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Social & Policy Sciences: Learning at Bath

Recommended reading for coursework

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  • 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

Exam papers

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)

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.

Research Methods

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

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