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Information for research postgraduates

The links on this page have been selected to help students studying for a PhD to find useful information on our website. For basic information about borrowing, photocopying, and other services see Using the Library.

If you are just starting your PhD you may find the Study advice guide for research postgraduates useful.

Resources for doing your research

Catalogues of our resources

  • Search Enterprise - search the Library catalogue for books and journals (printed and online) 
  • Summon - search Summon to find online journal articles, book chapters and other materials covered by our subscriptions
  • BrowZine - use to search or browse online journals
  • Special Collections - information about the University's rare books and archive collections

Databases for finding references to journal articles and other materials


Managing your references

Writing your thesis

Building your research profile

For guidance on where to publish, assessing the impact of your research and building up your research profile see our Information for research staff.

Scientific writing and publishing online training course

  • Nature Masterclasses on Scientific Writing and Publishing 
    This online course includes modules on planning and writing your paper, choosing a journal and submitting your paper, the editorial process, peer review, plagiarism and ethics, authorship issues and how to measure impact. This resource will be available to until 1/7/2018. Registration is required.


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