Dr Richard Pears
Welcome to our Research Skills guide; this provides guidance on finding information, managing the information you find, and how to keep up to date after an initial search. It aims to provide you with an overview of the core skills you will need to search for literature and other materials for your learning and research purposes.
You can find some core information on our 'The Basics' pages, which are designed to provide an overview of our services and some of the core tools available to you:
The Finding Information pages provide help with researching a topic. Starting with an overview of how to approach your research question and how to break it down to form the basis of a manageable and efficient search, it will also cover:
The Managing Information pages provide you with the guidance and tools to:
The Keeping-up-to-date pages provide you with the tools to automate some of your research activity, inlcuding:
Remember to also visit our Subject Guides for guidance from your Faculty Librarian on subject specific databases and tools available to you through University Library and Collections.
For PGRs and Research Staff, we also have our Research Support Guide.