Don’t get lost on your way to the perfect dissertation
There are many steps in writing the perfect dissertation and Library staff are on hand to help you on your journey, especially if you’re just starting out.
Skills for Learning are running a themed week of workshops 19 – 23 February covering topics such as Finding Information for your Dissertation, Organising your Research using Pro-Study, Referencing Refreshers, Word for dissertations and Introduction to SPSS.
And we’ve added extra sessions to our existing programme:
Wednesday 21 February 13:00 – 14:00 Literature Reviews Workshop Headingley JG123
Thursday 22 February 14:00 – 15:00 Dissertation Workshop City (room to be confirmed)
As well as workshops Skills for Learning has lots of guidance on their website and they can also help if the subject you’re studying means you need to produce a dissertation based on a product. Their Dissertation IT Kit provides a really good guide on how to produce a professional looking document and avoid the potential formatting errors.
The Library website includes information about finding past dissertations in the Library or obtaining Interlibrary Loans if you need to read something as part of your literature review that isn’t available in the Library.
Or use our Beckett Books Extra scheme to request a book that you think should be in stock – just click Recommend on the web page.
Searching Discover gives you access to thousands of resources for whatever topic you pick or you can use the Subject Guides to point you in the right direction. These are created by your Academic Librarian who has expert knowledge of all the journals, databases and other material available to you.
You can book an appointment with your Academic Librarian for one-to-one support on finding resources for your dissertation or project – see their contact information on your subject guide. And, of course, you can always contact the Library 24/7 and we’ll do our best to help.