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Academic skills

In this guide

Videos and guidance to help you to make the most of the Library and improve your skills in finding, evaluating and referencing information

Three students studying together in the extension


How to find information on a topic and conduct a literature review

Students in a group study room using large screen


How to check the quality and reliability of your sources

Students working independently on second floor pcs


How to reference accurately and avoid plagiarism

Two journalism students using a mac

Advanced search tips

How to use phrase, truncation and field searching and Boolean operators to improve your search results

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Systematic reviews

How to undertake an in-depth systematic review of all available literature on a research topic

The Learning Hub

The Learning Hub, based in the Student Support Centre, can help you with academic skills like essay writing, note-taking and time management.