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Dentistry: Research Support

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2022

There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to our Zoom workshops.

Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom) on Wednesdays

  • 26 Jan, 28 Sep - Postgraduate Library Services An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
  • 23 Feb, 26 Oct - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
  • 30 Mar, 9 Nov - The Thesis Guide – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
  • 27 Apr, 23 Nov - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 23 Apr, 26 Oct - Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving (face-to-face only). 
  • 3 May, 11 Oct - Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 5 May, 13 Oct - Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Key Functions and EndNote: Advanced Functions - Zoom workshops using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write. For PC or Mac bookings check dates and times here.

Writing Your Thesis

Finding Conference Papers

Conferences papers are an excellent source of current research, best practices and new innovations in a research area.For a start, search the Web using the name of the conference, meeting, or symposium.

Full-text conference papers may be hard to obtain; sometimes abstracts are the only items available online. If a full paper is not available online, you could contact the author and request a copy. Also, the Library may be able to borrow or purchase published proceedings--talk to the Anatomy Subject Librarian.

Postgraduate Library Services

Been away from study for a while? Want to refresh your skills so you can 'hit the ground running'?

Check the PG Library Information Sessions and Workshops in this guide - there are recordings, slides, handouts and links to support you. If you prefer to attend a session, please register for our:  Zoom workshopsWink

Citation databases

If you find a great article on your topic, you can use a citation database to track down related articles. 

Research Publishing & Impact

Publishing your research requires these steps in order to maximise your research impact.

  1.  Get published ... But, before you submit your publication, ensure you...
  2.  Increase your researcher visibility ... By sharing your research... and finally,
  3.  Track the citations for your publications ... To measure your research impact.

Research Lifecycle - refer to sections on Publish & Share, and Research Impact, for support as a new researcher.

The Research Publishing & Impact guide directs you to the key resources for getting published, establishing a researcher profile, and measuring and maximising your research impact.

Finding Research Repositories

A research repository is a place to store an institution's intellectual research outputs. Try searching these sites to find more research:

Finding Patents

Find out how many articles have cited your patent.

Check out the Patent Library Guide for information on searching for patents in databases and in patent office databases and for what support with patents is provided at the University of Otago.