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Veterinary Nursing: Research Support

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Detailed support for researchers can be found in the Researchers Subject Guide 

Postgraduate Research Student Development

A variety of events and training programmes are offered to our postgraduate research students. These aim to connect students with like minded colleagues, as well as assisting and enabling them to become more effective as researchers.

RefWorks for Researchers

RefWorks Citation Manager updated May 2020:  The slides above have been updated to show the new Refworks Citation Manager. 

The recording available via the link below was made on 3rd April 2020 and shows the older version of Refworks Citation Manager.   A new recording will be made next time I teach this online.

Research Support

The Research Support team is based within Library and Student Support (LSS) in the Sheppard Library.  If you have any questions about Open Access, the Research Repository, Research Data Management or any other scholarly communications issues please do get in touch:

Inter Library Loans

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  • Inter-Library Loans service: Request books and journal articles not held at Middlesex University.
  • £3 per request for taught course students.
  • Free for staff and research students.

Useful Books

Dissertation training

The aim of the dissertation is to allow students to bring together learning from the Veterinary Nursing programme by providing an opportunity to independently study and investigate a topic in depth that is relevant to veterinary nursing. Research skills gained during the completion of VET2204 module are applied to support academic curiosity using an inquiry-based approach.

A 6000 word Dissertation, the title and methodology of which must be agreed with the supervisor in advance and which should be presented as;   A desktop and secondary analysis review of the literature - a critical discussion and review of the literature utilising a rigorous ‘desktop’ research process in a secondary analysis review of a wide range of primary sources pertaining to the subject under investigation. 8-12 primary research papers should be reviewed and critiqued.

Please ensure you access the dissertation training at the earliest opportunity. This online lesson has been designed to explain the process and requirements of the dissertation in detail. Jot down any questions you may have to ask your supervisor at your initial meeting. You will find this training course on the VET3703 module page.