On this page you can find some useful resources as a PhD student. You are welcome to contact us if you would like to recommend some more resources.

Support for research at Umeå University Library

Academic writing and information management Searching (books, articles, dissertations and more) Umeå UB Journals page: BrowZine Publishing Research Archives

PhD education and support at Umeå University

Information on Doctoral Studies, Umeå University Support for research at Umeå University

Doctoral education at faculties

Faculty of Arts Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Science and Technology

Books and articles

Becker, H. S. (2007). Writing for social scientists, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bøyum, I. & Aabø, S. (2015). The information practices of business PhD students. New Library World, 116(3/4), 187–200.

Cargill, M. & O’Connor, P. (2013). Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps. Wiley-Blackwell.

Glasman-Deal, H. (2010). Science research writing for non-native speakers of English. London: Imperial College Press.

Markey, K. (2015). Online searching: a guide to finding quality information efficiently and effectively. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Mkandawire, M. (2011). Ecowriting: Advice to ESL on effective scientific writing, environmental sciences, engineering, and technology. Nova Science.

Nygaard, L. P. (2015). Writing for scholars, 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Schimel, J. (2012). Writing science: How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded. Oxford: OUP.

Thomson, P. & Kamler, B. (2016). Detox your writing: Strategies for doctoral researchers. New York, NY: Routledge.

Wallace, M. & Wray, A. (2011). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates, 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Williams, J. M. & Bizup, J. (2017). Style: Lessons in clarity and grace, 12th ed. Pearson.

Wiseman, C. (2014). Writing architecture. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press.

Policy documents, Guidelines and Statistics

Doktorandhandboken (The Handbook for Postgraduate Students) Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Information on research funding, collaboration, and ethics Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) & Statistics Sweden. (2017). Report "Universitet och högskolor. Doktorander och examina på forskarnivå 2016" (Third-cycle students and third-cycle qualifications 2016)(Report in Swedish with an English summary)