Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Training for researchers – Scopus, Proquest and Research Professional

This semester researchers availed of training provided by Elsevier, Proquest and to update their skills. These training workshops were organised by Rosie Dunne, Research Services Librarian, as part of our ongoing series of Training for Researchers.

Peter Darroch from Elsevier demonstrated how to give feedback to ensure your publications are captured in a unique Scopus author id. For more details see the following pdf link: 

It’s also possible to create a dynamic link to times cited in Scopus from your list of papers. The functionality is called the Scopus Cited-By Count API.

For more information, training, or to request a copy of a Scopus user guide, email our Research Services Librarian at

Rebecca Price from Proquest gave an overview of the new improved search interface showing how to search across subject groupings (Proquest is particularly strong in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Aquatic Science) or across Newspaper or Dissertation collections. If you missed the training, Proquest have a suite of thirteen 2 minute YouTube tutorials covering all aspects of the new interface. Well worth a look to improve your skills and find out how to use more advanced feature such as to “Add a widget for easy access to ProQuest from wherever you need it”

Jade Lenthall from demonstrated how to stay up to date with research news and funding opportunities using Research Professional. If you missed these workshops you might like to book for a web seminar. Here a few of the upcoming online training links:

Noreen Goggin from the Research Office has added the full list of dates for 2012 to the Research Professional front page where you may also view a series of Video Introductions to the database.

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