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Women's Studies

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Develop your study skills

Want to develop your skills to help with your studies?

The University of York has a series of online resources and tutorials, one-off workshop sessions, courses and one-to-one support opportunities available to you in the course of your studies.

They cover a wider range of skills including: skills for academic study, IT skills, Maths and numeracy and language skills.

Interested? Find out more by visiting the Study Skills website.

Mailing Lists

Mailing lists can be an excellent way of sharing ideas and information with others working in your research area, as well as finding out about relevant conferences and other events.


JISCMail hosts a large number of academic groups specifically related to education. You will need to sign up to the site and to individual groups.

Interactive tutorials

The tabs at the top of this page will direct you to digital skills help and tutorials on a range of topics, including interactive tutorials like the ones listed below:

Searching for and evaluating academic literature (click to reveal)

Choosing sources, breaking down a search, combining search terms, and evaluating what you find.

Software skills (click to reveal)

Reference management, spreadsheets, Google Apps, and social media.

Support for Writing Skills

Writing & Language Skills Centre team

The Writing & Language Skills Centre, located in LFA/102 on the first floor of the Harry Fairhurst Building, is a free service open to all undergraduate and taught masters students interested in discussing and developing their academic writing.

English Language Support is also available. This is especially useful for those whose first language isn't English. You may also find Study Skills useful. 

Royal Literary Fund Fellows are also available to provide writing support. 

Referencing Management Software


endnote Paperpile

The University supports Endnote, Endnote Web and Paperpile for managing references. It runs workshops on Endnote. Endnote can be used with Microsoft Word, Paperpile can only be used with Google Documents. See the calendar below for Endnote sessions. (PhD students can access training through Skills Forge). 

More information is available on the library webpages for Organising your references

There are other referencing management tools including:

cite u like   mendeleyzotero 

Study skills books

Getting to grips with referencing

The Centre for Women's Studies uses the latest version of Harvard referencing.