research support


Posted on 27 July 2017 by Mariann Hilliar

Scopus now includes Plum Analytics data, so each publication now has easy to access altmetrics. Data includes: Usage – for example, clicks, downloads and views. Captures – for example, bookmarks and favourites. Mentions – for example, blog posts and news media mentions. Social media – for example, tweets. Citations data For more information on Plum
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Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Congratulations to the ORCA and Open Access team from the University Library Service and IT who won an award at this year’s Celebrating Excellence Awards. The Celebrating Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University and acknowledge team and collaborative achievements. The ORCA and
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Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library

Posted on 4 December 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

The British Library will be holding a series of Open Days for doctoral students in January and February 2015. The Open Days aim to introduce new PhD students to the British Library. Students will learn about the British Library’s collections, how to access them and meet the British Library’s expert staff as well as other
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Events celebrating Open Access Week

Posted on 17 October 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

In celebration of the 7th annual Open Access week, the ORCA and Open Access teams extend an invitation to all research-active staff and students to attend a drop-in session in your local University Library. The aim of each session is to answer any queries about making best use of ORCA, uploading your research publications, developments
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A new way to reach research participants…

Posted on 18 September 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Call For Participants is a new website where you can advertise your active and upcoming research studies and find research participants for free. You can create your own landing page to highlight your research, explain the tasks you would like potential participants to undertake and set customised screening questions. Call For Participants is not discipline
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New Open Access publishing decision chart

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

If you would like to know more about Open Access (OA), the Open Access Team have created an interactive Decision Chart to help researchers identify the OA options and requirements for their publications. The pie chart, available via, will guide authors through the steps to making their research available via Open Access. Additional information can
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