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International Business

Subject guide for International Business at Sheffield Hallam University

On this page, you will find information about gaining further support from Study Skills and the Library.

There is also a link to How to Search- a resource designed to help you learn effective search strategies.

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

You may need information on:
•    Searching for information about your assignment topic
•    Structuring your references
•    Starting to plan your essay
•    Looking to develop your critical writing
•    Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
•    Developing your research skills
Come along to our Wednesday virtual drop-in sessions – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!
No need to book - just drop in by going to: Library Drop-In

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About the Drop-In team:

Academic Skills

Advisers available to help you improve your academic writing skills – to help you understand how to interpret assignment titles and structure your work.  They will be able to help you plan your project and manage your time, alongside ensuring you are able to think and write critically. 

Library & Information Skills

Librarians will be on hand to help you with searching specialist databases, finding relevant information and assist you with your referencing style and techniques. 

Stats support

The Stats team can provide support to students from any course – helping you to understand statistical data and use statistical software tools in your studies and research projects. 

How to Search


Library: How to Search

How to Search is a resource produced by the library which aims to give students a general introduction to the process of searching for evidence. It covers the different stages of the process of searching for information, including:

  • identifying the information you need
  • deciding where to search
  • using search techniques to construct an effective search
  • evaluating the sources you find
  • understanding the basics of referencing

The resource includes videos, interactive activities, and downloadable documents to support your independent learning. How to Search is not subject-specific, but it is particularly useful if you are new to literature searching or would like a refresher of the basics.

How to read a journal article

How to read an article

Reading Critically

Reading more deeply - tips and strategies

Here are some tips and strategies on how to get more from your reading. Learn how to identify the purpose of your reading, the correct approach to take, and adopt new techniques such as skimming and scanning.

Reading and Notemaking tutorials

You will encounter a great deal of information during your studies. Much of this will come to you through lectures, reading, discussion and research.

These tutorials cover strategies for:

  • reading effectively
  • making notes while reading
  • making notes in lectures
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