Researcher Guide: Useful InformationDo you need any help with Copyright?If we don’t have a book or article how do you get hold of it?How do you find out the impact factor of a journal?What training does the library offer?Do you need to order a book as part of your research?How do you order a new journal or database?What is Manchester eScholar?What referencing software should you use?How do your measure you or your groups academic impact?(Click on any of the section titles below for further information)
Copyright informationIf you have any questions about copyright issues then consult thelibraries copyright page. There is information on what it is, who ownsit, what can be copied, protecting your own work and much more.Document Supply – How to get hold of an item we don’t have?The Document Supply / Inter-Library Loans service (DS/ILL) is forcurrent Staff and Students of the University of Manchester. We willtry and provide access to books and journal articles which are heldat other libraries in the UK and overseas. There are service points atthe JRUL Main Library, Precinct Library and The Eddie Davies Libraryat MBS. Please contact us for further information. Impact FactorsImpact factors can be measured in terms of individual journal titleand individual authors. These measures are sometimes referred to asbibliometrics. The Library holds a training course to introducebibliometrics to researchers. You will be able to compare journalsand demonstrate the highest impact journals in your field.Check out the video on the Impact Factor webpage taking youthrough the JCR (Journal Citation Reports) and access furtherinformation on the H-Index, Eigenfactor, SNIP, Publish or Perish andSJR
Library TrainingDatabase training Scopus for Researchers – literature searching, citation analysis & research performance information. Web of Science - The Web of Science (WoS) is an online academic database provided by Thomson Scientific that is located within the ISI Web of Knowledge. It provides access to multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 research journals. For more information see the Web of Science wesbite. Keeping up to date - This hour long session will introduce you to the Zetoc service. This service searches the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents pages covering all its journals and conference papers across the subject disciplines. The service is incredibly useful as it can easily be set up to inform you about new publications in your field. Endnote - "Bibliographies and citations made easy." This session will include a presentation, but will be mainly concerned with hands-on practical exercises to demonstrate different functions of the software. During this time a member of library staff will be on-hand to assist attendees.
Manchester E-Scholar“Sustain and enhance your research reputation, satisfy researchcouncil open access mandates, keep abreast of developments inscholarly communication.”Manchester E-Scholar is the institutional Repository for theUniversity of Manchester and run by the library. It allows you tostore, manage and disseminate your scholarly outputs. For moreinformation click on the header above. Recommend a book for the library to buyIf you would like to request a book as part of your research orrelating to a course reading list then please email Dave Hirst, FacultyTeam Librarian for EEE and MACE: at firstname.lastname@example.org Recommend a new journal or database subscriptionIf you would like to request a journal or database as part of yourresearch then please email Dave Hirst, Faculty Team Librarian forEEE and MACE: at email@example.com. Journal anddatabase applications are forwarded to a library committee twice ayear and evaluated for purchase.
Referencing & Bibliographic softwareReference management software (also called citation managementsoftware) can help you to manage your references.Keeping track of your references —journal papers, books, web pages,images, quotations, etc.—can be a lengthy process and, if you arenot very organised, it can be easy to lose references or forget whereyou found a crucial piece of information.You can view a rundown of various bibliographic applications on theManaging your References webpage. We offer Faculty specific librarytraining in Endnote. Citation MetricsThere are a number of databases and external resources that canmeasure the academic impact of the individual or a research group.Using databases such as Scopus and Web of Knowledge you canobtain detailed information on research outputs. Check out the linkabove or speak to your Faculty Team Librarian for advice.