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Suna Kıraç Library Researcher Development Program

This libguide is prepared to inform KU researchers about the services available to them.



The Library Researcher Development Program aims to support groups at various levels at Koç University in different ways and prepare them for research processes. The program has broad coverage, including a variety of Library services and resources.

How The Library Researcher Development Program works?

The Library Researcher Development Program has several parts;

  • Library Researcher Development seminars are organized each semester. The seminar format may be online, face-to-face or hybrid. Seminars can be followed from the Instructions & Events Calendar.
  • There are non-credit online library courses available on Blackboard and Open EdX platforms.
  • The recordings are added Library web page so researchers can watch them whenever convenient.
  • Reference and Liaison Librarians are always ready to support researchers; all you need to do is fill in an online form through Library Trackit System.

How to benefit from the program?

All of the program extensions are open to Koç University community. However, some may be open to specific user groups, please check Program's Scope part for detailed information.

What will you gain by participating in this program?

The program helps researchers to;

  • gain practical literature-searching skills
  • understand the usage of reference management tools
  • explain the logic of bibliometric analysis
  • build researcher profiles 
  • get to know various databases and research tools
  • understand the concept of open access, predatory publishing, and journal selection criteria