What can you do in November to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to the calendar.

Week 1 (30 October – 3 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 6/11 10:00am Endnote N53 1.50 Nathan
Wed 8/11 10:00am Publishing during your PhD N53 1.49 Nathan
Thu 9/11 1:00pm Publishing during your PhD G10 2.04 Gold Coast

Week 3 (13 November – 17 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 14/11 10:00am Academic writing expectations at the HDR level G10 2.25 Gold Coast

Week 4 (20 November – 24 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 20/11 1:00pm Managing information resources and writing your literature review G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Tue 21/11 10:00am Managing information resources and writing your literature review N53 1.51 Nathan
Wed 22/11 1:00pm Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Thu 23/11 10:00am Endnote S02 3.13 South Bank

Week 5 (27 November – 1 December)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 28/11 9:30am Online research survey tool N53 1.49 Nathan

The benefits of Open Access: join the discussion

Have you heard of Open Access Week?

If so, you already know how marvellous this initiative it. However, if you haven’t, it’s time to get schooled!  Open Access Week is an opportunity for you to learn about the potential benefits of open access, share what you’ve learned with colleagues, and to help to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Of course, you want to know more. To celebrate Open Access Week, Griffith Library is hosting a panel discussion. It will focus on the 2017 theme, “Open in order to…”

Now, if you’re thinking ‘in order to what?’, then you obviously have to come along – as we’ve prepared a panel of experts to answer this question for you.

They’ll discuss their experience in open research, explore what tangible actions Griffith academics and HDR candidates can take to enhance their research and deliver social dividends, and examine how we can balance this with our research performance in ranking schemas.

You’ll also be invited to join the discussion too, as we want to hear your views and insight (hey, Griffith hired you for more than just your good looks!).

When
Thursday 26 October 2017  |  11:00am – 12:30pm

Refreshments to follow

Where
Environment 1 (N55), Lecture Theatre 0.06, Nathan Campus
Videoconference: Science Engineering and Architecture (G39), Room 4.27, Gold Coast campus
Videoconference: Webb Centre (S02), Room 7.16, South Bank campus

RSVP
Register here. Registration is essential and will close on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Check out the full event website for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Remember to get involved in the conversation using #OAWeek.

 

 


More events to celebrate Open Access week. 

Other universities are jumping on board to celebrate too. We’ve listed some below but you can check out all the events on the Open Access website.

Open Educational Resources: Open in order to… transform education

  • Wednesday 25 October 2017, 8:15am – 10:00am
  • The Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg 14), UQ, St Lucia
  • Register now

Open Access Week 2017 webinar presented by SPARC’s Heather Joseph

The Power of Open: International policy and practice

  • Friday 27 October 2017, 10am – 11:30am
  • Z-1064 (The Gibson Room), QUT, Gardens Point
  • Register now

Be visible, be open: Strategic publishing for impact 

Interactive workshops for Griffith academics, HDR, researchers only

  • Register: Wednesday 25 October 2017, 1:00pm -2:30pm, Nathan campus
  • Register: Friday 27 October 2017, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Gold Coast campus

 


Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education

You’re always switched on!

As a Griffith academic, you are ahead of the curve with relevant news, information and trends in higher education.

But, just in case you sometimes fall behind the eight ball, we’ve got you covered.

Griffith University Library provides you with unlimited, premium access to the entire Chronicle of Higher Education, including:

  • daily news and advice columns
  • in-depth articles about current issues faced by universities
  • an archive of previously published content
  • vibrant discussion forums
  • career-building tools such as online CV management
  • data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries
  • a huge range of e-newsletters.

You can access the The Chronicle of Higher Education from any location, any device, any time. Simply, create a free account and login to access premium content:

  1. Go to www.chronicle.com
  2. Click on ‘Log In’ in the top right corner
  3. Click on ‘Create an Account’
  4. Use your Griffith email address and choose a password

Happy browsing.


What can you do in October to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to the calendar.

Student vacation week 1 (16 October – 20 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 19/10 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan
Fri 20/10 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast

Student vacation week 2 (23 October – 27 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 23/10 1:00pm Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Tue 24/10 1:00pm Academic writing expectations at the HDR level N53 1.51 Nathan


Access primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences

Are you a social sciences or humanities researcher? Read on!

We’re sure you know: primary sources are important for research. They provide direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art.

To assist with your research, over time, Griffith Library has acquired digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. These include:

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal
Digitally access unique and rare 18th century journals. Eighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, and illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life.

Mass Observation Sections I, II. III, IV
Mass Observation Online covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years.

Empire Online
Empire online has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.

Slavery, Abolition and Justice 1490-2007
Access digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript materials relevant to trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition, as well as materials relating to slavery today, desegregation and social justice. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition and legislation. The facsimile documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field. You’ll also find case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.


8,900 new ebooks available from Springer


Calling all engineering, computer science, medicine and, biomedical and life science gurus! You can now access even more comprehensive bodies of scientific, medical and technical research documentation.

Our Scholarly Resource Services have recently enabled access to over 8 900 titles published from 2015 to 2017 in the following Springer Collections:

  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Medicine

You can check out ebooks on robotics, cancer nanotheranostics, earthquake/tsunami engineering, gamification, self-aware computing systems, nanotechnology, and so much more. I can feel my IQ increasing just reading the titles!

To access these, simply:

  • Jump onto the library website
  • Click inside the library catalogue, to filter the search to books on the left hand side, and then electronic only from the drop down menu
  • Type in your search terms in the main text field. Use the keywords “springer”, and one of the collection names names listed above, for example “engineering” and start browsing.

Now you’re ready to start reading!


What can you do in September to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to the calendar.

Week 10 (4 September – 8 September)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 7/9 1:00pm Managing your research data N53 1.49 Nathan

Week 11 (11 September – 15 September)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 12/9 1:00pm Editing your writing N53 1.51 Nathan
Wed 13/9 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Fri 15/9 10:00am Endnote N53 1.50 Nathan

Week 12 (18 September – 22 September)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 19/9 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan
Wed 20/9 1:00pm  Editing your writing G10 2.25 Gold Coast

Week 13 (25 September – 29 September)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 25/9 10:00am Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Wed 27/9 1:00pm Improving writing quality before submission N53 1.51 Nathan