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Social & Policy Sciences: Learning at Bath

Research Methods

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For advanced searches on the topic of research methods, you could also search databases such as Scopus: connect to these via Search the Literature 

Help with accessing resources

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.

For all SPS Undergraduate Yr2 programmes (also relevant for final year)

  • 1st years:

Part 1 provides an overview of the Library service and explains how to search the Library Catalogue for a specific article, journal of book. 

Part 2 covers Literature searching to help you identify what's published on a topic (particularly across peer-reviewed journals). Content includes how to search library databases and save results of interest. 

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.

Improve your study and writing skills

Improve your software skills

Where can I study or practise presentations?

Exam papers