Research Support Workshops

abstract imageUNE Library’s Research Advisory and Engagement Services (RAES) will be holding a series of workshops covering a variety of topics across the research lifecycle, helping you to find and manage reference materials, select publishers, measure your impact and engagement, disseminate your work online, and manage your research data.

  • workshops will be throughout 2018 in the Dixson Library Training Lab.
  • dates listed below will be updated regularly when the class listings are renewed.

Post-graduate students, researchers, and academics from across all schools are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Research Data Management Planning

Thursday 1 November 2018, 2:00-3:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

Funding bodies, ethics clearance, and UNE University policy all feature requirements that are facilitated by creating a Research Data Management Plan (DMP). A DMP is a living document that assists researchers in considering and documenting decisions for the type and scale of the data your project will produce, the associated storage and preservation necessities, the sensitivity issues, and the administrative controls of ownership and access to research data. A complete and up-to-date DMP will assist research projects in communicating research data decisions to collaborators, funders, and publishers throughout the life of a research project. The Dixson Library will provide guidance on what research data management plans are, how to set one up, how to maintain one, and best practice tips for managing your research files.


Research Diaries

Thursday 8 November 2018, 12:00-12:30pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

In this session, Eleanor Colla from UNE Library will present what research diaries are and how you can use them to get the most out of your research project. Every research diary is different for every person — even for every research project. We will discuss potential content, formats, and lengths, as well as the benefits keeping a research diary will have on your project and your own experiences as a researcher.


Advanced EndNote for postgraduate

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 10:00-12:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

Advanced EndNote extends and expands our basics workshop for intermediate and advanced users at UNE. This session will explore advanced topics including syncing your library with EndNote Online, working with PDFs, unformatting citations (when combining thesis chapters) and a lot more!

Note: this is an advanced workshop. Students should have experience with EndNote and/or have attended the EndNote Basics session. Academics and professional staff are also welcome to attend.


Class repeated Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab


Literature reviews

Thursday 22 November 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Dixson Library Training

This session covers resources and advanced search techniques to help you write your literature review. Links and information on resources available at UNE and from other Australian universities will be provided. The differences between literature reviews and systematic reviews will be discussed. The practical component will include creating an account on the EBSCO platform, an example search using keywords and Boolean operators, and saving the search. This will give you robust strategies that can be repeated in a range of databases ensuring that you obtain the most relevant research for your literature review.


Strategic publishing

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 11:00am-12:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

Making your research impactful, engaging, and visible is greatly assisted by the choices you make for publishing. Does your intended publisher target the right audiences? Can you work be found easily? Does your intended publisher have proven past performance? The Dixson Library will provide advice on various aspects of strategic publishing including predatory publishing, open access and open data, database indexing, and journal rankings.


Online researcher profiles

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 11:00-12:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

A hands-on opportunity for researchers to create basic identifiers and profiles to quantify scholarly impact, make themselves ‘findable’ in an online world, share and find work beyond ‘publisher paywalls’, and facilitate connecting to others in the same field.


Advanced searching

Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:00-11:30am, Dixson Library Training Lab

Want to know how to get better search results? This workshop will cover creating search strategies, database searching, finding theses, finding quality articles, creating alerts, keeping track of your search strategies and results, and a lot more!


Engaging yourself and your research in non-traditional ways

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 2:00-3:00pm, Dixson Library Training Lab

A broad set of online profiling and engagement tools are available to researchers, but using them in a consistent and effective manner can seem like a steep learning curve. Mastering the basics of research profile tools can have a significant positive outcome for your research career. Dixson Library will take a look at a variety of online author profile apps that help researchers disseminate and discuss their work, communicate with the wider research community, and find potential collaboration partners.