Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Prezi- the love affair continues...

Image of Claire Beecroft's Prezi on 'The role of literature in reviews' by Claire Beecroft

This month marks the first online-only issue of CILIP's Multi Media Information Technology (MMIT) Group's Journal. Obviously this would be blog-worthy enough, but it also features an article on the online presentation tool Prezi, by IR's very own Claire Beecroft. And she only submitted her piece because IRs very own Andy Tattersall has recently had his own article published in MMIT on reference management social-networking tool Mendeley! Phew, we scarcely pause for breath around here!

Posted by Claire

Friday, 24 February 2012

LATEST 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

Take Five - February 2012

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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.

You can view it here

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

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

ScHARR Bite Size For Research #21 : REF on the Frontline - February 23rd - 2.30 Pemberton Lecture Room

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The next ScHARR Bite Size session is this coming Thursday, 23rd February at 2.30 pm.

REF on the Frontline

Andrew Booth (ScHARR's Director of Information)

Hardly a week goes by without some mention of the REF. But what does it mean for the researcher on the frontline? This session will cut through the mountains of guidance to provide Bitesized tips and tricks for REF success. What is a good REF paper? How can I play the citation game? How can I achieve impact? How can I exploit REF for academic success? This session will provide practical demonstrations of successful REF tactics.

This session will be of value to all Academic and Research staff, particularly those Grade 8 or above. 

As always we will provide nice cakes to go with your mid afternoon beverage.

If you want to stay informed about Bite Size - why not add it to your own calendar - simply add to your list of calendars.

If you want to know what ScHARR Bite Size is - watch this video: 

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

LATEST 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

Thursday, 9 February 2012

ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching #19 - PebblePad - Wednesday 15th February - 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room

 Posted by Andy

The next ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching #19 is on Wednesday 15th February.


Sarah Watkinson and Professor Ian Douglas
Eric Wilkes Room

A brief overview of the new PebblePad software from a PGR supervisor's perspective. Students are now expected to keep an electronic e-portfolio, Training Needs Analysis and Development Plan. This session will show you how to view your student's documents and also introduce you to completing supervisory report forms via the software.

As always, there will be Bite Size cakes available :-)

Who is this Bite Size for:
All teaching and teaching support staff.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New book by ScHARR authors!

Need help with your literature review?  You know you're more than welcome to visit us in the library for one-to-one training but here's something you can take home and read at your leisure.  AND it's written by three of our esteemed colleagues at ScHARR, namely Andrew Booth, Diana Papaioannou and Anthea Sutton!

"Reviewing the literature is an essential part of every research project. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of approaching your literature review systematically, applying systematic principles to a wide range of literature review types. Through numerous examples, case studies and exercises, the book covers often neglected areas of literature review such as concept analysis, scoping and mapping." (SAGE)

If you're interested, it can be purchased at the very reasonable price of £22.99 (bargain!) or it can be borrowed from your favourite local library (1st floor, Regent Court) and is shelved at H 62 (Sys).  Go on.... you know you want to.

Posted by Sonia
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