As I was browsing through the university’s library webpage I came across an advertisement that completely caught my attention as it combined the words “advantage” and “dissertation”. If you’re an undergraduate student chances are that you are at the current stage where the word “dissertation” makes you want to book the next flight to Hawaii and never come back. On the other hand, if you’re a Master’s student, like myself, hearing the word “dissertation” gives you first degree anxiety. As I’m currently working on my dissertation then, I clicked on that advertisement and it led me to a short article at the uni’s webpage. The article gives you 5 simple tips that the University of Leicester provides its students with in order to help them with their dissertation work. I thought I could share those tips here, in case some of you didn’t come across with it:
- Our library web-catalog provides each department with their own catalog that is specified to their subject. You can find that catalog by simply clicking here and it includes a range of databases, journals and websites.
- You’re probably familiar with RefWorks – a software that is designed to make your life easier by organizing and managing your references.
- The university also provides online tutorials on how to work and develop successfully your dissertation. Click here to find out more.
- If you feel like none of the tips above will help you and if you have a specific question but no one to ask, feel free to book an appointment with a librarian and they can help you out with your enquiries.
- Finally, you can browse through the universities archives in order to find out an original and special collection of rare books, manuscripts and photographs. Click here to find more about this.
That’s all from me today, hope this post helps most of you out and good luck with your graduations and dissertations! 🙂