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Researchers' support

Tools and resources to support you

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. Organise your references in folders to help keep track of each topic you research.

You can export references to your documents and automatically format your citations and bibliography to the correct referencing style.

More about ReWorks

Mendeley

Mendeley Reference Manager is a free web and desktop reference management application. 

With Mendeley Reference Manager you can:

  • Store, organize and search all your references
  • Insert references and bibliographies into your Microsoft® Word documents using Mendeley Cite.
  • Read, highlight and annotate PDFs, and keep all your thoughts across multiple documents in one place.
  • Collaborate with others by sharing references and ideas.

Find out more about Mendeley

RefZone

RefZone is our site that explains all you need to know about referencing.  It also gives access to Cite Them Right Online (CTRO)  - a comprehensive referencing resource. It will help you to cite and reference just about any source. 

You can also access Cite Them Right Online under C in the A-Z of resources 

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (LIL)  is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests.

Key features:

  • Learn from industry experts. LinkedIn Learning courses are taught by passionate instructors with real-world experience.
  • Learn at your own pace. watch at a time to suit you. Confirm your understanding using LinkedIn Learning assessments, and  practice files.
  • Experience learning tailored to you.  LinkedIn Learning provides personalised course recommendations based on your role, skills, experience and goals.
  • Learn anytime, from anywhere. Download courses to your mobile device to view content while you're offline. Start a course on a desktop device and finish it on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Get recognition for your skills Gain certificates to confirm course completion and link this to your LinkedIn profile,

We have collated some of the most useful LIL courses for post-graduate students aligned to the Vitae framework. into reading lists.Access these via Reading Lists online under LinkedIn Learning lists.

Login to LinkedIn Learning and explore other courses for yourself.

Qualtrics Survey software

Qualtrics is a powerful online tool that lets you create, distribute and analyse a wide range of surveys.  It is feature-rich, but intuitive to use and easy to get started.

To access Qualtrics go to: https://staffordshire.eu.qualtrics.com/ 

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