Postgraduate and Masters library resources

Previous postgraduate thesis/research papers

Selected theses are held in the library - these are for use in the library only. Check out this link for a list or here pdf Thesis and PG research papers (0.04MB)

Several Masters theses/research papers are available online

Useful books held by the Library

Check the Library catalogue for books not listed here

Bailey, S. (2018). Academic writing: A handbook for international students (5th ed.). Routledge. 808.042 8 BAI

Blaxter, L., Tight, M., & Hughes, C. (2010). How to research. McGraw-Hill Education. Also available online

Cooper, H. Where's your argument? How to present your academic argument in writing. Palgrave Macmillan Education. 808.042 COO

Creswell, J. W. & Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. SAGE. 001.42 CRE

Cryer, P. (2006). The research student’s guide to success (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education. Also available online

Foster, J. (1996). How to get ideas. Berrett-Koehler. 808.066 659 FOS

Godfrey, J. (2016). Writing for university (2nd ed.). Palgrave. 808.066 378 GOD

Hacker, D. & Summers, N. (2011). A writer's reference (7th ed.).  Bedford/St Martins. 808.042 HAC

Lia, P. (2020). Simplify your study: Effective strategies for coursework and exams. Red Globe Press. 378.170281 LIA

Murray, R. (2017). How to write a thesis. Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education. 808.066 378 MUR

Paltridge, B. & Starfield, S. (2020). Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language : a handbook for students and their supervisors. Routledge. 808.042 PAL

Read, S. W. (2019). Academic writing skills for international students. Macmillan International Higher Education. 808.4 REA

Reid, M. (2012). Report writing. Palgrave Macmillan. 808.02 REI

Shon, P. C. (2018). The quick fix guide to academic writing: How to avoid big mistakes and small errors. 808.066 378 SHO

Thomas, G. (2017). Doing research (2nd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. 001.42 THO

Walliman, N. (2018). Research methods: The basics. Routledge. 001.42 WAL

Wang, G. T. & Park, K. (2016). Student research and report writing: From topic selection to the complete paper. Wiley Blackwell. 808.02 WAN

Williams, K., Woolliams, M., & Spiro, J. (2020).  Reflective writing (2nd ed.). Red Globe Press. 808.042 WIL

Useful online books

Note that in order to access the Library’s online resources you will need to have an OpenAthens account. Contact the library if you are a current student don’t have an account. If you wish to download the books, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device.

Berger, A. A. (2008). The academic writer’s toolkit : A user’s manual. Routledge. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=398720&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

Blaxter, L., Tight, M., & Hughes, C. (2010). How to research. McGraw-Hill Education. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=353622&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

Cryer, P. (2006). The research student’s guide to success (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=234191&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

Mathukutty M. M., & Pawar, B. S. (2010). Academic writing : A guide for management students and researchers. Sage Publications. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=323057&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

Murray, N., & Hughes, G. (2008). Writing up your university assignments and research projects : A practical handbook. McGraw-Hill Education. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=234330&site=ehost-live&scope=site

O'Collins, G. (2011). A short guide to writing a thesis : what to do and what not to do. AFT Press.   https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=421295

Oliver, P. (2012). Succeeding with your literature review : A handbook for students. McGraw-Hill Education. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=435001&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

Sharp, J. A., Peters, J. A., & Howard, K. (2002). The management of a student research project (3rd ed.). Routledge. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=269760&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s9929458

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Online resources

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  • Library databases - looking for a list of individual library databases? Go to the Library database page
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Referencing tools

To collect your references check out these free resources:

Mendeley  - store all your references in one place

Zotero - an easy-to-use tool to help you organise and cite your research 

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