Virtual Campus Life

Jennifer Kitchen | This post was originally published 28/10/2013 This post originated in a reflection on Thomas Bray’s excellent PhD Hub blog post on the values of getting involved in campus life. This evoked a mixed response in me, being in the second year of a fulltime PhD, yet – for a variety of reasons – living over... Continue Reading →

A great Support Service: Rex – Sruti

Sruti Das Choudhury | This post was originally published September 29, 2012 The Wolfson Research Exchange, which is situated on the third floor of the main library, is a dedicated space for facilitating Warwick research life with lots of well-thought out opportunities and activities. It provides you with  seminar rooms for your collaborative research. Every seminar room... Continue Reading →

Methodology giant must come down

Tomi Ola | This post was originally published on 8 April, 2013 When I was swimming in literature, theories and counter-theories, I longed for the day I would get my head above board and into much calmer waters like the methodology chapter. I was mistaken. Every phase of the PhD is ridden with its own bucket... Continue Reading →

Keeping an Annotated Bibliography

As your PhD or research project evolves, so too must your literature review. As Charlotte Mathieson suggests in Writing a literature review, you can make things easier for yourself by keeping an annotated bibliography. Here is Charlotte’s guide to starting and maintaining an annotated bibliography. What is an annotated bibliography? An annotated bibliography supplements titles... Continue Reading →

Writing a literature review

In Planning a literature review Charlotte Mathieson explained the purpose and scope of a literature review. Now, all you need to do is write one! As this is easier said than done, here Charlotte guides you through writing your review of literature, from first draft through to later revisions. Writing the literature review: first steps... Continue Reading →

Planning a literature review

As you embark on your PhD, or indeed any research undertaking, you will need to produce a literature review. Not sure exactly what a literature review is, or why it is necessary? Here Charlotte Mathieson outlines the purpose and scope of the literature review. What is the literature review? The literature review surveys the existing... Continue Reading →

Finding books for your research

The good, old fashioned book is often a good place to start your research, but how will you know which books will you need? How will you find them? Here Helen Yendell provides a guide to optimising your book searches, both at the Library and worldwide. The Library Catalogue The University of Warwick Library is... Continue Reading →

Creating a search strategy

If you feel as if you spend your entire life trawling through databases, then this article is for you. Following on from her guide to searching for journal articles, here Helen Yendall provides essential advice on getting the most out of the databases you search. Identify where to search Your starting point will vary, depending... Continue Reading →

Searching for journal articles

Journal articles are a key source of material for PhD students. Don’t know where to begin when searching for journal articles? Looking for more effective search methods? In this guide Helen Yendall explains the most effective ways of locating relevant articles. Finding articles through the Library website As a member of the Library, you can... Continue Reading →

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