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PhD Library inductions and workshops

Dr William Farrell, Dr Ian Rowlands & Selina Lock
Welcome to all our new PhD students and welcome to a new academic year for our existing students.

Inductions & Introductions to...

The Library Research Services Team will be on hand at the following events for a chat and to answer questions:



College Induction Events
Friday 9th Oct - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
Wednesday 14th Oct – College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Wednesday 21st Oct – College of Science and Engineering


Introduction to...
We are also running our own Introduction to... events:
Wed 28th Oct – 11am – Introduction to the Library
Wed 28th Oct -  2pm  – Introduction to Research Data Management
Thurs 29th Oct – 11am – Introduction to Reference Management
Thurs 29th Oct - 2pm – Introduction to the Library
Fri 30th Oct – 11am  – Introduction to Reference Management
Fri 30th Oct  - 2pm  – Introduction to Research Data Management


To book on to the Introduction to... sessions please go to PROSE
Once you have logged in to PROSE, search by key term ‘Introduction’.

Autumn Term Workshops

All our of Autumn workshops are now available to book via PROSE.

Including ones on literature searching, making research information come to you, EndNote, RefWorks, Google tools, finding grey literature, systematic reviews, database design, using Microsoft Access, cleaning messy data, creating online exhibitions and Advanced EndNote/RefWorks. 

The session descriptions also link to online versions of the sessions (where available) for those researchers based off-campus.

Remember, if you need 1to1 help then just email us on librarians@le.ac.uk

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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: librarians@le.ac.uk



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: librarians@le.ac.uk