It is vital that researchers develop and maintain library and information skills in order to effectively carry out their research, manage it and communicate it.
Whether you are working on your undergraduate dissertation, your PhD or other research projects, our Independent Research pages will support you in further developing and refining the skills and knowledge you need.
You may also find our guide to support for dissertations and research projects helpful:
Many of our training sessions and self-paced online tutorials are offered as part of UCL's Doctoral Skills Development Programme and Research Staff Development Programme.
For a comprehensive, informed search of the literature, planning is key. These pages will help you to:
For effective independent research, a solid understanding of search techniques is important to benefit fully from the resources available to you. These pages include:
In this section we look at some methods for evaluating research outputs that may be of interest to researchers, including:
Independent researchers should have an awareness and commitment to the highest standards of academic integrity, such as:
Researchers need to be fully aware and participate in effective communication of research. These pages will help you to understand: