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Better safe than sorry: proofreading your work

This resource explores three vital elements to review when proofreading your work - flow, clarity and accuracy - and gives you a chance to learn about and apply some techniques to ensure that you check your work properly.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: the A-Z of literature reviews

This resource will give you an introduction to literature reviews. It will also give you advice on what a good literature should include, and how to prepare for writing your literature review.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Get a grip: understanding your task

This resource takes you through the process of analysing your assignment task to ensure that you're clear about what you're being asked to do, giving you some useful techniques to ensure that your work remains focused on directly addressing the question at hand.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Introducing Special Collections

This resource introduces the different types of materials found in the Library's Special Collections, explaining what they are and how this valuable source of primary material spanning five millennia and covering a broad spectrum of subjects can be used to support your studies.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Never a wasted word: writing your essay

This resource explores the purpose and process of writing an essay, highlighting how you can ensure that your themes run throughout your work, and that every section of your essay supports your argument to help your reader to understand your ideas.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Start to finish: Referencing

This set of resources will show you how to reference different types of sources in your assignments. It will help you to cite, paraphrase and manage your references using tools such as EndNote, Endnote online and Mendeley.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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