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Workshop Descriptions

The following workshops are tailored to the teaching and research focus of the campus where they are presented:

In this introductory workshop, discover a range of databases and information resources to assist you to locate company and industry information, such as:

  • annual reports
  • SWOT analyses
  • basic company financials
  • industry profiles
  • competitive intelligence

Learn about the essential elements of copyright as you start your PhD.

This workshop will cover:

  • overview of copyright, licensing and moral rights
  • your rights and responsibilities as an author
  • the UniSA Thesis Toolkit and managing copyright in your research

Are you planning on…

  • reproducing your previously published work in your thesis?
  • publishing from your thesis?
  • reproducing someone else’s work in your thesis - such as a table, chart, diagram or image?

Have you sought permission from the copyright owner? This may not be the author/artist.

In this workshop we will review common copyright questions related to theses. We will also explore how to assess whether permission is required and demonstrate how to seek permission.

Management of your research data is an essential part of every research project.

This workshop covers:

  • Creating a data management plan using UniSA’s in-house tool
  • Sharing your completed plan with supervisors and collaborators

This workshop covers:

  • data storage – what is available and how much do you need
  • the benefits of sharing your data and how to do this
  • meeting publisher and funding requirements for open data

EndNote essentials is a UniSA Library-facilitated workshop that allows you to learn more about the bibliographic management program EndNote and includes:

  • creating a new library and adding references
  • using ‘cite while you write’ to insert references into Word documents
  • creating a bibliography

 

Build your skills and search more effectively with this introductory workshop, which covers how to:

  • develop and refine a search plan
  • search across a range of discovery tools including the Library Catalogue, databases and Google Scholar
  • identify relevant databases for your field of research
  • keep up to date with the latest research using alerts
  • save, print or email your references

Grey literature generally refers to unpublished sources such as government documents, reports, conference proceedings, informal communications, guidelines, preprints and more.

This workshop will cover:

  • 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 quality

This practical workshop will enable participants to find and access completed theses written in their field of research. This includes UniSA theses, Australian theses and theses from around the world.

In this workshop you will search:

  • University of South Australia’s Research Output Repository
  • Trove – the public interface of the National Library of Australia 
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

As a modern researcher, how do you keep your finger on the pulse of current developments and connect you and your research with the world?

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • the benefits and advantages of using social media as a researcher
  • using different platforms for different purposes
  • maintaining a professional presence online
  • tips for creating engaging social media content

Includes guest speaker: learn some handy tips from UniSA's own researchers about their social media experiences.

Making your publications available as open access means they can be freely accessed worldwide and potentially lead to increased citations.

In this 30 minute workshop you will learn about:

  • What is open access and an overview of publishing models (green, gold, hybrid)
  • What is an accepted manuscript
  • Copyright and publisher considerations
  • How to submit an accepted manuscript to the UniSA Research Outputs Repository

Are you looking for a journal in which to publish your paper, but not sure how to choose?

In this workshop:

  • discover indicators that can be used to evaluate journal quality
  • verify publication quality and performance using Scopus, Journal Citation Reports, and other tools
  • interpret metrics such as the Impact Factor mindful of influencing factors such as disciplinary differences and database coverage
  • determine whether a journal has the characteristics of a ‘predatory’ publication

This workshop features a guest speaker who shares tips for those new to publishing to help you maximise your opportunities to be published with impact. Speakers are UniSA researchers with experience in publishing - as authors, peer reviewers and editors. Selected top tips from other UniSA researchers and UniSA Library will also be featured. Questions welcome!

This workshop covers strategies to increase the visibility and maximise the influence of your published research, including:

  • Open Access models and options
  • depositing works to UniSA's Research Outputs Repository
  • publicly available author profiles such as ORCiD and ResearcherID/Publons
  • avenues for communicating your research
  • assessing your reach with altmetrics

A systematic review collates and synthesises the findings from critically appraised studies to provide high-level evidence in answer to a clearly formulated question.

This workshop covers:

  • overview of key steps in conducting a systematic review
  • introduction to key guidelines and reporting standards
  • key elements in a protocol
  • selecting appropriate databases
  • developing an answerable research question
  • creating a search strategy balancing precision and inclusiveness
  • remapping the strategy across different search platforms

Undertaking a scoping review instead? The systematic approach to searching covered in this workshop is also part of scoping review methodology, and both review types will be accommodated.

Please note: the Systematic Review series primarily supports health disciplines. If you are undertaking a review where you need to search systematically/comprehensively, but are not following specific systematic review methodology, you may find that the EDGE sessions ‘Searching for your literature review’ and ‘Finding grey literature’ better meet your needs.

 

Grey literature generally refers to unpublished sources such as reports, conference proceedings, clinical trials, government documents, informal communications, practice guidelines, preprints and more.

This workshop covers:

  • 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

Please note: the Systematic Review series primarily supports health disciplines. If you are undertaking a review where you need to search systematically/comprehensively, but are not following specific systematic review methodology, you may find that the EDGE sessions ‘Searching for your literature review’ and ‘Finding grey literature’ better meet your needs.

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews, including Cochrane reviews.  

This workshop covers:

  • how to prepare your EndNote library for export to Covidence
  • an introduction to using Covidence software
  • exporting from EndNote and an outline of the key steps such as citation screening, full text review, critical appraisal and data extraction

Knowledge of using EndNote is a prerequisite.

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