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Ensuring research integrity: resources for librarians and their users

April 28, 2021

By Library Connect

Best practices and resources for librarians to share with their researchers and students

Conducting and presenting research in a way that allows others to have trust and confidence in the methods used and the published results is vital to the research process.

This article provides links to websites, webinars, collateral materials, and articles that highlight resources for librarians to share with researchers and students.

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The HEADT Centre(opens in new tab/window)

The Humboldt-Elsevier Advanced Data and Text Centre focuses on research integrity including all ways of managing, manipulating, mining, reading, and understanding text and data (including images) in all forms and formats.  The website includes publications, webinars, workshops and more.

How to get your research published and then noticed(opens in new tab/window) This how-to guide provides researchers with actionable and ethical support to help them publish, promote, and track their research.

Elsevier Researcher Academy(opens in new tab/window)

Librarians can take advantage of the resources and point their researchers to this free platform that provides guidance, knowledge, and support to early and mid-career researchers. E-learning modules and supplementary resources on topics such as funding, research data, and writing help researchers navigate their research journey.

Where should I publish? (opens in new tab/window)

A library handout for your researchers packed with tips and tools for including warning signs of a predatory journal, determining whether a journal is reputable and more.

Think. Check. Submit.(opens in new tab/window)

This site helps researchers identify trusted journals and publishers for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. Librarians can provide their researchers with a checklist — offered in multiple languages — to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

Librarians against fake news(opens in new tab/window)

This Journal of Academic Librarianship article is a systematic review of literature that identifies library best practices against fake news and other misinformation.