Training and support

The Library Research Team offers training and support on resources and tools to support your research. We can provide training on a one-to-one basis, as well as bespoke workshops and briefings developed for Schools, Divisions and Research Groups, or cohorts of postgraduate research students.

Details of library workshops offered through the Researcher Development Framework are included in the tables below. The Researcher Development brochure contains the dates of available sessions and instructions on how to book a place.

If you require training or support not covered by the workshops presented here, you can contact your Research Support Librarian to discuss your training and support requirements, or to make an appointment for individual help.


Getting started with your literature review: finding information and keeping up to date

This workshop introduces you to the elements of a literature review, how to find resources, and keep up to date with developments in your research field. Opportunities to practise your search skills are included in the workshop.

Sub-domains A1, A2 and B2 of the Vitae RDF* are supported.


Managing your references

This workshop outlines the importance of referencing and introduces you to RefWorks and Mendeley. It will help you make an informed decision on the most appropriate reference management package for your research needs as you will be able to try out the key features of both referencing systems.

Sub-domains A2, and B2 of the Vitae RDF* are supported.


Publishing your research for optimal visibility and maximum citation impact

This session provides guidance on what to consider when deciding where to publish; promoting your research outputs; improving your potential for citation; and interpreting citation metrics to demonstrate the academic impact of your publications. It also includes tips on how to identify a potential publisher for monographs, and the use of alternative metrics to capture where your research is being mentioned.

This is aimed at staff and PGR students who have published or are in the process of publishing their research.

Sub-domains B2, B3, D2 and D3 of the Vitae RDF* and the NTU citation improvement strategy are supported.


Open access and open data: ensuring compliance with funder policies and the REF

This session will make you aware of your open access obligations for publications and data around REF eligibility, funder requirements, and NTU mandates, and will provide the opportunity to develop a research data plan. It includes an introduction to the institutional repository (IRep), which provides the platform for open access at NTU.

Sub-domains C1, D2 and D3 of the Vitae RDF* are supported.


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