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Special collections

•    See our Research Collections relevant to research and teaching programmes at the University of Worcester.
•    Other local collections may also be of interest to you.

 

Resources not held by the library

•    If you cannot find the resource you need here, you can submit an Inter-library request.
•    You may also want to visit other academic libraries to consult materials there. Try using the catalogue of university libraries maintained by COPAC to locate material.
•    SCONUL Access allows you access to other academic libraries in the scheme.

 

Theses and dissertations

  •   To find recent University of Worcester theses go to our institutional repository, WRaP.
  •   Use EThOS to search other UK theses.
  •   Use DART-Europe to search for European theses.

 

Study skills and research training programmes

•    The University offers Researcher Development Programmes for both staff and students. Other useful information can also be found on the Research School pages.
•    Visit the University’s study skills pages for details of workshops and useful guides on subjects such as academic writing and plagiarism and referencing. 
•    The British Library runs Doctoral Open Days in a variety of subjects. These are designed to guide you through using their Reading Rooms, but are also excellent networking opportunities. 

 

Social networking and your online profile

Creating an online presence can be an important part of developing yourself as a researcher. Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn and specialist sites such as Academic.edu  and ResearchGate can all be part of a useful toolkit which will allow you to:
•    Raise your profile
•    Share and disseminate your research findings more easily
•    Network and collaborate with other researchers
•    Show the value of your research to the wider community

RIN and Vitae have produced some useful guides for researchers wishing to develop their online profile. 

You may also find this guide from StacyKonkiel useful.

Your online profile could be viewed by potential employers or collaborators so it is important to keep this up-to-date and professional. The University has its own Responsible Use of Social Media Policy