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Social media for research: Twitter

Guide explaining how different social media tools can help at all stages in the academic research process.


Time for Twitter?

Bird on post


Isn't Twitter just about celebrities and trivia? What can it offer for researchers?

Explore the showcase of different ways in which researchers are using Twitter, and try things out for yourself by using the links on the right hand side.

Keep up to date with the buzz

Subscribe to a newsfeed for a hashtag so you don't miss any Tweets relating to a conference, event, news story etc. 


Recreating history: UK WW2 Cabinet

This project from the National Archives is recreating World War 2 on Twitter, based on the Cabinet Papers. Visit this site for other Twitter accounts which attempt to 'recreate' historical events.

Twitter: Research Institute

Keep up with research news: AHRC

Twitter: individual academic

Tweet your thesis

Can you summarise your doctoral research in 140 characters?

Have a go! Search Twitter

Selected articles about Twitter in academia