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Library guide for Researchers/Postgraduates: Key websites

Research Networks

  • Thesis whisperer
    Great multi author blog designed to support research students writing their theses. Topics covered include writing, relations with supervisors and creativity.
  • The Research Information Network (RIN) is a community interest company (CIC) which provides rigorous research and analysis to enhance understanding of the rapidly-changing scholarly communications landscape.
  • Vitae: researcher's portal
    The website contains tailored advice, newsletters, tips (including useful information about preparing and completing a PhD dissertation), courses and events.
  • Euraxess
    This is a great service from the EU - a database where you can either search for fellowships and grants or research job vacancies across the EU.

How to get published


  • CORE
    UK’s first open access full-text search engine to aid research. It searches the full text of items held in 142 approved academic Open Access repositories.
  • Hydra (University of Hull repository)
    Developed to hold, manage and preserve the growing amount of digital material generated by the research, education and administrative activities of the University.

Elsevier Researcher links

Elsevier produce a number of resources to aid researchers/authors.

Developing a successful career in research and publishing requires a broad skill set so Elsevier have created a new link on, Early Career Resources, especially with the early career researcher in mind. Available for your use is an extensive collection of information, videos, guides, recommended reading and more.

Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure an author's work gets off to the right start. Elsevier's ethics website contains a downloadable toolkit, videos and webcasts covering topics from plagiarism to research misconduct.

Free bite-sized online training webcasts from PublishingConnect have useful tips and tricks on a range of valuable topics, for example: 'How to get published', 'Getting your paper noticed', and "The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometric Indicators".