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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. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Winter is coming...

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you're going away for the holidays there are a few things to remember to do before you go...
  • Cancel any unwanted requests before going away
  • Check your account through StarPlus or the iSheffield app and renew your books on 10th December
  • If your books are requested while you're away, you'll need to bring them back by 16th January

Happy holidays!


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

What's your Open Access story?

It's International Open Access week - a chance for the research community to come together to take action in making their work more openly available.  

We've been travelling around meeting researchers, alumni and research support staff and asking them to share their stories about why they support Open Access - you can see some of our stories below.  


















Monday, 17 October 2016

International Open Access Week #oaweek

From Monday 24th to Friday 28th October the University Library's Research Services Unit will be visiting different sites across campus to talk about open access.

Monday, 24th October - Ideas Space, Hadfield Building
Tuesday, 25th October - Mezzanine Level, Western Bank Library (with cake and coffee)
Wednesday, 26th October - Medical School Foyer, Hallamshire Hospital 
Thursday, 27th October - Foyer, Jessop West
Friday, 28th October - Mezzanine Level, Western Bank Library (with cake and coffee) 

The team will be available from 11.00-14.00 each day to answer your questions.