• 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.
• 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.
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
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.