Contents of this guide
This guide has been developed to give a systematic overview of the different phases and activities of a research project and to introduce you to information sources, facilities and services which offer support along the way.
An important objective is to promote the Library's vast collection of literature on research methodology, proposal writing, ethical issues, the scholarly publication process, academic writing and referencing.
Where appropriate, we have included services provided elsewhere at the University to create a boundaryless environment for you to conduct research.
Please note that this guide is supplementary to the library guides which address subject-specific content, and the following generic guides: “Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide" which focuses on information literacy skills and the User Guide for Postgraduates and Researchers which provides an overview of library resources, services and facilities pertinent to research students and staff.