Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Boost your career with IEEE - talk

Are you a student or researcher based in the Faculty of Engineering or Science? This free talk (organised by IEEE / IEEE student branch at the University of Sheffield) may be of interest. It will cover effective networking techniques, tips on creating your CV and more!
The workshop is taking place in the Diamond on Friday, 10th February and you can book your place here - booking form

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

BrowZine launches My Articles

If you use BrowZine, you can now save any articles you find on the Web, iOS or Android versions and sync them across all your devices.  

In addition, iOS and Android versions of BrowZine now allow you to save full text PDFs to read offline.

Find out more

Support for Breaking Boundaries and the Global Engineering Challenge

Are you preparing for your Breaking Boundaries debate or getting ready for your Global Engineering Challenge?

Our new guide offers advice on finding journal papers and other information which will be useful when you are researching your topic. It also covers how to think critically about what you find and weigh up the evidence from the literature to develop a balanced argument.

Access the guide - click here

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

University of Sheffield Papers in Altmetric top 100 articles of 2016

University of Sheffield academics have contributed to two of the 100 most talked-about journal articles of 2016. The list, compiled by Altmetric, brings together the academic papers which have been shared and discussed most frequently online - whether in the news, on social media or via a variety of other sources.  

Dr Ed Daw from the Department of Physics was part of the international research team which observed gravitational waves for the first time. The article announcing their findings is one of the most discussed papers of 2016. Researchers from the Department of Oncology & Metabolism contributed to research comparing different types of prostate cancer treatment over a 10 year period, and their paper also places highly on the list. 

Exams - extra study space

Throughout the exam period, all group study rooms in the Information Commons and some in the Diamond will not be bookable, so that they can be used by as many students as possible. 

We've also booked some additional rooms across campus which can be used as study spaces. You can check available rooms day by day on our exam extra study space web page.

Information Skills Resource

Monday, 9 January 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about metrics...

Mixed up about metrics? Stressed by citations? 

We've worked with colleagues from Research & Innovation Services to put together a guide to some of the key metrics you can use to find highly-cited or highly discussed research.

The Metrics Hub offers advice on how metrics can help you to:

  • find influential journals to read or submit your papers to
  • track the attention received by your own research
  • discover high profile research and researchers in your field
The guide also offers guidance on using metrics responsibly and when NOT to use metrics.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Research software management, sharing and sustainability workshop

Are you interested in developing or using research software? This workshop will give researchers the opportunity to discuss problems they experience with research software, to share best practice in managing research code and explore barriers to using existing best practice. 

Taking place at various locations (including Sheffield) from 9th-25th January 
booking closes Monday, 9th January. 

To book your place and more information - Booking Form 

The workshops are organised by Jisc in collaboration with SSI, University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield, University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, the British Library and STFC.