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Training and guides for researchers

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 Training courses

If you are a new member of academic staff, your Subject Librarian will contact you to arrange a one-to-one training session tailored around your research interests. 

insrvEducation runs a series of IT training courses.

Training for staff and postgraduate research students from the Health professions is also available in the Health Library, covering subjects including effective searching, information skills and social media.

IT Services and the University Library Service also offers training via the University Graduate College and the Staff Development Programmes from Human Resources.

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 Self-help guides

A wide range of self-help guides, videos, online tutorials and FAQs are available. Topics covered include: 

The University has published guidance on Managing Research Records and Data.

Postgraduate researchers in healthcare who are beginning a systematic review may find this guide on Beginning a Systematic Review of the Healthcare Literature from SURE helpful.

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 Online tutorials

INTUTE's Virtual Training Suite provides free Internet tutorials to help you learn how to get the best from the Web for your education and research.

MANTRA: Research Data Management Training is a free practical online tutorial designed for PhD students and early career researchers to assist with research data management.

PhD on Track is a resource for new PhD students which can help you learn more about conducting an effective literature search, managing your references, publishing your research and how the impact of research is measured using bibliometrics.

MyRI is an open access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awareness - MyRI includes a free online tutorial introducing bibliometrics, journal rankings and how bibliometrics can support your career and research strategy.

Elsevier Publishing Campus is a free online training platform from the publishing company Elsevier offering lectures, interactive training and advice. The platform focuses on resources to help you get your research published but also contains resources on networking, career planning and current awareness.

Digital Identity Health Check for Academics from Piirus - this free guide highlights the benefits of having an online profile as a researcher and takes you through some simple steps to ‘health check’ your own online presence and provides tips on improving the visibility of yourself and your research. Piirus is managed by the University of Warwick aims to help researchers make contacts and find research collaborators.

How to get the best from Google Scholar: 5 top tips is a video tutorial from Cardiff University - tips include how to set up access to Cardiff ejournals from Google Scholar searches and how to import results into EndNote.