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Detailed support for researchers can be found in the Researchers Subject Guide 

Postgraduate Research Student Development

A variety of events and training programmes are offered to our postgraduate research students. These aim to connect students with like minded colleagues, as well as assisting and enabling them to become more effective as researchers.

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To set up a RefWorks account go to sign up.

  • Use your full Middlesex email address.
  • When you leave Middlesex you can switch to a limited free account.  Change your email address in your account settings.

For help using RefWorks, go to:


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Postgraduate Study Skills

There is a useful website on this topic produced by the Open University which students may find helpful to take a look at

OU Postgraduate study skills help centre

Edinburgh Napier University have also created a helpful academic glossary which students may find useful

Research Support

The Research Support team is based within Library and Student Support (LSS) in the Sheppard Library.  If you have any questions about Open Access, the Research Repository, Research Data Management or any other scholarly communications issues please do get in touch:


Dissertations are final reports written and presented as part of a Masters or PhD course. To find psychology dissertations sign into Library Search and in the search box type in dissertation Middlesex psychology.

You can also limit your search by date using the Refine Your Search options on the left hand side of the screen.

When you find a dissertation you wish to look at take the details of the shelfmark to UniHelpdesk on the ground floor of the library and they will bring the item to you.

(The image below is a screen shot of a dissertation search as outlined above)

Screenshot of MDX Library search screen

EThOS has been created to offer a single point of access to UK theses and plays a significant role in showcasing UK research to the world.  EThOS, which is hosted by the British Library, has  more than 100 UK universities involved in the project and can offer an ever expanding range of titles as full text downloads.

If an item you require is already in EThOS then it is immediately available for download to your desktop free of charge; if not, then you can choose to purchase a scanned copy from EThOS.

Undergraduate Dissertations

Inter Library Loans

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  • Inter-Library Loans service: Request books and journal articles not held at Middlesex University.
  • £3 per request for taught course students.
  • Free for staff and research students.

Gresham College Lectures

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.
The College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures freely available online on this website and on YouTube.

There are lectures available on a number of psychology based topics under the Medical Science heading