Category Archives: Research Support

How to design your doctoral research: concepts and methodologies (edited by Jon Swain)

There is a new book on the market that is a landmark in the field of designing research, and is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies. How to design your doctoral research: concepts and methodologies (Sage, 2017) is edited by Jon Swain. Continue reading

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Trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub from UCL Library Services

UCL has trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub until 25th November 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere Childlink is a one stop source of information on children, young people and families. This database focuses on legislation, … Continue reading

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Social Justice: Information Literacy Training at UCL’s Institute of Education

This blog post was adapted by the Chartered Institute of Information Professionals (CILIP) and published on 11th February 2015 as ‘Why teach information literacy in an academic library?’ Founded in 1902 as a teacher training college in London, today’s UCL … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Training from the Newsam Library

In 2005, UNESCO proclaimed,  Information literacy and lifelong learning are the beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom.Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life … Continue reading

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A fascinating glimpse into the use of the school atlases in the Geography Textbooks Collection

When external researchers visit the Newsam Library to view the Special Collections, I often have the privilege of finding out about their research. It is almost always a historian of education that is aware of our collections but in this … Continue reading

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Ambiguities that need to be considered: primary and secondary sources

At my “Information and Literature” searching class last night, we looked at the mind maps (outlining concepts and keywords) which the MPhil/PhD students had worked on as part of their pre-search homework.  These were created so that the students could … Continue reading

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Open Days at the British Library in 2014

The British Library’s Doctoral Open Days, aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library, are a chance for PhD students to discover the national library’s unique research collections. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ … Continue reading

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