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June 2019 | 108 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The key to building a strong academic argument is finding the best sources.  Find Your Source shows you how to cut to the chase and uncover the right sources for your project.

  • Hone your research skills and use your library effectively 
  • Focus your online search so you don’t get lost down a black hole
  • Sniff out quality sources (and reject the unreliable ones).

Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and life.

Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

 
What is a source?
 
How do I know if it’s a good source?
 
How are primary and secondary sources different?
 
Where do I go online to search?
 
What’s the point of the library?
 
What’s a database? And why is it good for me?
 
Where do I find stuff that’s not in the big databases?
 
Who will help me?
 
Why can’t find I anything?

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Focused and accessible

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2019

Really important for helping our students develop study skills in year 1. This whole series is very user friendly.

Dr Lynda Yorke
School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University
July 17, 2019

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Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a professor of education at the University of Birmingham. His teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education, and research methodology in education, with a particular focus on case study. He has conducted research funded by the AHRC, the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Department for Education, Barnardos, local authorities, and a range of other organisations. He has coedited the British Educational Research Journal and is currently an executive editor of Educational Review. He is author of many books, most recently Education: A Very Short Introduction published by Oxford... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781526488831
£ 6.99