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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER
 
Research and Productivity
 

As incredible as university holdings are, here’s another amazing feature: The Library can enhance many of your scholarly enterprises for free. Check out these complimentary resources:

The Scholarly Commons

  • Curates a suite of services, space, and technology that supports digital, data-driven, and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry
  • Connects the Illinois community to a panoply of experts who help researchers:
    • Learn about new technology
    • Design surveys
    • Figure out what statistics to run
    • Learn GIS software
    • Find data
    • and more!
  • Offers hands-on experience via Savvy Researcher Workshops, run by experts and held either at the Commons or in your lab, classroom, or faculty meeting. Check out the Savvy Researcher calendar, and submit requests for instruction at illinois.edu/fb/sec/6094473.
  • To find out more you can:

The Research Data Service (RDS)

  • Serves as a guidepost on how to best manage data
  • Offers expertise, tools, and infrastructure to work with data at all stages of the research process:
    • As you start your research, learn best practices by:
      • Attending a workshop
      • Scheduling a consultation
      • Requesting a Data Management Plan (DMP) review
    • As you pursue your research:
    • As you end your project, deposit it in the Illinois Data Bank, where completed datasets are:
      • Given a stable, unique identifier (DOI) for persistent access and ease of citation
      • Curated by professionals
      • Preserved for a minimum of 5 years

ORCID

  • Serves to persistently link you to your research by providing a unique identifier of you and your work
  • Used by more than 5 million scholars
  • Often required by publishers and funders for submitting manuscripts or proposals
  • Can be set up by: