The following selection of upcoming Doctoral Skills workshops will help doctoral candidates get started with their research, locate and keep track with the latest scholarly literature on their research topic, cite, reference and manage large number of references, format doctoral thesis, promote research and build professional academic profiles:
Literature review: Getting started
This introductory workshop will help you find a broad range of literature and information on your research topic from variety of sources. You are welcome to bring a USB to download relevant readings.
The next session is 18 August, 10am – 12noon, room 433 at KEIC level 4, City
Literature review: Tracking citations
This workshop will help you track and measure the impact of publications within your discipline, identify the leading authors and who cites them. It will show how to set alerts for your chosen authors or publications, assist you to select and use the best citation databases, and demonstrate the different ways that journal impact is measured.
The next session is 19 August, 1 – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City
Literature review: Targeting your research and staying current
This workshop will cover advanced database search skills to help you find and keep up-to-date with the latest research relating to your thesis topic. The workshop will introduce effective strategies for retrieving specific sets of results, literature and data.
The next session is 25 August, 1 – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City
Academic integrity: Managing your references – RefWorks
This workshop will introduce you to best practices for managing a large number of references and citations in your written work using RefWorks. A comparison of RefWorks and EndNote reference management tools will also be provided to assist you in deciding which is most appropriate for you to use for your research and writing.
The next session is 21 August, 10am – 12noon, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City
Taking control of your doctorate
This full-day workshop is designed for candidates starting out on their doctorate who need guidance on how to stay on track or candidates in the mid-phase wanting to re-energise their studies. After completing this workshop you will know how to control your doctorate rather than your doctorate controlling you.
The next session is 4 September, 9.30am-3pm at KEIC level 4, City
Maximise the impact of your research outputs
This workshop is recommended to doctoral candidates who have already published or are currently working on a new publication, conference paper or presentation. The workshop addresses how you can build and promote your public profile as a researcher and professional. It introduces a range of tools and strategies you can apply to maximise and track the impact of your research outputs.
The next session is 26 August, 10am – 12noon, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City
IT Skills: Formatting your thesis
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to advanced Microsoft Word 2013 features which will help you format your thesis in compliance with the University of Auckland Guide to Theses and Dissertations. Functionalities covered: automatic table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, creating headings using styles, inserting and formatting page numbers, compiling multiple chapters into a single document, and more.
The next session is 31 August, 1 – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City
Book online: www.library.auckland.ac.nz/booking/doctoral (spaces are limited).