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Research Support: Introduction

IT Carlow Library's guide to assist researchers with all aspects of the research process from finding information to maximising impact.

Research Support at IT Carlow Library

IT Carlow Library supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian, the Deputy Librarian and the Liaison Librarians.

Services the Library provides include:

  • Providing training and support on bibliometrics including journal impact measures, h-index and altmetrics
  • Providing support on measuring your research impact and tracking your citations
  • Advising on how to increase the visibility of your research and maximise the impact of your research
  • Advising on open access publishing including funding agency policies
  • Advising on author/publisher copyright permissions regarding open access publishing
  • Providing training and support on the use of IT Carlow's Institutional Repository

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of your Research!

% ways to increase the impact of your research poster

Increase the impact of your research by:
1. Publishing in high impact journals
2. Collaborating with other researchers
3. Ensuring your research is easily identifiable
4. Increasing the visibility of your research outputs
5. Communicating & promoting your research

Acknowledgement

I would like to thank the University of Limerick for their permission to use content from their guide: http://libguides.ul.ie/research.

Workshops

The Library Research Workshops are designed for academic staff, research postgraduates and other researchers. The following workshops have been scheduled for October 2019. Places are limited so please book your place using this booking form.

1. Effective Searching: How to develop a search strategy and search systematically

  • Time: Monday 14th October 2.30pm - 4pm
  • Venue: A306 in the Learning Resource Centre
  • Presenters: Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian & Breda Connell, Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

This workshop will show you how to:

  • Formulate an effective search strategy to find high quality information relevant to your research area
  • Construct search statements and perform precise searches in databases using Boolean operators, truncation, wildcards and proximity operators

2. Introduction to Web of Science

  • Time: Thursday 17th October 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Venue: A306 in the Learning Resource Centre
  • Presenters: Stephen Smith, Clarivate Analytics

This session will show you how to use Web of Science which is a large multidisciplinary research and citation database. The workshop will cover:

  • How to search effectively
  • Finding out about Authors and Journals
  • Understanding your field
  • Citation reports
  • Recent and Future Developments

3. How to manage references using EndNote

  • Time: Thursday 17th October 3.30pm - 5pm
  • Venue: A306 in the Learning Resource Centre
  • Presenters: Bob Green, Clarivate Analytics

This session will show you how to use the reference management software, EndNote. The workshop will show you how to:

  • Create an EndNote Library
  • Add references to your Library manually and automatically from databases
  • Organise references in your Library
  • Create bibliographies in Word using different referencing styles.

4. Maximising Your Research Impact Workshop

  • Time: Thursday 24th October 11am - 12.30pm
  • Venue: A306 in the Learning Resource Centre
  • Presenters: Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian & Breda Connell, Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

This workshop will show you tools and techniques to aid you in the following topics:

  • Publishing in high impact journals (e.g. using Scopus Sources)
  • Ensuring your research is easily identifiable (e.g. using ORCID and Google Scholar Profiles)
  • Increasing the visibility of your research outputs (e.g. using Open Access and IT Carlow Institutional Repository)
  • Communicating & promoting your research (e.g. using Twitter and blogs)

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Deputy Librarian

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Fintan Bracken
Contact:
+353 (0)59 9175770
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Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

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Breda Connell
Contact:
+353 (0)59 9175776

Liaison Librarians

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Business and Humanities

Brigid Carey  |  Ext. 5763  |  Email: brigid.carey@itcarlow.ie

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Engineering

Rónán Lynch  |  Ext. 5761  |  Email: ronan.lynch@itcarlow.ie

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Science

Simon Perry  |  Ext. 5766  |  Email: simon.perry@itcarlow.ie