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Help and support

New student?

Want to use your Library but not sure where to start? Read our advice for new Master's students and new research students.

Referencing and plagiarism

Referencing guides and advice for using Mendeley.

Academic English support

Academic English is no-one’s first language. Get help to improve your written and spoken academic English.

Writing your thesis

Advice for writing your literature review and how to get started with writing your thesis.

Study skills hub

Visit our Canvas module to develop a range of study skills and support your academic success.

Search tips

How to get the most out of our Library databases.

Text and data mining

Automate the analysis of large amounts of text and data to find patterns, trends and other useful knowledge.

Accessing resources from off-site

Advice if you are having trouble accessing our databases or other online resources from off-site.


Ensure you stay within the law when you copy in print or share content online.

Research support

Advice for conducting and publishing your research, and measuring its impact

Open access

Make sure your publications comply with Cranfield's Open Access policy, to meet your research funder's requirements and to be eligible for the next REF.

Research data management

Best practice for creating, processing, analysing, preserving, and sharing your research data. 

Disability support

An overview of support and services we offer customers with a disability, along with guidance for changing the settings of our eBook collections to improve their readability.