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Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity (RSCA) Impact

Services for Faculty & Grad Students


Grad students and faculty can contact the Research Impact Librarian for consultations or 1-1 meetings to discuss the impact of their works for all purposes.

Consultations can be scheduled using the link to the left. 

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Workshops and webinars will be listed as they become available. Please check back for updates. 

Materials from Previous Workshops & Webinars

Alternative Metrics

(presentation to H&A Council of Chairs)

A presentation on alternative metrics (or altmetrics): what it is, limitations, benefits, and tools at SJSU for finding altmetrics.

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Tools for Identifying Funding Opportunities and Managing Online Scholarly Identity (webinar)

Sponsored by University Library & Research Development Office

As scholars and researchers in a digital world, there are many important tools that can help you manage your online scholarly presence, as well as identify funding opportunities. In this interactive webinar, you will learn about and explore for yourself a database called Pivot that can be used to locate funding opportunities to support your RSCA, and in finding other researchers doing similar work. The webinar will also focus on managing your online scholarly identity, specifically with a unique researcher ID called ORCID

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View recorded presentation (Passcode: cm*39sUv) (~1 hour)

Managing Your Online Scholarly Identity (webinar)

Our online identities are becoming even more important for finding RSCA collaborators, receiving funding, and in demonstrating our expertise and impact to a broad audience. This webinar will discuss different places and strategies for managing your online scholarly identity.

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View recorded presentation (~30 mins)

Finding Funding Opportunities with Pivot (webinar)

Pivot is an incredible tool for identifying funding opportunities for researchers in any discipline. This webinar will help you use this tool to locate funding opportunities to support your RSCA activities. 

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View recorded presentation (~20 mins)

Finding the Right Journal for Your Research Publications (webinar)

This webinar will help you to determine which research journal might be right for your research publications, as well as predatory journals you should avoid. We will explore tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Scimago, and Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities.

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View recorded presentation (~45 mins)

Can I Post This Online?: RSCA Artifacts, Open Access, and Scholarly Identity

What can you post as part of your online identity and how disseminating artifacts can help to increase research impact and to create a fully fleshed out online scholarly presence. This session will help you to better understand topics such as institutional repositories, open access journals, online networks, and reprints, post-prints, publisher versions.

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Webinar: Demonstrating Your RSCA Impact (webinar)

This webinar discussed the various ways that you can demonstrate your research, scholarship, and creative activities impact.

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