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Library workshops for PhD students

We have lots of workshops on offer during the Autumn term:

We will be delivering short Library inductions as part of the College induction days over the next two weeks.

The following week we will be running some introductory sessions for reference management and research data management. We’ll also repeat the Library induction for those who may have missed it.

Tuesday 28th October
Introduction to the Library, 11-11.30

Wednesday 29th October
Introduction to Reference Management, 11-11.30
Introduction to Research Data Management, 14-14.30

Thursday 30th October
Introduction to the Library, 11-11.30

Friday 31st October
Introduction to Reference Management, 11-11.30
Introduction to Research Data Management, 14-14.30

Our training sessions open to all PhD students start from the first week of November. This term we’re running sessions on the following topics:

  • Planning your literature search
  • Conducting your literature search
  • Making research information come to you
  • RefWorks/Advanced RefWorks
  • EndNote/Advanced EndNote
  • Copyright and your theses

All these sessions need be booked via PROSE.

If you are a researcher working off-campus then check out our online resources:

You can also follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Prezi and Slideshare.

If you have any questions, or would like to make a 1to1 appointment, then please don't hesitate to contact us on:


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Finding our training

I had some feedback last week that searching PROSE is not the easiest way to find out what library training is on offer.

We sympathise with you! An alternative is to look at the list of training on our Researchers page

Or you can look at brand new guide to the Postgraduate Researcher Workshop Programme

If you have any questions about the training please email Selina or myself:

Finding Company Reports Using Library Search

Company reports are an important source for anyone studying businesses and industries. We provide access to 100,000s reports through Mergent Online and Mergent Archive.  But we still hold print reports in the Library. These are mainly from banks, building societies and the transport sector.

You can find these reports with the print periodicals in the basement of the David Wilson Library.

To find them using the Library search follow the steps below.

1. Go to the Advanced Search. Change Material Type to 'Journal'.

2.To find a particular company use the name of company AND "annual report" or 
"annual report and accounts". Here's an example for the Alliance and Leicester Building Society:

3. To search for a sector, try Bank (or Building Society or Transport) AND "annual report" or 
"annual report and accounts". Use a date range if appropriate.

If you need any help finding information on companies, email us: