Reading University is looking at ways of optimising the accessibility of learning materials. They are looking for undergraduate participants who are deaf or hard of hearing, who have dyslexia, or for whom English is not their native language to help …

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Until now, students on taught courses could produce the most impressive research and interactive artefacts but because the scope of an undergraduate or Masters degree project rarely allows a project of sufficient scope and depth of analysis to compete with …

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The British Library has started offering a series of online training sessions aimed at PhD students, including sessions on web archives, media and music collections, along with contemporary society and culture. Next up – exploring the British Library’s African & …

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Are you starting to explore research methods or beginning to use business cases as part of your course?  Sage, one of our key suppliers of research methods resources, are offering free webinars to give you an introduction to their research …

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Not all research is paid for by subscription.  For open access research, the author or research funding organisation pays an additional fee at the time of publication to allow the research to be made freely available to everyone in perpetuity. …

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In my previous post, I outlined how to go about searching a database such as the EBSCO Discovery Service (“Discovery”) and refining your search results to make it easier to pick out the articles or ebooks you want to download …

Expert search: a step-by-step guide to advanced searching Read more »

Almost everyone has used Google to find information online and academic information resources are fundamentally very similar.  The difference between a simple Google search and finding precisely what you want in Discovery, ebook platforms or subject-specific resources is that to …

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Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

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Getting stuck into research for assignments and dissertation proposals?  Check out these awesome but frequently overlooked guides to some of our most exciting eresources, including the scholarly ebook collection Ebook Central and the authoritative Sage Research Methods. Click here to …

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