7 things to help with your dissertation research

“If we knew what we were doing it wouldn’t be research.” – Albert Einstein.

Knowing that you have looked everywhere you should have looked, for resources for your dissertation, can be a bit daunting at first. However, if you look in all these places and follow this guidance, you’ll know you are well on your way:

1: DiscoverEd: use this discovery resource to search for books, ebooks, journals, full text journal articles and dissertations.

2: Use the journal article databases for your subject, to search for online articles from journals and magazines.

3: Use the theses databases to see what has already been written about the subject you are researching.

4: Use the image databases to find high quality images that you are permitted to download for research.

5: Use Cite Them Right online to check that you are referencing all your resources correctly.

6: Take a look at the training sessions and guidance on academic writing provided by the Institute for Academic Development.

7: Arrange a one-to-one meeting with your academic support librarian for that extra bit of navigational guidance and advice, or email them to ask a question.

If all else fails, pick a card from Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies and see where that takes you.

12. November 2015 by jfurnes1
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