Workshops and Seminars

The Library's Research Education Support Activities workshops are offered as part of the University's Research Education Support Activities (RESA) program and are designed to support UniSA academics, researchers, Research Degree postgraduate  students and honours students throughout the research life cycle.

Find out more about how our RESA workshops can take you beyond Google to a vast range of quality information resources by taking a look at the workshop descriptions.

Online resources with similar content are also available to all staff and students.


Individual appointments or tailored workshops can be arranged by contacting your Academic Library Team.

  • Workshops for the next two months are listed below. If no workshops appear none have been scheduled for that period. 

    All workshops in the series should be booked to secure your place to attend.

    A detailed description for each workshop is available to help you decide which session is best for you.

    You can contact your Academic Library Team to arrange an individual appointment or tailored workshops for your research group.


    EndNote essentials
    EndNote essentials is for people who would like to learn how to use EndNote. It includes creating a new library and adding references, inserting references into Word documents and creating a bibliography.
    Thursday, 20 July 2017 - Mawson Lakes - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - City East - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - ( Online only ) - Workshop feedback
    Thursday, 17 August 2017 - Magill - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - City West - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - ( Online only ) - Workshop feedback
    Systematic reviews: finding the best evidence
    Looking for evidence based health literature as part of your systematic review? This workshop looks at planning your search; keyword and subject searching in MEDLINE, CINAHL and Cochrane Library; saving your history; and finding clinical trials.
    Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - City East - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Beyond Google for your research, incorporating Theses
    Search smarter, faster. Learn timesaving tips on effectively using subject databases and Google Scholar for your research. Search for UniSA theses in the Research Outputs Repository and other sources. Discover ways to manage your references.
    Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - Magill - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - ( Oncampus + Online ) - Workshop feedback
    Thursday, 27 July 2017 - City East - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - ( Oncampus + Online ) - Workshop feedback
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - City West - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - ( Oncampus + online ) - Workshop feedback
    Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - Mawson Lakes - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Publishing with impact: where and how
    Discover the world of peer review, rankings and impact factors; identify journals in which to publish; find instructions for authors; discuss open access; and learn some tips from UniSA's own researchers about their publishing experiences.
    Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Mawson Lakes - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Finding chemical literature using SciFinder
    Search smarter, faster. Learn time saving tips on using the SciFinder database and the Library catalogue to find chemistry research.
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - Mawson Lakes - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Make it count: Share | Network | Collaborate
    Strategically increase your visibility and maximise the influence of your research through: social media profiles; engaging in online communities; communicating your research; and assessing your reach with altmetrics.
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - City East - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Systematic reviews: Managing your search results with Covidence
    This workshop is for Division of Health Sciences staff and research students who are undertaking a systematic review and want to use bibliographic management software to manage their search results. The PRISMA flow chart will provide the structure.
    Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - City East - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    Systematic Review: Grey literature
    Grey literature generally refers to unpublished sources such as reports, conference proceedings, clinical trials, government documents, informal communications, practice guidelines, preprints, emails and more. This workshop will cover the following aspects of grey literature: • What grey literature is, why it is important and why you should include it • How to find it, where to look and what to search for • Writing it up – what you should include in your methods section • Keeping track of it all, documenting your searches and evaluating the quality
    Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - City East - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - ( ) - Workshop feedback
    • Business
      Accounting, business, commerce, law, management, marketing
    • EASS
      Architecture, art, Australian studies, communication, design, Indigenous studies, international studies, psychology, social work and social policy
    • Health sciences
      Health sciences, human movement, medical radiation, occupational therapy, pharmacy and medical sciences, physiotherapy
    • ITEE
      Aviation, chemistry, computer and information science, construction management, engineering, environmental sciences, manufacturing, mathematics and statistics, telecommunications
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