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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Information management

This guide is a gateway to key resources aimed primarily at staff and postgraduates who are engaging in professional development around teaching and supporting student learning at Higher Education level.

Digital know-how

We have a full range of digital skills guides covering everything from systematic information searching to support for our core supported software:

There are a selection of these below.

Manage your information

Paperpile logo

Reference management software, like Paperpile, helps you keep track of all the information you find.

You can:

  • Group and label your references
  • Keep notes
  • Store pdfs online for easy access
  • Share what you've found with others.
  • Automatically cite your references as you write up your work.
York SoTL and Paperpile

The SoTL network uses Paperpile to share useful resources. For access to these, email


If you are studying for the PGCAP or TSLHE you will need to familiarise yourself with the Harvard referencing style:


Know your copy rights

Copyright logoVisit the practical guide to copyright for University students and staff.

Consider how much you can copy for private study, for an assessment, or to share with classmates, students or colleagues. Decide how best to protect your own copyright when you communicate your work.

Measure your citations

Example of an h-indexVisit our practical guide to bibliometrics to discover how you can find and use article, author, journal and alternative indicators to analyse scholarly publications.

Research support

The Library's Open Research team website has a range of guides to help support the research activities of the University:

There are a selection of these below.

Make your publications open access

Open Access logoAre you publishing your research? If so, you need to know about open access. Find out how to increase the visibility of your publications and ensure that you meet research funder and REF open access requirements.

Distinguish yourself

ORCID logoORCID gives researchers and authors a single unique ID. Discover how having an ORCID iD can benefit you as a researcher.

Manage your research data

Research Data ManagementLearn more about how to plan, organise, store, document and share your research data successfully.

La tecnología de big data revolucionará la seguridad de la información by infocux Technologies, used under CC BY-NC 2.0 license / Colour change and resize from original.

IT support

IT Services can help you with software and other IT requirements.

Two of the sections of IT guidance most commonly referred to by staff have been pulled out for you below.

Microsoft Office & Office 365

All University computers carry the Microsoft Office suite, and Office 365 is available free to download for both students and staff.

Understand IT (click to reveal)

Google Apps

All students and staff accounts at the University of York include access to Google Apps for Education. The University uses Google Mail for email, and Google Drive for online storage. Use the links below to find out more about the range of Google Apps available.