Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) workshops

The library offers a range of workshops for PhD researchers as part of the Doctoral Development Programme. Our workshops aim to help you to develop the skills you need throughout the research process, from literature searching, referencing, managing research data, through to identifying places to publish your work.

Below is a list of the workshops we currently offer

Tools for literature searching

This workshop introduces literature searching tools including StarPlus, multidisciplinary citation databases (such as Web of Science and Scopus) and subject-specific databases.

Introduction to Endnote

Delivered face-to-face and as a webinar, this session introduces Endnote Online, a web-based tool to help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Endnote.

You can watch a recording of this workshop here.

Introduction to Mendeley

This session introduces Mendeley, free software that can help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Mendeley.

Looking after your research data

This workshop will help you to get the most out of your data by keeping it safe and secure, organising, describing, archiving and sharing it, and by augmenting it with pre-existing data from a variety of sources.

Sharing your research: open access and open data

This workshop will introduce the principles of Open Access publishing. We will explore the benefits of sharing your research, and discuss how this can boost the impact of your research outputs and raise your profile. We will introduce ways to share your research publications, data and other outputs, and demonstrate the University’s open access repositories.

Beyond the Impact Factor: using metrics to help identify influential research

Delivered face-to-face and as a webinar, this session will give an overview of research metrics, and introduce a range of tools that can be used to help identify highly-cited and highly-discussed journals, authors and papers. We'll discuss the strengths and limitations of these metrics, and how to use them responsibly.

The influential researcher

This workshop will explore various ways to raise your online profile and increase the visibility of your research.  It combines elements from 'Sharing your research’, ‘Standing out from the crowd’ and ‘Beyond the impact factor’ in one 4-hour session.

Standing out from the crowd

This session will introduce you to online tools to help you maximize your influence on the research community, create an online personal profile which will be visible to other researchers and to possible employers, and assess the impact of others.

Rights and reuse: copyright and your thesis

This session introduces the fundamentals of UK copyright law and how it applies to you and your thesis. Learn when and how to clear rights for any images, figures, literary works or other third party materials that you wish to include in your thesis. The session will also explore how to protect your own work using licences.

Book a place on one of the Library DDP modules. Booking is essential as group size is limited. You will receive an email when your place is confirmed.

Online support

Visit the Library research webpages to explore the Library's support for research

Contact your librarian

Each department has a Librarian who can offer support tailored to your subject area. Find the Librarian for your department.