Welcome to Research Skills for Students. This guide has been put together by the Academic Skills Team in the library to ensure that you get the best support for your information needs for the academic year ahead. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Guide is for students
This guide is intended as a self-directed resource to help you through your studies, particularly if you are beyond the first year of your undergraduate degree. If this IS your first year, you might want to check out our First Year In: FYI handbook.
This guide is for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are just starting to be asked to use Library resources independently by your instructor (i.e. outside your reading list) right through to those working on a final or taught Master's - level dissertation. If you're just starting your independent work with information sources, you might get started with the tabs on Types of Sources, on Evaluating Sources and on Citing & Referencing. Are you starting a major research assignment i.e. final year project or Master's project? Not a bad idea to check this guide out all the way through, starting with section one, which covers the very important Research Question.
Note that there are self-directed activities throughout the Guide, so take a few extra moments from time to time to test your knowledge. Look for the red icon at left.
This resource, Research Skills for Students, by Academic Skills Team, NUI Galway Library, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on Choosing and Using Sources by Ohio State University Libraries Teaching & Learning at https://ohiostate.pressbooks.pub/choosingsources/.
This guide is an open education resource (OER). Find out more about OER at NUI Galway.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.