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Support for research staff and students

This guide has been created to help research staff and students find information relating to research resources, publishing, open access and research impact.

Getting help

If you would like further help, book an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian

They can help you with:

  • finding information, such as accessing and using subject databases and e-journals,
  • keeping up-to-date in your area of research,
  • finding specific types of publications such as conference proceedings
  • EndNote, the bibliographic management system
  • setting up an ORCID

They will also be able to advise you on who to contact for advice on publishing your research, Research Data Management and building your research profile.

Information for Research Postgraduates

The links on this page have been selected to help students studying for a PhD to find useful information on our website. For basic information about borrowing, photocopying, and other services see the 'Using the Library' link below.

If you are just starting your PhD you may find the Study advice guide for research postgraduates useful.

Resources for doing your research

Catalogues of our resources

Databases for finding references to journal articles and other materials


Writing your thesis

Building your research profile

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

Collections Based Research PhD Training Programme

This training programme is designed for PhD researchers who are working with collections. It is based at Special Collections and the Museum of English Rural Life and is taught by academic and collections staff at the University of Reading.

Attendance is free for anyone undertaking a PhD at the University of Reading or any other academic institution.

For more details click here