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Social Sciences: Skills and workshops

A collection of information resources and guidance for Social Sciences students

Literature review and project books for Social Science students

Cover of Skills for Success
Cover of  The Study Skills Handbook
Cover of History Skills a Student's Handbook
Cover of Studying Psychology
Cover of The Sociological Imagination
Cover of Social Research : issues, methods and process
Cover of Your Research Project : designing and planning your work
Cover of The Literature Review : six steps to success
Copy of Writing at University : a guide for students

Literature Searching

Below is a summary of the suggested steps involved in completing an assignment set by your School:

  • What exactly is your topic?
    e.g. What will be the benefits of a more age diverse workforce?

  • What are the Keywords or phrases?
    e.g. Age Diverse (older workers, retired workers, young people.) + Workforce (employment, organisation, employees.)

  • Are there any alternative words to use?
    e.g. young people or youth
  • Consider the sources of information you can use.
    e.g. books, journals, newspapers, websites, statistics, official organisations etc.

  • Read the information issued by your School carefully.
    and discuss with your tutor if you are unclear.

  • Seek Advice 
    e.g. librarians, study skills advisors and academic staff.

  • Finally
    don't panic! The library is always here to help. Email me for a 1-2-1 appointment.

Reference management

Check out this tutorial on using RefWorks by Andy Prue, a subject librarian at the University of Kent. Click the image to get started!

Screenshot reading: Reference management tools at Kent, Andy Prue