Monday, 27 March 2017

Secondary Data: taking a sip from someone else's cup

Secondary Data: taking a sip from someone else's cup
1.30 - 4.30 Wednesday April 5
Surrey 5520 - City Campus - Sheffield Hallam University

Funders and publishers encourage us to make our data openly available. But also they encourage us to re-use data that is created elsewhere by others.

This can enable greater cost-effectiveness and efficiency in our own research and lead to creating new opportunities. We can only exploit these opportunities with the right skills.

Distinct from collecting and generating data, on one hand these skills involve intelligent data archiving and curation to enable successful re-use. And on the other, they involve evaluating and choosing appropriate datasets so we can combine, manipulate and analyse data in a meaningful way.

This event showcases three perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges encountered using secondary data.

Find out more about this event and book a place

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Need a referencing refresher? Unsure where to start with your literature review? Pop in and chat...

Over lunchtime on the 3rd and 7th February your engineering librarian will be available in the Diamond to answer your questions. 

This might be useful if you are just starting to think about the literature review for your project or dissertation and are unsure where to search. You might have questions about referencing or just need a refresher on making the most of library resources. 

Location: Diamond, Library Connect (Level 0)
Date: Friday 3rd & Tuesday 7th February 
Time - 12-2pm

Just call in and chat!

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