Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Study Skills

Research skills

Online course for Cambridge researchers about publishing, managing data, finding and disseminating research.

Welcome to this Research Skills guide, brought to you by Cambridge University Libraries

Researchers interact with the academic literature every day. You might be looking for information, evaluating sources, writing up work for publication or disseminating your work more widely. And of course the literature does not just consist of books or papers, there's also a lot of research data and grey literature that needs to be processed and distributed appropriately. 

We're here to help you find your way in this landscape and make the most of your research opportunities. We have designed 7 online modules, packed with key ideas and tips to guide you, whether you are searching for information, managing data, or preparing to publish. One module will be released each week, but you can take them whenever is convenient. We'll be here to answer your questions by email or during our weekly virtual drop-ins. 

This site was created to replace our face-to-face training throughout Easter term 2020. It is not exhaustive and it will continue to be developed over time. If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know through the feedback survey

Click on the links below to access modules as they become available.

Publishing in academic journals
Searching the literature
Build your online profile
Research metrics
Questions? Ask them here

We'd love to hear about your experience on this site to keep improving our offer and to compare it with face-to-face training. Please take the feedback survey, it should only take around 2 minutes to complete.