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Library Research Support: Training & Events for Researchers

Library Research Support: Training and Events

The University of Plymouth Library's researcher training programme, regular drop-in sessions and occasional hosted events series, cover a wide variety of topics from digital skills, literature searching and reference management to open publication strategies, impact metrics and data management.  

Sessions are delivered by library staff to researchers at any stage of study or career including tailored sessions for academic staff or your research group; regular sessions in the Doctoral College's Researcher Development Programme plus a one-to-one consultation service for researchers and research leads.

Upcoming Events

Choosing a Journal for Publication link

Choosing a Journal for Publication (27 Feb)

This workshop session will explore how library databases and journal metrics can be used to help identify potential venues in which to publish.  The session will consider the strengths and weaknesses of these tools and suggest evaluation criteria to aid decision making in choosing an appropriate journal and to avoid predatory publishers. (For PGRs and ECRs).

bibliometrics and SciVal consultation service link

Bibliometrics & SciVal Consultation Service

Interested in using metrics for strategic decision making or benchmaking? Questions about your own publication metrics and citation impact?  Contact our Open Research Specialist for 1:1 advice or tailored reports. 

Library Researcher Training Pathways

Thesis essentials

Open research

Metrics for impact


Drop-ins & Appointment Consultation Service

Weekly research queries drop-in

Weekly drop-in for 1:1 support on any of the library's researcher support services.  The drop-in offers an ideal informal space to tidy up your author profiles (e.g. ORCiD, Elements, Web of Science, Scopus) or for help with depositing research outputs into Elements & Pearl and any other library research services questions you may have.

  • Where: TBC  No booking required.

SciVal & Metrics appointment service

The library offers a consultation service for researchers advising on use of bibliometrics, including SciVal, to showcase areas of research power or in support of strategic priorities, in accordance with the principles of Responsible Metrics.  We can provide regular and custom statistics and reports for your school or research group (example reports and infographics).

We also regularly run two workshops on SciVal through our training pathways.

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