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Research Skills, Information and Resources

Develop and enhance your skills to do research by checking these online resources:

Management and Business studies portal of the British Library, UK

This is especially helpful for Business and Leadership studies. Look for the Research Methods link if you want current thinking and contributions on the subject. Search using the main Subject Areas or type your word or phrase into the Search box.

Mendeley is a free reference manager. It is ‘The best free way to manage your research’.

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") ‘is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources’.


Student theses and dissertations

Online Theses University of Ghana, Legon

DATAD Database on African Theses and Dissertations

EThOS Electronic Theses Online- UK

Theses from Swedish universities is a search engine where you can find and download many English language theses in electronic fulltext from Swedish universities.

Proquest Dissertations & Theses Full Text Includes Proquest Dissertation & Theses Global whis is a critical element of academic library research collections. An extensive and expanding collection, PQDT Global provides visibility of breakthrough research from the world’s premier universities.


Additional learning resources for senior undergraduate and graduate students

Graduate Student Information, advice and resources from Proquest.

AJOL African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Using Google Scholar for research. Use the Metrics (tab across the top) to explore current and topical research in the subject areas listed in the left hand pane. Please come the City Campus for help or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCS Directory provides a source to self-directed learning. The link below is specific to academic writing. You can explore other courses from the MOOCS link.

Academic Writing self-guided online courses

A beginners Guide from Reading University, UK      

Study skills for International Students from the University of East Anglia, UK

Academic integrity from the University of Auckland, New Zealand

How to succeed at Interviews from the University of Sheffield, UK

Preparing for uni from the University of East Anglia, UK

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