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July 4, 2024

Library research workshops: HDR students and researchers

The library has developed a series of interactive workshops for HDR students and researchers to support skill development across the lifecycle of their projects.

The workshops will delve into advanced literature searches, research data management, open access publishing, and the ethical use of AI in research, offering practical insights and techniques.

Upcoming workshops

Advanced literature searching

Wednesday 24 July, 10am–2pm

This session will help you to develop your advanced searching skills to support your research. You will learn how to select databases and other information sources for your search needs, work with advanced search functions and search management techniques, and adapt these for your own purposes. You will also learn how to search comprehensively to situate your project in the existing literature, and how to locate hard-to-find material.

Some of the key skills we will cover are how to:

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Systematic literature searching for systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses

Tuesday 20 August, 10am–2pm

This session will help you to develop your knowledge of systematic and scoping reviews and other evidence syntheses in the Health and Sciences disciplines.

You will gain:

Pre-requisite: an understanding of advanced database search functions including subject headings, proximity searches and line-by-line searching. This content is covered in the Advanced searching: positioning your research project workshop.

This workshop will be useful to HDR students from the Health and SEBE faculties planning on conducting a systematic review or other evidence synthesis.

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Publishing and open access

Thursday 19 September, 10am–2pm

This session will help you to develop your publication strategy. You will learn how to select publishers and journals that will contribute to your goals and priorities, the individual and societal benefits of publishing research openly and the different routes for open access publishing. You will also learn how to use different tools to find and evaluate relevant journals, including interpreting journal metrics and rankings and how to recognise red flags across the scholarly publishing landscape.

Some of the key skills we will cover are how to:  

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Responsible use of GenAI in research

Thursday 24 October, 10–11am

This session will help you to develop your understanding of the responsible use of Generative AI tools in research and the importance of maintaining awareness of and compliance with policy and guidelines. You will explore case examples of GenAI use in different stages of the research life cycle and considerations for choosing and using GenAI tools in research.  

Some of the key areas we will cover are: 

The workshop will be useful for all HDR students from any discipline area. You may also be interested in reading our ‘Responsible use of GenAI in research’ LibGuide before or after the session.

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Past workshops

The recordings of these workshops are now available for Deakin users to view:

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