Research

Workshop Descriptions

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

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

    • Develop and refine a search plan
    • Search the databases for your field of research
    • Keep up to date with the latest literature using database alerts
    • Search for UniSA and theses from other sources
    • Discover ways to manage your references

    Workshops are offered for each Division (Business, EASS, Health Sciences and ITEE)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn time saving tips on searching for chemistry research in the Scifinder database and the Library Catalogue.

    In this workshop you will learn how to:

    • Use the main features of the SciFinder database and the Library catalogue
    • Refine, analysis and export your search results
    • Keep up to date with the latest literature using database alerts
  • Would you like to know how to find UniSA research proposals and theses? Do you want to find theses from other sources?

    This workshop explains how to:

    • Search the UniSA Research Archive to find UniSA theses and research proposals
    • Search for theses in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text and Trove
  • Strategically increase your visibility and maximise the influence of your research through:

    • Social media profiles
    • Engaging in online communities
    • Communicating your research
    • Assessing your reach with Altmetrics
  • 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 National Health and Medical Research Council’s 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.

  • 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.
  • Want to gain the edge in publishing your research, understand what journal editors want, protect your rights, and get writing? Come to Publishing your research and what editors want, a Research Education Support Activities seminar for Research Degree Students, Early Career Researchers and Supervisors.

    The workshop includes:

    • A keynote address by an editor from Wiley (a major international publishing company)
    • Speakers on copyright, open access publishing, the Research Outputs Repository (ROR) and Collection of Research Outputs (CRO)
    • A panel of Early Career Researchers and PhD students giving their personal experiences with publishing and their top tips
    • Question and answers opportunities
    • Lunch and networking
    • A practical workshop by Cassie Loeser: Writing – just do it! Bring your ideas and write the abstract.
  • Management of Research Data is an essential part of every research project. Funding bodies are also placing more emphasis on this topic, by requesting Data Management information in grant applications.

    This 1 hour seminar will provide an introduction to Research Data Management and will look at Data Management Planning and support available at UniSA in more detail.

    This seminar will cover:

    • Introduction to Research Data Management
    • What to include in a Grant Application
    • Introduction to Data Management Planning and how to create a Plan
    • What support tools and services are available at UniSA and from external support agencies such as the Australian National Data Services (ANDS)
  • 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 the following aspects of grey literature:

    • 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 workshop is for staff and research students in the Division of Health Sciences who are undertaking a systematic review and would like to know how to use bibliographic management software to manage their search results.

    The PRISMA flow chart provides the structure for the workshop which covers:

    • Removing duplicates
    • Coding records to identify: study design, levels of evidence, protocol, and first/second pass eligibility (inclusion/exclusion criteria)
    • Exporting records to Excel for further study
  • Looking for evidence based health literature?

    This workshop looks at:

    • Hierarchies of evidence
    • Planning your search
    • Subject and keyword searching in Medline and Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library
    • Using MeSH, Emtree, explode, focus, and more
    • Saving your search history, and recording results for PRISMA
    • Finding clinical trials and guidelines and other relevant web resources
  • Reference management software can be used to organize and share research literature and team documents such as reports, publications and presentations.

    Discover how a range of programs including EndNote and Reworks can be used to collaboratively build, share, edit, organize and annotate references.

  • 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.

    In this 30 minute seminar learn about what support and services are available to help you.

    The seminar will cover:

    • 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
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