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Below are some examples of study skills and good academic practice that are supported by the Library:
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Dedicated teams in the library offer a range of learning and study support to help you build and improve your academic practice. You will be expected to apply good academic skills through your course and to demonstrate this through completing module assignments, dissertations or research etc.
Good academic practice involves presenting your own work honestly; being able to express with clarity your own thoughts and ideas and by applying the appropriate academic style e.g. using correct referencing and citation to demonstrate acknowledgement of using other resources. Importantly, these skills are essential to avoid academic offences and 'bad academic practice'.
Our Centres and services in the Library can assist and support in the development of good academic practice by developing these core skills: writing, reading, assignment development, searching resources effectively, maths and statistics, digital & IT skills; research support and subject specific support.
If you are undertaking research for a project or dissertation, you will find that you will need to do a literature review, based on the findings of your literature search. This guide is mainly about the literature search process, but there are also some suggestions on how you might structure your literature review.
The Information Source Evaluation Matrix is a tool to help you assess the value of journal articles, books, websites, images, and any other form of information within the context of a specific task i.e. an assignment.