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Research Support at University of Porto Libraries

Research Support at University of Porto Libraries
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Author(s): Augusto Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal), Luís Miguel Costa (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal) and Palmira Fernandes Seixas (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 21
Source title: Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Viviana Fernández-Marcial (University of A Coruña, Spain) and Llarina González-Solar (University of A Coruña, Spain & General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4546-1.ch006

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Abstract

This case study describes the research support services provided by the libraries of the University of Porto (U.Porto). The university is composed of 14 teaching units (each with its faculty library), and each faculty has a wide range of research units. U.Porto has a high research activity, which compels libraries to keep pace with the evolving researcher needs, adapting and creating new services that respond to those requirements. From a global perspective, the overall mission of these libraries is to ensure and promote access to information resources made available by U.Porto to the academic and scientific community, both in physical and electronic supports. More specifically, this case will detail the services already provided in the context of research support, ranging from specialized training sessions in scientific publishing, reference management software, or search in bibliographic databases to the creation of thematic guides, support on the publication of scientific journals from within the university, and bibliometric studies.

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