

Generate Bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice

Gather papers from everywhere

Build your network of fellow researchers

Explore research trends and statistics

The creators of Mendeley are funded by some of the people behind Skype and Last.fm, and Warner Music. Quite interestingly according to Mendeley’s statistics, there are more than 4.5 million articles added and downloadable.

If you want to know more, visit the Mendeley site or read The Guardian article here.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Latest Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes


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Post by Anna

Latest edition of Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.cantrell@sheffield.ac.uk

Monday, 12 October 2009

The London Paper Library



Posted by Andy

I stumbled on this interesting concept on the Howie's clothing website. Very similar to the Book Crossing idea where people exchange read and unwanted books with strangers in designated places across hundreds of cities. You can visit the London Paper Library here.

October edition of Take Five

October edition of Take Five


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Post by Anna

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell by email a.j.cantrell@sheffield.ac.uk or phone 0114 2220894

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Ciao for now...

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Well, as much as I love my job and the IR group dearly, it is with utter euphoria that I took my leave as of lunchtime today to start my maternity leave. The baby is due on Bonfire Night so with luck it will get to see some fireworks before it is even a day old- though we'll hold back on the sparklers and toffee apples until next year... I'll miss all my friends in IR so much, but I know the time will fly and before I know it, it will be August 2010 and I'll be back with a bang! For now, wish me luck, a mild-mannered baby (I can dream...) and a nice rest before the 5th rolls round!

C

posted by Claire Beecroft on 8/10/09

Friday, 2 October 2009

NEW: Research Funding Update Fellowships and Studentships


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Post by Anna

Latest edition of Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.cantrell@sheffield.ac.uk