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Computing: Doing Your Research

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The Literature Review

I have watched many of these videos and this is the first of a set of three short ones which are quick and easy to understand.

Managing your references

A reference manager can help save time in referencing. Please email or ask at the Library Welcome Desk for more advice.

Endnote Basic is available via Web of Science, which can be access through the 'Online databases and academic journals' link via the My Learning section of the Portal.

Where to find useful books about doing your research


Shelf Number


Academic writing


Kirton, Bill - Brilliant academic writing

Citations & Referencing


Williams, K   - Referencing & understanding plagiarism

Doing your dissertation


Walliman, N -  Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide

Research Methodology


Davies, M      - Doing a successful research project: using qualitative or quantitative methods

Statistical analysis


Cooper, R; Data, models and statistical analysis


Copyright protects all original works: essays, novels, poems, photographs, music, and many more. It protects the author's right to decide how their work is used, and places restrictions on re-use of any original work, or part of. 

You are permitted to quote, or make photocopies or scans of, material for your own research/private study, providing that you makeone copy for yourself only, that does not exceed the following:

  • 5% or one chapter of a book, whichever is the greater.
  • 5% or one whole article from a journal, whichever is the greater.
  • 5% or one whole paper from a set of conference proceedings or published report of judicial proceedings, whichever is the greater.
  • 5% of an anthology of short stories or poems; or one short story or one poem of no more than 10 pages, whichever is the greater.

Broadcasting/using sections of recorded material (video, audio, or both) is permitted for educational purposes - including examination ie. using clips in a film submitted for your dissertation. However, always cite your quotations, as you would with written material.

Cite Them Right Online

Show me how to reference...

Learning to reference correctly is a vital skill for anyone in academia. Cite them right online will help students to reference almost any source, and to understand why this is important.

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