Workshop: Preparing Bids for Small Grants

Aims of the workshop:

This workshop supports all staff who wish to develop their skills at preparing small bids. However, this event is specifically aimed at staff who wish to apply for the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund (deadline: 22 September).

Day 1: Monday, 8 September, 10.00 to 12.00, Cottesbrooke 303

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Get out your cameras… or pencils! Images of Research is back

IoR strip short

Some images from IoR 2013

Images of Research is back! So charge up your cameras, or dust off your sketchbooks, and come up with an image which captures the essence of your research in a visual, artistic or photographic way.

This years IoR will be a ‘gentle’ competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites – a people’s choice you might say! Entries for IoR 2014 must be submitted by November 6th 2014.

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New resource: Business Source Premier

BusSourcePremier_Masthead_WebBusiness Source Premier is one of the leading databases for business subjects.  A competitor product to ABI Global, it has both peer reviewed and trade journals; industry reports; company profiles, SWOT analyses and country economic reports.

Significantly, it provides access to the Harvard Business Review (not available from ABI Global) and McKinsey Quarterly.

We currently have trial access to Business Source Premier, but the library is planning to purchase the database later this year.  Login arrangements will be the same.

You can access Business Source Premier via the library’s A-Z list of databases and using your regular university login.  It is supplied by EBSCO so you will need to select it from their list.


Journal Citation Reports – 2013 data now available

Thomson Reuters have just released a new version of Journal Citation Reports (JCR), now including 2013 citation data. Please do take a look to see how your preferred journals have fared over the last year.

JCR lists impact factors and other bibliometrics for journals in the sciences and social sciences.  For further information about the service please see my previous post.

You can access Journal Citation Reports via the A-Z list of databases, a university login is required.

Photo credit: HeppDesigns

New Education resources

Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, tells me that the British Education Index has just moved to the EBSCO platform.  In addition, we also now have access to three other resources as part of our subscription:

  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Education Abstracts
  • Educational Administration Abstracts

The new resources can be found in NELSON, or directly through the A-Z list of databases.

Researchers needing help with finding resources in Education subjects can contact Hannah directly; for other specialist subjects please contact your School’s Academic Librarian.

July News from the CCN&CT

July 2014 has witnessed some great developments in the Centre for Contemporary Narrative & Cultural Theory (CCN&CT).

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Searching for open access articles

FAQ: I am creating an online resource and would like to ensure that my reading list comprises only texts that are open access (OA). Where can I find suitable content?OAlogo

There are plenty of open access articles and papers out there, if you know where to look. In the list below I have focused on text based materials rather than other resource types.

General repository search (all subjects):

  • CORE – harvests a large number of repositories, claiming to index over 20 million articles.
  • OAIster – now run by WorldCat – includes 30 million records, including text, audio, video, images and datasets.
  • Digital Commons Network – has a colourful subject wheel to facilitate browsing; indexes repositories supported by Digital Commons software.
  • OpenDOAR repository search and Registry of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR and ROAR are both registries of repositories; they each have a Google Custom Search box to enable searching of content.

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Article – 10 ways to make public engagement work for you

This article talks about public engagement with research.

Look out for details of our forthcoming Images of Research Exhibition 2014-15 and Research Poster Competition and think about how you can engage with non-academic audiences.



Listen back to talks from New Zealand in the First World War Conference

Sarah Schieff (NZSN Conference)

Sarah Shieff

Marking the centenary of the First World War, the New Zealand Studies Network (UK & Ireland) convened their second biennial conference on ‘New Zealand and the First World War’ at Birkbeck College, University of London (3-4 July 2014).  Co-organised by Professor Janet Wilson (The University of Northampton) and Professor Rod Edmond (The University of Kent), the conference featured an excellent range of papers on historical, literary and cultural responses to New Zealand’s involvement in the Great War. To listen back to presentations on the second day of the conference by Dr Felicity Barnes (The University of Auckland); Professor Rod Edmond (The University of Kent); Professor Alex Calder (The University of Auckland) and Professor Sarah Shieff (The University of Waikato), please read the full version of this post.

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School of the Arts Postgraduate Conference, 18th-19th September 2014

We are delighted to announce that the annual School of the Arts Postgraduate Conference will be held on the 18th-19th September 2014.  MA and PhD students from the School of the Arts are strongly encouraged to submit papers on their research projects to by 31 July 2014.

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