Contact your Subject Librarian for advice on your research, finding information or using the electronic resources. A full list of Subject Librarians can be found on the Library website. You can also contact your Subject Librarian for 1 to 1 training or group training, delivered through Microsoft Teams.
See the “Help and support” section below for additional guidance.
Subject Guides bring together key Library resources by subject in addition to helping you identify and contact your Subject Librarian.
Special Collections subject guides and webpages offer access, advice and support to the resources held in Special Collections and Archives.
Support Guides are also available for other key areas including:
· Official Publications
· Primary Sources
McClay Library Book Collection Service
A collection service
for McClay Library print books is available for academic staff, research postgraduate students and taught postgraduate students.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) services enables you to get hold of material not held in the Library at Queens. Further information about this service and how you make a request is available on the Inter-Library Loans webpage.
Reference Management software can save you a great deal of time and effort when you are writing a dissertation or thesis. It enables you to store the references you collect while searching the literature, automatically format the citations in a word processing document and produce a list of references at the end of that document.
EndNote is the standard reference management software for students and staff and replaced Refworks. You can contact your subject librarian for help with EndNote.
Uploading your PhD Thesis to Pure
All postgraduate research students are required to upload their thesis to Pure and make it available online via Queen’s Research Portal. Further information about this can be found on the Thesis Guide.
Copyright and your PhD e-Thesis
Making your thesis available electronically has a number of benefits for you as the author and for the University as a research institution. However there are copyright implications that you must be aware of. Further information about this is available on the Theses: Copyright guide.