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EGIS (Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society): PhD students

Researcher Development (Research Futures)

Literature Searching, Citing & Referencing and Reference Management are three key areas of getting started with your research.  As part of Research Futures programme for Heriot-Watt researchers, I deliver a set of online training on:

  • Literature Searching (Domain A)
  • Citing and Referencing (Domain C)

The online courses cover such things as:

  • the most appropriate resources to use for finding literature (e.g. theses, books, journal articles, standards, professional guidance etc)
  • using our databases for more systematic and complex searching
  • saving time by setting up alerts
  • saving time by using EndNote for reference management
  • what to do if you can’t access the full-text

Feedback on these courses is always positive. For further details of all their other courses, see:


Skills Development

You can also look at the Literature Searching and Citing and Referencing sections in this guide:

For further information on classes, books, guides and other free training and information to help you develop your information, study, research and IT skills, see:


We currently have trial access to the following resource:

Finding Theses

Academic Support and Liaison Librarian (Edinburgh Campus and Distance Learners)

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Sarah Kelly
Schedule An Appointment
If you wish to discuss: finding information, literature/systematic searching, citing and referencing, EndNote, or any other Library resource/service, please 'Email Me' or 'Schedule an Appointment' using the buttons above.

You can choose an 'In Person (Edinburgh Campus Library)' or an 'Online (Teams)' appointment.

If you can't find a suitable appointment time, please email me.

Research Support

We also provide training, specialist services and resources to support postgraduate researchers and research staff throughout your careers, helping you to find and manage information and to disseminate and publish research findings.

For support with :

  • copyright
  • open access publishing
  • publication and impact
  • PURE
  • research data management
  • ROS

Please see: