Research Information Sessions to improve your postgraduate research skills

Below are Research Information Session running in Trimester 1 for post-graduate students and academics.

Most sessions are run simultaneously online and on campus (Library Training Room, Dixson Library)

Research Data Management Planning

Thursday 14 February 2019, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab, Attend online at

Funding bodies, ethics clearance, and UNE University policy all feature requirements that are facilitated by creating a Research Data Management Plan (DMP). A DMP is a living document that assists researchers in considering and documenting decisions for the type and scale of the data your project will produce, the associated storage and preservation necessities, the sensitivity issues, and the administrative controls of ownership and access to research data. A complete and up to date DMP will assist research projects in communicating research data decisions to collaborators, funders, and publishers throughout the life of a research project. The Dixson Library will provide guidance on what research data management plans are, how to set one up, how to maintain one, and best practice tips for managing your research files.



Advanced EndNote for postgraduates

Monday 25 February 2019, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Advanced EndNote extends and expands our basics classes for intermediate and advanced users at UNE. This class will explore advanced topics including syncing your library with EndNote Online, working with PDFs, unformatting citations (when combining thesis chapters) and a lot more!

Note: this is an advanced class, students should have experience with EndNote and/or have attended the EndNote Basics class. Academics and professional staff are also welcome to attend.

Register for Monday 25 February 2019

Register for Tuesday, 28 May 2019


Advanced searching

Thursday 14 March 2019, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Online via Video Conferencing

Want to know how to get better search results? This class will cover creating search strategies, database searching, finding theses, finding quality articles, creating alerts, keeping track of your search strategies and results, and a lot more!

Register for Thursday 14 March, Dixson LIbrary Training Lab

Register for Tuesday, 19 March Online session: 


Research diaries

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 11:30 AM–12:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab, Attend online at

In this session Eleanor Colla from UNE Library will present what research diaries are and how you can use them to get the most out of your research project. Every research diary is different for every person, and for every research project. We will discuss potential content, formats, and lengths, as well as the benefits keeping a research diary will have on your project and your own experiences as a researcher.



Academic publishing

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab, Attend online at

Making your research impactful, engaging, and visible is greatly assisted by the choices you make for publishing. Does your intended publisher target the right audiences? Can you work be found easily? Does your intended publisher have proven past performance? The Dixson Library will provide advice on various aspects of strategic publishing including predatory publishing, open access and open data, database indexing, and journal rankings.



Online researcher profiles

Thursday 9 May 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab, Attend online at

A hands-on opportunity for researchers to create basic identifiers and profiles to quantify scholarly impact, make themselves findable in an online world, share and find work beyond publisher paywalls, and facilitate connecting to others in the same field.



Online engagement

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab, Attend online at

A broad set of online profiling and engagement tools are available to researchers, but using them in a consistent and effective manner can seem like a steep learning curve. Mastering the basics of research profile tools can have a significant positive outcome for your research career. The Dixson Library will take a look at a variety of online author profile apps that help researchers disseminate and discuss their work, communicate with the wider research community, and find potential collaboration partners.


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