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Information for Researchers

This page provides access to an extensive selection of resources and services available to the DCU research community (see tabs below).
Our team of Subject Librarians work closely with all research staff and students and can:

  

  • Meet you individually to advise on the best resources available to support your research needs
  • Provide guidance on the use of the library's research databases, information management tools and services
  • Provide tailored workshops for research staff and groups
  • Provide support for research grant proposals including, costing information resources and help compiling citation data
  • Assist you to find quality journals in which to publish
  • Ensure your research publications gain maximum impact through the archiving of papers in DORAS (DCU's open access institutional repository)

Graduate Training

DCU Library and the Graduate Studies Office offer Library training for all new PhD and research masters students. These sessions generally run in late November.

DCU Library Graduate Training Programme 2019

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019
    Meet & Greet with your Subject Librarian @ 11.00- 11.30  - Postgraduate Research & Training Suite; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    Come along and enjoy some refreshments and the opportunity to meet your Subject Librarian to find out how they can support you at key stages during your research studies at DCU.
    Literature Searching 1: Search Planning, Strategies and Tips @ 11.30-12.30 - Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    Preparation and planning is essential when conducting a comprehensive review of the literature.  This workshop will provide expert advice and guidance on the techniques and approaches to systematically searching the literature when conducting a literature review.

  • Thursday 21st November 2019
    Sage Research Methods @12.00-12.45 - Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works and journal articles by world leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.
    This session will introduce you to SAGE Research Methods including a live platform demonstration with opportunity for feedback and questions. We're curious to hear how you would use SAGE RM for your own research practice.
    Managing Information with Zotero @ 13.00 -13.30 -Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    This workshop will introduce you to Zotero, an open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the various word processors.

  • Monday 25th November 2019
    Communicating your research @14.00 -14.45 -Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    This session will introduce some tips and techniques to increase the visibility and accessibility of your research outputs, to get the best research impact from your work. Topics include open access, assessing journal quality, and author disambiguation.
    Strategies for research promotion @ 15.00-15.30 - Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    Optimising the discoverability of your research on the internet is a great way to enhance its visibility, citation rate, and impact. This presentation will discuss how online networks and social media platforms can be used to boost the profile of your research.

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019
    Literature searching 2: Using citation databases to track research @ 12.00 - 13.00 - Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    This workshop will provide an overview of the main databases available to help track research and conduct a review of the literature across all disciplines. It will focus on two key multi-disciplinary citation databases (Web of Science and Scopus) and demonstrate the techniques required to use them effectively.
    Managing information with Zotero @ 13.00 -13.30 - Training Room 1; O'Reilly Library Glasnevin Campus
    This workshop will introduce you to Zotero, an open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the various word processors.

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