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Postgraduate Research Support: Home

A guide through various aspects of research and tools to help you through your postgraduate research and early research career

Introduction

This guide provides you with information and support material covered by the Postgraduate Research Programme, as well as links to other academic services you may find helpful during your research journey

To look forward to the future, you may want to look at our Academic Publishing guide, to give you an insight into how the Academic publishing world works. 

Contact your Librarian

Your Research Librarian is Ellie Downes

I currently work flexibly and primarily carry out appointments via Zoom as it can be useful to share screens and record one-to-ones for you to look back on, but am happy to arrange in-person appointments if wanted. 

01792 295032

Email to arrange an appointment

Links to Other Services

Here are some links to resources and software you will be able to use during your studies. 

Microsoft Office

Printing and Copying

Centre for Academic Success

Swansea Employability Academy

Bookable Study Spaces

Endnote

Training Sessions

New to research? How the library can help / Yn newydd i ymchwil? Sut y gall y llyfrgell fod o gymorth

Come to this if you...Want a welcome to the library, to find out how our systems works and how to access resources for your subject area Find out how your subject librarian can help you and see the…

Date:
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Academic Publishing Series: How the landscape is changing

This session aims to explore the current state of academic publishing focusing primarily on Journal Articles, and the transition currently underway towards Open Access.  This will include; - How…

Date:
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023
Time:
11:00am - 11:30am
Location:
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Working Smarter / Gweithio'n Well:

Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time   Would like recommendations of innovative online tools and apps that will help you work more efficiently   Research workflo…

Date:
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Academic Publishing Series: Journal Articles from Submission to Publication

This session takes you through how the process works, what you should do and when (e.g. publishing open access and needing funding for an APC) Publishing in academic journals is a key element of ac…

Date:
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023
Time:
11:00am - 11:30am
Location:
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Better Literature Reviews / Advanced Search Strategies / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell / Strategaethau Chwilio Uwch

Are you interested in using more sophisticated search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review?  This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques to…

Date:
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Categories:

Academic Publishing: Predatory Journals

The pressure to publish is ever-present for researchers and academics, and accompanying this has been a rise in 'predatory journals'. These can exploit and target anyone from a first-time auth…

Date:
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023
Time:
11:00am - 11:30am
Location:
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EndNote

Come to this if you...If you want to save time and prevent errors in your citations and reference list, reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your refe…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Categories:

Academic Publishing: Measuring Research

This session explores the developing methods used in measuring research impact, including bibliometrics - which can include citation rates, publishing rates and institutional collaboration.  There …

Date:
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023
Time:
11:00am - 11:30am
Location:
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Categories:

Academic Social Networks / Rhwydweithiau Cymdeithasol Academaidd

This session explores the fundamentals of why you should share your research to a wide audience, what platform work best for academic work, as well as specific Academic Social Networking platforms. Co…

Date:
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023
Time:
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Location:
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Categories:

Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to date / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell: Cael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf

Need to keep up to date with new developments on your topic over the course of your research degree (but fear information overload..) ? A literature search often takes place early in a research…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Categories:

Introduction to Metrics 

An introduction to citation databases and other metrics to help you see where your research is making an impact – Includes overview of Scopus/Scival, and Altmetrics   Metrics are increasingly used …

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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