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RefWorks & EndNote with Long Word Documents

Lots of you will be using the bibliographic software RefWorks or EndNote alongside Word to write your thesis.

We know most of you decide to write each section or chapter as a separate Word document and then combine them later on. This means with RefWorks or EndNote you will end up with a bibliography at the end of each chapter - which you probably don't want!

To help you get the best results when combining your documents together we're written guides on how to avoid any problems with your RefWorks/EndNote citations and bibliographies:

RefWorks and Long Word Documents [PDF]

EndNote and Long Word Documents [PDF]

If you need any help with RefWorks/EndNote then email

If you need any help with Word then have a look at the help available from IT Services.

Doing your PhD part-time or at a distance

Yesterday afternoon we welcomed many of our PhD researchers to a Thesis Forum webinar on the challenges and benefits of studying part-time or at a distance. We had participants from across the UK and all over the world (Toronto, Singapore, Istanbul, Denmark and Israel among others!). We listened to speakers from the schools of Education, Modern Languages and Archaeology & Ancient History as they discussed their own experience of pursuing a PhD while juggling family life, part-time work and living away from Leicester. There was much lively discussion in the Chat section between our distance learners on topics such as accessing resources, communicating with supervisors, and dealing with isolation.

A recording of the session is available here (Leicester login needed)

The Thesis Forum will return in the summer term. If you would like to participate or have suggestions for a topic to discuss, please contact Helen

Thesis Forum: Studying part-time or at a distance


The webinar will use Adobe Connect. You will not need any specific software, however, you will need speakers or a headset to hear the webinar, and you can participate in discussion by typed chat.

Adobe Connect works fine on Windows and Macs, and any browser. Use with a Linux computer may be possible but is not recommended due to uncertain results.

For best results, follow these steps:
1) Make sure any required equipment is physically plugged into your computer first, then launch your browser and go to:

2) Select Enter as Guest, type your name, and click Connect. It may take a minute or so for Adobe Connect to load up, and you will be in the meeting room.

3) Under 'Meeting' at the upper left, select Audio Setup Wizard. Go through the wizard, making sure everything works. Please note that Audio Setup Wizard should be done every time you come into a meeting.

It is a good idea to try these steps in advance of the webinar. If …