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Information for new students

Welcome to Cranfield!

Everything you need to know about our services and resources is in our Quick Start to the Library PDF! It covers all the basics, finding information, borrowing items, requesting interlibrary loans and studying or working off site.

You will also find information specifically about using MIRC in our Where do I start? A brief guide to MIRC (PDF)

You can also watch our induction playlist on YouTube.

Introductory training

Master's students

Please check your course timetable and make sure you come along to our sessions so that we can introduce you to our services and the resources you can access.

Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism explains what plagiarism is, and why it is an important issue. We cover the role and importance of citing bibliographic references, and how you incorporate the work of other authors into your literature review correctly, and without plagiarising. 

 

PhD students

You can request a personalised induction session with your Information Specialist. At this session, we can find out more about your specific research needs, show you the most appropriate resources to use and explain more about how we can help you with publishing your research, research data management and skills training.

We also participate in the Doctoral Researchers Core Development (DRCD) training programme. This offers a range of opportunities for you to continue developing your personal and professional research skills in the form of face-to-face workshops, webinars, online material and other resources. Find out more

Our blog posts for new students

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