Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on getting started with your research. The Starting Your Research tutorial is tailored to your School/Department.
You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, provided by some of our database providers.
Many journal databases generally provide the pdf for articles in your results list. However some databases may also contain records of articles published elsewhere. You may be able to access these articles by clicking the Full Text Finder button, provided we have a subscription to the journal they are in.
It is possible to set up regular email alerts for most journals. Once set up you will receive the most recently published table of contents, this is particularly useful if you want to improve your current awareness of academic literature in your research area.
Use these Business Source Premier and Mintel to search for Industry Reports, e.g. book publishing industry reports, or trends in publishing.
WARC is useful if you are looking for the latest information/case studies on specific publishing companies.
The Academic Achievement Team have a range of online resources to help plan, write and finish your dissertation.
Sage Research Methods Online also provide a range of useful tools including a Project Planner, which breaks down each stage of your research from defining your topic, reviewing the literature to summarising and writing up.