NEW Bitesize Sessions for Researchers

An excellent suite of dedicated workshops and quick sessions for you to choose from – offered by your subject librarians.

All BITESIZE sessions take place in Room C9 in the Richmond Building from 1.10 -1.40 pm. No need to book – just turn up!

  • ORCID – Tues 2 Feb

Make sure that you always get the credit and citations you have earned! ORCID is the new system of IDs for researchers which ensures that your work will always be recognised. The ORCID ID has recently been adopted by HEFCE, the Research Councils and many publishers. You need an ORCID ID!

  • Scopus – Tues 23 Feb

Scopus is one of the world’s largest databases, covering all topics from arts and social sciences to engineering, biomedicine and physical sciences. Discover how it can help you find information and keep track of your own publications and their impact.

  • Google Scholar for Researchers – Tues 1 March

Find out how to get the best out of Google Scholar, the popular database of journal articles and citations. Get hints and tips on how to search and look at all the features it can offer

  • Impact factors and other research metrics – why should they matter to you? – Tues 8 March

Metrics like the Impact Factor and the H-index are a controversial but enduring part of academic life. This session focuses on the uses of metrics, both bad and good. What are their advantages and disadvantages? How can you make them work for you?