Below you will find useful information and links to online resources to support your research studies
Useful Online Resources and Networks
We collaborate with organisations on a regional, national and international basis who focus on the support and guidance around the doctoral researcher experience.
Vitae provide a huge range of invaluable resources for all types of postgraduate researchers and research staff, including tips on managing your doctorate, working with your supervisors, and careers advice.
They also run a range of events for postgraduate researchers, which includes Doctoral Schools and careers events. Dependent upon your funding source, many of these events are free and may be a good opportunity for you to meet other PhD students and develop your career in research.
Vitae also produce an electronic newsletter for postgraduate researchers, keeping you up-to-date with some serious—and not so serious—aspects of doctorate study.
We are also a member of The East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoC), a collaboration of the nine Universities in the region which brings opportunities for you to present at an annual conference and network with peers outside of Lincoln.
Other organisations include:
- National coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
- UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE)
- European Universities Association (EUA)
- Starting a Doctorate
- Language of Research
- Postgraduate Forum – Worldwide forum for discussion about postgraduate study
- ESRC National Centre for Research Methods – Source of information about research methods based in southhampton
- The National Centre for Research Methods – Offers extensive research methods training and events programme
- Researchgate – Largest professional network for scientists and researchers
- Methodspace – A new forum which has been setup for the discussion of Research Methods
- JISC – Provides a number of digital resources which may prove useful during your research study
- FosterOpenScience – Advocates Open Access and provides a number of tools and resources to aid in progressing open research
- Creating an Effective Poster Presentation
- The Thesis Whisperer – A blog dedicated to helping PhD students finish their thesis
- Doctoral Writing SIG - A forum where people can come together to share doctoral information, resources and ideas
- Patter – Pat Thomson’s blog provides tips and advice around research education, academic writing, public engagement, funding, other eccentricities of PhD life
- Supervision and Key Relationships
- Top Ten Tips for Getting Through your PhD Viva
After Your PhD
Below you will find useful information and guidance on academic referencing
Why is Referencing so Important?
For research degrees you will be expected to reference to an academic standard. Good referencing practice is an important part of avoiding plagiarism. Make referencing easier using software.You will be managing larger numbers of references than you will have done for your previous degrees.
This makes it crucial to manage your referencing well throughout your studies – when it comes to writing up being able to have instant access to all your references and cite them automatically in your document really makes life easier.
You may find using referencing software such as EndNote/EndNote Web, Mendeley or Zotero an invaluable way of keeping track of all your references.
Please contact your subject Librarian or the University of Lincoln library if you have any further queries.