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Research Services: Introduction

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers with all aspects of the research process from finding information to maximising impact.

How can we help you today?
The Library offers a huge range of services and supports for research. This Research Support guide is designed to make UL researchers aware of research-focussed services and resources available through the Glucksman Library in UL.

Referencing & EndNote

For information on referencing and using EndNote to manage your research information visit:

Finding Research Information

There are many appropriate resources that you can use to find relevant information to allow you to conduct your research and publish its outcomes. The Library website (www.ul.ie/library) contains links to important databases (see below). The UL Institutional Repository (ULIR) contains the University’s research publications and other research outputs.

The Library Search allows you to search for physical items in the Library but also searches most of the library's electronic resources as well as publications in the ULIR.

 

Research Support at UL

The Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Research Services Department and the Faculty Librarians.

Research Services Department

  • Provide training and support on bibliometrics including journal impact measures, h-index and altmetrics
  • Provide support on measuring your research impact and tracking your citations
  • Advise on how to increase the visibility of your research and maximise the impact of your research
  • Advise on open access publishing including funding agency policies
  • Advise on author/publisher copyright permissions regarding open access publishing
  • Advise on FAIR data management and Data Management Policies
  • Provide training and support on the use of the University of Limerick Institutional Repository (ULIR)
  • Provide EndNote training and support

Check the Library Events Calendar for upcoming training. You can contact us to request consultations or training.

Evidence Based Research Supports

“Evidence-based research is the use of prior research in a systematic and transparent way to inform a new study so that it is answering questions that matter in a valid, efficient, and accessible manner”. (Robinson et al 2021, p.151.).
 

There is a renewed focus post covid on the methodological quality of the evidence and on open science to enhance the accessibility to and the reporting of the evidence.

It is important to understand the process for how to synthesize the evidence to determine the review type for your research question and the associated methods.

Visit the Library’s dedicated LibGuide for Evidence-Based Research for more guidance and view the Library’s Service Agreement.

Robinson, K. A. et al (2021) ‘Evidence-Based Research Paper 1: What Evidence Based Research is and why is it important?, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 129, pp 151-157.

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