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Dissertation and essay support

We offer a range of support and resources to help you write your dissertation and essays.  Literature searching is an essential part of the research and writing process, and you may need to further develop your searching skills.  We offer literature searching training sessions, online and in person, and provide tools to help you break down the search process.  We also provide access to key databases, books, and journals and provide guidance on how to produce accurate references. 

Training sessions online or in person

Do you need help identifying literature to support your research?

We offer individual training sessions for members, which last for up to one hour and are tailored to your needs.

Book a session online.

Group Workshops online

Get the most out of our library resources and develop your research and writing skills by joining our group workshops online. 

We hold sessions from database training to writing workshops provided by the Royal Literacy Fund.

Book a session online.

Referencing tools and training

We offer support and training on how to produce accurate references using ZoteroBib and Zotero advanced. 

Learn more with our guides and tutorials

How to undertake a literature search

Our interactive literature search guide breaks down each stage of conducting a literature search. The ten steps take you through the process, from identifying keywords to accessing full text articles online.

Learn more about the interactive search guide.

Recommended books

Develop your skills further by accessing key textbooks on literature searching, systematic reviews and critical thinking.

View the reading list.

Library video tutorials

Library search - overview

CINAHL - introduction

BNI - introduction