On this page you will find information about the induction sessions and training for Postgraduate Research /PhD students.
Watch the recording of the presentation (generic)
Watch our short video for a quick overview of your Subject guide
If you need help with the library or any of our resources don't hesitate to get in contact with us using one of the following ways:
If you need help with the library resources or academic or research skills see some of the training we have on offer:
Also, you have access to LinkedIn Learning which is an on-line library of business, software skills, technology and creative courses to which all staff and students at the University have free access. It includes courses on:-
Log on and start learning here: LinkedIn Learning
The University of Southampton’s Doctoral College co-ordinates a range of skills training and personal development opportunities for doctoral researchers, designed to complement the training delivered at academic discipline level. See the details of training and professional development on their PGR Handbook website - Doctoral College training
Your library subscribes to a wide range of literature databases which allow you to search for journal articles which are specifically relevant to your subject. This is helpful when you want to find information your the literature review section of your Thesis or to help you solve a problem in you research.
Explore the home page and databases section of this subject guide to discover the literature databases recommended for Ocean and Earth Science students and staff.
These can be good starting points for your research, but remember:
Articles can be made open access (OA) on a journals website (this means they are gold OA) or via institutional and subject repositories (making them green OA, often involving an embargo set by the journal).
There are tools available to locate open access material whether it is available as gold via the journals website or green via an institutional or subject repository.
Referencing software and apps allow you to collect and organise citations, references and pdf files from your literature search. You can use them to insert formatted references and citations in whichever style you choose into your document,.
EndNote is fully supported in the University. There are also free alternatives that you can explore for yourself, including Mendeley, Zotero and BibTex. See our webpage to find out more about Referencing software
Data management Plan (DMP)
Find more information for researchers on our web guide including help with Thesis, Open Access and article processing charges.
For a fun way to explore the Library website test yourself with our Library Treasure hunt!