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Dissertation help from the Library

Time to focus on your dissertation or final project? The Library can help!

Workshops on writing a literature review, collecting and analysing your data and referencing are coming up over the next few weeks. Book via the Skills for Learning website. They have also introduced a new session "Shut up and Write (your dissertation)" - three hours of quiet structured writing time - bring your own work.

Or see their online resources if you're creating a product such as a film, a system or event for your final project.

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.

You can also use our Beckett Books Extra scheme to request a book that you think should be in stock – just fill in the form on the Library Tab of MyBeckett.

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 also view our YouTube channel, where you can find lots of handy videos to help you search Discover and make the most of some of the great features it has to offer. 

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The Library website has lots of information on avoiding plagiarism and referencing correctly, including a link to Quote Unquote and other useful Skills for Learning resources. Weekday appointments are available offering more help with referencing from one of our Librarians. You can also 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.

Finally, don't forget there are plenty of books and eBooks available on research methods, SPSS, literature reviews and a host of other dissertation topics that can help you too, with some listed on our Study Skills reading list.

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