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Starting your dissertation research
This guide aims to provide an overview of the range of Library resources available to you when researching your dissertation topic. Topics covered include developing effective search strategies and finding scholarly primary and secondary source material.
The video tutorial below, 'Starting your research', provides useful advice on how to begin your research.
Getting further help
- Your Academic Liaison Librarian
If you need further help then get in touch with your academic liaison librarian, Kim Coles, to book a meeting to discuss how to find and make the best use of Library resources related to your dissertation topic.
- Study advice
The Study Advice Team are based in the Library. They offer study guides, workshops, individual advice sessions, and much more to make your studying more effective and successful. See the Study Advice website for more information.
, English language and applied linguistics
, English literature
, French studies
, German studies
, Italian studies
, Modern languages
, Spanish and Latin American studies
Writing successful reports and dissertations