UpSkills Getting Started: Comprehensive Library Research

This session is aimed at newly-enrolled research higher-degree students or at researchers who would like a refresher on the research services that the Library has on offer. It will help you to find the research databases in your subject area and will look more closely at some of the major citation databases. The session will also provide an introduction to structuring successful search strategies to locate quality research literature and will suggest some effective techniques for managing your information and for keeping your literature search up-to-date.”

http://cat2.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=g1000337

Next two sessions:

  • Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016 10:30am-12:00pm

Bookings via the Classes or Researcher@Library Training pages.

http://library.unimelb.edu.au/research/training

http://library.unimelb.edu.au/services/classes

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Teaching@Library

Check out our new website here:

T@L

 

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Retraction Watch lists 10 most highly cited retraction papers

All of the top ten papers are in the biosciences, and many papers — including the #1 most cited paper — received more citations after they were retracted, which research has shown is an ongoing problem.  See the full post from Retraction Watch here.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 760 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Trial database – ClinicalKey for Nursing

This trial will end 19 December 2015

ClinicalKey for Nursing (Australian edition) delivers the most clinically relevant answers from nursing content to the top of your results pages, including evidence-based monographs, books, journals and practice guidelines.

ClinicalKey for Nursing provides access to Elsevier’s evidence based content including:

  • Topic Pages providing disease and treatment summaries
  • Mosby’s Evidence-Based Nursing Monographs
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Drug monographs from Australian Medicines Handbook
  • Books, including local ANZ titles
  • Journals, including titles from leading ANZ professional societies
  • Videos and Images
  • Practice Guidelines, including more than 300 guidelines from ANZ
  • Labs and Diagnostics
  • Mosby’s Clinical Updates
  • Integrated Dorland’s Dictionary (Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 3rd ANZ Edition will be added early 2016)
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE
  • Clinical Trials

Further information about this database can be found here.

The database is accessible through the link above, and the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog where you can also leave comments about the database.

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Trial database – CAB Reviews

This trial will end 30 September 2015

The CAB Reviews journal complements the subject coverage of CAB Abstracts by focusing on: Agriculture, Animal science, Applied plant sciences, Global health, Veterinary medicine, Nutrition and food science, Natural resources and environmental sciences.

The journal provides scientists, academics and students working in these fields with analysis and information on the current research to complement their own assessment. It is an authoritative resource to help them keep abreast of the latest developments and place their research efforts into context.

The database is accessible through the link above, and the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog where you can also leave comments about the database.

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Trial database – 3D Human Dentistry Package

This trial will end 31 August 2015
 
The 3D Human Dentistry Package offers three of Primal Pictures highly detailed and medically accurate titles: 3D Real-Time Dentistry, 3D Head & Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, 3D Anatomy for Dental Hygiene.
These modules form an effective interactive resource for both educators and students, providing a multi-media encyclopaedic image library and reference to enhance both teaching and study.  It includes new features using Primal Pictures latest platform tools.
 
A 3 minute video overview of the package can be viewed here.
 
Note: This trial has a limit of 10 concurrent users
 
The database is accessible through the link above, and the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog where you can also leave comments about the database.
 
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