ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT AUTHORS. Caroline Salamin, Noémi Cobolet, Pascale Bouton, Raphaël Grolimund, Mathilde Panes (Bibliothèque de l’EPFL) DOCUMENT TYPE. This document is not a scientific paper, but the course notes of a seminar for PhD students provided by the EPFL Library. This seminar is module 2. VERSION. This is v1.0.8 of the document, updated on May 15, 2018. The latest version of this document is available at http://go.epfl.ch/phd-module2. COPYRIGHT. CC BY-NC-SA Bibliothèque de l’EPFL | This document is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL. Two appendices are handed out at the end of the session: a general appendix (https://www.authorea.com/users/26260/articles/61573/) containing examples and answers; and an appendix specific to the session, created by the participants. The session-specific appendices are not published online. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The authors would like to thank Vijay Kartik who accepted to take part in the seminar as guest speaker and enrich it with his experience as former PhD students at EPFL. His presentation is available here. The authors also want to thank Vijay Kartik for fixing some minor errors in this document. ABSTRACT. This document is tailored for PhD Students interested in facilitating their writing process. We look at the strategies to improve the findability of your papers by taking advantage of the mechanisms provided by major scientific databases. We then show how to avoid pitfalls of collaborative writing (authorship, versioning and collaborative tools). We finally explain how to properly reuse other works in your publications. The in-class session also includes practical exercises in Authorea.