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Information for research postgraduates – University of Reading

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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.


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