Library Services offer a range of support for Queen Mary PhD students, as well as early career researchers and all research staff.
Our Faculty Liaison Librarians offer appointments for one-to-one training and group workshops throughout the year. We provide help with planning and carrying out a literature search, how to identify the best resources for your research and the effective use of reference management tools.
Our Repository and Research Information Team provide support with open-access publishing, managing, preserving and storing your research data, managing access to your thesis, and author tools such as managing your research identity and understanding your research metrics.
Our Archives and Special Collections service curates and provides access to a wealth of fascinating institutional, personal archives and rare prints, dating from the 17th Century to the present day.
The Queen Mary Academy provide other skills support for researchers at all levels.
I very much enjoyed the session today, it was incredibly helpful and I felt re-energised. I completely lost motivation last week and now I feel that I have discovered new pathways.— Anonymous PHD student
We provide sessions/workshops to all Early Career Researchers encompassing broader research/information literacy skills. We offer a range of bitesize and longer sessions, which all PhD students (and staff) can attend.
Below are the sessions available, usually bookable through: cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk
We are running similar sessions for the three Faculties which will be focusing on your needs. Feel free to attend any of the sessions, but bear in mind that the Faculty specific sessions will be geared towards that faculty and will contain mainly examples from that specific faculty.
This session is designed to be highly interactive and participant driven.
Duration: 2 hours
"Very good course for starting PhD students"
"Excellent lesson content, it is really useful for researchers"
To book yourself on the next session, go to the CPD Booking system.
Medicine and Dentistry: RD-LIB-009
Science and Engineering: RD-LIB-008
"It's really helpful, I really learned a lot."
"The search exercises were useful to get comfortable with the material."
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system.
Medicine and Dentistry: RD-LIB-014
Science and Engineering: RD-LIB-013
Feedback from previous participants:
"It was my first session about Endnote. I got introduction, its features, how to use it in different ways."
"Learned a new tool to organise my references and help me easier to insert references in my document"
"I have never known how to use Endnote until today. I don't know how I've managed without it all this time"
Humanities and Social Sciences: RD-LIB-022
Medicine and Dentistry: RD-LIB-003
Science and Engineering: RD-LIB-007
"The tips and tricks I wouldn't have found out without."
"Finding out how to collaborate using Mendeley"
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system, and search the session code: RD-LIB-015.
By the end of the session, participants should be able to:
"I learned how to take a bird's eye view of my project."
"It was a lot of fun!"
"It was good to talk to people doing a range of different projects and see their opinions."
"We get a better understanding of our research via the visualised way proposed during the session"
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system, and search for the session code RD-LIB-017.
Duration: 2 hours online learning (approx.) and a 1.5 hour workshop
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system, and search for the session code RD-LIB-025.
"Excellent content delivery"
"Thank you for the very helpful and brief Web of Science Webinar"
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system, and search for the session code: RDWEB, to see all scheduled Bitesize sessions.
Harvard Referencing: A Library Introduction.
Duration: 1 hour.
Developed for a Humanities and Social Sciences audience but accessible and useful for participants with a Science and Engineering or Medicine and Dentistry background.
By the end of this course, participants should:
To book yourself on the next session go to the CPD Booking system, and search for the session code RD-LIB-023.
It gave space to be creative. The collage was a very welcome exercise and remember why the subject is of interest in the first place and right for you. To think AROUND the topic— Visualise It! participant