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Upskilling for academics

A Libguide dedicated to all things MU Staff, bringing together useful resources, tools and services available to MU Staff in one place.

Request a dedicated Webinar for students or staff

We can arrange a specialised webinar for you, your colleagues or your students on most of the databases and eresources that we subscribe to. You decide the level of training, subject and learning outcomes. To discuss, contact Helen Farrell by email or phone 01-708389.

Offers of webinars from some of the major databases include coverage of: 

AIP Publishing
VLex Justis
Embase & Reaxys
Gale Reference Complete (specifically)
Gale Products
ProQuest One Academic
IOP Publishing

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Take a look at Maynooth University's Centre for Teaching and Learning resources for staff (workshops, showcases, and courses) here.

Keeping up to date with literature on your subject

Use JournalTOC's, the free, configurable email alert service for your favourite academic journals and subjects. Set up a free account, choose your journals and/or subjects, and set how often you want to receive alerts on new publications. Any queries about using or setting up your account? Email Helen Farrell.

                Screenshot of the JournalTOC's homepage.

Research Skills training for Postgrad Researchers & Academics

Would you like to upskill? Contact our Research Support Librarian Ciarán Quinn, to request a bespoke training session tailored to your research needs.

Possible topics include:

  • Finding information for your research
  • Literature Searching: What you need to know
  • Reference Management Software (e.g. EndNote)
  • Measuring your Research Impact
  • Improving your Research Visibility
  • Managing your Online Researcher Profile
  • Research Data Management & Developing Data Management Plans
  • Publishing in Academic Journals: Finding the right/highest impact Journal for your Research

You could also check out the "Research Skills & Awareness Modules"  which are part of the Research Skills Development Programme (RSDP). These modules are accredited for Postgrad Researchers as part of the GST2 Module and are also available to Post Doctoral Researchers & Academics to audit. They are run twice a year in semester one and two. Times and dates are available here.

Contact if you'd like to attend.

Research workshops are also run throughout the year so keep an eye on the Library Website events page and social media.


Workshops for MU Staff: 2023 - 2024

To book a short training session (online or in-person) with the Academic Engagement Librarian, please contact I can run small-group sessions or 1-to-1, both online and in-person throughout the year.

  •     Welcome to MU Library: a quick intro for staff new to MU (repeated in Semester 2)
  •     New to MU?: quick faculty tour of MU Library & explore library material of relevance
  •     Role of the Library Rep: find out what you need to know
  •     Working remotely and using online materials from MU Library: getting to grips with the basics
  •     Maximising Use of Library E-Resources in Online Learning
  •     Honing your Searching Skills
  •     Alerts in your subject: easy ways to stay current in your discipline
  •     Linking up with 'Course Alignment' services to support your modules in 23/24
  •     Developing Reading Lists for 23/24 and linking to Library material
  •     Finding & using OER in MU (on demand)

Date & Time:

On demand throughout the year. Sessions may be scheduled during 22/23 and will be promoted via our social media channels.


Online & in-person

NEW! Feb 2021 - Endnote x9 available

Take a look at this short video from Ciarán Quinn, Research Support Librarian, MU Library that will get you started in using Endnote x9.