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Welcome to new PGR Students

Hello to new PGRs,

We are part of the Library Research Services Team, and our role includes offering training and support to PhD students.


As part of the Graduate School Induction we are providing parallel sessions on both Wednesday 2nd October and Friday 4th October:



09:30-10:00 Introduction to the Library OR Introduction to Reference Management10:30-11:00 Introduction to the Library OR Introduction to Web Tools for Researchers11:30-12:00 Introduction to Literature Searching OR Introduction to Research Data Management
Places are limited and must be booked by Monday 30th September - to book your place, please complete the online form.

We are also offering a range workshops throughout the autumn term, which are live on PROSE and ready to book.

If the dates aren't suitable or you're based off-campus, remember that you can always request more help or a one-to-one appointment on any of the workshop topics. We can talk in person, via Skype, on the phone, or by email. Just email libl…

Autumn workshops

Our workshops for the autumn term are live on PROSE and ready to book.

We'll be offering the following workshops this term:

Planning your literature searchConducting your literature searchBeginners RefWorksBeginners EndNoteCopyright and your thesisAdvanced RefWorksAdvanced EndNoteBeginners PreziMaking your research information come to you
Our colleague Dr Simon Dixon will also run An Introduction to Digital Humanities, the first in a new series of workshops for research students.You can find more details about all of the courses on PROSE and via the Graduate School events page.

Booking via PROSE is essential for all sessions

If the dates aren't suitable or you're based off-campus, remember that you can always request more help or a one-to-one appointment on any of the workshop topics. We can talk in person, via Skype, on the phone, or by email. Just email liblass (Law, Arts & Social Sciences) or libstem (Science, Technology & Medicine) to book an appointment.

EndNote X7

EndNote X7 is now available on staff machines, and will be available in student computer labs during September.

How to install EndNote X7

On staff machines go to Start - All Programs - Program Installer - Select EndNote X7 and click Install.

New Features
Sync with EndNote Web to access your references off-campus. EndNote X5 allowed you to connect your EndNote desktop to EndNote Web but did not transfer groups and sync completely between the two versions.EndNote X7 now syncs all your references, attached PDFs and groups with EndNote Web.Instructions for creating and synching with an EndNote Web account. Categorize References within the Bibliography.EndNote X7 allows you to create categories within your bibliography and drag references into the correct categories:
Take a look at all the new EndNote X7 features:



RefWorks Write'N'Cite 4

The new RefWorks Write'N'Cite 4 (WNC4) toolbar for Word is now available on staff machines, and will be available in student computer labs during September.

How to install WNC4

On staff machines go to Start - All Programs - Program Installer - Select RefWorks Write-N-Cite-4 and click Install.

Once installed open Word and click on the RefWorks tab. Click login and enter the University of Leicester Group Code and your RefWorks username/password. If you do not know the group code then contact the library.

If you are editing a document that has citations which were inserted using the previous version of Write'N'Cite (WNC3/III) then in the RefWorks tab click Preferences - Convert previous version of WnC - Convert.

Please see the video below for an introduction to using the new Write'N'Cite toolbar:


We will be updating the library webpages with instructions for the new toolbar during September.

If you are using RefWorks on-campus and at home we recommend you use the s…