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Five things for new PhD students

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1. How to get started

New to Leeds University Library? Use the online "Research quickstart" to get an introduction to the library and our research support services.

2. You can ask the Library to buy research books

You can ask the Library to buy books you need for your research with our Suggest a book form.

3. Try the literature searching guide

Learn about planning and performing a thorough literature review with our literature review guide.

4. Book onto a Library workshop

The Library offers a range of workshops for PhD and early career researchers. See an overview of workshops available from the Library.

5. Manage the information you find

You need an effective system to manage the references and articles you find. The Library supports EndNote: reference management software that stores and organises your information and creates your reference lists and bibliographies for you.  This will also help you to avoid unintentional plagiarism when presenting your work.

Get started with EndNote with our quick online videos and workbook.

Our referencing webpages have examples of how to reference many different types of information, in the author-date and numeric styles adopted by the University.