Tag: research

Historical gleanings on Government House

Ever wondered how there was room for such a spacious library with park surrounding it in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Portsmouth? The answer might surprise you… 

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Calling all academics using social media: the NCCPE needs you!

Are you a member of academic staff enthusiastically engaging with social media to promote your research?  The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement are looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public using social media and they

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Resolved: Researcher login to PURE temporarily unavailable

Update 23.01.18 – PURE is working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. We have received notification that PURE users are unable to connect to the system.  Information Services are currently investigating the problem and will advise when users are

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CCI referencing & research drop-in clinics (16-19 January)

Join Greta Friggens for the CCI Referencing & research drop-in clinics starting running Tuesday to Friday (16-19 January) from 2-4 pm in Library Seminar Room 1 (Room 0.25).  Bring your problem assignments and get expert help both finding the information

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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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