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Find tutorials to help you to improve your research skills and some useful resources to get you started.
Improve your information and research skills
These courses will guide you through catalogue searching, using literature databases, introduce you to a range of specialised databases and cover the basics of academic writing and referencing.
Skills for Study This link opens in a new window
Description: Interactive tutorials with activities and tests covering: reading and note making, critical thinking skills and referencing and understanding plagiarism.
Literature searching guide and video
Advanced information skills for researchers
SAGE Research Methods This link opens in a new window
Articles, case studies, e-books and videos on the subject of research methodologies (quantitative, qualitative and mixed), literature reviews and data analysis.
Improve your skills: digital skills, software, business and professional skills
Linkedin Learning provides access to a huge range of video tutorials on key software e.g. CAD, as well as personal and professional skills, business, marketing, web design, programming and more. Access for Engineering & Design and School of Management only.
Research Software Learning Online
A guide to research software online courses from O'Reilly Learning. Courses cover Excel, Git and GitHub, LaTEX, MATLAB, Python, R and RS Studio, SAS, SPSS, Stata and SQL.
Help with accessing resources
Helen's workshop and lecture materials
Finding and submitting dissertations and theses
Keeping up to date on your subject
Access other libraries
Using other libraries - SCONUL Access
SCONUL Access allows University of Bath students and academic staff to visit over 170 higher education libraries in the UK and Republic of Ireland, either for reference purposes, or to borrow books.
Past exam papers
Past exam papers
The Library provides you with access to Semester 1 and Semester 2 exam papers from the last 5 years, to help with revision. If you can't find the paper you are looking for it may be because:
• The unit code has changed
• It has been restricted by your Department
Please be aware that older papers might not be relevant to current course content.
FutureLearn offers a wide selection of flexible online courses, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world and work on any device.(See 'more' section for access instructions.)