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 …

Showcasing your blossoming research for REF 2018: introducing ORCIDs Read more »

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 …

Google as platform, Google as publisher? Read more »

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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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 …

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

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 …

Resolved: Researcher login to PURE temporarily unavailable Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Discovering reliable academic sources… by Pablo the Penguin Read more »