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Friday, 28 January 2011

Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

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Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Best Wishes

 Posted by Anthea

Our thoughts go out to our colleagues in Australia, particularly those in Queensland and Victoria. where many have been affected by floods. ScHARR Information Resources have links with ALIA (the Australian Library and Information Association) as our FOLIOz project provides e-learning courses for ALIA members and other library and information professionals in Australia and New Zealand. The ALIA website provides more details of disaster recovery, including lists of libraries in the affected areas.

Monday, 24 January 2011

ScHARR Library Bite Size #4 Pubget and Google Scholar - Wednesday 26th January @ Eric Wilkes Room

Number 4 in the ScHARR Library Bite size sessions is next Wednesday 26th January in the Eric Wilkes Room at 2.30pm

#4 Pubget and Google Scholar


Great online resources for tracking down research articles.


Why Pubget? Wherefore Google Scholar? 


Accessing research output online is great but how do you reach beyond the journal subscriptions of your institution?

In this session, we will show you how to scour the internet effectively for full-text journal content using just two simple tools.

As always with this short informal mid-afternoon session, bite size cakes will be available, just bring your coffee/tea/warm milk with you.

Friday, 21 January 2011

It's a write-off!

 
                                   Image courtesy of Claire Beecroft
 
Its been ‘Writing Week’ here at ScHARR Towers, and so it 
seems only right to give you all the low-down on what IR 
staff have been squirreling away at over the last 5 days:

Anthea has been working on a paper with Andrew on 
leadership skills of health library and information managers. 
She’s also been working with Andy and Louise on a Mendeley 
paper, with  Andrew and Pippa on an EBLIP paper and with 
Andy and Andrew on an e-learning and Web 2.0 paper.

Ruth has carried out additional searches for the Telemonitoring project and has written a section of a paper for the Patient and Public Involvement project.

Helen has  been working mainly on an article about learning styles for HILJ’s "Learning and teaching in Action" feature, also an article for HILJ on the use of Library Thing in Core Collection bibliographies, and had discussions about two possible methods papers inspired by PHCC work.

Andy has been working on a paper with Anthea Sutton and Louise Guillaume investigating the capabilities of the free on-line reference management tool  Mendeley and a paper based on his Masters dissertation looking at health information for sufferers of anxiety and panic disorders .He’s finished off most of the text for the portal/start page research along with Claire Beecroft and Anna Cantrell and has passed on a very rough draft of a potential paper taken from his NIHR Fellowship application looking at Web 2.0 use within the NHS. 

Claire has finished her contribution to the portal paper with 
Anna and Andy and has written the structure and some 
content for a paper on IRISS, to be finished in the next writing 
week. 

Pippa has written the Evaluation report for FOLIOz 
EBLIP-Gloss and started on her section for a paper with 
Anthea and Andrew about using Evidence Based Practice to 
answer 'burning questions'.

Angie has been working on a draft of a paper about the 
‘Health Utilities Database’ with Pippa.

Suzy has been working on her PhD, and poor Anna has been 
on jury service!

So, busy, busy, busy, as per....

Friday, 14 January 2011

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

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Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

January edition of Take Five

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

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

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Friday, 7 January 2011

ScHARR Library Bite Size #3 RSS for Research - Wednesday 12th January @ Eric Wilkes Room


Posted by Andy

Number 3 in the ScHARR Library Bite size sessions is next Wednesday 12th January in the Eric Wilkes Room at 2.30pm

#3 RSS for Research

In my opinion, the most under-used and powerful tool a person could     employ to stay in touch with current research, information and interests.

What is RSS?
Rich site summary or really simple syndication - I prefer the latter.

Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS


RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, not needing to join each site's email newsletter, in addition can keep your inbox free of countless journal and newsletter updates. It can take the pressure off reading emails and act as an information overload buffer.
For more information go to: http://www.whatisrss.com/

In this session, I will show you the many uses of RSS, from Pubmed searches to personal         start pages, from RSS in your inbox to subscribing to podcasts; how to use it effectively and why it could change your life :-)

As always with this short informal mid-afternoon session, bite size cakes will be available, just bring your coffee/tea/warm milk with you.






A chilly new year at ScHARR Towers...

                                                             Photo courtesy of Claire Beecroft

Hello? Hello? (taps mic) Anyone out there? As you can see, its a snowy start to the new year here at ScHARR Towers, but that doesn't stop the relentless tide of health information, so we'll just keep on surfing it! Happy New Year to you all!

Posted by Claire