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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


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The Library Research Workshops are designed for academic staff, research postgraduates and other researchers. The following workshops will be delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate. Please register your interest using this booking form.

1. Choosing a Suitable Journal for Your Paper - Monday 8th June 11:00-12:00

  • Presenters: Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian & Breda Connell, Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

This workshop will show you how to:

  • Find for high impact journals in your field
  • Explain some of the journals metrics
  • How to find a suitable quality peer-reviewed journal for your manuscript.

2. EndNote​ Advanced - Thursday 11th June 11:00-12:30

  • Presenters: Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian & Breda Connell, Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

This workshop will show you how to use some of the advanced features of EndNote desktop (EndNote X9) including:

  • Create a Group Set and a Smart Group
  • Import PDFs from a set of folders
  • Find duplicates and delete them
  • Make basic edits to output styles
  • Work with EndNote Online to share groups or your entire library
    Please note that previous experience of EndNote desktop or attendance at a previous EndNote workshop is required.

3. Introduction to Research Data Management - Tuesday 16th June 11:00-12:30

  • Presenters: Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian & Breda Connell, Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

This workshop will give you an introduction to research data management (RDM) including information on the importance of:

  • Organising data and managing data files
  • Documentation and metadata
  • Safe data storage
  • Data security
  • Digital preservation and data sharing
  • Applying good practice in managing research data in general.

4. Elsevier Researcher Academy Online Seminar: How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Scholarly Journal

Thursday 18th June 14:30-16:00

Presenter: Michaela Kurschildgen, Consultant and Training Specialist and from Elsevier

Register for this webinar separately at

This seminar is presented by Elsevier and will cover topics such as:

  • How to get Published
  • Author Rights & Responsibilities
  • Surviving Peer Review/Social Media/Ethics

For more information on the seminar programme see below:

Deputy Librarian

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Fintan Bracken
+353 (0)59 9175770

Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

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Breda Connell
+353 (0)59 9175776

Liaison Librarians

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Business and Humanities

Brigid Carey  |  Ext. 5763  |  Email:

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Engineering

Rónán Lynch  |  Ext. 5761  |  Email:

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Science

Simon Perry  |  Ext. 5766  |  Email: