The Library’s Quick Bites program – a series of short webinars targeted at postgrad researchers – is back for Semester 2.
Quick Bites are designed to make your research practices better, smarter, and faster. We’ll be covering topics such as using social media to increase engagement, publishing for impact, avoiding digital chaos, finding collaborators for your research and more…
Overcoming the challenges of higher degree research
Being an HDR student can be challenging. Join us at this half hour session, as we chat to a current PhD student about overcoming some of the unique challenges that Higher Degree Research students face.
Date: 7 September 2018
Social media for research engagement
How do you get started in social media? How do you engage new audiences with your social media channels? Hear one researcher’s experience with social media, and how you can use social media to support engagement with your research.
Presenters: Dr Cameron Webb, Medical Entomologist & Pat Norman, Academic Liaison Librarian
Date: 14th September 2018
Ensure your audience finds your paper
Join Academic Liaison Librarian Tom Goodfellow and Computational Evolutionary Biologist Simon Ho to find out how to increase the citation rates for your research through clear and effective authoring of titles, abstracts and keywords and improve the community impact of your research with the use of clear, accessible language.
Presenters: Simon Ho, Computational Evolutionary Biologist, & Tom Goodfellow, Academic Liaison Librarian
Date: 21 September 2018
Do you want to publish with impact? Learn about how to publish your articles strategically to maximise engagement with your audience. We’ll cover how to create a shortlist using useful tools, publishing in journals for maximum discoverability and more.
Presenters: Dana Slaven, University Library & Vindhya Hettige, Research Portfolio
Date: 28 September 2018
Managing images in a manuscript or thesis
Not sure about how to find quality images for your thesis or attribute them? Join us to hear about managing digital images in your manuscript or thesis. By the end of this session you’ll know where to find information on creating a Figure List and attributing your images in line with your preferred citation style and will be able to find, manipulate and insert quality images into your manuscript.
Presenters: Celia Brown, Academic Liaison Librarian & Kayla Maloney, Data Analysis Officer
Date: 5 October 2018
How to avoid digital chaos
Have you ever found yourself lost in (digital) paper? This session will discuss the best information management tips and how to avoid the chaos that comes with higher degree research.
We’ll discuss the ability to manage data and evidence to formulate a critical argument, identifying evidence and secondary material that supports independent research projects, managing and using large amounts of secondary material, and how to distinguish vital evidence from large amounts of primary sources.
Presenters: Associate Professor Nick Eckstein, Department of History, & Tess Aitken, Academic Liaison Librarian
Date: 8 October 2018
Time: 2:15 – 2:45pm
Finding collaborators for your research
Why is research collaboration important? Join Academic Liaison Librarian Kamy Ooi, and HDR Coordinator Ben Breeds from the Sydney Business School, to hear about the tools you can use to identify potential collaborators for your work, including SciVal, InCites, ResearchGate and Twitter. We will also provide tips on how to manage your own research profile to promote yourself as a potential collaborator to others.
Presenters: Ben Breeds, Sydney Business School & Kamy Ooi, Academic Liaison Librarian
Date: 19 October 2018
Text and Data Mining
Heard about Text and Data Mining (TDM) and wondering if it might be a good fit for your research? Find out what text and data mining is and how it can usefully be applied in a research context. Also learn about data sources for text and data mining projects and support, tools, and resources for learning more.
Presenters: Ryan Stoker, Research Data Officer and Gene Melzack, Digital Curation Officer
Date: 26 October 2018