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Researchers: Research skills

Help with Academic Writing

Paula Bernaschina is the Academic Writing and Language Lecturer for the School of Science and Technology.

Based in the Learning Enhancement Team (LET) in The Sheppard Library, she can help you excel in your academic communication, whether this is in written assignments or oral presentations, as well as using information effectively and ethically in your work.


You can also book 1-2-1 tutorials with Paula or sign up for LET workshops (links below).

Research skills - an introduction

Literature Search Planning Worksheet

Before you start your literature search use the worksheet below to plan what you are going to do. This should help you work systematically and provide you with a record of what you have done for when you write up your research methods.

Poster presentation planning

Summon Search Box (Online Resources Only)

This Summon search box only searches for Full Text e-resources.  Please use the full version of Summon for all other resources. 

If you are off campus and want access to the full text, please ensure you log into MyUniHub and then go to MyStudy > My Library and search Summon from there.

We  have a step by step guide on how to use Summon.  If you then have problems, have a look at  Summon help.