New ‘COVID-19: Resources for research’ guide

A number of organisations have created great resources for supporting research into COVID-19. We’ve added these to our new “COVID-19: Resources for research“ Libguide at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/covid Here’s the list so far: COVID-19 Research Database (provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and […]

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Dissertation help

We have just completed our spring dissertation roadshows. We had two sessions one in Pathfoot and one in the library. If you were not able to make these sessions, don’t worry you can still access all of the resources and help that we were advertising. We have a module on UniDesk (which you access via […]

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Top Ten Thesis downloads in February #StirTopTenTheses

During February 1,240 theses in our research repository, STORRE, were downloaded a total of 16,999 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland. By McSweeney, Kathryn http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21804 Downloads: 1,532 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in February #StirTopTenPapers

During February there were 32,961 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 5,387 research publications. The top ten downloaded items were: 1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning. By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Daugherty, Richard; Gardner, John; James, Mary; Stobart, Gordon http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19607 Downloads: […]

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Top ten thesis downloads in January #StirTopTenTheses

In January, 1,237 theses in our research repository STORRE were downloaded 16,771 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland. By McSweeney, Kathryn http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21804 Downloads: 1,528 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of Complex Adaptive […]

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Love is all around

Love was all around in the library last week as we celebrated #StirPride and Valentine’s Day. We hope you enjoyed our colourful displays for #StirPride Week. You can still pop in to see our decorations and our LGBTQ+ book display throughout February while we continue to celebrate LGBT History Month. Our Valentine’s post box filled […]

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research

A gigantic and unique Facebook dataset has been made available to researchers to study questions related to the effects of social media on democracy and elections. Jesse Blumenthal, Director of Technology and Innovation for the Charles Koch Institute, issued a statement saying that the availability of this dataset is:  “an important step in addressing society’s […]

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