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Do you want to know more about how the library can help you produce a high quality dissertation or extended project? What research materials are available? How to get help with referencing and organising your reading? This is a brief overview of what the library can help you with for your dissertation. 

Take a look at the following below:

Research methodologies and SAGE Research Methods

Sage Research Methods is a methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences.  It is designed to guide users to the content you need to learn a little or a lot about your method. 

Need to find a Method? Explore the Methods Map below (click on the image):


Type a method such as "case study" or "focus group" into the widget below to get to books and videos on SAGE Research Methods:

Finding dissertations and theses

Researching similar dissertations is not only a way to ensure that you will be contributing original research to the field, but also a great way to see examples of how other students conducted a literature review and used a particular research methodology. Additionally, you can potentially identify a particular test instrument or theoretical framework appropriate for your study, as well as discover scholarly research articles that you may not have come across in your own research.

Planning, writing your dissertation or extended project

Literature searching and literature reviews

There are many books and websites out there to help with literature searching. Many will be topic specific, so below are some more general resources. If you need help with a specific type of review or topic area then get in touch.

Online / video resources:

  1. Am I the only one struggling to write a literature review: Sage Research Methods. Dr. Zina O'Leary explains the misconceptions and struggles students often have with writing a literature review. She also provides step-by-step guidance on writing a persuasive literature review.
  2. How to conduct an effective literature review: Sage Research Methods. How to conduct an effective literature review using a literature review sketch (17min).
  3. Reviewing the literature: Sage Research Methods. This section takes you through the literature review process, explaining the reasons for reviewing the literature and differentiation between the types of literature available. 

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