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When scientific study isn’t all that scientific… by Pablo the Penguin

This week I’ve found out a lot about “fake news”. I suppose this would be the popular term for it anyway. What I found out was that what appears to be fact when someone writes about it convincingly can turn

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Discovering reliable academic sources… by Pablo the Penguin

I’ve been taking my research much more seriously lately. It’s time I made some progress – I can’t let Pip keep rampaging through the Library like this for much longer, it’s far too distracting for the poor students! After the

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First steps in research – by Pablo the Penguin

Being a Library Penguin, I thought I knew all about finding information. This week though, while I’ve been looking for help with the “Giant Pip” problem, I’ve realised that although I can waddle among the shelves and look at the

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Beyond Google

“Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism. It’s time to stop them.” ~ Zephyr Teachout Is there anything Google cannot do?  Is there anything Google soon will not decide it should not do?  By the time you rule the world,

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Library staff workshop: SciVal for academic staff

Dr Matt Walker (Elsevier) will lead workshops on 14 September 2017 exclusively for academic staff at the University of Portsmouth on the effective use of Elsevier’s SciVal research intelligence tool. He will cover the responsible use of metrics and best practice for

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Artstor Digital Library citations: save them or lose them (over the summer)!

Do you have any citations saved in Artstor Digital Library that you will need over the summer?  If so, please save them before the end of the month.  When Artstor begins its migration to its new platform on 1 June 2017, you will lose

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Platforms from which to launch your research career

Did you know that our video library of research methods from Sage, Sage Research Methods, includes videos explaining how to use social media and other online tools to increase the visibility and impact of your research publications? Next time you want to

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Out with the old: Parade gives way to Pure

With the transfer of PhD theses from Parade to the new Research Portal, the old Parade website is due to be discontinued later this year.  Set up around 10 years ago, Parade was once the main publication store for the University.  Our

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Research without limits: reading things the Library does not stock

If you find something you really want, even if we don’t hold it in the library in print or online you can very often still get it, and quickly.  Click “Read more” for our guide to getting your hands on materials

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One for the researchers: introducing SciVal

Calling all researchers: find out how to use SciVal, Scopus and Web of Science to help your research. You can find out more about SciVal in particular at the Understanding bibliometric data workshop of the Researcher Development Programme: book now for the 2

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