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Recommended reading for coursework
- Lists of recommended books and articles are located in Moodle. The lists often appear within 'unit outlines' and are compiled by lecturers. Connect to Moodle.
- To check the availability of a book or article, in either online or print format, search the Library Catalogue. If a reading is not provided, please email Peter Bradley, Subject Librarian for Health and SPS. Note: Library Catalogue Guide.
- Reserving books: if all copies of a book are on loan, you can reserve the title and collect a copy from the Library once it is available: how to reserve a book.
Help with accessing resources
How to search and evaluate the literature
Past exam papers
We provide exam papers from the past 5 years - if you can't find a paper, your department may have restricted access or the unit code may have changed
Training videos / presentations
The Library delivers training to help students deveop skills in literature searching, evaluating information and avoiding plagiarism. By applying such skills, you can develop transferable lifelong skills and potentially attain higher grades.
All health undergraduates: Yr1
Health & Exercise Sci / Sport & Exercise Sci: Yr1
Health & Exercise Sci / Sport & Exercise Sci: Yr2
Health & Exercise Sci / Sport & Exercise Sci: Final Yr
Sport & Social Sci: Final Yr
Sport Management & Coaching / Sports Performance Yr 1
Sport Management & Coaching Yr 2
As part of the University's DoctoralSkills programme, the LIbrary provides information skills sessions and materials. These are available to research postgraduates and academic staff, and cover such topics as literature searching, data management and getting published/cited.
Systematic Reviews Guide
Advice on doing a systematic review: how to formulate a question, write a protocol, search literature, manage references, select studies, assess evidence and write-up.
SAGE Research Methods
E-books, articles, videos and case studies about research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) - coverage includes, for example, data analysis, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews and systematic reviews
Reporting guidelines for case reports, economic evaluations, peer review processes, qualitative research, randomised trials, studies (various types)
For advanced searches on the topic of research methods, you could also search databases such as Web of Science and Scopus: connect to these via Search the Literature
Improve your software skills
Research Software Learning Online
Guide to online courses (provided by O'Reilly Learning) covering Excel, Git and GitHub, LaTEX, MATLAB, Python, R and RS Studio, SAS, SPSS, Stata and SQL
Improve your study and writing skills
Skills for Study
Tutorials including activities and tests covering note taking, critical thinking, plagiarism and referencing
Where can I study or practise presentations?