Like most Library initiatives, Researcher Unbound started from conversations. In this case, the conversations were with the PhD students of NUS School of Business. We realised that though the journey that every PhD student embarks on is an arduous one, we could help make the road ahead a little less bumpy.
The eager beaver librarians of Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library thus designed a series of workshops which cover a range of diverse topics:
- Inspiration for a good research topic for paper
- Management of citation and documentation
- Writing analytically and clearly
- Identifying the right databases and using them effectively
- Finding statistics in an infinite pool of data
- Enhancing career planning and soft skills with a broad range of library resources
Because the PhD journey is understandably hectic, we are offering workshops once a month, starting this semester 2016/2017, so that you can better organise your schedule.
The First Workshop- Orientation
Researcher Unbound kicked off on 3rd August, when we conducted the first workshop (Orientation) for the new intake of Biz PhDs. Besides having loads of fun exploring the library and its collection, students quickly picked up on how to #discoverbetter using FindMore and databases like Business Source Premier. It was also a great opportunity for us to build an enduring friendship with you, one that will likely outlast your stay with us.
Here’s a what you can expect in the Researcher Unbound series:
All PhD students are welcome to these workshops! Note: the topics and case-studies discussed during the workshops will be more business-focused.