Thursday, 28 March 2013

Research Professional - Funding Database

RP - Funding

Research Professional is a leading publisher of research news and funding information for the international research community and is available to all NUI Maynooth staff and students.A comprehensive database of funding opportunities currently containing over 7,000 open calls for funding.

RP - Cochrane training courses

RP - Cochrane training courses

The Health Research Board invites applications for its cochrane training courses. This funded course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social care area who require a more detailed knowledge of systematic reviews and who may be thinking of conducting a systematic review. Closing Date 28th March 2013

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

IgniteNUIMaynooth's channel - YouTube

IgniteNUIMaynooth's channel - YouTube Institutional research strengths are built on synergistic interactions between researchers. An Ignite event is a fun and concentrated format for communicating the variety of research being conducted at NUI Maynooth, letting you know what's going on in the University outside your discipline.

New guide means citing films and audio in your content couldn’t be easier : JISC

New guide means citing films and audio in your content couldn’t be easier : JISC

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.

Cambridge Journals Blog
 A momentous history of medicine article appears in a recent issue  of Medical History journal, which is housed in the Centre for Global Health Histories at York: ‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.
Professor Nutton writes: “On the fabric of the human body (1543) by the Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was acknowledged immediately as marking a revolution in the understanding of the anatomy of the human body. It set new standards with the quality of its illustrations and accuracy of descriptions. A second, corrected edition followed in 1555, by which time Vesalius was employed by the King of Spain as one of his doctors. Little further was known of his activities.”
Accessible via the Cambridge Journals Collection from the Library.

Demystifying citing and referencing Online Tutorial

Demystifying citing and referencing - Monash University Library - Monash University

Nice easy guide to use which you may find useful. You can also check out the various Maynooth guides to the many resources available to you at  http://library.nuim.ie/about-us/publications/guides-using-library

Research Data Australia

Research Data Australia

Research Data Australia, the flagship service of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), provides a comprehensive window into the Australian Research Data Commons.
Research Data Australia is an Internet-based discovery service designed to provide rich connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions, and promote visibility of Australian research data collections in search engines.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

FAQ's - Alcohol Forum, Letterkenny - Ireland

FAQ's - Alcohol Forum, Letterkenny - Ireland

 Irelands first National Alcohol Awareness Week 18th-22nd March. The Alcohol Forum is a registered charity that works to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms in communities across Ireland, working on a north south basis.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

NHESS - An Interactive Open Access Journal of the European Geosciences Union

NHESS - Home

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) is an interdisciplinary and international journal dedicated to the public discussion and open access publication of high quality studies and original research on natural hazards and their consequences. Embracing a holistic Earth System Science approach, NHESS serves a wide and diversified community of research scientists, practitioners and decision makers concerned with natural hazards detection, monitoring and modelling, vulnerability and risk assessment, and the design and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, including economical, societal and educational aspects.

SciVerse - Applications - Altmetric Details

SciVerse - Applications - Altmetric Details

 First Place Winner in the Apps for Science Challenge.

 Altmetric continuously tracks hundreds of thousands of links to scholarly articles on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, the scientific blogosphere, newspapers and magazines then matches that data to the search results or full text articles that you are viewing on SciVerse.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Entrez cross-database search

Entrez cross-database search

Entrez is NCBI’s primary text search and retrieval system that integrates the PubMed database of biomedical literature with 39 other literature and molecular databases including DNA and protein sequence, structure, gene, genome, genetic variation and gene expression.  Check out the help button for more details.

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Institute of Making

Home - Institute of Making

The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities.

CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber,, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

170 governments have turned to CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to ensure the legal, sustainable and traceable trade in their precious timber and forest products, with the Conference unanimously bringing hundreds of new timber species under CITES controls, along with a number of tortoises and turtles and a wide range of other plant and animal species.  Five shark species and manta rays were also brought under CITES controls following a vote.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Morpeth Roll - Ireland identified on display in the Library | NUI Maynooth Library

Morpeth Roll - Ireland identified on display in the Library | NUI Maynooth Library
The Morpeth Roll, wrapped around an enormous bobbin, measures over 400 metres in length and contains around 160,000 signatures gathered from across the whole of Ireland. The Roll was created in 1841 at the instigation of the Duke of Leinster, Daniel O'Connell and others. It has been on loan to NUI Maynooth by Castle Howard since 2009 and is in the care of the Russell Library.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

RP - Research Professional

RP - Research Professional

Welcome to Research Professional at NUI Maynooth. Research Professional is a leading publisher of research news and funding information for the international research community and is available to all NUI Maynooth staff and students.

Benefits of the site include:
  • Access to an extensive database of research funding opportunities that are pre-filtered for ROI institution eligibility
  • Ability to create custom searches specific to your interests
  • Ability to create automated email alerts to keep you up to date with new developments in funding opportunities and research news.

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary site of The Cochrane Collaboration | 20th Anniversary The Cochrane Collaboration

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary site of The Cochrane Collaboration | 20th Anniversary The Cochrane Collaboration

 The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating twenty years of its existence throughout 2013. As part of a series of events to mark this anniversary, a series of videos has been commissioned focusing on the ideas, achievements and people that have contributed to its growth since 1993.
  The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 28,000 people from over 100 countries. They work together preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 5,000 so far, published online in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library. They also prepare the largest collection of records of randomised controlled trials in the world, called CENTRAL, published as part of The Cochrane Library.

Monday, 11 March 2013

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Annual Report

Publications: IAEA Annual Report

 Published annually in mid-year, this analytical overview covers issues and trends in nuclear, radiation, transport, and radioactive waste safety. More detailed accounts of safety-related events and issues worldwide are provided in a supporting document.  There are also links here to the annual Nuclear Safety Reviews.

Science Without Borders PhD Research Projects | NUI Maynooth International Office

Research Projects | NUI Maynooth International Office

The PhD research projects available to Brazilian applicants under the Science Without Borders programme are listed alphabetically on the International offices Website by Priority Area. Use the hyperlinks to browse the list, or download the searchable project database for a quick overview of the available projects.

Ireland is third most globalised nation - Irish Economy News & Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Ireland is third most globalised nation - Irish Economy News & Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 11, 2013
  Ireland has been ranked the world’s third most globalised economy in terms of GDP, and the most globalised nation in the western world, according to a new index published by Ernst and Young.

Friday, 8 March 2013

SciVerse - Applications - References Visualizer Details

SciVerse - Applications - References Visualizer Details

 The Bibliographic Visualizer provides an interactive visual display that shows bibliographic associations between academic articles. The application is intended for: researchers building a bibliography for a literature review; professors compiling a reading list; students searching for influential articles; or, anyone else who is conducting academic research.

ImpactStory: tell the full story of your research impact

ImpactStory: tell the full story of your research impact

 ImpactStory aggregates altmetrics: (alternative metrics) diverse impacts from your articles, datasets, blog posts, and more.

altmetrics: a manifesto – altmetrics.org

altmetrics: a manifesto – altmetrics.org

No one can read everything.  We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ecosystem. We call for more tools and research based on altmetrics.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Academia.edu - Share research

Academia.edu - Share research 
is a free online paper-sharing platform that encourages academics to increase their visibility and monitor research within and across its scholarly network. It includes nearly 2 million profiles and 1.5 million uploaded papers.