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Research Support Services Guide

Research Support

Need some help?


As Research Support Librarian and the Librarian for the Research Institutes at Maynooth University, I provide assistance in a number of areas including:

  • An introduction to the library's information services and databases within your field of research
  • Advise on conducting your Literature/Systematic Reviews or how to develop more effective search strategies
  • Using Reference Management tools (EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) that allow you to store your references online and create bibliographies and in-text citations.
  • Training can be provided in the use of Bibliometrics Tools which includes: citation analysis/tracking, finding the top journals in your research area, measuring your research impact/performance, or identifying current and potential research collaborations
  • Tips on improving your Research visibility.
  • Advice on Academic Publishing and Open Access
  • Training in Research Data Management, including developing Data Management Plans
  • The Research Librarian blog has a number of links to various useful online resources to help your research such as online research skills tutorials, search engines and search tools, academic peer networks, open access resources,online reference management tools and tutorials.
  • Research Consultations and Training Workshops are available on request so contact me now and we can arrange a meeting.

Need Some Help!

Arrange for a personal consultation (If you are a postgraduate researcher or an academic staff member) with the Research support Librarian.

You could also organise group training sessions for yourself and your colleagues.

Register for Library Skills Modules which are part of the Research Skills Development Programme

Contact me, 

or Ext: 6151 to arrange an appointment.

Research Support Librarian

Ciarán Quinn

Phone: (01) 7086151


Expertise in: Discovering Research & Information, Managing Research Information, Measuring Research Impact (Citation/Journal Impact), Academic Publishing/Sharing your Research, Research Data Management, Open Access

My Guides:

Academic Journal Publishing, Measuring your Research Impact, Research Support, Referencing, Research Data Management, Literature Reviews, Writing your ThesisInstitutional Repository, Research Institutes, Open Access, EndNote Online, ORCID, Research Impact & Metrics