Tag: research

Showcasing your blossoming research for REF 2018: introducing ORCIDs

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment approaches once again.  Research England has strongly recommended anyone submitting to the REF in 2018 to have their own Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID).  If you want more information on setting up and

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Google as platform, Google as publisher?

Among the many things Google is involved in at the moment is the controversial new e-journal Distill, a product of its the Distill Working Group.  Operated at a distance as a peer-reviewed academic journal in the area of artificial intelligence, questions

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Put your PhD on another open access pedestal

Polishing off your PhD?  As well as submitting your thesis to the University’s open access Research Portal and the British Library’s digitisation scheme EThOS, you can now archive your thesis online at the Thesis Commons, providing yet another platform indexed

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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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