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Current Postgraduate Students


The Chemistry Library can help you not only with finding the information you need to do your research, and providing you with a great space to work in, but also how to manage your research and your online profile so that it has the most impact, and to comply with publisher, institutional, and funder mandates for open access and open data. As well as the availability of friendly and skilled librarians to help you with any information related queries, it provides training as part of the Postgraduate Education Programme.

Useful links

23 Research Things programme.

Chemistry Library Manage your research profile website - for information on how to raise the profile of your research using social media, altmetrics, unique author identifiers (e.g. ORCiD), and other tools.

Chemistry Library Open access publishing website - for information on the main open access publishing models, why you need to make your paper open access, and how.

Chemistry Library Open Data website - for information on why you need to upload the data that underpins your research to a repository, and how.

Office of Scholarly Communication - an invaluable website on how to comply with open access policies in the UK, and what tools are available to help you do this. They also regularly deliver extremely useful workshops and training events on all aspects of making your papers and data open.

University Research Information website - for information on the tools available to you to update, explore, analyse, and visualise your research information, which can take many forms e.g. grant and funder information, publications, altmetrics.

University Research Data Management website - guides researchers through various aspects of research data planning and management and provides assistance in meeting funders’ expectations.

Symplectic - all postgraduate students have Symplectic accounts. Symplectic is a tool to help you maintain an up-to-date list of publications as well as many other research outputs such as posters, presentations, theses, software etc.

ORCiD - a free, persistent unique author identifier used to distinguish you from every other researcher, to ensure that you are credited for your work and avoid confusion. It stays with you throughout your career and is increasingly required by publishers, funders, and institutions.