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

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 research. We'll discuss the strengths and limitations of these metrics, and how to use them responsibly.

You can watch a recording of this workshop here.

Copyright and open access: your thesis and beyond

What is copyright, and how does it affect you as a researcher? Come along to this workshop to find out how you can reuse material fairly and legally in your writing - and how copyright protects works that you produce. Discover how the Library is advancing efforts in open access publishing to make your research available to the widest possible audience.

Please bring along any current queries for a roundtable discussion.

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.

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.

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.

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.