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This guide will help you to find useful resources for your research topic
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For your research topicyou need to research widely and across a wider spectrum of resources. You may need to find books, journal articles, dissertations, contemporary reports, archive material and audio visual material. This will require you to investigate a whole range of information providers. 

  • Your objectives in this research are:
  • To find a wide range of authoritative resources
  • To find opposing arguments
  • To begin to interpret these arguments
  • To find the most up to date research

Choosing a Topic

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When choosing your Unit 4 Question , you should first check on the availability of resources. You may have found some web links, but these will not be enough to get you through the Coursework Essay. You will need books as well as Primary Sources and Secondary Sources.

•   You will need to undertake general reading around the question to be able to develope your argument, as not all of the information you need will be in any one book or article. 
•   You will need to search online databases to find articles, as well as searching the LRC Catalogue.
•  Be prepared to join your local library ( it is free) and order any books or articles from there if you cannot find them in the LRC. 

  • There are photocopied Primary and Secondary Sources in the LRC which you can borrow and photocopy. Please ask at the Library desk.




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