Where to Start? An Introduction to Using Special Collections for Research

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Do you, or would you like to use special and archival collections in your research? Are you unsure where to start? This workshop, Where to Start? An Introduction to Using Special Collections for Research, is designed to offer doctoral candidates an introduction to using special collections (including rare books, archival and other print materials) for their research.

 

It will take place on Thu, 24 November 2022, 10:00 – 12:30 and focus on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of this: from identifying collections, navigating catalogues, and good research habits (such as effective note taking, organising photos, and citation practices), to handling rare books, prints and archives. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to learn more about the UCD Cultural Heritage collections and how they might support research and learning.

 

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Where to Start? An Introduction to Using Special Collections for Research

Programme

10:00 – 11:00

Welcome and Introduction: Dr Lucy Collins, Associate Dean, Graduate, UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Short Talks: Dr Sarah Comyn, UCD School of English, Drama & Film; Dr Katy Milligan, UCD Special Collections

 

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break/Walk to Library

 

11:30 – 12:30

Handling and Highlights with UCD Special Collections Staff

 


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The centre links the clinical community to core university research institutes including the UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland and the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology. Over the last 5 years, the UCD CRC has developed a comprehensive taught graduate programme including an MSc in Clinical and Translational Research and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials This exciting education initiative is training the next generation of investigators and research professionals.

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Patients in particular play the key role. The Centre believe that through their involvement in research studies, patients are making an immense contribution towards the understanding of the mechanism of disease and greatly influence the ability to improve patient outcome in the future


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