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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 level workshop you will learn time saving tips on how to effectively search Google Scholar, the Library Catalogue and Library databases for your literature review or research area. In this workshop you will learn how to: 

  • Develop and refine a search plan
  • Search using a range of discovery tools
  • Identify the databases for your field of research
  • Keep up to date with the latest literature using alerts
  • Discover ways to manage your references 

Do you need to find company and industry information such as:

  • SWOT analyses
  • Company financials
  • Industry profiles
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Media coverage

This workshop will help you uncover this information in a range of databases, directories, websites, annual reports, stock exchanges and media sources.

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

This workshop will cover:

- Overview of copyright, licensing and moral rights

- 5 factors of fairness

- 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?

Are you planning on reproducing someone else’s work in your thesis? (this could include 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. Funding bodies are now asking for Data Management information in grant applications.

The workshop covers:

  • How to easily create a data management plan using MyDMP
  • Services that are available to collect and report your data
  • Storage – what is available, how much do you need
  • How to share your data and what are the benefits

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.

This practical workshop will enable participants to find and access completed thesis 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 30 minute workshop you will learn about:

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

If you have published come to this workshop and discover how to maximise the impact of your publications across the world using Author Identifier Systems.

Learn about these systems, create your author profile using ResearcherID (Web of Science), review your Scopus ID, then link them to ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID).

Including your ORCiD is becoming part of the journal submission process for many publishers, and is a field in the NHMRCs (National Health and Medical Research Council) Research Grant Management System.

All 3 identifier systems are included in Academic Staff Activity reports, so if you are considering applying for Academic Promotion, check your report to ensure the information is accurate.

Come to a 60 minute workshop where you will:

  • Create an ORCiD account
  • Search for your Scopus AuthorID, and review publications attached to your profile
  • Create and/or update your ResearcherID
  • Link Scopus and ResearcherID profiles with ORCiD
  • Add ResearcherID or links to your profiles on Scopus and/or ORCiD to your staff home page

You may already have profiles on all 3 products, but we need to ensure they are linked to gain maximum benefit and hopefully reduce ongoing maintenance, so please bring all your usernames and passwords with you, along with your publications list.

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, and want some tips to maximise your chances of getting published? In this workshop:

  • Discover the world of peer review, ERA, open access journals, subject rankings and impact factors
  • Find a journal in which to publish your paper
  • Locate instructions for authors
  • Discuss open access publishing
  • Learn some handy tips from UniSA's own researchers about their publishing experiences.

A systematic review (SR) summarises the results of available carefully designed healthcare studies (controlled trials) and provides a high level of evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.

In this workshop learn about:

  • Hierarchies of evidence
  • Planning your SR search
  • Subject and keyword searching in Medline (and/or Embase, Ovid Emcare) and the Cochrane Library
  • Using MeSH/Emtree, explode, focus 

This is Part 1 of the 3-part series on Systematic Reviews. View and register upcoming workshops for parts 2: finding grey literature and 3: Managing your Results.

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:

  • 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


This is Part 2 of the 3-part series on Systematic Reviews. View and register upcoming workshops for parts 1: Finding the Evidence and 3: Managing your Results.

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

This workshop provides: 

  • 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. 

This is Part 3 of the 3-part series on Systematic Reviews. View and register upcoming workshops for parts 1: Finding the Evidence and 2: finding grey literature. 

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