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Mini study guide for online research

Whether you are doing a dissertation or independent studies, it is inevitable that you will end up doing online research. If you don’t know where to start, where to look for information, or how to share your work, here is a condensed guide for you.

Have you thought about social media?

Social media can be very useful to start with when it comes to finding information, especially Twitter. If you are looking for research ideas or potential partners, you can easily follow conversations thanks to hashtags, and it can also be useful to gather data. LinkedIn can also be a way to link with businesses or professionals who can help you during your research.

Academic social what?

Yes, academic social networks, creating an account on such websites like Academia, Research Gate and Humanities Commons allows you to connect with other researchers and share your work. Academia and Research Gate can provide you with articles that you can’t automatically access via the University log in, by simply requesting them to the author. The following video introduces each of these academic social networks.

Pay attention to ethics

If you have any doubts about intellectual property and want to know how not to breach the law and how to protect your work, check out the University guide about Intellectual Property Rights to get an insight.

For further help, the Hull University skills team created a dedicated website covering topics ranging from research networking to mapping your digital world. 

Have you already tried these research techniques? Have you got a favourite way to carry out online research?

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The 4 Best Locations for a Student!

So it is that time where you have to do that dreaded thing called studying. Here are the 4 best locations to study for a student.

1) Did you know the library had;
✔ Group Learning Rooms – Perfect for group assignments
✔ Reading Rooms – For when you need perfect silence to read
✔ Interactive Projector Tables (Situated on the 7th Floor) – Great to get those creative juices flowing and free to talk aloud.

2) While this one may sound odd, studying outside can actually help you increase your brain power. Imagine sat outside, in the warmth, with the freshly bloomed flowers. Can feel the brain power already.

3) With the seating area designed for you to be sat by yourself or with a group it is a great location to study. With only a few peak times for noise it is perfect place to talk aloud and cracking on through that assignment but most importantly, you have coffee at an arm’s distance away.

See for your self! ☕

4) This may sound lazy but just say in your PJ’s, it helps with me with all my assignments and even now while writing this blog the creativity just beams off you. If you are in need of a break click here for my blog on the top 6 places to visit in hull.

What did you think of these locations, let me know in the comments below.

Fun Fact: Did you know Hull is the birth place of Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon.