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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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Continue Reading →

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