Library Services at King’s

Library Services offers a wide range of services for graduate students at King’s. If you are new to King’s we have a ‘Discover your Libraries’ postgraduate guide, with ten steps to get you started.

We are committed to supporting you throughout the research, publication and thesis submission process and offer a comprehensive portfolio of resources and services. Visit the Library Services research support pages for further information.  Through Library Services training and workshops you can find out how to manage your research data throughout the project lifecycle, the practicalities and benefits of open access publishing as well as how (and why) you measure your citations.

Libraries are located at all the main campuses and provide information resources relevant to all the subjects taught locally. There are designated Graduate study areas at the main King’s Libraries, most of which are swipe access and all designed only for graduates. The Enquiry desk staff are available to offer guidance on all services, including help using the student computing facilities. Library resources are also available online. Further information is available here.

We offer support with finding and managing information for your dissertation or thesis. If you would like help with literature searching or using bibliographic software, see the training programme, available here and please contact the Training & Skills Team at libtraining@kcl.ac.uk with any training enquiries.

There are courses on Microsoft Word as part of the IT training programme which focus on the technical aspects of writing a thesis, with a Word template provided to support students with layout and style decisions. Advice is provided on the implications of preparing the document for submission as an ethesis, and on using EndNote or RefWorks for formatting citations and the bibliography. There is also a course on using PowerPoint to create posters, and facilities for creating A0 posters are available through student computing services.  All of these courses are bookable via Skills Forge.

Online Library Subject Guides, available here have a range of information on key library electronic and print resources for your subject.  The guides include details of how to access the Library’s ‘Plagiarism advice, citing references and using TurnitinUK module’ which is available on KEATS (the King’s e-learning and Teaching Service). Library Liaison Managers are also on hand to provide the in depth subject-specific advice and guidance required by graduate students, their contact details are listed here.

‘How to get Published’ for Early Career Researchers with Palgrave Macmillan

The Culture Capital Exchange has organised an Early Career Network event called ‘How to Get Published’ in collaboration with Palgrave Macmillan. This event is for TCCE’s member universities which includes King’s.

Representatives from Palgrave will give a practical overview of the range of options for getting your research published and offer advice around approaching a publisher and pitching your ideas. Participants will also have the opportunity to have individual conversations with editors from publications covering a range of disciplines (within Humanities and Social Sciences) to either pitch ideas, or ask more detailed questions.

  • Date: Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm, including networking drinks
  • Location: Palgrave Macmillan, The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SB

Tickets are free but booking is essential: http://www.theculturecapitalexchange.co.uk/2014/01/09/how-to-get-published-in-collaboration-with-palgrave-macmillan/