Research skills - books & DVDs
We have a selection of books that cover a range of topics from how to conduct a literature review to how to survive your PhD viva. These include titles such as:
- Burton, S. / Surviving your thesis
- Cryer, P. / The research student's guide to success
We also have a collection of DVDs which cover topics such as how to get the best of your PhD supervision, and how to give good presentations. These are also available via our streaming service, so you can click the links below and view them from your own laptops or PCs.
- The Good Viva Video
- The Good Presentation Video
- The Good Doctorate Video
- The Good Upgrade Video:... a wake up call
- The PhD Survival Video: PhDs, stress & mental health
You may also be interested to explore books on Practice as Research.
Use the Library Search to find these and more.
Apart from the wide range of subject specific databases that are provided for you, those of particular interest to researchers include
- Proquest Dissertation and Theses: University of Exeter & Falmouth University
- Web of Science InCites and Journal Citation Reports: to help identify those journals with the highest research impact, research organisations, and peers: University of Exeter
- Scopus: provides citation analysis of journals, and is strongest in the sciences and social sciences: University of Exeter
As well providing journals to support your subject interests, we also subscribe to
where you can find out about jobs and the latest news in H.E.
Special Collections and Archives
Archives and Special collections are available at Penryn and Falmouth Library: Further Information
Special Collections at the University of Exeter include the University's Archives and Rare Books, Bill Douglas Centre Museum, Fine Art Collection, Records Management Service and affiliation to the Devon & Exeter Institution: Further Information
If the material that you want isn't available here or at the Exeter main campus libraries, we can obtain it for you via our inter-library loan service.