Workshops for doctoral students and researchers
During the semester KIB offers workshops open to all doctoral students and researchers at KI. The workshops are held in English, but the staff also speaks Swedish. Check the calendar for date, time and registration. Many workshops are also given "on demand" at a time and place that suit you and your group. Fill out the form and we will get back to you.
Workshops in the calender
- Searching the literature for your half-time review, thesis or next publication
The idea is to provide you with dedicated time and support from search experts at the library when doing individual searches for the literature review that will form a part of your half-time review, thesis summary or your next publication. In addition to a short introduction to different databases, you will be given time to focus on your own searches.
- Endnote X9 – manage your references and PDFs
The idea is to give you time and support to build, organize and annotate a reference library in the reference management software Endnote, and to insert citations and bibliographies in Word according to different reference styles.
- Writing the literature review for your half-time summary
This session focuses on the literature review, an important part of your half-time summary (and of your thesis). You now have the literature sources you need, but how do you write the review? During this session, we will discuss the function and the structure of the literature review, and you will learn how to write a well-structured, clear, and concise literature review. You will also get the chance to work on your own text.
- Publish with impact – choose a journal for your manuscript
Deciding which journal to submit your manuscript to could be a difficult process and there are several criteria to consider before you make the choice. The aim of this workshop is to guide you to some tools that will support you in making a prepared decision. We will discuss factors like aim/scope/audience of the journal, Journal Impact Factor, visibility, open access, acceptance rate, peer-review-process etc. These factors will be discussed from a resource-oriented perspective.
- iThenticate – a plagiarism detection software
If Iyou are a doctoral student or doctoral supervisor at KI you can access iThenticate which is a plagiarism detection program. Every thesis at KI is uploaded to iThenticate and the results are analyzed. Many journals are also using plagiarism detection software. In this workshop we will show you how the system works, how to upload a document and basic things about interpreting the report. The workshop will be held from a software-oriented perspective.
- How to write your thesis
Content: The general purpose of the thesis; the structural and linguistic characteristics of a high-quality thesis, including tables and figures, with numerous examples from earlier theses; planning the different sections (introduction, aims, methodological considerations, results and discussion, future perspectives); practical tips.
- Activate your publication list and discover your publication metrics
In this workshop we will guide you through how to automatically create an updated publication list that includes the citation score, journal impact factor and links to the full texts, by using the KI bibliometric system. We will also take you through the steps how to register an author ID (ORCID). If wanted, we will also touch on other metrics: article metrics, journal metrics, altmetrics etc.
- Research documentation: why, what and where!
Research documentation is an important part of the research process, how can you otherwise prove that your results are correct? In this workshop we will discuss and learn what should be documented, why it is important and where this documentation should be done. Topics such as personal data, ELN (mandatory from 1 January 2019), Ki guidelines and much more are addressed. Included will be a demonstration of ELN with tips and tricks in the system – if you don’t already have an ELN account, please apply for one before the workshop. Read more about ELN
- Advanced searching for systematic reviews
A fundamental part of a systematic review is an exhaustive literature search that finds all relevant studies on a topic. Hence, it is important that the search strategy is rigorously developed and adapted to different databases. In this workshop we will discuss search techniques, databases and documentation. The session will also include demonstrations and hands-on searching.
- Open Science databases
During this workshop, four openly available biomolecular databases will be presented. You will get the opportunity to explore two “ELIXIR” databases (Europe PubMed Central (PMC) and Biostudies) which offer text analysis as well as miscellaneous data publishing and linking capabilities. We will also look at two so called “breakthrough” databases Open Targets (for drug target validation) and Monarch Initiative (for phenotype comparison) both of which present complex underlying evidence in novel ways.
- Giving oral presentations
Giving oral presentations is an essential part of scholarly exchange. During this intensive, hands-on workshop, you will receive hands-on tips, practice and concrete feedback that will help you deliver effective, engaging and confident oral presentations of your research. You will prepare for the workshop by drafting a 5-minute presentation. Once at the workshop, you will receive hands-on tips and techniques to help improve your oral presentation skills; we will also talk about how to avoid being nervous, and how to ensure that your voice carries clearly and distinctly. You will then have time to revise your 5-minute presentation before delivering it before an Academic Writing Support instructor and a small group of supportive, engaged doctoral candidates. Finally, you will receive constructive feedback from this group, feedback that will help you improve both the presentation in question and your oral presentation skills more generally.
Workshops "on demand"
In addition to many of the above, other workshops are also offered "on demand" for your department or research group. These are listed here. To order, fill out the form.
- Mendeley – manage your references
The idea is to give you time and support to build, organize and annotate a reference library in the reference management software Mendeley, and to insert citations and bibliographies in Word according to different reference styles.
- Exploring Embase – a comprehensive biomedical database with focus on pharmacology and toxicology
In this workshop, you will learn how to use the biomedical database Embase. The session will include demonstrations and hands-on searching using your own research topic. Embase is a comprehensive biomedical database and an important resource for pharmacology and drugs. It's also commonly used when conducting systematic reviews.
- Pubmed – advanced features, MeSH and alternative interfaces
In this workshop, you will learn how to use more advanced features in Pubmed, how it works behind the scene and do’s and don’ts. In addition, the workshop will cover different alternative interfaces to Pubmed. The session will include demonstrations and hands-on searching using your own research topic.
- Open Access – this is how it works
- Questionable publishers (also known as predatory publishers) – how to avoid them
Writing Science and Information Literacy (WSIL)
KIB offers the course Writing Science and Information Literacy for doctoral students at KI. The course, equivalent to 3 credit points, is given three times each term, two on campus and one online. The content of the course revolves around how to structure, write, format and publish scientific texts. Registration through the KI course catalogue.
Courses in systematic reviews
KI offers two courses in systematic reviews for researchers, where the Search Consultation Group is teaching the methods.
- How to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses
- Metoder för systematisk litteraturöversikt (In Swedish)
- Mendeley – manage your references