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Food Studies: Effective Library Research for Dissertations & Directed Practical Study: Introduction


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You will need to work with a variety of library resources in order to research and identify useful sources for your research report and bibliography.

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available, and waste time if you look in the wrong place.

Before you start, you should consider three key questions:

  1. What sort of information do I need?
  2. Where should I look for information? 
  3. How can I search effectively so that I find relevant materials for my research topic?

This tutorial will help you answer these questions. Work through each section using the tabs above, and complete the activities as you go. 

Guidance is also provided on evaluating and referencing the research material you find and use in your work.

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